Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

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Moms deserve more than a day. Remember to call your mom this weekend and do something special. If you are a mom, take it easy and make wonderful memories (after you call your mom and do something special).

For those of you missing your mother this mothers day, do something happy that makes you think of her.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Book Signing

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Remember to wear green!

 

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, come join me tomorrow at the Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, Georgia for a book signing at 2:00 PM!

Here’s the address:

5531 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta,GA 30342
Phone: 404-255-5207

And you can find more information on their website. http://www.phoenixanddragon.com/index.html

 

 

Why I March

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I hesitated to write this blog, because everyone knows authors aren’t supposed to wax too political, less they risk alienating their audience. But then I thought of something. Every single one of my books feature kick-ass goddesses fighting a Pantheon built on rape culture. Regardless of your political affiliation, if you enjoyed those stories, if they resonated with you, then you should understand #whyImarch.

I’m marching because because I have a daughter that deserves to be more than a statistic. I’m marching because I’m raising her in a country where the attitude of “boys will be boys” has gotten so out of hand that judges are more worried about ruining the lives of rapists than protecting their victims. I’m marching because somewhere along the way, admitting to sexual assault stopped being political suicide. I’m marching because women are ridiculed for every choice we make from coffee to careers to number of children. There is not a single choice we can make that is not attacked, and I’m tired of it.

I’m marching because #repealthe19th was an actual hashtag used in this election.

I’m marching because despite all of the above, I’m still coming from a fairly privileged position, and I have a responsibility to use my voice to demand fair treatment for all. I’m marching because words have power. They build our society, challenge our ideals, and create meaning.

There is something wrong with the way this culture treats women, but until people acknowledge that fact and treat it as a solvable problem instead of an acceptable inevitability, nothing will change.

I’m marching because there’s a power to solidarity. Masses of people coming together for the same cause have a tendency to get stuff done. They are estimating that over three-hundred thousand people will be attending the march in D.C alone, and there are sister marches all over the country. Maybe if we scream loud enough, we can finally shatter that ceiling.

 

Friday the 13th

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It’s Friday the 13th! For you superstitious types, that means that bad luck is coming your way!

For those that aren’t superstitious, tonight would be great night to watch horror movies. Here’s a few of my favorites. If you can’t tell from the list, I don’t watch a lot of horror. I hate slasher films, and if it doesn’t have a decent plot, I’m gone. Plus I don’t like being scared that often. I have to be in a very specific mood for scary movies. None of the classics are on here because I have no appreciation for the genre. Sorry.

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Tucker and Dale VS Evil

It’s scary AND funny. Watch it, you won’t regret it.

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The Ring

I remember watching this one with a friend in high school. We even watched the extra feature, which was the video that’s supposed to kill you. Seconds after the screen went blank, my fricken phone rang! We screamed and hid behind the couch.

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Identity

I watched this one with my husband back on one of our first dates. I know the concept isn’t that original, but it was the first like it I’d seen, so it’s in my top five.

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Zombieland

I don’t even know if this counts as horror, but I really love this movie.

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Paranormal Activity

Pick one. They’re scary as all get out.

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And my Friday the 13th pick from last year was the undeniably creepy, Babadook

What are you planning to watch tonight? Got any great movies to add to the list? I could use a recommendation.

Play God Day

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Today is play god day! Yes, that’s really a thing. Play god day is a day for you to go that extra mile to make the world a better place. It’s a day that really calls on you to be the change you want to see. It asks if you could change anything about the world, what would you change. Got an idea? Great, now what’s your first step. This works really well with things like “end world hunger,” because there are options for an individual to help with that cause, it works less well with changes like have it always rain the perfect amount for every climate zone between the hours of two and five AM  so there are no more rainy days, so choose wisely.

I’m going to try to make the world a little nicer by going out with my daughter and doing some random acts of kindness. How are you going to play god today?

Resolutions

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This weekend brings New Years Eve, which means it’s resolution time. Last year, I resolved to stop being late to everything. I failed.

This year, I’m resolving to be more politically active. I have opinions, loud ones, but I’ve never done much more than go out and vote. This year, there’s too much at risk. So I plan on writing letters, making phone calls, getting involved, and putting my money where my mouth is.

Wish me luck.

What are your resolutions? Do they happen to be to read more? Because if so, Aphrodite is on sale for .99 cents for just a few more days. Get it while you can.

Mythology Monday: Christmas

I know Christmas is over, but I figured I’d at least link to the Christmas blogs I’ve written before. With Christmas being on the weekend, it made for a strange writing schedule this year. Weirdly, there are only two, which compared to Halloween is strange. But it’s a busy time of year? Fortunately, other people have picked up my slack. So if you’re not ready to let go of Christmas just yet, here’s a blog roll.

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Brumalia

Myths and Legends Behind Christmas

8 Legendary Monsters of Christmas

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P.S: Looking for a late Christmas gift? Aphrodite is on sale for .99 cents.