Skype video interview with Paula Yoo!

August4

I’m having so much fun! I got to chat with Paula Yoo via Skype and Paula is just made of inspiration! If you aren’t familiar with Paula, she is an award winning children’s book author, a classically trained professional violinist, a screen play writer and a substitute teacher. She is currently working as an Co-producer for the Syfy channel’s original show EuReka. I learned from Paula that “producer” is what they call television writers.

Since YouTube extended their max upload video amount from 10 minutes to 15 minutes that means I can now pack more into the interview. Paula and I talked about writing and time management. We talked about her NaPiBoWriWee, or National Picture Book Writing Week project that has taken on a life on it’s own and definitely something all picture book writers should know about. We also talked about what to do if you find a troll in your shower! But you can go listen to it all yourself, enjoy!

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Skype video interview with Janni Lee Simner!!!

July28

Ooops, I did it again! I Skyped with Janni Lee Simner about writing, peanut butter and the zombie apocalypse. We also talked about her newest book THIEF EYES and things she’s got coming up. Janni really gave me some great writing tips. I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I enjoyed making it.

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Vlog #4, give-away winner and things to come!

July26

The winner of the baby shower, baby catapult gun from Archie McPhee is Lisa Yee!!!

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Third and LAST Vlog for today!

July23

In this Vlog: Books I have read, GIVE-AWAY and Cat Drumming!!!

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My second Vlog.

July20

This is a second in my first series of three. Learning my way around this thing, I had recorded too much information and it all split into three Vlogs, so I went with it.

In this Vlog: Questions about snacking, the Secret Drawer and Berry the Creamsicle Cat!

Thank you. (If you are as tired of me as I am, please accept my apologies-I feel your pain. My inner critic has not shut up and I’m quite miserable. I just might kill her yet.)

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My first Vlog!

July20

Here’s the first one and I’m actually uploading two more today. I recorded too much content for just one and I’m learning as I go. The hardest part is uploading and then really leaving them up online, because I keep wanting to delete them from the internet and erase all evidence of their existence from my hard drive. lol! But it was too much work to do that, so I’m posting them!

Thanks for your questions! I split them between #1 and #2, #3 has books I’ve read this week. Ideally Vlogs should be less that 5 mins. If you give this a watch, thank you. If you want to send more questions my way, fantastic! I’m doing a silly give-away in #3, so watch out for that. And there is a cat clip in each of them, a little reward for tolerating me. I am so ANNOYING! The editing was EXCRUCIATING! Which means, I’ll probably make another Vlog.

In this Vlog episode: Bad haiku, questions and Epic Reach Cat says, “hello!”

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Skype video interview with Lisa Yee!!!

July10

Lisa Yee and I have been LJ friends for a long time. I won’t say how long, because that could be construed as rude. I’ve watched her get all her books published and have been so excited for her. Lisa’s posts are great fun to read and I have to say it was even more fun to talk to almost up close and personal, office to office-you know?

This is my first Skype interview and I have to say I’m completely hooked now. Lisa was more than patient with me. (I drove myself crazy listening to me as I edited the video, I am quite annoying. lol!)

Here’s the video, I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it, because I really had a great time doing it.

Okay Writers and Illustrators, WHO’S NEXT?!?

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I need you! I need all of you!

July8

I’m going to Vlog because I just don’t think the world gets enough of ME! ***roll eyes*cue nausea*** And I need your questions. Questions about writing, publishing, life or anything random. I don’t have a whole lot of experience in any of these areas but I am old and I know how to use Google. Also, if there are any authors who would like me to give away one of their books, I would love to do that…I love give aways!!!

Please leave me your questions in comments or PM me. If you have my email, feel free to use that too. If you’d like to know WHY? or would like to talk me out of this, well-I’m just not too bright but I’m also not smart enough to be aware of that fact.

I can’t wait to see some questions, thank you!

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Yes I’m feeling HOT HOT HOT!

July7

I’m actually fairly comfortable in my air conditioned house. Next month will probably not be so, because that is the way it happens here in Arizona Land. I took a shower yesterday where the water on full blast cold was almost too hot to bear. I took some videos in March when we had an extreme storm. While we’re all so dry and miserable, I thought that crazy storm might seem refreshing now. I feel refreshed watching it, so I’m sharing.

East coast people keep in mind that most of the green you see on the ground are seasonal weeds. All of that green and wet is long gone replaced by parched, dry and brown upon brown.

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The desert manatee.

July4

Husband#1 came home with another head of lettuce, wanting to be prepared for whatever festivities happen to transpire this evening. woot. That makes five and half heads of lettuce in the fridge.

Husband#1: Oops, I didn’t know.

I’m just happy that the lettuce was not ten for ten, as ten for ten is extremely difficult for the man to pass up. I understand his frustration over this, even if the execution is impractical at times.

As Son#2 and Husband#1 discussed setting a head of lettuce out in the yard for me to veto, an argument ensued concerning the elusive and not oft seen desert manatee.

Son#2: I can see the muzzle rising up out of the dirt and then chomping down on the lettuce, dragging it under the dirt.
Husband#1: It would use it’s flippers too.

Me: Checking the kitchen cabinet for left-over vodka.

Son#2: There’s really not enough vegetation to support a manatee here, I think they would be omnivorous.
Husband#1: No they wouldn’t be, there’s plenty of vegetation.

Son#2: They can’t chomp thorny cactus, I think if we watch we could see a ground squirrel running across the yard and a pair of flippers popping up from the ground and pulling it under.

I am thinking to myself, ‘wow, I can imagine how calloused those beasties would be having to travel through gravel and all’ however-I do NOT vocalize this, it would only perpetuate this conversation.

Speaking of beasties, I have quite a few that share my yard with me. I’ve begun setting my flip camera out on the porch. Here’s the first video in my Mutual Of Angela’s Wild Kingdom series. Maybe, just maybe I’ll catch that rascally desert manatee!



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