Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Fangs - Snakes and Stories

I have some news this week.

I finished Cobra Cutlass A Novel by KM Wilsher.
If you have followed, you know that this was a short story I created for a ROGUE BLADES ENTERTAINMENT contest last spring. As my crit partners and writer friends read, they encouraged me to turn it into a novel.

Less than a year later, I am finished. Wha hoo!
Genesis (ACFW annual contest) here I come!

Stay tuned this week for a couple more tidbits about KM writing one page at a time!

JR proved herself as a Flight Rider, King Henry’s elite Pegasus Calvary. Surviving as a lone female knight is difficult, excelling as soldier with a seer gift may be kill her.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson (second in the Wingfeather Saga)

This month's Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour

North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson (second in the Wingfeather Saga)


I have heard that once you pick up this book you won't put it down. With fantastic Amazon reviews, I am pleased to spotlight this book. Tune in for more throughout the tour and make sure to stop by these websites as well:

Check what others on the tour had to say about: North! Or be Eaten
Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Amy Browning
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Todd Michael Greene
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
James Somers
Steve and Andrew
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Fred Warren
Jason Waguespac
Phyllis Wheeler
Elizabeth Williams
KM Wilsher

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Mmmm. I didn't like this movie. The blood, the senseless gore. The flashes back and forth from mock-documentary to story.
Don't get me wrong, I had to see it. I mean, science fiction, Peter Jackson, but I was not entertained.

I truly believe entertainment was not the goal of DISTRICT 9. I think the movie made some huge political statements, produced some sketches about the dark side of humanity, and made a small attempt at speculative special effects, but I did not find it entertaining.

I found nothing likeable about the main character: Wikus Van De Merwe. He was nervous and made bad decisions. He possesed no sense of humor, no heroism.
I found nothing likeable about the aliens, with their tentacles hanging and their tongues clicking. I am not sure I believed the special effects that made them.
I found no closure. Without giving the end away, I will ask, did it open for a sequel or just make a statement?

Maybe I am alone here, but I go to the movies to be inspired. I go to the movies to find joy and find hope for the good of mankind, which even sad movies stir inside us.

Aside from hints to the way that society treats each other. Sectioning of the unwanted in slums and impossiblity of climbing out of that way of life, why spend money on DISTRICT 9? I would have rather watched a documentary on inner city life and third world poverty. For then I may have been educated, or provoked to think about ways to help my fellow man.

Did you see it? What is your take on DISTRICT 9.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Christian Science Fiction and Christian Fantasy fans, you cannot miss this ezine!
A Marcher Lord Press production.CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Their second edition posted January 15, 2010

The January Short Story line up includes:

Christmas Time By: Kersley Fitzgerald

Ley of the Minstrel By: G.L. Francis

Power of a Name By: Avily Jerome

I had intended to spotlight a friend today, but I can't reach her to get her permission. She is one of the authors included in THE CROSS AND THE COSMOS this month.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


A week of "the happy dance"!

I want to share with you some writing news happening this month.

The authors happen to be great friends of mine. Awesome sisters in Christ.
And way cool writer chicks!

Lynn Rush has been such an inspiration to me. Please celebrate her newest success, first prize in the Book Boost contest. She received a publishing contract from Hearts on Fire Books. The manuscript is entitled VIOLET MIDNIGHT. She also signed with a literary agent from Tribe Literary Agency. Wow! The moments we all wait for!

She is running a contest too, click here to enter.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


A week of "the happy dance"!

I want to share with you some new releases published this month.

The authors happen to be great friends of mine. Awesome sisters in Christ.
And way cool writer chicks!

First up:

Kat Heckenbach has another short story published in THE ABSENT WILLOW REVIEW (click to go to The Absent Willow Review's January issue)


Thursday, January 14, 2010


Top Ten Lists. "10 is easy, how about 3?!"

WOW! The 10th day and last day of Top Ten Lists minus 7!

KM's top 3 big screen actions scenes
1. The fighter jet chasing Bruce Willis in DIE HARD OR LIVE FREE

Live Free Or Die Hard - Funny bloopers are a click away

2 Vin Diesel driving the Charger down the hill while dodging the gasoline semi tractor trailer that rolls down the hill after him. Michelle Rodriquez barely makes it inside the car from the roof as the burning truck flies by in the most recent of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS.

3 James Kirk as a boy running from the police in his dad's car. He drives it right off a cliff, leaving him hanging over it by his fingertipss in STAR TREK 2009

KM's top 3 luxury items on a deserted island
socks, pillows, soap ( I know boring )

What about you? Top big screen action scene?

Luxury item/must have when "deserted" on an island?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Top Ten Lists. "10 is easy, how about 3?!"

10 days of Top Ten Lists minus 7!

Movies scenes/characters that haunt me. . .

THE MESSENGER, communion scene - When Joan of Arc can't get enough of her love for Jesus, she drinks an entire silver cup of wine.

THE MISSING, Kate Blanchet's man is killed. Later that same day she goes to his bed in the barn, the covers are still warm.

AMEDEUS, Antonio Salieri, a man with great talent of his own, but who is driven to near-insane jealousy over the genius he recognizes in Wolfgang Mozart.

KM's top 3 artists
Boris Vallejo
(his clean stuff!)(Art below by Boris; from Photobucket),
Salvador Dali,
My dad

How about you, are there some movie scenes that pop into your head frequently?

Do you have a favorite artist?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Top 10 minus 7 2009 AUTHORS

Top Ten Lists. "10 is easy, how about 3?!"

10 days of Top Ten Lists minus 7!

TOP 3 Authors of 2009

Well, you've heard me sing her praises. JILL WILLIAMSON
Her novel: By Darkness Hid was my most fav book of 2009

I had not read TED DEKKER until 2009. Whew! Fabulous, fabulous.
His novel: Blink was brilliant.

And ROBERT JORDAN. My friend Avily turned me on to the Wheel of Time series. Very Tolkien. Pure Fantasy!
Lots of inventions out there. When they gonna create these:

KM's top 3 "not yet invented inventions".
comfortabe, quiet airplane seats;

a programable, robotic, personal Wofgang Puck.

virtual hiking

How about you? Your fav author of 2009?

What invention are you wishing would be invented now!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Top 10 minus 7 DINING

Top Ten Lists. "10 is easy, how about 3?!"

10 days of Top Ten Lists minus 7!

KM's top 3 favorite Restaurants.

Cheuvront, Phoenix, AZ. Atmosphere? Candlelight and "en vogue decor". This place has the most amazing fruit and cheese plate ($20) with cheeses from around the world and the freshest fruit you've ever tasted! I'd expect to find this restaurant near Times Square in New York, but here it is across from the famous Burton Barr Library downtown Phoenix, AZ, in the heart of the sleek city lofts.

Bar D, Durango, CO. Ever heard of the Sons of the Pioneers. Best harmony in 100 years. Great traditional cowboy folk music sung around the campfire for your entertainment. And you can't beat the chuck wagon supper served from the rear of a covered wagon.

The Fort, Denver, CO. - Vegetarians beware. The Fort. Frontier ambiance in a beautiful, preserved old western fort. The prices may be sky high but they are worth paying. The Fort serves up every type of wild game you can imagine. Rattler, Pheasant, Duck, Venison, Ostrich, you name it!

KM's top three "luxury can't do withouts".
laptop, frequent flyer number, electric toothbrush

Tell me, where do you like to dine?

Do you have any luxuries you cannot do with out?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Top 10 minus 7 HEROIC FEMALES

Top Ten Lists.

"10? Easy. How about 3?!"

10 days of Top Ten Lists minus 7!

Still looking at "top" lists:

KM's top 3 favorite female heroes of the bible.
Rahab, This hero was a prostitute. She hid the isrealite spies, then hung the scarlet cord in the window as a sign to the Isrealites that she believed, and later was in the lineage of Christ our Savior.
Joshua 6:25
But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.

Esther, Her uncle Mordecai, said this: "Do not think that because you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?"
Esther acted!

Acts 16:14
One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message.

KM's top 3 amazing places God created
Doloros CO, Rocky Mountain National Park CO, Sedona, AZ

Have any favorite bible heroes?

How about top amazing places God created?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Top 10 minus 7 BIBLE TEACHERS

Top Ten Lists.

"10 is easy, how about 3?!"

10 days of lists of Top Ten minus 7!

Top 3 famous bible teachers that have helped transform my relationship with Jesus Christ.
John Elderidge, Have you read THE SACRED ROMANCE? Amazing! Especially if you like story!

Joyce Myers, This woman has an amazing testimony. Sexually abused as a child, she ended up taking care of her abuser as he grew old. He gave his life to Christ.

Max Lucado, I couldn't see Grace until Max translated it for me.

KM's top 3 "They seem like they'd be fun to hang with."
Mark Burnett producer, Jeff Gerke Marcher Lord Press, Tosca Lee Author.

How about you?_What famous teachers influence you?

Or a famous person that you'd like to "hang with"?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Top 10 minus 7 SILLY FEARS

Top Ten Lists.

"10 is easy, how about 3?!"

10 days of Top Ten Lists minus 7!

Do you have silly fears? Little things that make the hairs on the back of your neck prickle?

KM's top 3 silly fears
Entering the shed. I think this comes from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre-Oh, but I never saw that movie. Mmmm, think Freddie Kruger has anything to do with this fear?

Leaving the curling iron plugged in when I leave the house. Silly because even if I did, it turns off after a period of time and wouldn't hurt a thing!

Sleeping without a little light. Okay, what if a bug showed up? Or robber?

Classic American muscle cars
1972 Chevelle, 1969 Camaro, 1970 Mustang Mach

How about you?

Have any silly fears?

Do you have a favorite Classic American muscle car?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Top 10 minus 7 MOVIE QUOTES

Top Ten Lists.

"10 is easy, how about 3?!"

10 days of Top Ten Lists minus 7!
KM Wilsher's top 3 movie quotes
Hawkeye to Cora in The Last of the Mohicans


She's holding him. In the rigid language of her body is the struggle to contain her fear.

HAWKEYE: [very close] If they don't kill you, they may take you north up into Canada. A warrior may take you for a wife.

[CORA turns aside. Hawkeye insists.]

HAWKEYE: [continues] Listen. Submit. You hear me? You're strong. You stay alive. I will find you ... no matter how far, how long it takes ...

CORA: [nods, low] ... never doubt what you are doing.

Gandalf to Frodo in Lord of the Rings

Frodo says: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf says: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.

Claire and Allison
Claire: You know, you look a lot better without all that black under your eyes.
Allison: Hey, I like all that black ... Why are you being so nice to me?
Claire: Because you're letting me.
(Of course there was another word in there ;0)

Look back into your Halloween memories. What are the most memorable costumes you've ever witnessed?

KM Wilsher's top 3 halloween costumes

1 Chick magnet, My nephew told me about this one. A boy wore a shirt with a bunch of barbies stuck to it.
2 Gothic Raggedy Ann, Raggedy Ann in black and white, brilliant! My Supervisor dressed like this Halloween 2009.
3 Saw this one at a party this year. I was confused for a minute, the jumpsuit looked like a mechanic's. Then I saw the logo! --- A member from The Dharma Initiative from the TV show LOST.

Any unique Halloween costumes you want to share?

How about a movie quote?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Top 10 minus 7 BOOKS THAT VISIT

Top Ten Lists. They are everywhere and have been for weeks.

Then I think, "10 is easy, how about 3?!"

So here it goes 10 days of Top Ten Lists minus 7!

Wow, we only have ten days so I am going to have to put up two lists per post from here on out.

The top 3 books that "visit" me. They may not be my favs, but they were good books and they "visit" me from time to time.

1 * Bellwether by Connie Willis
Science Fiction- A corporation finds a way to predict new fads.

2 * Pope Patrick by Peter de Rosa
Humorous Fiction - The first Irish Pope turns the Vatican upside down.

3 * Sarah: A Novel (Book One of the Canaan Trilogy) by Marek Halter
Historical Fiction- A story about the wife of one of the most famous men in history, Father Abraham.

Top 3 travel destinations
Ireland, Machu picchu, Alaska (for the whales)

Do you have 3 books that "visit" you from time to time, not necassarily your fav, but up there?

How about your top 3 travel destinations?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Top 10 minus 7 HARD ROCK

Top Ten Lists. They are everywhere and have been for weeks.

Then I think, "10 is easy, how about 3?!"

So here it goes 10 days of Top Ten Lists minus 7!

First up. Top Hard Rock songs of all time.

VH1 hosted the Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of all time. I so disagreed with so many of their choices.



Three is hard. You try it. What do you think the top 3 hard rock songs of all time were? Creede? Def Leppard? Bon Jovi? Metallica? Iron Maiden? Kutlass? Red? Stone Temple Pilots? 12 Stones?
See it is hard, no?