Saturday, January 31, 2015
I have many more stories in the works, but cannot promise any kind of publication date due to time constraints and my chronic laziness. When they do hit the streets I will inform all three of you who are still visiting the blog.
Thank you for your time and have a great day!
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Here are the step by step photos:
My old Dry-Erase. Too crowded...
They still need some work but I'm going to finish editing then worry about it. I hope to have a January release. And I'll be working with Wattpad in conjunction with the new novel.
(*Ten Second Tom: a character with short term memory loss from the movie 50 First Dates)
Friday, August 9, 2013
(SLC to Minnesota. Minnesota to New York City. New York City to Portland, Maine.)
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
2. Have you ever been out of the country that you live in?
3. What's your job, do you like it?
4. Proudest moment with your horse?
6. Favorite place to haul out to ride?
7. Any other hobbies besides riding?
8. Most ridiculous piece of tack you've seen?
9. Furthest distance you've taken your horse aka road trip, day haul, show, etc...?
10. Is this your first blog award?
11. Do you board or have your horse(s) at home?
Monday, June 17, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
That was my decision. Your mileage may vary.
Once again, I have no idea what kind of costume The Kid is wearing. Some kind of Arabian dancing girl with a pink tutu headpiece. Yes, that is the kind of mom I am. I can tell you exactly what my horse is dressed as. My kid, no so much.
The white wings are sewn onto a bareback pad. He turned and looked at them when I tacked him up, rolled his eyes, and plodded along beside me with nary a sigh. Dreamer is the Honey-Badger of horses: He doesn't give a shit.
What all this is leading up to is this: He passed his 30 day trial with flying colors. So now, at the age of 24, Dreamer begins his new career as a hippotherapy horse. The facility is very nice, and everyone that finds out I'm his owner feels compelled to tell me how much they love my horse. What a good boy he is. How wonderful it is to have him in class, and how well behaved he is with the children.
And really to me it's not a surprise. It was on his back that The Kid learned to ride. (Yes, I know this picture looks cheesy... back in the stone age we didn't have Photoshop so we had to make up weird photos the old fashioned way, with scissors and glue sticks.) And he was schooled early on that it was in his own best interest not to screw around. So much so that now, when he feels you become unbalanced, he stops. dead. in. his. tracks.
So now he has a new home, a new job, and hundreds of people to pet him and love him up.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Starting at midnight, May 1, 2013 through midnight May 5, 2013, for the first time ever, you can download, for FREE, The Carriage Trade.
But wait! There's more! Splitting the Difference will be free also, but I've given that one away before. So you might already have it.
"Why?" You might ask yourself, "Is the notoriously
Naw... It's all a ploy. Because I realized, by watching various ABC Afterschool Specials when I was a child, that smart dealers give out the first hit of their product for free. Once you've been exposed to the wonders of _________ (crack, Costco, Netflix: fill in your poison here) if you enjoy it, you're hooked. And then you want more.
So I'm hoping that you will be hooked on my voice. Download The Carriage Trade for free, and maybe you'll want to read the sequel, The Re-Education of the One Trick Pony. Which, coincidentally, is being released tomorrow also. But that book isn't free. It's $4.99.
Why not collect the whole set!?!
See how it works? Sneaky, huh?
So run! (do not walk) over to my Lisa Deon author page on Amazon and stick it to the man by downloading two free eBooks. And, you know, buy The Re-Education of the One Trick Pony, since you're over there anyway. After all, why waste the virtual gas and have to make another internet trek to get the third book later on. Really, it's a matter of convenience. See the kind of favor I'm doing you? Logical, if you think about it.
What's that? You don't own a Kindle? Why not? I've got over 170 books on mine and it never once gained any weight. When I grow up, I want to be a Kindle reading device. Think how luxurious it would be to devour the most tasty morsels and never gain an ounce.
Okay, so you don't want a Kindle, because you're a ludite, or have a paper eating habit, like to dog-ear the pages, or have an aversion to shiny, pretty things. Well, obviously you got here using an electronic device, so go download the free (I've used that word a lot in this post) Kindle Reader app for your platform of choice and dive right in.
But wait!!! THERE'S EVEN MORE!!!
I'm running a contest. A fabulous contest where you can win one of the highly coveted The Carriage Trade or The Re-Education of the One Trick Pony coffee mugs! Yes, it's true! Purchase The Re-Education of the One Trick Pony and you have a chance to win a beautiful mug to slurp the beverage of your choice from. Coffee, tea, vodka, some shit that's healthy for you, I don't care! Use it to store pencils, cotton balls or change. Ensconce it in a shrine or carry it down a dark alley and use it as a weapon. How you utilize it matters naught to me. But if you're going to buy the novel anyway, make sure you follow the steps that will enter you into the contest.