Today. And the Steps We All Will Take.

cat-564202_1280For those marching today, be safe and be strong.

For those not marching today, be safe and be strong.

I will have the same message for anyone I come across. I want the best for you. For us. For our children. For our parents. For our grandparents.

I won’t judge you for what you call God. I won’t judge you for if you don’t have a God.

I don’t care what shade your skin is. I don’t care if you are darker or lighter than I am… which is about the colour of a vanilla latte without foam.

I won’t judge you for the gender you are or the one(s) you fall in love with.

I don’t care if you drink coffee or tea but I will admit to giving you the side eye if you put milk into the mug before your tea unless of course you’re drinking from bone china.

What I do care about is your life. I would like everyone to have the opportunity to learn all they want to learn and to experience as much as they want to experience. I’d like people to try new things and I’d like people to say it’s okay if their friend tries a new thing and doesn’t like it.

What I do care about is you. And I will defend your right to be all of these things, do all of these things, because there are people actively working to make you less than who you are, who you can be, who you want to be.

Our lives should be about the freedom to explore our humanity and to celebrate it as we gather up the seconds and minutes, the sunrises and sunsets, we have available to us.

Our world is about balance. Our lives are about balance. If someone tries to tip that balance…tries to take away our freedom to love, to worship, to exist as a person.. then yes, we need to stand together and say No, I Care.

So be safe, be strong, be happy… but most of all… be.

 

So Close To A Screaming Camel

I hope to post the screaming camel of happiness sometime this week. Who would have thought I’d be so happen to see a yodeling camel?

Spring has hit San Diego. Well sort of Spring-Winter in that we get rain and then some hot days and then some cold days and then more rain. We certainly need it.

I’ll be finalizing out the London and Paris trip in March. There’s going to be a London meetup, probably near Kings Cross… okay not probably. RIGHT near Kings Cross so it’ll be easy for people to find. That date will be March 22nd and it’ll be in the early evening. Probably around 6:30 or 7. TA Moore and I will both be there as well as a few readers. If you’d like to come, please RSVP when the announcement goes out.

Then off to Paris. Much fun! *grins*

That’s pretty much my focus for the time being. That and books. What’s going on with everyone else? I’m hoping to get Dim Sum Asylum wrapped up so I can start Tramps and Thieves. Going to love writing Rook and Dante again.

Morning!

Not much is going on. It’s a bit nippy here in SoCal… yes, I know… it’s colder elsewhere but nippy here means going from mid-thirties in the dead of the morning to high-60s in a few hours. It’s like you’ve got to dress for the beach under a heavy coat.

Nothing much is going on. Just writing. And well writing.

If you’re in or near Lexington, Kentucky, please join Mary Calmes and I for coffee on the 29th. We’ve got a few people coming already but the more the merrier.

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Thank you for nominating me for the Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards.

1777178I want to thank everyone who nominated me and my books for the Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards.
 
I am just catching up with the categories. Polls start today! And I am in fricking glorious company. Thank you all.
 
You’re also asking me to choose between Cole and Kai. Sooooo not cool. 😀 *grins* And the Hall of Famers are brutal to choose between. If you are a member, go and vote! Please note, our very own Greg Tremblay is up for an award. WOOOOOOT! GREG!
 
 
All-Time Favorite M/M Series: Sinners
All-Time Favorite M/M Romance: Dirty Kiss
All-Time Favorite M/M Author
Best Established Couple: Cole & Jae
Best Law Enforcement (Cops/Private Investigators) – Dirty Heart
Best Main Character: Cole McGinnis
Best Main Character: Kai Gracen
Best Mystery/Whodunit: Dirty Heart
Best Fantasy (high fantasy or urban fantasy) Mad Lizard Mambo
Best Performance/Visual: Absinthe of Malice
Best Audiobook Narrator: Greg Tremblay for Dirty Heart

Condolences to the Arvin Family and a Sad Day for Our Community

166165_dzo1xbfqEric’s mother has sent word of Eric’s passing. He left us peacefully and surrounded by love.

We say goodbye to a great man, one larger than his body could hold. We lose today a fantastic imagination, a bit of a dork and a boisterous soul with a bit of a dry humour but a sharp wit.

Our world will be a bit darker without Eric but I am thankful we have his words, his stories and our memories. Please keep his family in your thoughts during these trying times and may Eric continue to kick ass and take names wherever he is off too.

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