Rumor has it…

rhinestonecowboy… that this happened today.

It’s an odd thing to put on a rhinestone riddled cowboy hat and the first thing someone says is, “Oooooh, I have to get a picture of that!”

Especially when that person is your spouse. My father (of the famed plunger incident) quickly posted a response: “Man, I wish I had two of them hats.”

We had an outing to the county fair tonight, just to get out of the house and shake off the cobwebs, and it was fun. There wasn’t much going on (I live in a boring county, apparently), but the place had an actual arcade in it. Haven’t seen something as beautiful as that since high school. Most often nowadays, it’s a mixture of arcade games, sport games, air hockey, and various other ticket games for kids. An arcade just isn’t what it used to be.

And there’s another rumor floating around, which is I’ll be at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival in Mount Vernon, Ohio selling and signing books. The dates for that are August 7th-10th, so there’s plenty of time to come see me. The event is unofficially confirmed (meaning we called and they said I was good, but I haven’t received any paperwork or emails) so I’m counting on it. Could be a mistake, and if so, I’ll let everyone know here. Click the link, check out the website, and hope to see you there.

In the Pipe, 3×3

I guess it should be 5×5, but I wasn’t asked to give five, just three.

“Three what, Chris?”

Oh, I forgot to explain. I do that sometimes.  I was tagged twice in another little fun Tagging McTaggy thing where I’m supposed to give the first line of the first three chapters in my latest work in progress. I’m thanking Josef Matulich and Violet Patterson for this honor. However, I’m not going to give you three chapters, I’m going to give you the first line out of three separate novels, all currently in progress. All which I hope to have completed and in your hands by the end of next year.

First line to the current untitled vampire novel:
Alexandria Maxell enjoyed a summer cookout as much as the next person, but she preferred her meat from animals, not people.

First line to a young adult novel with the tentative title “Sir Christian”:
Had it been a typical Friday for fourteen year old Christian Rite, he’d only have been in trouble two or three times.

And finally, from an urban fantasy novel with the tentative title “Reckonings”:
Nikki’s father used to tell her cemeteries were the safest place to be, and she believed him, until she learned the dead could come back.

Be sure to check out Josef’s b0ok, Camp Arcanum, available on Amazon here and Violet’s books, also on Amazon, here!