In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


“The fish boat had barely touched land when your Pa and I heard howling from down by the river that one night.” He paused, as if remembering. “Clearest night you ever did see too. Good a night as any for fishing, I reckon. Ayup, no such luck though. Read more on The Literary Hub

Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday Cheer

The Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour is celebrating the holidays so I tackled my Christmas Day adventure.

December brings many holidays to celebrate to everyone in our world. So this month, the Merry Go Round Blog Tour is discussing holidays. I will focus on what I know, Christmas. It is a blessing and a curse every year in so many ways. But no one wants to hear about the bad... See the rest of the story at my blog:

Sunday, December 25, 2011


This month's FM Blog Tour post was a writing prompt called Holidays. I actually ended up with Christmas as my posting date.

So Merry Christmas! To those who celebrate other holidays - Happy Holidays!

I am going to take a moment to to share some of my thoughts about the holidays with you. Rest assured I'm not awake as this is posted. Auto-post is a brilliant feature. I actually wrote this post weeks ago. Chances are I'm sleeping in. Then later this afternoon I'll get up and go celebrate a secular Christmas holiday with my family at my sister's house. Continue reading on my blog.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve At My House

Hello.  It's Christmas Eve today.  Are you here on the internet today?  Please come with me for a Christmas Eve picture tour of our home.

Continue reading on my blog...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Writer's Gingerbreads

Perfect time to make cookies everybody can enjoy! If you are interested to find out more, please continue reading at my blog. Merry Christmas :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Bear on the High Shelf

The shelf was too high!

The teddy bear watched as people stopped to study the stuffed animals on the shelves below him. They often took a lucky one home with them, but few patrons of the crowded, small shop ever looked up at the shelf far above their heads. Certainly, the children never saw him, the only teddy bear on the shelf near the ceiling.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Black Wednesday

Some women love diamonds, but the ladies who practice black sorcery... Well, it's best not to ask too many questions about their heart's desires. But at Vladmar's Wand Shoppe, you're guaranteed to find the perfect gift for the dark witch in your life. Just don't step on the turtle. Read more...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Musings

This month's topic for the Forward Motion Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour is Holidays.  I've been struggling to think of an angle to write about that connects with my writing, but I really couldn't come up with anything that seemed appropriate.  Then I reflected on all the Christmas lights in my neighborhood and remembered when my now 18 year old son realized that most people in our area were a different religion than we were.

I think this has relevance to my writing, particularly in terms of working with characters who feel outcast, different in any way.   (read more. . . )

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Worldbuilding Holidays

Coming off of Erin’s post, I have to smile at how even like-minded people can interpret themes differently. Upon reading this month’s theme, I associated holidays with writing through world-building.

If you'd like to learn more, head over to D.M. Bonanno.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holidays: Inshi

Inshi tied the last of the ribbons to tree in the old cemetery as the bells in the village monastery tolled noon. Just in time! That last ribbon hadn’t wanted to stay tied; it would probably be the first to fly free. If you want to read the rest of what Inshi's up to -- and find out why I'm writing about her today -- check out the rest of the post on my blog.