Showing posts from October, 2022

Fantasy Weddings, Family Stuff, and Oh Yeah, Books!

Woo wee! What a few weeks! Last time I posted, we were headed to my daughter's wedding in California. What an AMAZING celebration that was! With my daughter and her new husband's love for all things fantasy and science fiction, this wedding was a speculative fiction lover's dream. In fact, we may have been attending the Fairy Queen of Spring's wedding with all the enchanting touches. Heidi had four adorable flower fairies armed with unicorn bubble blowers.  Her brides fae wore ear cuffs—butterflies and dragonflies—while the matrons of honor wore elf ear cuffs. Oh, and she had one male brides fae whose ear cuff I covet—a dragon!  I didn't get any photos of the grooms men's cuff links but each one was based on their particular fandoms:  Indiana Jones, Game of Thrones, Spider Man, Mandalorian, etc. It never ceases to amaze me when I see the artistic talents of my children. Heidi spent months creating the full enchanted forest experience including fairy lanterns usi

Unusual or Memorable Fiction Weddings

Everything this week is about weddings, so this will be a short post. We're 2 days and a few hours until the big moment for my daughter. It's a moment she's dreamed of all her life. She waited longer than the others to find the right guy, and I'm proud of her for making sure she found him first. I've been doing fictional couples post on social media this week. Feel free to drop in and tell me some of yours. Today, let's talk about the most unusual or memorable weddings in fiction. I'll go first with The Princess Bride.  

A Tower of Giraffes Video

  Hi Everyone! This is a quick post. I'm a bit frazzled trying to prepare for my daughter's wedding next week. Not to mention I lost a couple of days after getting the booster. That one set me back big time. Anyone else? The world continues to spin, and  giraffes are still endangered . If you're not following me on my  Facebook Author page , you might have missed out on a Tower of Giraffes YouTube video my friend, Bill Kochuk, sent me. It's from a live cam in Namibia, and it's really cool. Make sure you turn on your sound. Giraffes are noisy drinkers it turns out! Cool fact: giraffes often get their fluids from the leaves they eat, not from water holes like this one. For some reason, the creator of the video will only let you access it on YouTube as opposed to embed it here, so click this link  and  Enjoy the video.  If you look at the landscape, you can see why Adana suffered from claustrophobia once she was sent to Elwar. Also, notice how this tower of giraffes wa