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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I join Untethered Realms, Prizewinners & Most Popular Fantasy Hybrids

My fun and exciting news is that I joined the crew over at Untethered Realms! We're all speculative authors--some writing horror, others writing sci-fi, still others writing interesting blends of horror and paranormal. I've been wanting to join forces with a group of like-minded authors, but I thought it'd be wise to wait until it seemed really right, organic. I feel this way about our group. We blog about all things speculative, and I encourage you to follow the blog for news, writing tips, short fiction and much, much more. For instance, see what happens when a bunch of writers with big imaginations riff on the word awesomesauce.

Next, I have PRIZEWINNERS from the Ruby's Fire Tour! They are listed below in the completed Rafflecopter. Thanks to all who entered and signed on to my new newsletter, and author page. Congrats to all of the winners! If you missed the tour, click here to read guest posts and excerpts.

Finally, the question I asked in the Rafflecopter game was: What is your favorite fantasy hybrid invention? I created the following choices. Here they are, from most to least popular:
1st place: Smart Food that makes entire novels embed in your brain (By FAR the top choice!!!)
2nd place: Chocolate veggies
3rd place: Winged Men
4th place: Amphibious dolphin people
5th place: Embedded makeup

What have you been up to, and which hybrid is your fave?
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Glad to have you on Untethered Realms with us!

    Hmm, fantasy hybrid ... I'm not sure which is my favorite (i.e. drawing a blank).

  2. I love these responses! Personally I'm partial to the winged men response :) but I'd totally go for some chocolate veggies!

  3. Those are funny.
    The awesomesauce snippets were also very funny.

  4. Right now, I like fantasy combined with steampunk, in an invented world that is still largely Medieval. See

  5. as cool as the first hybrid would be, I need to eat more veggies, so chocolate veggies would be a God-send.

  6. I scampered over to UR and I enjoyed the writing very much! Congrats to the winners your giveaway! And I'd choose to have embedded makeup.

  7. Yay to have you as part of Untethered Realms and boy do the minds go places with the word "awsomesauce" lol!

    Congrats to the winners :-)

  8. Thanks, Angela. Betty, I'm not quite into steampunk, maybe someday. Lexa, I'm with you on the embedded makeup. And chocolate veggies too!

  9. Congrats on joining Untethered Realms! And congrats to the winners of your giveaway, too.

  10. thanks, Kelly.
    Bev, that was the second favorite.

  11. Glad you came aboard, Catherine :D

    Thought of you this weekend as my astronomy buddy and I discussed possible meet plant, like chicken nugget vines. Hey, it's a long drive out to the observatory and back.

  12. Congratulations on joining Untethered Realms! Looks like a remarkable group of authors!

  13. Here's to your new adventure with that great group of writers. And congrats to the winners!

    Love "embedded makeup!"