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March 14, 2011


I'm working with Kirsten Cappy at Curious City book marketing on a Magic Repair Shop website. She  has been working with illustrators from Maine College of Art to create character and product illustrations. The students got to look at and parts of all three repair shop books and then submit sketches for a repair shop sign, Maggie, Hasenpfeffer and products like freeze dried ogre lice, cobwebs, swamp gas, vampire teeth and cauldron spackle.

The finals are in! What Maggie would you choose? Magic Repair Shop Illustration Project - a set on Flickr www.flickr.com

I've been hard at work on a new YA, and I'm trying to stay focused and finish it this spring. I've been fitting in a little more reading--a lot of occult non-fiction, but I really liked Lisa McBride's Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and I'm half way through Kelly Creagh's Nevermore.

Merry devoured Hex Hall this weekend--moving that up in my too large To Read pile.
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I'm working with Kirsten Cappy at Curious City book marketing on a Magic Repair Shop website. She  has been working with illustrators from Maine College of Art to create character and product illustrations. The students got to look at and parts of all three repair shop books and then submit sketches for a repair shop sign, Maggie, Hasenpfeffer and products like freeze dried ogre lice, cobwebs, swamp gas, vampire teeth and cauldron spackle.

The finals are in! What Maggie would you choose? [image error] Magic Repair Shop Illustration Project - a set on Flickr www.flickr.com

I've been hard at work on a new YA, and I'm trying to stay focused and finish it this spring. I've been fitting in a little more reading--a lot of occult non-fiction, but I really liked Lisa McBride's Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and I'm half way through Kelly Creagh's Nevermore.

Merry devoured Hex Hall this weekend--moving that up in my too large To Read pile.
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November 30, 2010


Well, after feeling depressed and lethargic for the last two years turns out I have a B-12 defincy. Taking supplements and feeling sooooo much more alert now and kicking myself for not getting checked out when I had three books to write last year and felt paralyzed.

Awesome and prolific author, Jessica Burkhart, is giving away a copy of book two in my Magic Repair Shop Books:  The Shape-Shifter's Curse on her blog.

http://jessicaburkhart.livejournal.com/167367.html

Hubby updated my website--alas the email button doesn't work which means he has to haul old computer with the right software up from basement again this weekend.  http://amandamarrone.com/

Our new dog, Penny, had a scary incident last night. She started coughing and then just fell over! I thought she'd died for a few seconds but she came to, but was really groggy.  Took her to emergency vet clinic and it turns out she was most likely suffering from a collapsed trachea and fainted.
 
Penny now has a new harness instead of a leash because she is a crazy woman on her lead and leash and is always getting clothes-lined, and Griffin has a new bowtie. I am becoming one of those people who accessorize their pets. Not sure how I feel about that.



A blogger read Slayed and compared me to Josh Wedon. Yes, I'm fully aware she is likely the only person IN THE WORLD to do so, but it still made my day. http://tenantofwildfel.livejournal.com/40276.html

I finished a book!!!! Picked up the The House of Dead Maids  after hearing raves on Verla Kay's. It was a good, fast read but not as creepy as I was expecting based on the REALLY creepy cover.  

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Now I'm reading a charming book about the history of Human Sacrifice and finishing up the wonderful Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynne Barnes.




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Well, after feeling depressed and lethargic for the last two years turns out I have a B-12 defincy. Taking supplements and feeling sooooo much more alert now and kicking myself for not getting checked out when I had three books to write last year and felt paralyzed.

Awesome and prolific author, Jessica Burkhart, is giving away a copy of book two in my Magic Repair Shop Books:  The Shape-Shifter's Curse on her blog.

http://jessicaburkhart.livejournal.com/167367.html

Hubby updated my website--alas the email button doesn't work which means he has to haul old computer with the right software up from basement again this weekend.  http://amandamarrone.com/

Our new dog, Penny, had a scary incident last night. She started coughing and then just fell over! I thought she'd died for a few seconds but she came to, but was really groggy.  Took her to emergency vet clinic and it turns out she was most likely suffering from a collapsed trachea and fainted.
 
Penny now has a new harness instead of a leash because she is a crazy woman on her lead and leash and is always getting clothes-lined, and Griffin has a new bowtie. I am becoming one of those people who accessorize their pets. Not sure how I feel about that.

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A blogger read Slayed and compared me to Josh Wedon. Yes, I'm fully aware she is likely the only person IN THE WORLD to do so, but it still made my day. http://tenantofwildfel.livejournal.com/40276.html

I finished a book!!!! Picked up the The House of Dead Maids  after hearing raves on Verla Kay's. It was a good, fast read but not as creepy as I was expecting based on the REALLY creepy cover.  

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Now I'm reading a charming book about the history of Human Sacrifice and finishing up the wonderful Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynne Barnes.
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October 20, 2010


I'm a guest blogger at All Things Urban Fantasy this week along with a slew of other paranormal authors. We'reall giving away free books and  taking on Urban Legends as seen/told through our character's eyes. Kiki Crusher from Slayed is retelling her own icky connection to the Choking Doberman Legend.

http://allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/

I've been very busy with our new rescue dog Penny--all six pounds of her. Seriously, she weighs next to nothing! She's adorable and learning tricks, but still shy around men and big dogs. She and Griffin are buds and love to wrestle, but she is the queen of the toys.




Working on potty training--she has the bladder of a bird! I'll have to take another video when the hounds are more energenic.
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I'm a guest blogger at All Things Urban Fantasy this week along with a slew of other paranormal authors. We'reall giving away free books and  taking on Urban Legends as seen/told through our character's eyes. Kiki Crusher from Slayed is retelling her own icky connection to the Choking Doberman Legend.

http://allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/

I've been very busy with our new rescue dog Penny--all six pounds of her. Seriously, she weighs next to nothing! She's adorable and learning tricks, but still shy around men and big dogs. She and Griffin are buds and love to wrestle, but she is the queen of the toys.

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Working on potty training--she has the bladder of a bird! I'll have to take another video when the hounds are more energenic.
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October 7, 2010

Can't wait to get our new girl home to be a little sister to Griffin!!!

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Published on October 07, 2010 22:17 • 102 views

October is (among other things) adopt a shelter dog month and we're doing just that! Mailie, soon to be renamed Penny will be arriving from Louisana on Saturday. I'll be following her progress here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/White-Cottage-OH/Rescue-Road-Trips/120201024067 This is the facebook page of the transporter who makes several runs a month! 

Penny is a 2 year old poodle mix that I fell in love with when I saw her picture. My brother says she's cute in a "Tim Burton kind of way". 

Penny's brother, Adam, is still available. You can find his picture on the facebook page too. He's off to foster care.

Nina and I saw Easy A yesterday--loved it--and then Nina made my day when she emailed me this from her visit to a B&N bookstore.



 


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Can't wait to get our new girl home to be a little sister to Griffin!!!

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October is (among other things) adopt a shelter dog month and we're doing just that! Mailie, soon to be renamed Penny will be arriving from Louisana on Saturday. I'll be following her progress here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/White-Cottage-OH/Rescue-Road-Trips/120201024067 This is the facebook page of the transporter who makes several runs a month! 

Penny is a 2 year old poodle mix that I fell in love with when I saw her picture. My brother says she's cute in a "Tim Burton kind of way". 

Penny's brother, Adam, is still available. You can find his picture on the facebook page too. He's off to foster care.

Nina and I saw Easy A yesterday--loved it--and then Nina made my day when she emailed me this from her visit to a B&N bookstore.

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