Hello my little freaky ones!
I do hope you are staying warm and safe this winter. The weather has been interesting this year.
The last week or so has been cloudy. More than usual. (Yes, I’ve taken advantage of this!) I have been more active and my writer is not. She is sensitive to light- actually, the lack of sunlight.
She has to make sure she takes a vitamin supplement with Vitamin D in it, get outdoors as much as she can during daylight hours, and use her therapy light. She has been diagnosed (by her doctor) with Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Several years ago, she went online and found a doctor recommended therapy light. It’s a lamp or light box that mimics sunlight. The UV rays it produces are only select wavelengths and helps with the depressive symptoms and general moodiness.
Oh, oh. Here comes my writer. I think she wants the laptop back so she can get some work done. (I’m hoping it’s on MY book for once, but…)
Hello my freaky ones!
It has been a wild ride since I last posted. We’ve had a bit of cold and snow, my writer got stuck in the mud while cutting wood, propane was finally delivered, and my site was hacked.
Yes. My Site Was Hacked
and at first I didn’t know it. By the time I did, my writer had been messaging a trusted friend and she and her team were working on it. (Love ya and THANKS! <3) I know it took a lot for my writer to accept help on this. I had to trust and that is no easy thing for me.
It seemed like it wasn’t very long and I got a message my site was back up! Well, yeah. If I’m posting on the site it must be back up. Anyway, I am grateful for friends and friends of friends who are willing to help. I know I need to learn to trust and ask for help.
Next time, if things start looking kinky, I’m going to email the team and ask a few questions.
Hello my freaky ones!
We are getting ready to ring in the new year! Do you have any plans for ringing in 2019? I plan on having a quiet evening here at the farmhouse reading.
If you do go out, please be safe! Remember, if you’re drinking, make sure to have some water. Don’t drink to excess. Stay safe. Take care of each other out there. If you are buzzed or too drunk to drive, call a taxi. Even here in Kansas we have taxi companies who will take you home for free or a reduced price. Better you utilize them than the alternative! I know I sound like a mother, but you are important and worth it. Also, make sure you have your winter car care kit. It’s going to be cold out there when the ball drops.
But most of all, have fun for the rest of this year and into the next!
Happy Holiday season my lovelies,
I do hope all is well with you. I say happy holidays because those of you out there may have different religions and beliefs. Giving doesn’t have to mean things that cost money. You can give your time and/or something homemade. Be with those you love.
This winter season has been tough on my writer. The furnace in her house has been on the sketchy side for three years now. Finally, her hubby did some major research and fixed it (after the nice man from the HVAC business nearby made a house call). On top of some other changes, my writer is updating her websites with the help of a friend. (Thanks Em!)
I’m following her example and I’m muddling through updating my own. It’s time for the letting go the old and making way for the new. Winter Solstice will be upon us all soon. Enjoy your precious time with your family and friends! Best holiday wishes to you all!
Hello my dark ones!
We have a blizzard going on today across the whole state. It would be beautiful. but for the wind. I don’t mind the snow. I don’t like the cold and the whiteout conditions.
My writer has some beans on to soak, coffee in the pot, and a venison skirt steak in the slow-cooker. She just released the next book in the series, Waking the Devil. She’s hard at work on my next book, AND an unfinished werewolf novel. (I can’t be jealous because she works on the wolf story when we -the vampires- are unavailable.)
We are safe and snug here on the ranchette. Even though Kansas is CLOSED by order of the Governor of Kansas, we prepared for this weather a few days ago. Hopefully, by sunset, the winds will stop. I will take a walk and help my writer dig out so she can get to her day job in the morning. We have several inches of snow where it hasn’t blown off or drifted.
Be safe. Carry your winter survival kit in your vehicle. (Candle and matches or flares, cat litter, salt, BLANKETS or extra clothing, first aide kit, shovel, ice scraper, jumper cables, flashlights, non-perishable food, and tow rope, PLEASE.) Watch the weather, be aware of changing road conditions, and STAY SAFE.
hello my lovelies!
the weather here is rather fall-like in Kansas finally. crisp mornings, cool evenings, and colorful trees. soon, we will use the stove and the smell of a wood fire will fill the valley.
It’s been a hard spring/summer for my writer. She is having some landmarks happen in her life and even though she thinks she’s not ready, she really is. I know she will shine over the next few months.
the movie about my story is on hold for now. it’s nothing out of the ordinary- the script hasn’t been approved yet. YET. if I have my way, and my writer, and the director, this issue will hopefully rectified in a few weeks. THEN comes the problem of funding…
I am happy that my writer has her next book with her pro editor. by December it will be ready for release. I am excited even though I’m not in the book…
Okay, I have to go. I’ve chattered enough and my writer needs the computer back.
until next time-
xoxo Isysthe Vampire
Hello my darklings!
I do hope you all are well! I have been lucky enough to be out and about over the last few days. The weather is beautifully cloudy and rainy, and perfect for me!
My writer has been busy with getting out the next book. Sadly, it is not one of mine. But it is about Twitch and Psych chasing around after some werewolf folk, and Justus being in a bar in the middle of nowhere and finding himself in trouble.
Or, “Three of the Kansas Vampires are on hiatus from their normal activities. Justus, Psych and Twitch are on their own missions this time. Werewolves, rival vampires, and even a bit of romance cross paths with the fanged mercenaries in these stories.” And “A Kansas-centric trio of tales that take you into the world of the Kansas Vampires. This between-the-books collection of stories brings together unlikely alliances and introduces new characters. Everything from sweet to spicy, filled with action and adventure, this is sure to be a wild read. Waking the Devil- Justus finds himself in a bar in the middle of nowhere and deep in trouble with the local vampires. Psyched Out- For Cipri the rogue vampire, a quick trip into the city for a belly dance gig turns into more than just a night out. A mysterious man takes her out for a drink and into a dangerous situation. Fresh Blue- Psych and Twitch get a call to do some security work for a werewolf. But will they be able to find the answers they seek before things turn deadly?”
The film of my story has hit a slight snag. My writer had an emotional summer and some of the rest of the crew had some stuff happen as well. Hopefully, now that things have settled down, I can get my gal to the city to go through the script, line by line, (and freaking BORING stuff to me), so that they can green light the script. I am so PROUD of my writer for finishing the screenplay and staying with this project. I know she’s struggled with keeping the faith.
I know I have been pretty quiet most of this year. My writer has been going through more stuff than usual and hasn’t been herself lately. I have been sticking pretty close and keeping a close eye on her. I promise to be better about updating you about what’s happening.
I suppose I had better sign off for now.
Hello my dark little ones!
I am so excited! So many things are happening right now!
My writer had written the first book in my story, and someone bought the book Night Blind. Fast forward, and she gets a message. There is someone who is interested in maybe making my story into a movie. A MOVIE?!
Yes. It may not be Hollywood, but it is indie. A very nice director, a producer, and a cinematographer are all wanting to make my story!
My writer has been in meetings and busy writing the screenplay for the last several weeks. She finally finished the rough draft of the screenplay. Now she will work on correcting the errors and smoothing things out with the director and the cinematographer in the coming weeks.
I am soooo excited! MY STORY is possibly becoming a movie.
stay tuned for more updates to come!!
Hello my freaky darlings!
So much has happened since I last posted. Where to start?
My writer has taken my story in the book Night Blind, and written a script. As in a screenplay. Movie.
No, it’s not been sold to Hollywood. Yes, there are people who want to film this as a movie. I don’t know who will play my part yet, but my writer does have ‘book slapper’ privilege as well as being a creative consultant on this project. I’m still in awe over how quickly things are moving. Seriously, Bruce Campbell didn’t do so bad for starting small.
anyhoo. I guess there is a website and everything. Night Blind the movie. Check it out and stuff will be added as things move forward.
I’m pretty excited over it all. I can’t wait to hang out on set. (No, I’m not going to be making a snack of any of the crew. I want this movie made and good crew are hard to find.) I have a feeling this will be pretty awesome or at the very least, get me a cult following.
I can’t take myself too seriously. I can have fun with whatever happens. Please, join me on this wonderful venture!
Hello my freaky ones!
I do hope you have been well this winter. I’ve heard that the flu is bad this year. Luckily, my writer hasn’t been felled by the nasty stuff.
Anyway, my poor writer has been so busy this winter. She’s been doing more walking, more chores, and keeps herself pretty busy. I can’t wait until she slows down a bit this spring.
She’s excited to announce that she will be at the Little Apple Comic Expo again this year. She will be sharing a table with a dark comedy writer, J R Young (aka Jessica Benoist-Young). Last year was pretty awesome so I’m thinking this year will be even better!
Anyone who’s been following my books knows I’m still healing, and doing okay at this point. (DO NOT LISTEN TO WHAT SOME OF THE OTHER VAMPIRES IN MY FAMILY ARE SAYING!) I’m getting better. Progress is slow. MOVING ON…
I’m glad to see a few of you are following my sporadic blog posts. I’m going to try to post more often.
If you have a chance GO TO Manhattan (KANSAS) and attend the Little Apple Comic Expo. It’s a stellar gathering of artists, writers, cosplayers, fans, craftsmen and women, and it’s affordable in the K-State University Union.
I’d better go. My writer wants her computer back. Sleep well my freaky ones!
Isys the Vampire