Wednesday, May 01, 2019

IWSG Happy May 1st!

 Happy May 1st everyone! After doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I totally forgot that today was the first Wednesday of May!! So here is my post for the IWSG just a bit late, but still on the day, whew. Thanks to J.H. Moncrieff and Alex, whose blogs I follow, for reminding me.

The awesome co-hosts for the May 1 posting of the IWSG are
Please visit their blogs and thank them for co-hosting this month!

While doing the A to Z, I also managed to finish my current work in progress and sent it out to beta readers for opinions. Which, because I didn’t want to sit around worrying on whether it will be liked, I set to on the next project, which is revisions to a novel that is one in a series. I’m nervous. I’m excited. I’m happy to make progress when I felt progress was going so slowly.

Now, on to the fun stuff! Which is two announcements from the IWSG website! The newest anthology has been released today, and the announcement for the next one has also been released today. I love a good news day!
Just released:
Masquerade: Oddly Suited - An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Young Adult Fiction: Romance - General/Paranormal/Contemporary
Print ISBN 9781939844644 $14.95
EBook ISBN 9781939844651 $4.99
Find Masquerade: Oddly Suited here - Barnes and Noble, Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, and Goodreads
You can find out more about the authors of Masquerade: Oddly Suited here.

And the authors of Masquerade: Oddly Suited are hosting a live Q & A session on Discord! Join them on Sat 11th May from 1:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm GMT to find out more about the anthology and the contributing authors and ask any burning questions you may have.
The Q & A will be held on Discord. Please follow the invite link: HERE

The 2019 Annual IWSG Anthology Contest is now open for submissions!
Guidelines and rules:

Word count: 3500-5000

Genre: Middle Grade Historical – Adventure/Fantasy

Theme: Voyagers

Submissions accepted: May 1 - September 4, 2019

How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no page numbers), previously unpublished story to admin @ before the deadline passes. Please include your full contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group.

Hope you're enjoying Spring!
Photo by Buie-Collard

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A to Z Zazie Qui Chante...

For my last post of April for the A to Z Blogging Challenge...
Zazie is another French “chanteuse” (singer) who, in my opinion is the epitome of a woman taking her life and career into her own hands and coming out on top. Her real name is Isabelle Marie Anne de Truchis de Varennes. I know, right? What a name. I'd have gone with Zazie, too. She has modeled, plays piano and guitar, sings, and she writes songs not only for herself, but for other artists both famous and not.
Zazie, photo from Pinterest
For those of you who watch The Voice, Zazie started coaching on the French version of The Voice in 2015 and one of her team, Lilian Renaud, won that 4th season. She also coached in 2016 and 2017.

I’ve posted a few videos here for you to get an idea of what she does herself, and what others have done with her music.

She wrote rockin’ hits like this one for Johnny Hallyday

She sings/writes songs like this…which I just happen to love. The video is great.

And this one is pure fun!
An album cover

Her modeling days

La Chanteuse