If you're new here or just haven't posted before, then tell us a little bit about yourself so that we can get to know you. (Please don't give out personal information such as your phone number, address, or school name).
I'll get things started: My name is Sheila Ruth and I started Wands and Worlds with my son David. We love to read and are big fans of fantasy and science fiction. I have a publishing company, and publish my husband Nick Ruth's fantasy series, The Remin Chronicles. I'm also a computer programmer and web site developer.
So uh.... Moony here.
Life's been pretty strange on this end.
For one, I've realized that I'm almost 20. Which is weird for me. And I'm sure realizing that is kind of weird for everyone else as well. Especially when we think of how long we've been on here. Or am I the only one? Like...it's weird knowing that almost everyone is going off to college and such.... I dunno. Maybe it's just me.
Also, did I tell everyone that Matt and I are talking again? ... Did I ever mention here that we weren't talking...? I don't remember.
Two studies (in the last 2 years – 1 is brand new) about the intelligence – or to be more precise, the stupidity of Americans (though they were smart enough to give the Republicans a big thumbs down in a Gallup poll) - & the Brits, too – amused me & left me also shaking my head. [sorry for the terrible sentence] http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/03/01/is-democracy-wasted-on-humani...
Hmm, I don't really know what to say. Looks like the site format got switched around quite a bit since the last time I logged in? Haha. Well, I feel like I owe some sort of update post, so... yeah. I'm in college in Minnesota right now. I guess that's something. I'm already known as the Danny Phantom person on my dorm floor, I can never escape. Not that I'm complaining. I don't know what I'm going to study at all, but overall I'm enjoying college a lot. Although I miss Albuquerque. And my dogs.
So a conversation with my nephew sparked this.
I mentioned my love for dogs, and he threw in, "You mean your love for chihuahuas."
So I said, "No, Connor, my love for dogs in general."
To which he replied, "Better not get no pit."
So I said, "I actually want to get a pit bull some time."
And then he went off on how dangerous pit bulls are. My dad and I were telling him that it's not the dog, it's the owner. And Connor kept saying that even nice ones can turn on their owners.
Gwen Cooper ("Homer's Odyssey" author – if you love cats & haven't read it, you must!) just sent out this e-mail. My heart is aching.
This is the link to the tribute – b/c I don't know if it will show up as a link in my forum - http://www.gwencooper.com/blog/entry/homer
I haven't read it yet, because I can't...
Hey, Wandies! Some of you may remember Inbali Iserles, author of The Tygrine Cat. She did an author chat here in 2008. I just heard that she's going to be a new Erin Hunter, working on the Survivors series.
So as stated in the subject line, I know I've said this multiple times. And I know a lot of the members aren't on here anymore. But I just can't stress this enough.
We--all of us--have changed so much since we joined this site. It's actually pretty amazing how much we've changed.
I made four categories and listed problems appropriate to each, although there is obviously quite a bit of overlap. These are what I think are the most important problems facing the U.S. (and in some cases the whole world) today. The first three in each category are the ones I consider most important, but the others are in no particular order.
Because I do not see how we will be able to address global climate change. I was reading a thing titled "Climate Change for the GOP" (link below). Perhaps I would've had a better idea what I would be reading if I'd read the subtitle: "It's time for a conservative alternative to liberal alarmism."
At the risk of appearing to defend Snowden – which I might, but I also might not; I'm just watching it all right now – he probably knew that if he didn't run, he would quickly disappear into the bowels of the government prison system & have little chance to explain his "whys." Plus, it's not quite the same as my examples of the civil rights protesters. They weren't likely to be put away by an angry federal government for a very, very long time & silenced as completely as he would be. I presume he also doesn't feel he should go to prison for what he's done.
okay, so after the first survivors book by the new 'erins' that weren't actually the Erins, i was left in a state of 'meh'. this series about dogs didn't really capture my interest the same way warriors did when i first picked it up. Even now the first warriors books holds a certain maturity that transcendent its target age group and to be honest the first survivors book could sound really childish at times.
I am on a quest to rewrite Warriors to get rid of the consistency errors. This is where I will detail my observations of each book so that I can create a consistent timeline prior to actually writing the series. This will be updated semi-regularly, but I won't post every time I update it; rather, I will edit the title to include the most recent update date.