Hello darlings! I’m sad to see Halloween just fly by this year. It is my favorite holiday and normally I decorate, dress up, watch some scary movies and brag about werewolves to anybody who’ll listen. However, only a couple of those things happened this year. And it really didn’t do the trick; I watched Halloween 1 to I don’t even know. I was so sick of Michael Meyers. There’s no killing him and after watching the movies back to back the fear factor goes to sleep and when it wakes up it asks how much longer. We didn’t have one trick or treater either. I thought for sure our neighbor boy would be by. Last year he came over with his Mom and then after she left he told Grandma he hadn’t been over and came again. She was a bit peeved with him when she found out, but we were quite happy to load him up on more candy. He’s six and has the wildest imagination I’ve ever seen. He loves following my husband around and helping him with whatever. He loves our dogs and he gives me lots of hugs. The neighbor dog, who lives on the other side of the 6 year old, he had to come running over with his little cowboy hat on. He was dressed and going to visit Grandma and Grandpa for some playing and puppy biscuits.
I have been dying to share, since the onset of Pokémon Go I have been obsessed with Pokémon. Back in the day I never got into the Trading Card Game and rolled my eyes but always wondered what it was like. After watching all the people crowd at the end of our street, holding their phones up to the corner tree branches I finally gave into my curiosity. I don’t care for Pokémon Go and I don’t play it. But, I bought my first Elite Trainer Box and now I’m hooked. I love the Trading Card Game. I play the online version every day. I buy cards every weekend when I hit Walmart. I’ve located the nerd stores in town and in neighboring towns who sell Pokémon cards and they know my face now. I’ve even traded a card, that was worth about $80.00 towards a couple box collections I needed. Now I know you’re probably rolling your eyes (unless you are a secret Pokémon lover like me) but let me tell you, that is one seriously fun game. I’ve built about eight decks and my husband plays with me. He loves the game too. It requires thinking and strategy and yes the Pokes are cute but you work when you play.
I found out they have tournaments for this too. Big ones! With prizes up to $250000! Holy shit! I had no clue. Now I hope to enter a tournament, but I’ve not attended a play night at the local card stores. I haven’t gotten that brave or that good with the cards themselves. I’m wicked good on the iPad app. I’ve wanted to share this for some time now. And if you don’t already know, I’m 42, no human children, 3 dogs, 1 husband, and a kid at heart. I’ve made it past the stage where I care what other folks think about me and what I’m doing. God blessed me with one life and I’m going to live it the way I want as long as I want.
I could go on and on about my new Pokémon obsession but I want you to come back and keep reading my blog posts and Author Interviews. You’ll start seeing links for Pokémon items here and there on the blog, but not over running it. I’m still an author of very raw and graphic werewolf books and I’m still having author after author over for Interview FoxSeat time.
I also love to crochet! Yeah, you didn’t see that one coming huh! I’ve been doing it since I was around 10. I have an ongoing project; I’ve made several different blocks with different Harry Potter themed items and want to attach them and have my very own Harry Potter blanket (yes I’m Harry Potter crazy). I want to put something for The Walking Dead and Snoopy on it as well (yes again, love Walking Dead and Snoopy). Though I don’t think I’ll ever finish it. The arthritis in my hands and carpel tunnel make it had to do a lot of crocheting when I really should be typing/writing my next book. And, well, it’s more fun and easier to play a round of Pokémon on my iPad instead.
I’m also a Benchrest Competition Shooter with my husband and father. I love traveling to other shooting clubs in the USA and competing. My last match I placed 20 something out of 54 shooters and these were the top of the line shooters. Higher up the ranks would have been great, but where I placed was just as awesome. Means I’m getting better.
I’m sure you all know, but I don’t discriminate against any books on my blog. I will interview a children’s author, cookbook author, erotica author, even a snuff author. The way I see it, the more we are looked at the better it is for all of us. And besides, just because I write horror doesn’t mean that’s the only thing I read, which I’m sure is true for 99% of the guest authors I’ve chatted with.
One thing I will never do on this blog, I’ll never be mean to anyone and I’ll never discuss politics. My personal Facebook page will reflect the most of that because my husband and I both use the page. My author page (Mercedes Fox) is different. Again there will be nothing political there either. My Twitter only every once and awhile will retweet something, but I keep it to the barest minimum. How I look at this, I’ll sell my book to anyone regardless of who you vote for or your feelings on abortion. Basically everything you read and see posted from me is supposed to be enjoyable and fun.
Not sure if you’ve noticed, I tag every post with the author’s genre for the book they are discussing and if they are a mutual fan of Harry Potter (I flag that too). I also post new book releases for interviewed authors if they so choose. I’m going to tag these type of posts and if I post anything different than author interviews as well. So when you drop by, you can scroll down to the Most Used Tags list on the right side and click on the tag for the subjects you’d like to see without having to see the ones you don’t want to see.
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I’m going to start purging old posts too. I’ve not done this before. After the author has been interviewed, I’ll tweet it out, post to Pinterest, and post to my author Facebook page. I’ll then add the link to a list I keep to retweet at a later date. Since I’ve got so many and they are probably out of date, I’m only going to purge posts which are a year old or older. Once purged these posts will never be seen again. What do you think of this time frame for this procedure? Any ideas? Please reply to the comments any thoughts you have, I’d love to hear them.
Also is there anything you’d like me to blog about? Tell me that too. Anything!