Immortals, Demigods, Dragons, and Carnivals…Wow!

Immortals, demigods, dragons, and carnivals…say that really fast five times. I dare you. It’s a tongue twister.

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Carnivals, Book Blitz, and More Carny Knowledge

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Why do carnivals and circuses lend themselves so easily to the dark side of our imagination? Is it because freak shows are so commonly associated with the institutions? Does the thought of things abnormal make you uncomfortable? *I realize today is the first Monday in October and we are due for an Immortal Monday, but …Continue Reading →

Fact Friday

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Here’s a pleasant fact: Wednesday marked October 1st. The come of autumn. The anticipation of an approaching Halloween.  Tricks and Treats Most people prefer treats over tricks. It’s clear to see why. Who doesn’t like to get goodies? And for that reason we offer them, sprinkle them along the path for our friends and neighbors. …Continue Reading →

The Dark Carnival Approaches – Cover Reveal

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October approaches. Autumn leaves are nearly falling. The Dark Carnival is calling, calling. Will you answer its call? Will you heed the beckon?  The doors are opening.  Will you leave with your life? *Shivers* Last October a group of talented writers and illustrates shared their talent in a month long exploration of the Dark Carnival—a …Continue Reading →

Twisting the Carnival Dark

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Take a trip to the carnival. Waft in the overwhelming aroma of hot dogs, kernel corn, and caramel apples. Lick sticky cotton candy off your fingers. Do you enjoy the lights and excitement that come with the vibrant fair? Imagine now that the earth and sky turn dark. The tents and rides are worn, torn, …Continue Reading →

Talk of Dragons

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I believe in dragons! Beings larger than life with an overbearing presence. I don’t really think there are huge, fire-breathing beasts hidden somewhere in a cave or pocket universe (although, that is a cool thought). But people can channel the strength and determination of a dragon, making them a force to be dealt with. In …Continue Reading →

A Carnival, A Circus, and A Notebook

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Carnivals and Circuses―I’ve spent more time than the usual gaining a better understand of them this last year. More than a ride on the carousel… …or a trip through the fun house. I studied how they operate the games and rides when the carnival came to town (and watched the money in my wallet quickly …Continue Reading →

Immortal Monday with a Gallifreyan Time Lord

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Let’s talk Time Lords. The new season of Doctor Who will premier later this month and now is an excellent time to test, or educate, you on your knowledge of Peter Capaldi’s character, the Doctor. This will be Peter’s first season taking part in the now historic role of the Doctor, who has recently come …Continue Reading →

Heracles, the Birth of a Demigod – Immortal Monday

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Hercules is due to hit theaters later this month. Will you be in attendance? He is our focus for this month’s Immortal Monday. The famous Greek demi-god, Heracles, son of the god, Zeus, and the mortal woman, Alcmene, is most commonly known as Hercules. The name Hercules was adapted by the Romans and used across …Continue Reading →

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New Orleans, Plantations, Research, Writing, Skinwalkers, Oh My!

Haven’t made the move over to DebraKristi.com yet? You really should. Take a glimpse at what you’ve been missing. Plus, the first newsletter is set to go out with a special for-the-newsletter-only Immortal Monday edition! You don’t want to miss out.

The Journey to Madewood Plantation

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Let’s wander down the dusty path of yesteryear’s adventures to the Madewood Plantation. Oh…wait. I’m not telling this right. *You’re not going to believe this, but…two perfectly fun and slightly insane writers set off across the country to spend the night in a three hundred year-old haunted plantation house just to be able to say …Continue Reading →

The Native American Skinwalker : Immortal Monday

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The ability to shift your appearance at will, look like anything or anyone you want: would you desire such a skill? Raise your hands if you saw X-Men: Days of Future Past in the past two weeks? Those of you familiar with the many mutant powers, who would like to have Mystiques’ special talent? If …Continue Reading →

Research for the Right

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Authors want to make their stories, not only engaging but, authentic and true to the setting and characters. Experts say to write what you know―always good advice. Characters sometimes have other ideas. Sometimes they have a strong opinion about where their story should take place. And sometimes you, as the author, are less than familiar …Continue Reading →

Links and Things and Adventures in New Orleans

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I am on an amazing research trip this week that has me away from the homestead and blog. I’ve stepped out to soak up the setting for my YA novel Nowhere Nara in the Baton Rouge region. But hey, I’m checking in and sharing a bit of the fun with you! I’m now in New …Continue Reading →

A YA Novel and a Research Trip

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Good Morning blessed Immortal fans. I had an exciting post about my upcoming novella, The Moorigad Dragon, planned for today. The best of plans don’t always come to fruition, thus  the post had to be put on hold. It’s only temporarily―I promise. The snafu should be fixed and the post ready shortly after I return …Continue Reading →

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What You’ve Been Missing…

Haven’t made the move over to DebraKristi.com yet? Here’s a quick look at what you’ve been missing:

The Shining and The Myrtles – Immortal Monday

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Welcome back Immortal Monday! Pull out the party horns, party poppers, and paper hats. Woot woot! Today we’re looking at a place rather than a person or a demon or a god. We’re asking what makes a place ideal for the ill set stage of a ghost story. What makes a location immortal? Is it …Continue Reading →

Do You Suffer from Social Handicap Disorder (SHD)?

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Hello, my name is Debra and I am socially challenged.  *So much so it falls into the realm of handicapped. I don’t require a prescription or an over-the-counter drug or therapy. (Maybe) I am an introvert. Such an extreme introvert the sight of conversations in my twitter feed makes my heart begin to palpitate double-time. …Continue Reading →

What, How, and Why – My Writing Process (Blog Tour)

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Hope everyone had a splendid holiday. If it was anything like mine it was filled with decorating, chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs, and baskets in varied shapes and sizes. SWEET! The rabbit hopping, sugar high should have you completely hyped, jittering with overwhelming excitement for this post. I know you’ve been waiting all week! My brilliant …Continue Reading →

Poetry Punch and the Rhythm Road

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Did you know April is National Poetry month?  You may have heard the rumors. The celebration of lyrical words was established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to heighten the public’s awareness of the fine art. This tidbit of knowledge probably already has you feeling a smidgen taller. Poetry was never my strong …Continue Reading →

Time Starved Creativity Crunch

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This blog has been MIA so long I wouldn’t blame you if you’d lumped it in with the many attempted and failed on-line journals. The countless blogs started and stopped, left abandoned and forgotten. Image via Craig Garner at Unsplash.com So many gone, defunct, and perished. Well…this little bit of cyber real estate is far …Continue Reading →

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