Sea Green Zine Ninja

Remember Purple Moose?

Well, being a favourite, erm, ‘companion’ of both my cat and my puppy, Purple Moose has seen better days. He has decided to retire from the trials of being a zine mascot and to pursue things like bookshelf life and knitting.

However, he did not leave me completely alone. Say hello to the Sea Green Zine Ninja:

The zine ninja and I spent the afternoon of my birthday together. It turns out he’s just as fond of hotel rooms as I am.

And strawberries.

And stealing hotel room bikkies. He doesn’t eat the bikkies, mind you. It’s the stealing that is the enjoyable part.

Hopefully you will be seeing more of the Sea Green Zine Ninja while we get to know each other, hopefully decide on a much shorter name and make zines.

*Cough* *Dusts Off Furniture*

Hm. Doesn’t look too bad in here, considering how long I have been gone. What have I been doing? Mostly this:

Running from a nightmare stalking her every move, Phoebe Martin arrives in Echo Falls hoping she has finally found a safe place to stop. But trouble has a way of catching up and soon the signs are there.

After a vicious attack in an alley, policeman Aidan O’Bryan is left with Phoebe as his only path to understanding why the Echo Falls werewolf pack – his pack – is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses Aidan and everything she has come to love.

Love and duty become one as Aidan strives to prevent Phoebe from becoming the next victim. But with Phoebe just as determined to protect Aidan and her new home, secrets from her past threaten to tear them apart.

Will love give Phoebe the strength to trust Aidan and face her fears, or will her past destroy her future?

*Warning: Contains adult situations and language

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My first novel. Available in print (print cover is different) at CreateSpace and Amazon.com Soon to be available on Smashwords and Kindle.

I’m thinking of creating a mini-zine with the first chapter in it, so we’ll see where that takes me.

Until next time…

Call for Submissions! Dear Anonymous 2

Dear Anonymous 2 is on its way and I’m once again looking for letters!

Lessons learned from DA1:

*250 words or less is good (for one page)
*500 words or less is good (for two pages)

So, basically, you’re right in the 1 – 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this blog is about expression, and I don’t want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I’m flexible. 🙂

As for content, these letters can be confessionals, but they can also be whatever you like them to be. Write to your life, write to your cat, write to your past or your future… Dear Anonymous is about writing the letters of the things you can’t say for whatever reason.

Send letters to theauthor at inkyblots.com

All contributors will receive a copy.

Dear Anonymous & The Perfect Pocket Guinness Guide

I am so happy to have finished my first zines and have them out there in the world. Today I sent out a stack of envelopes to contributors, trades and some surprises for sendsomething.net. Both are available at my etsy shop, but I think most of this first print run will go on trades and such. Haha. I don’t mind that at all. I need to stock up my zine collection!

I’m in that weird moment now where I’m thinking ‘what’s next…?’ as far as my next zine goes. I’ll put a formal call for submissions for Dear Anonymous V2 soon, but I’d like to work on something else as well.

But, until I decide what’s what, pictures!

Purple moose loves Guinness and The Perfect Pocket Guinness Guide.

New Etsy Shop!

I’m running late with a heap of things (including updates here), but I do have a quick announcement:

I have an etsy shop! Woo hoo!

My etsy shop: OzButterfly

Off to Sticky!

We’re heading off to Sticky Institute in Melbourne (amongst other places) in mere minutes! Purple moose is coming along for the fun and I have heaps to talk about and will have heaps of pictures when we’re back.