Newsletter 2023-02-17: chaos and disorder, two book tips and a music tip

Newsletter 2023-02-17: chaos and disorder, two book tips and a music tip

Title 'Koen's Bi-montly Mailing' against backdrop of white binary digits on blue background

Icelandic sheepdog puppy with red coat and black snout standing up with paws on the edge of a shopping
            cart.Chaos and disorder

Who would have guessed: raising a puppy is a lot of work! Getting up multiple times during the night to get him outside to pee, the cat chasing the puppy, the puppy chasing the cat and not to mention puppy-proofing the house.

So far, the room that has my writing desk is not puppy-proof, lots of loose electrical cables and other bite-able objects, so when my husband is out at work I am relegated to one of the puppy proof rooms. That includes the day job office, where I sit all day already, and the living room. So I end up slouching on the couch with the laptop doing my writing. Not ideal. I prefer sitting up straight behind my desk having multiple monitors to cross reference notes and research while writing.

Regardless, the fourth draft is nearing completion and will be ready for my beta readers any day now. Meanwhile, I’m working hard with a book marketing consultant to set up the launch. And of course, the puppy is a lot of fun too. I mean, just look at that picture. Isn’t that the cutest thing you’ve seen today?

Hooded face with glowing red eyes and pixelated skinCyber Angel
TJ McKaye

How he became the most feared man on the dark web.

Before he was the feared cyber criminal “Luckee Lynx,” Timothy “Ti” Riley was a young computer prodigy who simply wanted to be a good son. Though being the son of a ruthless Wall Street climbing banker would make meeting his Father’s expectations nearly impossible. After facing abuse and abandonment, Ti Riley is now on a mission. He wants to use his self taught hacking abilities to seek vengeance on all evil in the world, including his Father. Though is he really some one who is capable of such evil or will he find that he is “The Cyber Angel?”

Get it for free!

An orange hanging on a branch with a skull superimposed on it.Death Art
Amanda Jaeger

An Emily Ellis Thriller Short.

For the love of art. For the love of talent. For the love of beauty in death.

Get it for free!

Cauldron from which a tree emerges amidst abstract junglePapara
M. Chuzi

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: there is a lot of excellent jazz coming from Belgium. This music tip is no exception.

This debut album from Belgian group M. Chuzi is full of well-rounded afro beats and groovy jazz funk. A joy to the ear, very uplifting and contagious. I do hope there will be more!

Check it out on Bandcamp or Spotify.


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