Monday, September 7, 2009

And then they were ...Sisters

It's time, isn't it.
Autumn. Gathering. Nesting.

There is much more for me to do here, at My Quirks and My Compass...
It's still new to me!

But it's also time for the sister book to begin taking shape.
So now the two shall extend, touch fingertips,
and learn one another...

Half Moons and Maiden Names

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy "Going Into Labor" Day Weekend!



A funny holiday, oui? Rest for the workers.

I did some fiddling today.
By some, I mean delicious hours.
By fiddling, I mean connecting imagination with fingertips.

I know it's too soon!
My Quirks is still an infant! Boxes of books and black stones and new Sharpies! And I know it's a resting holiday.

But I miss the movies in my mind. And so...

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

When he returned, he had a plate of cold turkey, two buttermilk biscuits, and a tiny glass bowl of honey. He nodded, and the two men started eating off the same plate, without utensils, silently filling the emptiness. They dipped into the same honey, overlooking the sticky crumbs left by the other, the burden of words behind them, now.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Barnes & Noblest

Thanks to Norma Holland for arranging this!
And to Rebecca & Anja for hosting!







Thursday, August 27, 2009

And the Winner is...


Marguerite, from Cajun Delights!
C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !
Hope you enjoy the myQ & myC shirt!

Thanks - everyone - for playing!
More games of skill and chance coming in September!

And remember - as August subtly backs out of the room,
it's a perfect time to curl up & dream
with a great book!

peace~ Chuck

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Show your true (Quirk-y) colors!



Because one can never be too Quirky...
The semi-annual, once-in-a-lifetime myQ & myC t-Contest!

the Prize: a 100% cotton My Quirks & My Compass t-shirt!

the Rules: anyone who comments, here, by 8/26/09 is auto-entered! i'll draw a name from a salty, sailor hat (as featured in the book) on 8/27.

the Fine Print: the shirt goes soo well with a softcover or audio book... Ooo, la-la! (but owning is not a stipulation for the purposes of this contest.) offer void where prohibited. tax, title, dealer prep... bla bla bla.

Good luck!
Chuck

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

myQ & myC: now on your Kindle!


Rejoice! Rejoice!
'Cause now you have a choice!
Purchase, steal, or swindle
Audio, Softcover, and now Kindle!

And it all starts here.
(Or search "my quirks" on Amazon.)

Thank you...
for the lovely Amazon Reviews!
It's deeply gratifying to hear your thoughts.

Drop a note - anytime!
peace~
Chuck

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Look Inside! feature is now on Amazon!



You know how to get there, right?

When you arrive Inside, sample the "Surprise Me" feature!
Wow... that renders some awesome peeks!
(Use with caution! Don't spoil your appetite!)

And remember: Do something crazy for the last moments of July!
peace~

This space is for doodling



By now, audio and softcover books are making their way into homes and hands. I am grateful - always - for your feedback!

The Amazon page allows book reviews, and I started a discussion at the bottom of that page for audio book reviews. If you like, you can copy/paste your comments to/from this blog. (That would be fabulous!)

Thank you, again.
It's a great honor to hear what you feel,
and to feel what you hear and read!

peace~ Chuck

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Softcover book now Amazon-available!


Funny... this is the picture from my first post! What a ride!

Thank you!
Once again, to thee I extend my deepest gratitude. You have been my best, most supportive friends since February. And I would love to meet you on the road, in your local cafe, library, everywhere!

Please let me know what you think of the book!
You can also voice your feedback on Amazon!
More to come...

Available from Amazon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Audio Books Now Available!


Walk this way... Talk this way...

You can place your Audio Book feedback here!
Would love to know your thoughts!
peace~ Chuck

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sample from the myQ & myC Audio Book


Here's a taste of what will be available by week's end!
Sample chapter.

Note: Best with headphones (and a really big glass of wine)!
It's the 2nd best 5:24 you could possibly blow tonight!

Enjoy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Status: audio recording

i'm gonna go out on a revealing limb, here

ya know, as i recorded the first chapters
i was making some damn-funny bloopers!
swearin' & laughin' - all alone in this little studio!
(read: closet.)

but as the story unfolded,
i was getting into the heavier parts...
some lovely. and some very sad.

and i found myself - God! - wracked with tears
at the same passages as when i penned them!


i guess that's good, eh?
i guess that shows that at least i(!)
think it's emotionally worthy.

we shall see!
14 chapters down, 14 & an epilogue to go!

thank you
thank you for being out there, in here.
thank you for your beautiful energy. Chuck~

Minute hands & microphones

I bought a new microphone today.
I didn't buy it because it's
the Larry King desktop style, but that didn't hurt, either.
(Cue the suspenders & six wives.)

Will start recording the audio book on Wednesday.

*** Pop Quiz! ***
Circle True or False:
I was once the voice of the Kodak voice response unit.

"Welcome to InfoExpress... a Kodak system
that delivers information on Kodak products and services.
If this is your first visit, and you'd like an index, press 1.
If you know the document you desire, press 2."


If you circled True, 5 points!

I promise to save/include the outtakes!
"Julian pursed his... dang! HER..."
"Julian pressed up against the Washington monu... shoot!"
"Julian pressed up against the washing machine. The spin cycle always summoned..."

...and so it goes.



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