Reasons to be Cheerful

Chas 2 from Tirgearr, cover by S. L. Johnson
Chas 2 from Tirgearr, cover by S. L. Johnson

Spring break is over and I didn’t do the eleventy million things I somehow imagined I could shoehorn into that jam-packed week of ‘relaxing’ and (in theory) grading. HA! Always the case, always. Every time I have a little ‘time off’ I draw up a long list of things to do and then proceed to not follow it, do other things, go other places and then panic and say, “Oh no! I have to get some things done!” —

Because it’s perfectly reasonable to think I can write a novella, two non-fiction book proposals, three blogs, make a trip to Connecticut and watch a couple of movies and get all my grading done, too, in one week.


So the break is over, work returns like a wet haddock to the face and I have less than two months before I’m off to Scotland and there are two presentations this month, readings, travel and more talks next month, so it’s all very easy-peasy and stress free — oh wait. Argh.

So on a hectic manic Monday, reasons to be cheerful:

Lush Situation cover reveal! The awesome S. L. Johnson does it again! The awesome Tirgearr Publishing releases the second Chastity Flame book on March 28th — sexy spy mayhem with bonus cameos from some fellow writers (and a publisher!) as well as more steamy shenanigans with the delectable Damien, while Chas tries to break an international human trafficking ring.

The essay “All of the True Things I am About to Tell You are Shameless Lies” which I wrote to help promote So It Goes: A Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut has been featured at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Wow, thank you Twitter! I am so honoured to have a little bit of ‘official’ approval. This collection will be terrific fun. I hope you’ll pick it up. Don’t forget the contestsYou could win a copy.

Even Google says, “Happy Birthday, Douglas Adams!” Funny people are always a reason to be cheerful — I know many!


Kipper in his party hat!

All kinds of reasons to be cheerful —


  1. Widdershins says:

    Yep That’s a picture of a happy cat!

    1. katelaity says:

      LOL, he’s not as upset as he looks, but it was captured at just the right moment.

      1. Widdershins says:

        😀 You could have a, ‘caption this’ contest!

  2. Crispinus says:

    So much good news here, but I fear that pic of Cap’n Kipper will receive disproportionate attention. Major life events, or cat pix? What sticks?

    1. katelaity says:

      Cats every time! Hee!

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