Where have the scribes gone?

Hi Readers,

We wish all the fathers out there a happy Father’s Day. Papa and I spent it like we do every Sunday. We pestered our Scribe for more scenes! 🙂 It’s a great father-son activity.

Our scribe’s hand is still sore, so I’m in charge again. (This is Ran, son and sidekick of Sarn, the hero of the Curse Breaker series.)

We were going to do this dramatic lead-up to the launch of this anthology where authors (and some characters) go bonkers, but the organizer moved the release date from the middle of July to this past Monday.

What is Authors Gone Bonkers?

Well, it’s a book where anything goes, and we do mean anything. Authors unleash their wild sides and let all their crazies out. So what’s in it for us?

Authors Gone Bonkers features a short story in which Papa I might have warped reality in order to hang out with our Scribe for a few hours. We might have crashed an important meeting at Melinda’s day job, and magical mayhem might ensue.

Worry not. No office workers were harmed in the making of Authors Gone Bonkers, but the geography of lower NY state might have gotten a little rearranged, especially Long Island. #SorryNotSorry

Other stories in the anthology include a police procedural/murder mystery and lots of peeks into the chaotic minds of scribes as they go bonkers in prose and in poems. And you know how bonkers our Scribe can get. This newsletter is weekly proof of that! So, check out Authors Gone Bonkers. See if their brand of bonkers appeals to you. We think it might. 😉

In other news, we’re going to be spending three (3) hours entertaining folks on Saturday, June 22 from 10 am-1 pm EST in the Fantasy and Sci Fi Readers’ Lounge on Facebook. By ‘we,’ I mean Papa and I. Because Papa is a quiet man, and technology and magic don’t always get along, I’ll be doing 100% of the talking. 🙂

But for now, I’m in trouble. Hey, don’t look at me like that. If you’ve read any of the Curse Breaker books then you know I’m a good boy. Trouble stalks Papa, not me. I just accompany him into danger like a good son and sidekick should. But this time, the trouble threatens our very existence.

How did this happen?

Well, two weeks ago, when I was running from a dragon, Bear said a thing or two, but I didn’t pay it much mind because Bear says a lot of things. Most of them are pretty cryptic, and about half of them, he never explains. But this time, I should have paid attention.

He said something about ‘plot holes.’ They’re not so fun when they suck you down into them. And that’s kind of what happened.

We use a handy portal to visit you every week, but our Scribe, Melinda, has fictional powers. She can send us back to our world when she writes about us, and poof! We fall back into our stories (ahem, our real lives) as if no time has passed.

But then Melinda stops writing because she has to do annoying things like chores, commute to work, sleep, manage other people’s projects for eight hours every day… You get the point.

While she does that, we exist in this kind of limbo, but it’s boring in there. So, I usually hop through a portal into your world. 🙂

But your world doesn’t stop when I leave it. Life goes on and on, and that’s where the problem comes in.

A while back, we had an adventure in your world that resulted in some serious property damage. Remember when the Newsletter-Dragon cozied up to the boiler system and wrapped herself around it?

It’s all starting to come back now, isn’t it? We found her in a clinch with it, and we appealed to you for help to oust her from the wheezing boiler system so the nice repairman could fix it, and we could get important things like heat.

Well, we kind of abandoned that and fell back into our world because our Scribe started writing scenes about us (Papa and I for Hunter’s Night). So, we never actually dealt with the aftermath of our misadventures in dragon taming. There’s still a giant book the size of a minivan parked in the boiler room. It’s half sticking out of the hole it punched through the wall. And yes, that hole is still there.

I’m still wondering if that book will eat anyone else because I’m kind of snack-sized or if the dragon it ate filled it up. Papa’s still standing by me torn between picking me up and running for it and interrogating his sister. Auntie Sovvan still has not explained how she ended up inside that giant book, or more importantly, how she managed to get out of it unscathed.

There’s still a mysterious mechanical angel crouched in the corner. We still have no idea who she is or why she’s here. Our Scribe’s neighbors are still watching all this drama unfold from behind a cordon she’s trying and failing to maintain because her arms just aren’t long enough to corral everyone. They still want their heat back.

Oh, and Uncle Miren’s here too. He’s been uncharacteristically quiet, and that usually spells trouble for me. And, I want to know who just screamed because it wasn’t anyone in the boiler room.

Catch up on our Dragonish Problems here: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7 because next week, we’re heading back to the boiler room. We have unfinished business there, and it threatens our very existence. Stay tuned for more.

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