Showing posts from April, 2016

Some Thoughts I've Been Having...

In light the abysmal state of America's presidential elections, along with some currant events, I will say that it amazes me how many people just happily share memes and click bait 'articles' without doing any fact checking. "But...but...that's what I've always heard/been told!" or "But it's what I learned!" Well, do you actually bother to look into "what you've always heard?" Sometimes even if something seems legit, it isn't. "But it shouldn't matter as long as the OP's heart is in the right place!" or "But the meaning behind the meme is what counts!" No there's never any excuse for spreading misinformation. Plain and simple. I don't care who or what it's about. True, none of us are perfect, but let's at least TRY to get our facts straight. Add to that, when it comes to the posting and giddily accepting of misinformation, I have to wonder the following:  What is it

Interview with Mutli-Genre Author, Ashley Nestler

As some of you probably know, I had the pleasure of participating in the Brains to Books Cyber Convention a little over a week ago. In doing this, I had the pleasure of meeting several talented authors and bloggers, and Ashley Nestler was among them. I will be review her two currently released novels in the near future, but for now, I am sitting down to chat with her a little. Read on and check out her work! :) TA: First, for those who aren't familiar with your work, talk a little about yourself. AN: I am a multi-genre author who has been writing all of my life.  I mostly write fantasy mixed with historical fiction of dystopian themes but I also love writing contemporary.  I try to aim my writing towards the young adult audience.  My first novel, “Beautiful Nightmare: Some Dreams Become Your Reality”, was published by SBPRA, an indie publishing company, when I was eighteen years old and graduating high school.  My second novel, “Into The Fog”, on the other hand,

Bragging Rights From My 18th Century Musical Gig this Passed Sunday

Hi everyone, This Sunday I performed musically for an 18th Century Colonial Tea at the Depreciation Lands Museum. And I have tons of photos and video! :D See more at the Depreciation Lands Museum's Facebook Page!   And give it a 'Like'! :) ***** For first access to giveaways and other content not seen by the rest of the world,  sign up for the free Messages from the Labyrinth Newsletter! Paperback copies of  Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1)  and  Sacred Atonement:Novelette (The Birthrite Series, # 1.5)  available together for the low price of $21.00 at my  Official Website My music projects are available  at  CDBaby My filmwork is on  IMDb "The Birthrite Series" and other books at  Smashwords  and  Barnes & Noble NOOK  My books and music are also on  Amazon  and  iTunes Tiffany on  Goodreads Support great authors and independent bookstores at  Smashwords  and  Indiebound

Quick Update

Hi everyone, Hope all is well on your end. The last couple weeks have been quite busy between events and projects. I've been having music rehearsals for the museum's Colonial Tea (for which I will have photos and video), was part of an online cyber convention for writers (where I also acquired new books to review, as well as marketed my own), and am wrapping up some writing and music projects. As you also know, I am delving further into my historical studies and uncovering new and not often chartered territory. Next week, my schedule will lighten up and I will be able to do a new YouTube History and Other Musings vlog. My next blog post will also be a list of some new historical facts uncovered (including King Henry VIII, more on the witch hunts, bare-breasted teas - which is exactly what it sounds like, tattoos sported by both men and women during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the first known female tattoo artist, King Charles II and the women who protested coffee ho

A Passion for the Past or Why I Study History

Hi all, I know it's been a while since I last did a real blog post. I am busy with a few gigs which include finishing up the next installment in The Birthrite Series, a couple live music gigs, a few educational history events with the museum, finishing a song for a paranormal documentary, planning future episodes for my webseries, and doing the audiobook version of Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1). Here are video clips of me in the studio working on the audiobook for Descent: And this weekend, I'm part of the Brains 2 Books Convention at Goodreads, where there is also a Giveaway for Descent.  In the midst of all that, my research into history has increased, especially as I begin to overturn some very little known territory. Recently, I was contacted by Henry, a Zane Grey enthusiast who has some involvement with the Zane Grey West's Society and also happened to see my video review of The Vanishing American: After some email exchange, we spoke on the pho


Hello everyone, Sorry I've been a bit absent from here. A lot has been on my plate, including trying to finish writing books and a new song for a paranormal documentary. I'm also prepping for upcoming events with the museum, doing work for my own webseries, and a cyberconvention on Goodreads with a few other authors. And if you haven't yet, check out  My Red Horse Radio Appearance  :) In addition to all that, my research on various historical events and eras continues. I am really digging up some good stuff. I am continuing my study into the witch trials of America and Europe (and attempting to get to the root of them), I am also further studying the Tudors, Zane Grey's The Vanishing American,  and I am starting to explore the History of Ideas . Because getting to the root and intricacies of the various eras and belief systems at various points - while cutting out the one-sided stereotypes - in history can be the beginning of truly understanding the human conditi