Saturday, January 9, 2010

Some Announcements...!


Hi Y'all. That's me with my brother. Aren't we cuties *teehee* I just have a few things to announce and then I have to put my head down and work. I'll be back Monday or Tuesday . . . Happy weekend Everyone!

Rose & Thorn's winter issue goes live January 15. If you haven't signed up for our newsletter, go Here. Visit our R&T Blog. Rose & Thorn is on Facebook - become a Fan! Rose & Thorn is on Twitter, too . . .

OCEAN Magazine's writing contest ends January 15, so there's still time to enter! I haven't entered since I've had things published in OCEAN and I decided not to; however, I do subscribe and try to support in other ways. This magazine supports our oceans and the oceans inhabitants so your fee goes to a worthy cause!


I have a poem, "Nerissa's Lover," published in the Winter issue of OCEAN and also I have a photo from the Oregon coast (taken last year) that accompanies another writer's poem. Yay!


I changed my blog colors, because I was bored with it...hope it's easy to read, or easier. I also thought how while I was in Oregon, I'd set up my blog to automatically post every two days since I'd be without my laptop; so, I may keep that schedule (loosely? *laugh*) of posting every other day unless something comes up! I'm going to try to visit once a week, try try try as hard as I can, but as SECRET GRACES begins its process of publisher's editing, galley proofs, etc., I will be on an even stricter schedule and deadline . . . what a problem to have, right? *grin*


I'm tying to fiddle with my website at kathrynmagendie.com - I don't know how easy it is to read/look at, if it's too cluttered - if anyone goes by there, can you give me your opinion on whether I have too much crapadoodledoodoo on there?


Have a good weekend - stay warm if you are in the cold as we are (at least we have water now - our pipes froze for the first time in 5 years!). *muwah*
PS! I forgot one other announcement: My father will be celebrating two things this January: his 77th birthday (omg! My dad will be nearing 80? He looks 60something!) AND ...TADAH: my father will be celebrating FIFTY years of being sober...congrats and I love you Daddy.



13 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

Welcome home! I love your new blog look. Your website is great. Not cluttery at all, but shouldn't you have links there to your other things like this blog? The absolute best picture of you and your brother. So sweet!

Debbie said...

I do like the new look. With my aging eyes, the cleaner look is better:)
I was just thinking about your brother today(honestly). How is he doing?

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Sweet picture and love the blog makeover! Happy Birthday and a big congrats to Kat's Dad!!

Looking forward to Secret Graces :)

smiles4u said...

Hope your pipes stay unfrozen and that you and yours are all nice and warm and cozy. Congratulations to your dad on such an accomplishment and of course Happy Birthday to him. Hope the rest of your weekend is warm and peaceful. XX Lori

Tamika: said...

Beautiful new layout! I'm heading over to peek at your website.

I'm hoping to develop one of my own in the near future!

Faith Imagined said...

I like your blog design and your header cracks me up! Congratulations on getting your poem published!

Thanks for the writing information!

-Alisa Hope

Judith Mercado said...

Cute picture. Makes me want to go searching for a similar one of my brother and me at that age. Glad to have you back.

Barry said...

I love your new blog look, very clean and attractive. Good to have you back.

Small Footprints said...

Hi there, Ms. Kat! Yep ... you are your brother are cute, cute, cute (love those little overalls)! And a huge congratulations to your Dad for both of his milestones! Yay!

As always ... your life is so full and busy. I was scrolling through your posts and oh ... your grandbaby is so sweet! I just love the words you have about your son ... that he is a good Dad. I'm sure that in his heart, that means a lot. And to you ... well, a good son is only created by the good parenting he received ... so congrats to you for that!

Stay warm ... it's been awfully cold around these mountains.

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I like the new format. How did you get the three columns? Boy, your schedule is really full! Happy Birthday to your dad! Try to stay warm.

Jenn Johansson said...

Love the layout, and what a cute picture!

OCEAN Magazine said...

You are so adorable! I just want to squeeze little Kat! And thanks so much for your fabulous support of OCEAN Magazine.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congrats on your poem and happy birthday to your Dad and cheers for his great discipline!!