Friday, September 29, 2017

Wake Me Up When September Ends

How is life treating you?

It's Autumn in my area. The time when people take mini-vacations to look at leaves that have changed color. (Yes, it's a thing. They're called "leafers" or "leaf peepers.")
"Autumn is the third season of the year. This is when crops and fruits are gathered, and leaves fall. In the northern hemisphere, it is from September to November." (Thanks, Google.)

September has been especially hard for several areas. In my newsfeed, I see:
  • Montana suffering from fires.
  • Texas still taking hits from the horrible weather.
  • The historic destruction in Florida.
  • Puerto Rico facing months of devastation.
  • Fallout from the earthquake in Mexico.

I'm sure there are more stories like this all over the world. These are just the headlines where I live. It's been terrible. As Green Day put it, "Wake Me Up When September Ends."

#AtoZchallenge -Wake Me Up When September Ends post- Photo by Bruno Ramos Lara on Unsplash

Then there's happier news:

WMMR, a radio rock station in Philadelphia (PA, USA), was voted the best rock station of all time.
I heard about this while checking out the A TO Z event they held.

Cool stuff! I was listening to tunes while finishing the publication of my debut novel, an urban fantasy titled "Fractions of Existence."

Operation Awesome (a blog in the 2017 A to Z Challenge) had team member Kara interview me. Usually, I'm the one interviewing debut authors, so this was an interesting experience!

If you happen to be a writer, I suggest checking out this IWSG post. Not one, but TWO contests! What??? That's amazing!

#AtoZchallenge -Wake Me Up When September Ends post-  Photo by Dora Reis on Unsplash

Have you encountered any A to Z fun in a non-blog place?

Are there any books by debut authors you're looking forward to in the coming months?

Do you have any big news to share?


nashvillecats2 said...

Nothing exciting I'm afraid, loneliness takes it's toll but there are people worse off than I so count myself lucky to be able to walk along the beach.
Have a great October.


Wendy said...

No news but congratulations on your book.

Morgan Cartwright said...

Congratulations on your book!

I saw Green Day in concert last month. They were amazing. I don't remember them even singing "When September Ends"

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for mentioning the two IWSG contests!
Congratulations on the book, J.

Anonymous said...

I'm gearing up for a book release I hoping around Halloween.

J Lenni Dorner said...

I hope you have a great October as well.

J Lenni Dorner said...

Thank you!

J Lenni Dorner said...

So many songs to choose from... it must be difficult to pick a set list.

J Lenni Dorner said...

No problem, Alex. They look fun.

J Lenni Dorner said...

That's awesome news!

Patsy said...

I have a two new books out. One is a romantic novel and the other a collection of 25 slihjtly spooky stories.