Six years of blogging

I’ve never really done anything for my “blogaversary” but I figure after six years of blogging at this blog — whether it was called Bacon & Whiskey or Amoeba Kat Musings or whatever name it might have in the future — maybe a little celebration is in order. Some people do full on blog parties for their blogging anniversaries. I truly admire that. I would attempt it, but I know I don’t have it in me to do it right. Better I leave it to the pros. Instead, I’m just going to make an effort to post here more

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Stranger Skies cover reveal (and giveaway)!

It’s here! I’m so excited. I’ve wanted to show off my cover for Stranger Skies for a WHILE now, but had to force myself to wait til today. This was not easy okay. After the cover, there’s the cover-copy/synopsis/blurb thing, an excerpt, and a giveaway to win an advance reading copy ebook! Plenty of options for entry, and I’m giving away more than one copy. Release date: October 4th. Pre-orders will be available around the 20th. A goddess’ fall from grace leaves her on an alien world, devoid of her followers, trapped in a mortal body. Should she strive

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After the Fear Blog Tour — an excerpt and giveaway!

Today I’m hosting Rosanne Rivers on her blog tour in honor of the release of her new book, After the Fear! This means you get to read an excerpt and enter to win a copy of the book. Exciting, right? I know I’m excited. After the Fear looks like it’s right up my alley, and as soon as my current fiction-fast is done with I’m going to be reading it. So, without further ado…. After the Fear, by Rosanne Rivers You have not attended a Demonstration this month. In Sola’s city, everyone obeys the rules. Stay away from the

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A very Grumpy Cat winner!

Drumroll please! The winner of Bacon and Whiskey’s 12 Days of Grumpy Cat Giveaway, the prize of which is two lovely ebooks by two lovely authors, is…. Jack! Check your inbox. Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who played. I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope you stick around. This was my first giveaway, and I had a lot of fun doing it. (How I chose the winner: I numbered each comment in sequential order, then I went to and had their number generator generate a number between 1 and the total number of comments. The winning

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12 Days of Grumpy Cat Giveaway (Day 12)

Oh gods, aren’t you glad that’s over? Man. That was a long session of posts. Ok. Free choice today! Write about whatever you want! Doesn’t have to be holiday-related, even. Go forth and comment! Comments close on all posts tomorrow. Maybe at midnight; maybe later. I’m not sure what time I’ll be up and online. Winners announced tomorrow! (By the way, you’re not only getting a copy of Bellica — I’m also throwing in a copy of La Chiripa, by Kaimana Wolff. Yay two books!)

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12 Days of Grumpy Cat Giveaway (Day 10)

Are you like me — a master at wrapping gifts who takes pride in your excellent work — or are you like Mr. Katje — duct tape, bow, call it a day? Or do you not exchange gifts at this time of year? What gift-giving conventions exist in your family, culture, or religion?

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Convo with the Ogre

Relevant to my post about not being able to do math. (The Ogre, by the way, is my boyfriend/partner/engaged-to-be-engaged-almost-someday-fiancé. We eat muffins and watch 90s movies together.)   Me: I’m terrified about starting school on Monday. What if I suck? Him: You won’t suck. Me: But I’m taking Economics. I’m terrible at numbers and math and money things. How am I going to survive Economics? Him: Well, bring the book over, and we’ll look at it together and I’ll help you. Or we’ll fail it together.   Everyday, I find new reasons to love him. There. There’s your dose