Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cover Reveal for Fish Out of Water and Happy Hump Day

Happy Hump Day

I do have some hump day funnies for you, but first...

Check out this cover for the latest Guppy anthology:  
Fish Out of Water.

The Guppies, if you don't know, are an online chapter of Sisters in Crime. Fish out of Water is the fourth Guppy Anthology and, if the previous books are any indication, it's going to be packed with great stories.

Oh, did I mention that includes my own "Of Roosters and Men."

Fish Out of Water is scheduled for release in early April. I'll post more information as it becomes available.

Now for a hump day funny...

Three friends from the local congregation were asked, "When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?"
Artie said, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man."

Eugene said, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of God who made a huge difference in people's lives." 

Al said, "I'd like them to say, 'Look, he's moving!'"   

Oh, that was so bad. 
(I'm sorry.)

But here's something good. 

Still Me..After All These Years is now available. 
You can order the e-book or paperback at these sites. 

If you'd like to be part of the blog tour for Still Me, sign up here.

Here's another funny... 

Smith climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.  
Looking up, he asks the Lord. "God, what does a million years mean to you?"  
The Lord replies, "A minute."  
Smith asks, "And what does a million dollars mean to you?"  
The Lord replies, "A penny."  
Smith asks, "Can I have a penny?"  
The Lord replies, "In a minute."   

I can't help it. I liked that one.

Here's a quick head-scratcher for you.

While you ponder that, here's your "aw". 

Just a little Mama love.

That's all for today. Do you like the cover? Laugh at the funnies? "Aw" at,"aw"?

Have a great week.

Strange Thought for Today: 

I planted some bird seed. A bird came up.
Now I don't know what to feed it.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi LD - love the Guppy Anthology idea and the cover ... while your funnies are 'funny' !! Cheers and have a good day - Hilary

Mason Canyon said...

The Guppy Anthology has a great cover. So glad you're a part of it and a part of Still Me ... After All These Years. Loved the funnies today, will especially have to remember the last one. The photo is priceless!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats! I love the cover.

Maybe it's a new hybrid - the chicken cow?

Carol Kilgore said...

"Look, he moved." Giggle.

Seriously, congrats on your story in the Guppie anthology. I'll watch for it!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Cool, two books coming out! Congrats!

I giggled at the jokes and awww'ed at the picture. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! That is one wicked cool cover.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats on the upcoming release. That's exciting for you. Fun title.

Mike Keyton said...

You've been both busy and fruitful, Linda. Both strong covers. I liked especially the 'last words' funny. The moving bit struck home. Why? I had just finished reading an article on how in quite a few cases the human mind shows brain activity an hour or so after the heart has stopped beating. What can I say? Don't creamate me too quickly 😬

Maria Zannini said...

I absolutely LOVE the Fish Out of Water cover.

You've been busy!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I already pre-ordered the 'Still Me' book. Loved the funnies today and the ahh moment really was.

LD Masterson said...

Hilary - Thanks. You have a great day.

Mason - I was lucky to be included in a couple great projects.

Diane - Oh horrors. Now you'very got me trying to picture a chicken and a bull (or a rooster and a cow). Help!

Carol - tee hee... made ya giggle.

Stacy - A giggle and an aw. Total win.

Alex - It definitely is. (I can say that because I can't take any credit for it.)

Donna - I'm excited to be sharing the pages with so many great writers.

Mike - Dang it. That's a thought I didn't need running around my head.

Maria - Thank you. Yeah, it's been a very cool month.

Susan G/K - That's great! I hope people really enjoy it.

Lexa Cain said...

I saw the cover of the new anthology on Twitter and really liked it! So creepy but humorous. Huge congrats that you have your story in there! The funnies made me laugh, including the final bird seed one. Have a great week (what's left of it)! :)

LD Masterson said...

Lexa - Thanks. I think it's the best Guppy cover yet. Glad you enjoyed the funnies. Have a great rest of the week, too.

Jemi Fraser said...

LOVE the cover! You've got great stuff going on with all your shorts!!! Congrats :) said...

Congratulations! Thanks a spectacular cover - reminds me of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. I'm very impressed.

LD Masterson said...

Jemi - Thanks. It's fun having a couple things in the works.

Robyn - I hadn't thought of that but you're right, it does. Thanks.

Murees Dupé said...

Hey LD. Congratulations! That cover is very cool. The aw gets me every time;)

Patricia Stoltey said...

That's a great cover on the Guppy anthology. Congratulations on your story!

Arlee Bird said...

Got a couple of good laughs out of that post.

AS far as the birds I can only say that this bird eats just about anything. Forget the seeds.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Julie Flanders said...

The Fish out of Water cover is so fun - Love it!! Congrats on your inclusion and also on having an essay in Karen's book. Lots of great stuff going on with your writing. :)

Sherry Ellis said...

I like the cover for Fish out of Water. It'sounds like a cute anthology.

LD Masterson said...

Murees - Thanks. Glad you liked them.

Patricia - Thanks!

Lee - LOL. No seed for you. Good to know.

Julie - Yup, I'm having lots of short story fun. Thanks.

Sherry - Thanks. It's the fourth in a series and the first three were great so I'm really looking forward to reading all the other stories in this one.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on having a story in Fish Out of Water! I agree that it's a wonderful cover! Thanks for the funny jokes and the cute photo of the dogs playing patty cake!


Liz Fichera said...

Congrats on the book and the tour! :)

Heather R. Holden said...

That "aw" is beyond precious!

And many congrats on the anthology! Very cool how it'll be out as soon as April. Really love that skeleton on the cover...

LD Masterson said...

Julie - Thank you, and I'm glad you enjoyed the funnies.

Liz - Thanks.

Heather - I really loved that aw myself. And thanks. I'm having fun with these.

mshatch said...

I do like the cover and I'm with Al!

Crystal Collier said...

Oh my. That cover is classic. I seriously love it. (And the story in it.) This is your month for publications, eh? Rock on!

LD Masterson said...

Marcy - We're both with Al.

Crystal - Thanks. It's a nice change of pace.