Saturday, June 25, 2022

You're Kidding Me!

Today has been great and I have an exciting announcement to make, "As of three days ago I am writing my first Kindle Vella and the title is You're Kidding Me. If you would like to check it out please just click on the title or you can click on it over on the sidebar. Or just Click Here.

I have only written two, 600 word episodes so far and I am having a blast writing it. It starts out with me being in New York City to sign some book contracts and I get mugged by a person shorter than me. And that is the only clue that I am giving you.

This is the artwork I chose for my Kindle Vella—You're Kidding Me and it is perfect, because there will be some ghosts and aliens in the ongoing, cliffhanger episodes.

And this is what I wrote "About The Author" and I have already lied about my age:

Cousin Nancy is a sixty-nine-year-old, cowgirl that loves animals more than she loves people, except for her husband Tony Simons. He spends most of his time photographing nature and gardening. Cousin Nancy spends her time writing, helping animals, hunting ghosts and waiting for aliens to arrive, while listening to her favorite music from the 60's and 70's. Her favorite musician is Neil Young and his album Harvest Moon debuted when she was a part-time hippie living in Crested Butte, Colorado.

And as a teaser—here is a little peek inside (Just the first three paragraphs) of Episode 1...

"Well, today has totally sucked," I confessed to my best friend Judy, over the phone, as I poured myself a second glass of cheap, boxed red wine.

"Now Nance settle down," Judy said, cheerfully. "It's your first day in New York City and you've only been there since this morning. It can't be all that bad."

"Well, it is," I said, as I locked my hotel door and then fastened the flimsy, silver, linked chain that was "Added For Your Extra Security." Then I swallowed a sip of wine, took a deep breath and held it for over ten-seconds, and then as I exhaled I said, "Trust me. Today has been worse than bad and I cannot wait to check out of this hotel tomorrow and get back to Texas where I belong. I'm missing Tony and our animals..." 

I hope that y'all will wish me luck with my new writing endeavor and if you do like my Kindle Vella please check the box if you want to follow me and giving me a thumbs up would be nice also. 

And please note: I will still be doing monthly podcasts.

Y'all have a great day and keep on laughing!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Episode 16: Never Tell A Lie (To Jean Weber)! or Knit-Wit!

 Today has been great. This afternoon I did a super fun podcast with Tony's and my dear friend Jean Weber.

We first met Jean on November 14, 2016, when Tony and I walked into Wolfmueller's Books looking for Sandy to help me finish tying off my unfinished, pink potholder. Needless to say Sandy and Jon were gone and Jon's sister, Jean, an accomplished knitter, was "holding down the fort for them" and she tied it off for me instead.

Long story short, to refresh your memory, you can read all about that famous potholder that I wrote about in my November 14th, 2016 blog post, "The One And Only!" Here.

Jean told us some great stories about her beloved cat Tiger and here are a few pictures of her beautiful feline companion who keeps things interesting for her.

And here is a link to the famous Paul Bunyan Land amusement park which now resides in Brainerd, Minnesota, so you can see this famous, 26 foot tall, talking Paul Bunyan who mysteriously knew my brothers' and my sister's and my name, and knew where we had come from, when we first entered this popular park. 
Here's Paul!

This 20 minute podcast episode was so much fun to do with Jean and I hope that it will make you laugh as much as I did. 

To listen to the podcast please click here or click onThe Cousin Nancy Show near the top of the sidebar on this page.

Y'all take care and keep on laughing!

P.S. Sandy & Jon—Happy 49th Anniversary tomorrow!