Episode 43 – Estrogen, Man Codes and Vampires

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Episode 43

How to begin with Rachel & Charity

Charity: “The Society of Sinners” has been nominated to be “Book of Month” on Goodreads for Paranormal and Romance Lovers.

How do you begin your book? Where do you get your ideas?
Where does this stuff all come from?

Tell us a little about your book and what drew you to the genre.
How much of your genre do you read?

What inspired the book – how do you get inspired to write the book?

What kept you going through the middle of the book?

What choices did you make for publication?

Charity Parkinson:

“The Danger with Sinners” (Book 3 of The Sinners Series)
The Danger Sinners Series

Danger Sinners Bonus

The Society of Sinners and the Safe Haven Corporation team up in Parkerson’s third installment of the Sinners Series, in order to locate and capture head of Research Inc., Tacha Vasiliev.
Tacha is accused of using her company as a cover for development of a weapon of mass destruction, the ultimate vampire.
Caleb Cook, aka Danger, is sent to infiltrate the home of Sr. V.P. Narmer Horus in hopes of uncovering clues to Tacha’s whereabouts.
Disguised as head of security, Danger finds his biggest challenge isn’t Narmer himself, but his headstrong daughter, Kim.
However, just as Danger is not what he appears to be, neither is Kim.

The Melissa Craig & Charity Parkerson show
& links to each individual show including descriptions can be found here:

Melissa Craig and Charity Parkerson Show

Rachel Thompson:

‘I’m over forty. I don’t have a blankie. I have vodka.’
Author note: this is not a book of advice, how-to, or self-help. She deconstructs stereotypes with satire. Totally different concept.
‘I write about men, women, sex, & chocolate. My experiences, my truth, my martinis.’
*Note: Thompson employs hashtags (i.e., the # sign) in her collection. Google it. These are not typos, people #deargod.
Looking for a humorous take on family relationships or love and romance? Look no further.



Historically, artists exist on the fringes of society, rarely the center of things. Is this because they hate committee meetings? Is there power in these endless committee meetings? What if artists did meet, what kind of meeting would divergent artists run?

Word of the week

Skillygalee is a thin, watery gruel made of oatmeal.
Its name, often instead as skilligalee, seems to have originally been Irish, though fancifully extended in the early nineteenth century and then abbreviated once more in the 1830s to skilly, a word which was often used as a dismissive term for any insipid beverage.
In 1820 James Hardy Vaux disparaged skillygalee in his Memoirs: “Tolerable flour, of which the cook composed a certain food for breakfast, known among sailors by the name of skilligolee, being in plain English, paste.” (Other writers of that century and the next also compared skillygalee to bill-sticker’s paste, presumably from its consistency rather than taste.) If you were extremely lucky, sugar and butter were added, though common sailors were rarely so fortunate.
Nor were workhouse inmates, for which this was standard fare. Jack London found this out at the start of the twentieth century when he researched his book The People of the Abyss about conditions in London’s East End: “I would be given for supper six ounces of bread and ‘three parts of skilly.’ ‘Three parts’ means three-quarters of a pint, and ‘skilly’ is a fluid concoction of three quarts of oatmeal stirred into three buckets and a half of hot water.”



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