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Kimberly A. Riley @KARiley40@octodon.social

Driving to Tyler, Texas today to get ready for my book signing at the library tomorrow!

Finally done with this first draft of book 2 of the Keepers of Earth!!!! Weeeeee!!! Only problem is I don't have a title for it. Working title is 'Keeper War', but I'm not sold on it yet. Oh well! Problem for later. Onto edits!

Been a bit since I posted, but been busy. To catch you up, here is the spear I decorated, then made a sheath for, then made a pair of leather turn shoes!
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Big news! I'm doing my first ever book signing!

Saturday, September 16nd, 12 - 4pm

Tyler Public Library: 201 S. College Ave, Tyler, Texas 75702
Signed book + Bookmark is $10! Cash or credit (no checks, please).

If you already have a book, bring it and I will sign it for you as well as give you a bookmark!


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Big news! I'm doing my first ever book signing!

Saturday, September 2nd, 10am - 1pm
Tyler Public Library: 201 S. College Ave, Tyler, Texas 75702

Signed book + Bookmark is $10!

If you already have a book, bring it and I will sign it for you as well as give you a bookmark!

Amazon: amazon.com/dp/B01NCS2TXA


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It's raining! Listen to the frogs! The bird saying 'no hope' faintly in the background is an inca dove.
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Baby being cute and tweeting to herself.
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I know it's hard to see, but this tiny blob is a bat!
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I hate pockets
Pockets with hidden mini pockets inside the first pocket.
Fake pockets that make you think for a second they are there.
Pockets with buttons and zippers you have to undo before you can use them.
Too short pockets that let things fall out.
Too narrow pockets that don’t allow anything in.
Pockets only on the back and fancy pockets with holes
Pockets that show everything I carry.
I really, truly, hate pockets.
But I wish I had more, because I hate purses more.

Godlin: We need them angry, we should send in Tran.
Raptor: He'll just annoy them. No, if we really want to piss them off, we send Tech.

Holy crap, have I had a crazy week! My dishwasher heating coil burned through the bottom of the dishwasher and flooded the kitchen, UNDER the flooring. When you walked on it, it went, squish, squish, and was like walking on a waterbed. It was both freaky and cool and an OMG moment all the same time. Bad news is, this means slows down a lot while I deal with this, but hey, good news is I get a new floor/dishwasher.

Been doing a lot of writing lately. Planning out the final battle! Though, my original plan for the battle won't work, as I realized that space is big. I mean to show off this bigness, but we'll see how well I do.

So yeah, working on this and I'm getting close to the 'gathering of allies' so they can 'fight the big battle' at the end, right? All simple stuff. Except, I've got this set in space and space is huge and to show that hugeness off, I can't have all the allies be gathered. Instead, a huge chunk of them have to stay on Earth, 4-ish light years away from all the action, where they are totally useless. What have I gotten myself into? Lol! .

Another shield picture? Yes! This time with the helm and axe I got for it.
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‪Finished another shield. This one is 2 foot wide and not a door hazard. Made of wood, cloth, metal, and rawhide. The boss in the middle was made by someone else.
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Hey all, I've joined bookbub (still trying to figure it out!). I might have to run a book deal on here at some point. Until then, feel free to follow, and if you're an author, leave me your link and I'll follow you. bookbub.com/authors/kimberly-a

Little hard to see, but this is a tarantula hawk I saw this morning. They hunt tarantulas to lay their eggs on, stinging them so they stay alive, but just paralyzed. They also have one of the most painful stings in the world,second only to the bullet ant.
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Is this another shield? Yes it is. Bit smaller than the first one cause that one was catching on door frames and was a hazard to walk with. This one is just 24 inches and has a long ways to go still. And yes, the pattern was SUPER annoying to get on there cause it starts to mess with your head after awhile.
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Bit of science today from my book, the Stone of Power.

Tech talks how to make an electromagnet. Context is the Keepers are going to shoot an E.M.P. missile at a monster that's terrorizing Pairs.

If you want to make one, take a battery, an iron nail, and some wire. Coil the wire tightly around the nail. Connect each end to the opposite sides of a battery and tada! Magnet.

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