Friday, August 18, 2017

Agent Triple P Blog Links!

Attention! This post is for all of the fans of Agent Triple P's blogs who have reached out to me in his absence. I have some links to share with you! Please click on the following:



THE LUST WORLD


THE CHRONICLES OF TRIPLE P


VENUS OBSERVATIONS



So glad to have him back!


XoXo

Scarlett

Sunday, August 13, 2017

ROADS Spotlight: Great Sand Dunes National Park

In my new LesFic novel Roads and Revelations, my girls stay the night at a hotel in Alamosa, Colorado, a city that used to be one of my old stomping grounds. I lived in the San Luis Valley from age 10 to almost 13, very formative years, and have fond memories of many adventures I had out in nature.

When one thinks of Colorado, it's probably not sand dunes that come to mind; however, the Great Sand Dunes National Park was one of the places I frequently visited, especially during the summer, when I lived in the area.




One of the first trips I made out there was with a group of my classmates when I was in 6th grade. We all piled into the school bus and as we made the drive out there, it was fascinating to watch the dunes grow. From a distance, the park looks like a giant sand box, but when you get closer, you start to realize how truly impressive the dunes are.

Even when you get to the park, you don't fully comprehend just how impressive they are. When you're hanging out, wading in the shallow river, looking up at the dunes and thinking about giving them a climb, you might think you could make it to the highest one in an hour. But when you actually start making the trek, not only does the sand's physical resistance add to the time it takes you to climb, you also realize once you get to the "highest" dune you spotted earlier, there is actually another one, even higher, far off in the distance. You can only see that dune if you climb the one you thought was the tallest.

I never tried to venture out past that first large dune. I was always content, once I'd reached the top of it, to look out and see how much more there really was out there. I'd stand there in awe, experiencing that state of peace that marvels of nature like the dunes can give to us humans: that realization that the world is so vast and overwhelming and you and whatever problems you think you have are so very small in comparison.

There's something special about Colorado in general that will always make me feel more connected to my spiritual core. It's one of my favorite places, and I was more than happy to feature it in the novel.



XoXo

Scarett

Sunday, August 6, 2017

War on the Catwalk 2017

Hello, darlings!




Last night I had so much fun at House of Blues in Dallas getting to experience drag queen greatness at War on the Catwalk live!




They put on an amazing show that lasted over two hours. Not only did they look great, they entertained the hell out of a sold-out audience. They made us laugh, they made us cry, and they made us feel empowered. It was so refreshing to spend time among such liberated, beautiful souls, not just onstage but also in the audience.

I was admittedly a little starstruck getting to meet all of them, especially since I had watched every episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 and felt like I had gotten to know them all through the process. They were all super sweet in person, especially the inspiring winner of the competition, the artistic and intelligent Sasha Velour. Also, the ultra-sexy Kimora Blac made me want to melt into a happy little puddle when she told me she loved my makeup. **Purr**

Here are the links to all of their Instagram pages. I listed them in clockwise order of the above photo, starting with Shea Coulee, who is sitting on the left side of the pic:


Shea Coulee

Eureka O'Hare

Trinity Taylor

Sasha Velour

Alexis Michelle

Kimora Blac

Farrah Moan





XoXo

Scarlett


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Little Author Reading For You :)

I just recorded this short video in which I read to you the blurb and a short excerpt of my new novel (from my publisher's newsletter). Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ROADS AND REVELATIONS Is Now Available!

I'm happy to announce that my new contemporary romance novel has released a couple of days early!






When Leilani finds herself at a major crossroads in her life, she takes a chance by reaching out to her old lover, JC. Although JC still holds a grudge about the way their relationship ended, she agrees to go on a road trip with Leilani. While they travel together, Leilani desperately hopes to repair their friendship. She also secretly hopes to rekindle their old college romance. But the primary reason for the road trip, which is to deliver three sets of boxes as part of honoring her late mother’s last wishes, may be the very thing that ends up tearing the two apart again.





Friday, July 7, 2017

One Shade of Grey



Ever since late last year, I've been noticing intruders on my head.

They appear without warning, showing up overnight.

I'll be fixing my hair, looking in the mirror and thinking about the day ahead, when BOOM: I see the sparkly little fuckers up there. All smug and stubborn and waving me the finger.

Grey hairs!

I'll admit, in a way, they are kind of pretty. It's that bright, shiny silver kind of grey that looks like Christmas tinsel. But seriously? What the hell? I'm only 33 years old! I'm too young for this.

Then again, there is no official age when we all start going grey, is there? Some of us turn silver or go bald sooner or later in life than others. Then there are other factors like genes. And the amount of stress we endure in life can make us grey, which is pretty evident whenever you see before and after pictures of US Presidents.

This time when I came across the shiny bastards, I found two of them. One was the same one I yanked out last time, and one was in a new place.

But this time, I didn't pluck them out.

Yes, I'm actually going to leave them. I figure they're a badge of honor in a way. On the one hand, it's a terrifying reminder of my mortality. But on the other hand, it's proof that I've survived life long enough to even get grey hairs. After all, we can make it to old age or suffer the alternative. When you think about it that way, getting old isn't so bad, is it?




-SK

Friday, June 30, 2017

Stop It With The Damn Automated Private Messages Already



If you have any sort of social media account, you've probably received an automated private message at some point. If you have a Twitter account, you probably get them all the damn time. But do they actually work? Do you read them and then go "like" people's pages, visit their website, click on their song, etc?

I don't!

In this world of social media, there are countless voices crying out for attention. And for the most part, these voices are just one gigantic ego trip. Look at me! Buy my book! Listen to my track! Check out my marketing strategy package! 

Why the heck should I?

It's one thing to sign up for a newsletter to receive content that I sought out and asked for. It's another to get private messages that are basically the digital equivalent of junk mail, which is what these automated direct messages are. Frankly, I don't think it works as a marketing strategy. I think it's annoying and a waste of people's time.

You know what I really love? Actual, real conversations with people! I have met some amazing people online, people with whom I share certain interests and hobbies, people I admire, and people whose products I have actually bought. But those friendships did not start off with an automated message. They started with a real connection, person to person, not spam to person. Some of these people have even become some of my best friends. I take social media seriously when it comes to connecting with people. It's called "social" media for a reason! It's not supposed to be "junk mail" media!

I get that not everyone actually wants to make friends online. I get that people are trying to run businesses and sell their art or their product or whatever, but I just think that sending direct messages that are so impersonal is a lame way to go about marketing; however, if a person takes the time to have a real conversation with me, treat me like a person and not just a number, I'd be much more inclined to check out their writing, their music, or their Etsy page.

I welcome your thoughts in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-SK