Hello my freaky ones!
I have changed my name. With all of the political fuss in the world and all the horrible stuff going on, using Isis, I decided it was time for a revision. I am now Isys.
Still the same vampire. Still in Kansas. Still belly dancing me, just a new address. isysthevampire.wordpress.com
come find me there!
Isys the vampire
This post is a little more somber than most. My writer just found out she has skin cancer. She assures me it is the treatable kind that doesn’t spread and they can just whack it off. This is still very upsetting to me.
This is my writer’s LIFE! Okay, so I’m a vampire. But that doesn’t mean I want those around me that I love to die sooner than they should from preventable and treatable causes. My writer is careful most of the time about what she eats and she makes sure to exercise several times a week. She doesn’t tan and tries to avoid sunburns. She follows her doctor’s orders. Now, she will have to keep a watch out on her skin, use sunscreen, and wear hats and long sleeves. This won’t be too hard for her to do. She’s a Goth girl at heart.
Most people don’t take care of themselves like they should until it is too late. Take some time for some self-care. It’s not selfish. Take the time to exercise. Feed yourself well. Slow down and reduce your stress. Go to the doctor for checkups. If you don’t like to go to the doctor, change that. Find a new doctor. Make a few simple changes, then sit back and enjoy the results.
I will go with my writer on Friday afternoon for a second appointment to make sure they got it all. She assures me the excision is not terribly painful and it’s not a big thing. I don’t like my writer being cut on, but I am glad she is taking care of things.
I can assure you I will be keeping an eye on my writer’s health. I promise I will keep you all updated.
until next time, my little freaky ones,
One Too Many by [Gena K. Mantz].
Just a WARNING! if you see sites like this, PLEASE report them!! This book is under one of my other names and has been PIRATED!!! GRRR!
Hello my little dark ones,
This weekend, something happened to a friend of my writer. This belly dancer pal has a bumper sticker and received a rather ignorant and nasty note on her car. The bumper sticker has been on her vehicle for many years and is belly dancer themed, However, some ill-tempered fool decided to leave a note. The bumper sticker says “Isis Isis Ra Ra Ra”. Some rude person left a note suggesting my white, American-born friend relocate and go do a physical impossibility.
This has upset my writer. She has suggested I change my name. After all, I am Isis the Vampire. I thought about it for a moment, then decided. It is not my fault the media uses the improper acronym in news reports. It is not my fault people are ignorant and do not know the difference in an acronym and a name. Why should I change who I am? Would any of you, my little ones, want to change your name due to politics? Many times in the past, people have changed their names because of the political climate. For some people, changing their name is the right thing for them to do. Some have had no choice in the matter. Some, like my writer, have lost some of their family history and heritage.
The political climate is unsettling. There are injustices and atrocities happening and have happened throughout history. We are destined to repeat our mistakes unless we make conscious choices. Follow your conscience. Judge people by their actions and react accordingly.
For me, I choose to stay true to who I am. I shall remain Isis the Kansas Vampire. I am braced for snark, ignorance, hateful words, and general rude behavior. I survived hateful words before. The only ones I worry about are my writer, her family, and her friends. My writer assures me that she will be fine. After all, she survived being ostracized before.
I do hope you will choose to educate and inform yourselves. I do hope that you will not judge everyone based on the actions of a few.
So, for now, I will hope for the best. I will keep my name as it is. I will judge people by their actions. But, if you tick me off, I cannot guarantee I won’t suck you dry like a teenager with a gas station slushy. Oops. Did I say that? Anyway. I hope you choose information and education instead of ignorance and hate.
Until next time,
Isis the Vampire
hello my freaky ones!
I need to warn you. I will be on a tear tonight. I am irritated at what has happened in my author’s world today. Someone decided to report a whole bunch of authors as spammers. Consequently, they are unable to post about their releases until AFTER their new book is live. This cuts down on the publicity for the authors and can damage sales.
What I can’t understand is WHY??? Is it petty jealousy? Is it an attempt by one author to get rid of the competition so the sales will be better? Is it ingorance? Or is it simply pure hate? The kind of person who would report 90% of the authors allied with one online niche publisher must be a different sort indeed. I wish this troll to see the significance of their actions and let their actions come back to them.
I am irritated. I am angry. Unfortunately for MY writer, she has been caught up in the peripherals of this. She cannot share certain posts, comment on some things, and is wondering when she will be put in temporary jail herself. (I keep telling her not to worry.)
So to combat the trolls, I made sure to post as much as I could about this, to Tweet about it, and to use the hashtag #onehouseunited to show my support of all indie authors.
Okay, my writer came home early and I have to go. She needs the computer to do some editing and work. Thanks again for letting me vent. (My writer says it is much better than me hunting down the person or people that did this and eating them.) Until next time,
hello my freaky darlings!
I do hope the last week has been good to you. I have to say that the Great Writers, Right Here event at the Topeka Library was wonderful for my writer!
She met some new friends and it has done her good. Her spirits were lifted and she felt like a REAL author! I keep trying to tell her she is but I think this event helped to solidify the knowledge. She donated a book to a free library, swapped a couple of books, and sold many more than she’d hoped.
She is finally back to working on the first novel with me as one of the main characters. I am so happy to see progress on “Night Blind”. For my writer, I don’t want my first book to be good. I want it to be GREAT. I know it takes time and patience and practice and rewriting for it to happen. Unfortunately, even though I am a vampire, I am short on patience. Unless I am playing with my food…
anyway. I do want to give a shout out to several authors who made my writer’s day. PLEASE go check out their works!! Dennis Smirl, Brian Allen, R Richardsson (Beneath the Headstone here on Word Press), R L Naquin, Aimee Gross, Ian Hall, and the Kansas Author’s Club.
well, my writer is fussing at me to let her use the computer so she can update HER blog over at Angel’s Musings. I will wish you happy holidays, safe travels, good weather, and much joy over this stressful holiday season! So, until next time little ones–
Hello my lovelies!
My writer is going to be very busy this Saturday! The Topeka Library is having an event- Great Writers, Right Here, and my writer will be there!
There will be many different genres represented and it is a magnificent gathering of local talent. Everything from children to young adult, poetry, nonfiction, detective, sci-fi, adventure, and even some paranormal romance. If you like books, there will be something there for you.
I am so proud of my girl. She has come far in this last year and I am hoping she will sell out at this event. (My writer says that if she sells even one book, she will be happy.)
Well I do hope that anyone who can will drop by this event and support your favorite local authors!
until later, my pets
here is the info for the event!