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No Internet on My Main Computer

I work on my main computer all day and then my laptop at night. So it throws me off when I have no internet on my main computer. I received Wolf Fever to proof but I’m trying to edit Red Wolf still, so I meant to work on it there, but I couldn’t open my email where I have my updated version of Red Wolf. Yes, I could use a flash drive to transfer it. But I need my internet to do research and stuff while I’m working on the book.

Anyway, so I’m on chapter 10, catching changes, and making a list of stuff I mentioned and didn’t go anywhere with. Hoping to get another 10 chapters today. Tomorrow, little one will be here.

I’m off to work! Hope your day is great!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Where are they Going?

I saw a plane flying overhead this morning as I walk to the mailbox to pick up all my spam mail and around the block for my morning exercise. I hear one later and I wonder, where are they going?

Isn’t the WHOLE world under lock down? Should you be traveling in an airplane or a cruise ship right about now? Why would you?

Fleeing somewhere that’s been hard hit and then possibly carrying the virus somewhere else? Not that I blame the people who think they’re not carrying it and want to go to somewhere more isolated, but….who knows?

I see the numbers go up and up and up. And yet, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. We have no idea how many people really have it. Mild cases. Not so mild cases. We don’t have the testing for it. Those who have it can’t get tested because they’re not the right age. They don’t have proof they’ve been infected by someone who has it. Yet they have it.

We finally went into lock down ourselves in our county.

Over 40 teams around the world are working on a cure. Pray that they find one soon.

We will get through this. The economy will come back. But it’s going to take time.

I said I wouldn’t go anywhere for 3 weeks. I try to stay home for 2 weeks at a time. That’s to ensure that if I get it, and it’s incubating, I can stay away from others and not spread it. It’s been a week and I’ve got to go out again. *sigh*.

So I thought, no problem, prescription medicine, pick up at the window. Then my daughter tells me their marriage is in grave danger if my son-in-law doesn’t have Dr. Pepper and their food isn’t being delivered until Thursday. If I get this from going into the store, I want Dr. Pepper to know it’s all their fault.

Okay, still trying to find a great conflict between the hero and heroine of Red Wolf. I have 9,000 words now. Seventy-one thousand to go.

Have a safe day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Zoo Day with Stuffed Animals

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The neighborhood got together to do a Zoo Day with stuff animals in our yards so kids could visit the zoo on another day of stay-at-home activities.

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My computer keeps locking up so I will say I finally managed to get 2,000 words on Red Wolf. I was trying to think of an opening, and I finally figured out one after several false starts. And I wrote 400 words on Seducing the Vampire. I’ve had Coronavirus news writer’s block.

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Okay, have to feed the dogs and such. Stay safe!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Vampire Redemption is OUT!

Huntress Pasha wants revenge against the vampire who had decimated her family of hunters and she’s sure she’s found her mate—a hunter who saved her and helped free her family. But he is a hunter turned vampire now and as much as she hates the vampires for what they’ve done to her and her family, she scorns any notion of settling down with one.

Zachary is in love with one hot-blooded huntress and he’ll do anything to save her and her family from the vampires who had taken them hostage. But now, he’s one of them, and he can’t come to grips with what he’s become. He’s on a mission to help Pasha eliminate the vampires who destroyed her family and hopes he will fall in battle, an honorable way to die—as a hunter eliminating rogue vampires who threaten mankind.

But just maybe being a hunter turned vampire isn’t the worst thing that can happen to him, if he can have an edge against the vampires, if only he wasn’t shunned by the huntress he has lost his heart to.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vampire-redemption-terry-spear/1136727144?ean=2940162716327

https://books.apple.com/us/book/vampire-redemption/id1504327605

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/vampire-redemption-4https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Vampire_Redemption?id=CqTYDwAAQBAJ&hl=en-US&gl=us

When I was thirteen, my mother took me to a college play, Dracula. I fell in love with the vampire and felt he should be loved and loved back in return. Not under his control, of course. So that’s where my series began. Not when I was thirteen, but before I began writing wolf shifter stories.

I’m suffering from coronavirus news writer’s block. Ugh, got to get back to writing!!!

Hope you are being careful and stay safe!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Keep Your Distance and Chin Up!

I thought this was cute:

At the grocery store yesterday, they had us standing 10 feet away from each other. They were cleaning carts, the clean ones were inside the store. They had hand sanitizer they would squirt on your hands before going in and coming out. It wasn’t crowded inside and no long lines. They were limited how many went into the store. A good thing! I also finished my taxes. Yay! I still need to do my car registration for April. You can register online, yay! But you have to go in to have a car safety inspection. Boo!

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Working on Red Wolf. Or trying to, but taking my morning walk in the dark before too many people are up and about and it gets too hot.

I published Vampire Redemption, but still waiting on the links for most of the sites.

Vampire Redemption

Huntress Pasha wants revenge against the vampire who had decimated her family of hunters and she’s sure she’s found her mate—a hunter who saved her and helped free her family. But he is a hunter turned vampire now and as much as she hates the vampires for what they’ve done to her and her family, she scorns any notion of settling down with one.

Zachary is in love with one hot-blooded huntress and he’ll do anything to save her and her family from the vampires who had taken them hostage. But now, he’s one of them, and he can’t come to grips with what he’s become. He’s on a mission to help Pasha eliminate the vampires who destroyed her family and hopes he will fall in battle, an honorable way to die—as a hunter eliminating rogue vampires who threaten mankind.

But just maybe being a hunter turned vampire isn’t the worst thing that can happen to him, if he can have an edge against the vampires, if only he wasn’t shunned by the huntress he has lost his heart to.

https://books.apple.com/us/book/vampire-redemption/id1504327605

Keep safe!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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State Borders Closing? Effective Treatments for Covid-2019?

Our health reporter Donald McNeil writes: “If it were possible to wave a magic wand and make all Americans freeze in place for 14 days while sitting six feet apart, epidemiologists say, the whole epidemic would sputter to a halt.”

Not entirely true. Sources are saying the virus can be shred 3 weeks after getting it!

Anyway, so some of my fans have said they’ve seen notices that the borders between states are closing. Not true! Quit panicking!! Or is it?

https://people.howstuffworks.com/can-feds-close-state-borders.htm

Nearly 70 drugs may be effective in treating the virus, researchers reported. Some medications are already used to treat other diseases, and repurposing them may be faster than trying to invent a new drug, the scientists said.

A lost or reduced sense of smell and taste has emerged as a telltale sign of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.

In the meantime, my daughter and SIL continue to self-isolate and stay at home and work. She is in charge of the distribution of food to children at the schools. He is a computer analyst.

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She has been trying so hard to grow some produce from seed, babied her lettuce that died in a frost, tried again and they were doing great before the heat really starts to hit–and then? Sir Rilo the corgi struck! Yep, he went after everything in her garden, including radishes and green beans. I have to watch my havanese with my tomato plants. They will pluck off the tomatoes and happily eat them.

In other news, in Oregon the police are asking people to stop calling 911 because they ran out of toilet paper.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/us/newport-911-toilet-paper-trnd/index.html

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Just some ideas to help you clean the right areas to help against the coronavirus. https://www.nytimes.com/…/18/wo…/clean-home-coronavirus.html

And a little coronavirus humor before places were shut down:

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I’m off to proof Vampire Redemption. It’s really clean, I’m just having trouble staying focused. Stay home if you can! Stay safe.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I’m Not an Alarmist but…

I was afraid this would happen. The pandemic, I mean. When the folks in China became sick, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out with all our world traveling–it would spread. And spread. And spread.

I wasn’t a panic buyer. Just like I didn’t panic buy before Hurricane Harvey hit us. I was just getting some fresh fruits and vegetables when I realized tons of shelves were empty. I didn’t panic buy even then, but picked up a few more items, like dog food, and am glad I did because I was nearly out and the shelves were too.

What I didn’t expect was for everyone to be so unbelievably unprepared. For the healthcare systems to be so overrun in some areas. For the same thing to happen in other areas too if people don’t come to their senses. That there was soooooo much denial of the problem from our leadership which exacerbated the problem. Why???? Because people listen to our leadership. They believe in what they have to tell us. We have this under control. We don’t have an issue. I. Am. Smart.

Right. So smart, we have a pandemic here without barely any testing going on. Stay home. Live if you can. Die if you can’t.

I just read about a 39-year old woman who died in her apartment. Someone was infected at her workplace, the woman who died had been tested, but she wouldn’t learn about the results for 5 more days. Don’t bother. She no longer needs to self-isolate.

It’s scary to think that self-isolating will fix the problem. For how long? Forever? Until those who have it either live or die? And then what?

I always try to be positive. My dad used to say he’d never met someone who was always so optimistic about things as me.

My mother said when I received yet another rejection from a publisher that I was always so upbeat. “But, Mom, that was a good rejection! They said send something else!”

It was one of those form letters and they sent it to everyone, right? But I was an optimist and I knew they really meant it.

So when our great leadership was saying everything was okay, businesses and governments were still sending their people flying across the world, flying across the States…and spreading the disease more. I kept thinking, this isn’t safe. We shouldn’t be doing this. Don’t do this. But no, everything’s fine. We’re fine. We have it under control. I. Am. Smart.

I love how places say they have no cases of the virus. Right. If you don’t test, you don’t have any confirmed cases. It happened in West Virginia. The governor was praised because he had no cases. Right. They had done no testing! The wife of the man who was their first case, well, two because she got it from her husband, had to fight and fight and fight to get her husband tested.

Or if you cover it up, you don’t have any cases either. Nope, everything is hunky-dory here. Right. Denial works too.

In a case like this, honesty is the best answer. Burying heads in the sand won’t make it go away. But maybe the truth will help us to get a handle on it.

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I want to be positive and upbeat, but I’m angry with our leadership, with the way they’ve mishandled it. I feel for the people who are having to work for UPS and other delivery services who are sick and have been told they can’t take off from work, for those who are working at the grocery stores, exposed to everything every day, to our EMTs, and medical staff, first responders, police force. For everyone who has to work when others can stay home and self-isolate.

I don’t want to think about the economy right now. I am sticking my head in the sand about that. It will bounce back once we truly have the virus under control. I know it will. Everyone will be eager to get back to work. Everyone will be producing goods and offering services, socializing, just like it never happened. I don’t want to think of a negative scenario on this. It will happen. I say so. Because I’m a dyed-in-the-wool optimist.

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from a distance…

Oh, and if you use unmatched socks or paper towels or corn cobs if you’ve run out of toilet paper, DO NOT put them in the toilet. I thought that was a given, but apparently that’s a new problem. Shaking head.

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Stay safe and if you can help out those who need help, great, if you’re in one of the professions, including grocery store personnel and home deliverers, that are helping people, I applaud you and thank you, and if you’re self-isolating, thank you too!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Copper Kills E.coli and Viruses!–Imagine that!

This is the first book in the Arctic Wolf series and this will be the 10th Anniversary release with a new novella. For those who already have the ebook, you can download the new version on March 31. For those who already have a paperback copy, the novellas will be in their own book in the future.

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Love, love it. Goes with my blanket. ~~Barbi Davis

Well, I’m spending way too much time on reading articles about the coronavirus, and need to spend more time thinking and writing.

But lots of articles about what could work has come out of this. Like the use of copper–which we no longer use:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xgqkyw/copper-destroys-viruses-and-bacteria-why-isnt-it-everywhere?

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Happy Day to Me! ~~Gina Whritenour

Canceled trip to Seattle/Vancouver–it was supposed to be for the end of April. So had to cancel on the kennel, Amtrak, still need to do the airline reservation, but they said to wait until 72 hours before the flight leaves. I’ll probably try on Monday. Thankfully, I had trip insurance and it seems that means I can get a voucher for flying some other time.

I’ve been staying home, though we don’t have an order in place for it here, but they’re not doing hardly any testing either, so who knows how many we really have who are sick with the virus. And it can easily be spread when someone has it before they’re showing symptoms. So, the next time you cast an evil eye at someone who has allergies–post nasal drip, and a cough–remember that person might be perfectly healthy. It’s the guy or gal on the other side of you who looks as healthy as can be who could be carrying the virus.

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Picture I took of a black face sheep on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

So in other news, my editor said they were giving my Highland Wolf book the title of: Wolf in Plaid. It will come out April 27, 2021. So excited! Love the title. Can’t wait to see the cover and share.

Reporting on the Goodwill News during these difficult times:

Florida distillery drops booze for sanitizer

A Florida craft distillery has halted making alcoholic beverages in favor of hand sanitizer – and it’s giving the stuff away for free. Copper Bottom Craft Distillery in Holly Hill announced the BYOB offer – you bring the bottle, they will fill it – on Wednesday. Within hours they had given away 20 gallons, mostly in 4-ounce pours. Customers included representatives from a sheriff’s office and a fire department. There were obstetricians, medical clinic workers, school teachers and service industry professionals.

“We’re just trying to spread some goodwill,” said Jenni Craig, who owns the business with her husband, Jeremy, and his parents. “This is a crazy time going on right now, and we want to do what we can to help.”

– Suzanne Hirt, Daytona Beach News-Journal

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In You Had Me at Wolf, I have a St. Bernard named Rosco. He carried a little barrel of doggy treats around his neck at the ski lodge and was a rescue dog. I loved this picture circulating for our emergency times! One of my fans said after she saw this posting: Help! I need help! lol
Keep a sense of humor. It will help to get through the dark days ahead.

I am determined to get more writing done today! Have a good one. Hunker down. Change everything you own out to copper. Good luck with that!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Coronaboomers Next?

Maybe some hope! A Japanese flu drug is effective in treating coronavirus.

https://nypost.com/2020/03/18/japanese-flu-drug-clearly-effective-in-treating-coronavirus-officials-say/

Meanwhile in other news: A cheating UK hubby is “in a blind panic” over his extramarital affair after contracting the coronavirus on a secret trip to Italy with his mistress.~~New York Post

And I created this because I was wondering:

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In other news it is spring!

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Bluebonnet of Texas

And how my kids are keeping their sanity…

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We must keep a sense of humor!

Tiberius and Erebus

And a bright spot from one of my fans: Why I got my Informed Delivery Package Delivered email nearly 10 hours after my package arrived, I will never know…But it was book mail so you bet I drove out to the mailbox at 2am! ~~Tamara Kasyan

I’m up to 3500 on Red Wolf, still don’t know where I’m going with it. And Seducing the Vampire, 30,000.

Hope you are staying safe! Wishing everyone a safe journey through these trying times.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Amid the growing crisis ongoing, I wish everyone luck, good health, and a means to survive financially. I’m glad to see some helping others out in this crisis.

In the meantime, I’m TRYING to stay focused on my writing. Still can’t come up with the opening or the plot for the new book. Still working on Seducing the Vampire–up to 28,000 words on it.

Try to have a sense of humor to help you get through the crisis.

An alternative to Kleenix–washable hankies. I ordered them from Amazon and they got here in a couple of days.

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An alternative to paper napkins–washable cloth napkins. I’ve had those forever, and they last forever.

I’m still weeding and planting plants that I bought a few days ago and trimming back crape myrtles to train them into trees. I’m trying to stay home as much as possible until I run out of food.

Have a great day and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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