Brewery Adopts a Cat!

September 5, 2017- Check out this story from Illinois.net! The Blind Pig Brewery just hired a new employee, and by doing so, they saved his life. We wish him all the success in the world in his new position! Click on the link below to read about this furry fella.

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/brewery-adopts-a-cat/803954193

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The Rule of 3…

April 19, 2017- This is really cool! Did you know that doing 3 things per day can move you closer to your goals? It’s simple, let me show you how!

  1. Make a list of areas in your life that you’d like to improve, e.g.,. Health, Business, Social, Relationships, Organization, etc.
  2. List the 3 things in each section that you can start doing immediately! For example, let’s say you want to improve your Health, three tiny things you can do to make that happen are a) Drink 8 glasses of water per day b) Run for 30 minutes c) Meditate
  3. Re-do your list every day and check each item off as complete!

That’s it! It’s simple, fun and effective, plus it gets you into the habit of writing down your goals and accomplishing them. This is a super effective method and I use it every day for my business goals!

Keep me posted on how this works for you!

LLB

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Ren’s Pets Depot Adoption and Book Signing Event with Pet Patrol Rescue!…This Saturday from 11-3

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http://www.petpatrol.ca/

Submission Guidelines for Authors…

April 17, 2017- I get a lot of requests from authors in regards to taking a look at their manuscript, and while I’m more than happy to do so, I’ve decided to post some submission guidelines. Pandamonium Publishing House is a boutique publishing house that publishes up to ten titles a year of all types of fiction. Currently, we are at our max for the year regarding publishing but are still accepting submissions of fiction and non-fiction for all ages.

  • Please send a synopsis of your work (include the ending of the book) and please make it one page only. A synopsis is a brief summary of your book.
  • Please include the first five pages of your manuscript pasted into the BODY of your e-mail. I won’t open attachments unless they are from a trusted source.
  • Please allow 4-12 weeks for a response from me as this allows me the much needed time to properly address your manuscript. I will send you a response either way via e-mail so remember to include your contact information!
  • Please don’t take anything personally. Sometimes I reject manuscripts for different reasons, maybe we’re at our maximum publishing quota for the year, maybe the story isn’t a great fit for our publishing house, perhaps there are too many errors within the manuscript. Whatever the reason, please don’t take it personally. Keep submitting and keep trying!

To send me a submission of your work following the guidelines above, e-mail me at lacey_bakker@yahoo.ca and include SUBMISSION in the subject line. I look forward to reading your submissions. Stay tuned for a future blog post about how to successfully get published.

LLB

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Seabass’ Diary…Day 3

March 30, 2016-Last night the large human had ham. It was agony to watch him eat it..he taunted me with every delicious bite but be sure I will exact my revenge. While the humans weren’t looking I formulated an ingenious but dangerous plan…I would steal the ham off the counter. I steadied myself on the counter and made the 20 foot leap across the room, I landed on target and pushed the plate onto the floor. Success!..but only for a moment. The small human came rushing in and pulled me away from my feast. She continues to mistreat me.

I awoke to the grasp of the small human. She and the large human have a very comfortable nest so I try to take up as much space as possible. I suppose there is a trade-off for my comfort…I must let her touch me but I insist on biting her hand every time to remind her of my power.  I vomited my breakfast on the carpet to show her my dissatisfaction with the menu that never varies…I also think that she is trying to poison me. I watch her scrub the carpet and while she is doing this I climb onto her back to get a better vantage point and to look for a possible escape route. My father Simba and I are served small, dry nuggets each morning at varying times due to the small human’s laziness. I’ve retreated to my lair because I know that the humans will not be able to reach me on the highest shelf of the laundry room. There is a window and sometimes a squirrel that I watch…oh if only I were free like him to frolic in the afternoon breeze…his very being reminds me of my oppression. I hate him. Today I shall try and sleep away the horror of this place and escape into my dreams of a better life.

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The deplorable conditions of my current lodgings…look away.