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Monday, June 15

Bad Things Must Happen / Vlog + LOST HELIX by Scott Coon

Thank you for coming to a vlog edition of Write with Fey!

In this video, I talk about how bad things must happen to our characters.


Bad Things Must Happen

Length: 3:44

Feel free to comment on my blog and/or on this video on YouTube. To go the video's YouTube page, click on the title located on the video.

QUESTIONS: Do you put your characters through hardships and have bad things happen to them?


    A unique and exciting new release from Dancing Lemur Press...

Lost Helix
By Scott Coon

Lost Helix is the key…

Stuck on an asteroid mining facility, DJ dreams of writing music. His dad is a corporate hacker and his best friend Paul intends to escape to become a settler in a planet-wide land rush, but neither interests DJ.

When his dad goes missing, DJ finds a file containing evidence of a secret war of industrial sabotage, a file encrypted by his dad using DJ's song Lost Helix. Caught in a crossfire of lies, DJ must find his father and the mother he never knew.

When the mining company sends Agent Coreman after DJ and his guitar, DJ and Paul escape the facility and make a run for civilization. Will DJ discover the truth before Coreman catches him?

Release Sate: June 2, 2020
Pages: 268
Genres: Science Fiction – Action & Adventure
Crime & Mystery
YA Science Fiction


Scott Coon has enjoyed success as a science fiction short story writer, winning accolades and publishing over a dozen works in various magazines. Formally a U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst and currently a software developer, Scott brings his technical experience into his work, along with a sense of spectacle.

Wednesday, June 3

Meet the Flutters from BAD FAIRY by Elaine Kaye / IWSG



Title: Bad Fairy
Series: A Bad Fairy Adventure (Book One)
Author: Elaine Kaye
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Fantasy Middle Grade
Length: 66 pages
Age Range: 8-12

BLURB: Thistle Greenbud is not a bad fairy. She simply doesn't like rules, and it's just her luck that her homework is to create a new rule for the fairy handbook. But first, she has more important things to do. Like figure out how to get back at Dusty and Moss for playing tricks on her.

Before she can carry out her plan, though, disaster strikes and she finds herself working alongside the very fairies she wanted revenge on. Can they work together and trust each other, or will things go from bad to worse?



Flutter Club Role – President
School – Level A (Average)
Nickname – Bad Fairy
Favorite Color – All shades of red, including pinks
Favorite Food – Cabbage patch stew
Personality – Spunky, tough, likes to pay back Dusty and Moss when they pick on her
Dislikes – RULES and BULLIES

Flutter Club Role – Vice President
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Blue
Favorite Food – Blueberries
Personality – Sweet but no pushover
Dislikes – when Dusty and Moss play tricks on her best friend

Flutter Cub Role – Active Member
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Dark green
Favorite Food – Dill
Personality – Prickly, sometimes rude, not afraid to say what’s on her mind
Dislikes – Drama queens and beauty queens.

Flutter Club Role – Active Member
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Pale green
Favorite Food – Clover flowers
Personality – likes to be in the spotlight and thinks she’s the leader
Dislikes – being told what to do and when Rose trades clover flowers with Lacey

Flutter Club Role – Active Member
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Pink
Favorite Food – Artichokes
Personality – sweetheart, shy, and is passionate towards other’s feelings
Dislikes – clover flowers and being left out

Flutter Club Role – New Member
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Silver
Favorite Food – Clover flowers
Personality – nice to everyone, fashionista, and smart as a whip
Dislikes – getting rainwater on her wings



     “Where have you been?” Clover asks when I fly in.
     Standing in front of the four Flutter members, I answer. “I’ll tell you later. We need to get down to business. Lacey wants to join our club. Should we let her?” I look at each member for some kind of response.
     “She’s a whiner,” Weedy says. “All she does is complain. If her wings get a little bit wet, it’s the end of the world to her. She says rainwater will dry them out and they won’t shine anymore. How pathetic is that?”
     Weedy never has a problem saying what’s on her mind. She’s a lot like Clover, but Clover is a little easier to get along with. Clover has chestnut-brown hair and gray eyes, whereas Weedy has short-cropped black hair and green eyes. And she always wears green, making her look like a real weed, especially if her hair is windblown.
     Rose speaks up. “Well, I like her. She’s always nice to me. She even trades her spinach and artichoke salad for my bag of clover flowers.”
     Rose is the sweetheart of the bunch, shy and extremely passionate toward other’s feelings. Rose is curvy and short with red, frizzy hair and hazel eyes. One reason I like her is she mostly votes the same way I usually do, the opposite way from the others.
     Clover glares at Rose. “Why don’t you ever swap lunch with me? You know how much I love clover flowers.” She pouts.
     “Because you don’t eat artichoke salads,” Rose says.
“I hope you choke on an artichoke,” Clover snaps with a fling of her hair.
     This has gone too far. “Girls! ‘A Flutter can never threaten another Flutter.’ That is rule number two. And what is rule number one?”
     “‘Love your fellow Flutter,”’ Clover mutters.
     “And Rose? What is rule number three?”
     “‘Consider your fellow Flutters’ feelings,’” Rose quotes. She walks over to Clover. “I apologize.”
I elbow Clover.
“Me too,” Clover mumbles.


3 Signed Paperback Picture Books –
Pea Soup Disaster, Doctor Mom, The Missing Alphabet

Eligibility: International

Number of Winners: One

Giveaway Ends: July 1, 2020 12:00am Eastern Standard Time


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Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster. Bad Fairy is her middle grade debut and the first of A Bad Fairy Adventure series.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.

Thank you for sharing the Flutters with us, Mom. <3

Please leave a comment for Elaine Kaye. :)

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