No Write Night

Well, I had planned to write tonight, but instead, chose to sit down and begin hand writing myself a 2016 list of AAR agents. My goal is tomorrow night, sit down and begin emailing Barney & Lexi out and mail a copy or two out on Saturday. I have been turned down by many of the names that I have seen on the list but each one will get the two lost friends again. Why? Well, fact is, so agents don’t even read queries and toss handfuls away to lower the ‘slush’ pile load. I stopped at 50 agencies complete with names, addresses and email info. Here they come!!

I also wrote my SCWBI group on Yahoo and began seeking out thoughts on my query for B&L. I look forward to some great answers back tomorrow!

My subscription to Poets & Writers is running out and the cash is tight, I hope I can renew soon. I believe things will work out! 🙂

Last night, my oldest son spent the night with me. Wednesday nights are his night just us guys. He has Jazz Band every Thursday morning at 7a.m. and I take him to school to rehearse. I love my nights with him! I am far from a cook, therefore we had baked fish and cheese filled breadsticks, yum! He crashed before he could finish his meal though, so I sat and wrote last nights talk with you. I enjoy our talks as well! 🙂

My ‘Never Quit’ video is now on youtube and it is my hope that you or someone you know may stop by and become lifted by it. Click below to see it!

I spoke with my sons first grade teacher and am scheduled to read to the class this Spring!! I am so excited and just can not wait!! When he finds out, he will have a complete happy meltdown and ask about it for the next two months! 🙂

I also took an email from a local high school lit teacher who has asked if I will speak to her Children’s Lit class next Fall when the class begins. I and siked about that and can not wait!

I also took an email from the Lawrence County Historical Society and look to be rescheduled for my picture book lecture later this year. I can’t begin to tell you how I am ready to do this after having to cancel last year.

Well, that’s about it for tonight. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and find a way to be grateful and Live With Passion!


The Last Section Before Spring


With next week brining the beginning of Spring, today’s shoot ment the last trip on the Winter map until this December. To say the least, this Winter has been the hardest one to snap shots in. However, some wonderful photographs have come out of this season, and as it draws to a close this week, I admit, whole heartedly, to yerning for warmer weather!


Today was especially memorable! My oldest son, Lynden, joined me again for some shots in the drizzle of Winter. I always enjoy Lynden riding along! He likes to grab his own camera, jump out and snap some photos of his own. He has said that he would like to also publish a picture book. With his natural ability at catching great snap shots, I encourage him to do just that!:) He is a Webelos Scout and, last month, earned the “Photography Beltloop” for some of his Winter pictures, I could not be more proud!


After a weekend visit from my mother and taking Ethan & Rylen home, Lynden and I made our way to the gas station and snatched up some 32 oz. fountain drinks and made our way just outside of town for two and a half hours of some very good photos! Although it was an overcast, drizzly day, we called it just early due to a particular section being complete.


We could have begun the smaller sliver to the west that remained, however, that would have ment driving 12 miles to the farthest end of Lawrence County, only to end up with a few more minutes of day time remaining to shoot. The rain began steadily then, as well and we agree that we had finished on a very solid note, thus, we called it a winter!


The most excitement came, near the end of our day, when a very deserted, and muddy, county road came calling! We splashed through large mud puddles and even turned on the four-wheel drive to make it through. I asked Lynden when we had reached the end and were back on the black top road if he wanted to go back for our final shots or, take the black top to the final routes. His reply?? “The mud road, definitely” Needless to say, the Jimmy is being given the biggest bath in the rain since I have own him!


Although my Jimmy was caked with mud and Lynden and I got our jeans muddy by climbing in and out, we had the cleanest fun a father and son could have!:) And so to “Old Man Winter”, I bid you a warm farewell and must admit that I am happy to not see you until December!


Live With Passion!

A New Friend?

As a large storm approaches my hometown from the west, I am going to have to stop writing early tonight but I did finish another page of The Boondock Kids, so, that is great! Tonight was a cub scout planning meeting for our annual banquet held in February, so, it was off to the meeting and then two hours later, home to cook two very delicious cheeseburgers, before sitting down for the evening to see how TBK react to Kelmare!

Kelmare at first is curious if Mario, Louis, Sindy & Cristena are, in fact, human as he had thought. When they confirm that they are, Kelmare begins to dance with joy. That is until Cristena asks where they are. Kelmare then explains that the four friends are in Spyderia and that it has been many, many years since the last human ever came through the Doors of Eldenthorn.

Realizing that they were in another world and the fact that Kelmare had made no attempt to harm them, they reach out their hands and shake with their very new, possible friend!

Well, wind is beginning to howl, time to shut it down for the night to save my computer!

Live With Passion!!

Cristena Gets A Tardy!

Even though Cristena had a good reason for being late to class, yet again, it was the fact that she failed to get a slip from a hall monitor that landed her in “Tardyland”. Mrs. Nellenfelter warns her about being very close to detention and stresses the slip. Louis tries to be helpful and uses his “bright side” approach to let Cristena know she almost made it on time.

Cristena surprises Sindy by whispering, “I heard about your art project! You have to tell me what you’re going to do about it at lunch!” Sindy wonders how things travel so quickly.

With The Boondock Kids (TBK for short) going well, I have decided to have Barney & Lexi: Lost In Lawrenceville (B&L, you guessed it, for short,lol) ran by an editor. We have spoken and a price has been worked out. B&L will cost around $300.00 to edit my rewrites. It should then be set up for another swing at pitching it! As for the agency who almost took it, I am going to put my passion into making a great pitch to them when it is finished and package it into an awesome sell! Hey, if you don’t try, you’ll never know right?!

Live With Passion!!

Merging Sites!

So I have thought the past two days about this and I have decided to merge both my writing blog site ( and my photography blog site ( into one! As I look into writing for another news publication, I think I could provide so much more from one site, rather than try to manage two separate ones. I plan on merging the two into the site.

Let me know what you think alright? I just want to make one good place versus two middle of the road sites!


Imaginary Fox on Facebook!

You know that I am ever grateful to you for kind comments and support, well, I want to ask a favor of you, if you don’t mind?? Will you go to and like my Facebook page for my works, Marky, Slash & Levy, Barney & Levy, The Boondock Kids and The Four Seasons of Lawrence County picture book. You have made what started out as a silly blog into a modest effort for me and I want to invite you to my page and share in my passion. To say thank you does not say enough!



This Week

With all of the gaps in posts, I want to apologize! I do hope you understand! This week the internet is being connected in my home, meaning daily updates on Marky, Slash & Levy, Barney & Lexi, The Boondock Kids and more, thank goodness!

I look forward to hearing from you via post as well!!

Imaginary Fox

P.O. Box 134

Bridgeport, IL. 62417

Updates and Other Stuff…

This past week was my vacation for my “paying” work and I had planned to lay out a day to do nothing but sit at my desk and plug away on mailers for Barney & Lexi and Marky, Slash & Levy. I then was going to get back on the horse, for lack of a more appealing expression, with The Boondock Kids and Jack. I set out 30 mailers for B&L and 3 for MS&L before my keyboard and mouse went south.

I spent 30 dollars on a new, wireless mouse and keyboard, plug them in and began to get back at it. Then the printer told me my color ink was down and would not print. I wonder back to Wal-Mart and grab a 20 dollar color cartridge and put it in. The printer then set the black was to low to print, LOL, thus, back to Wal-Mart for a 18 dollar cartridge. 70 dollars so far,LOL!

Then I start back with the printing and find the pages only halfway printed. After some searching, I found that the print head had a blow out and was not working. That marked the end of writing and mailing for the week, needless to say, BUMMER!

I did get some very good mailers out though and with some good luck, I am sure some great news will come my way!

As for TBK and Jack, they have been at a standstill as of late. This week, however, I see that changing! Once the internet is back on at my home I will have much more time to give a daily report to you, my wonder reader! Until then, we just have to do the best with what we have don’t we?

Next Sunday, I will have the new P.O. Box number set up. I invite you to send me comments and advice on updating the site. I know it needs updating but have little time at my folks home to do what needs done. I do hope you understand!