Scandalicious!!!

Greetings and Salutations!!!

I just finished watching Scandal…and once again, they delivered. The writer, Mrs Shonda, is amazing. She has America’s pulse on speed dial!

I didn’t watch it Live because, I have to have peace and quiet in the house before I can fully appreciate the work the Gladiators do. So once I got Mr. Jaxon his blankey, pillow (it was in my bed, his second bed), and his ba ba, he was good to go and off to the races.

I poured me a glass of wine and settled down on my couch to witness history.

History, oh yeah, History baby. This is one of the most intriguing, tantalizing shows on right now. I mean, think about it, we have a powerful black woman in Love with the most powerful man in the world. And then we have a white man in love with one the most powerful women in the world. They can both hold their own, they are both passionate about what they do and with that you have a power couple. The drawback……HE’S MARRIED!

Wow,,how does that happen. But that’s the magical part, we all know that it’s wrong, so why are we rooting for Olivia and Fitch to make it?

Why do we want to see The President of the United States of America get a divorce from his wife and marry Olivia?

Hmmmm, is it because Millie is miserable and evil…Is it because we can see their love for each other or is it because we can relate to the Passion, Lust, Excitement they have for each other…..Does Marriage still hold the weight of importance that it used to? Do the vows mean anything anymore?

I’m not sure, but I love watching this show..I love seeing the poise that Olivia and her team display, I love the fact that they all know they are not perfect but have developed a craft that is now their passion. They are good at what they do because it is their passion to help, to save, to fix.

This show has the potential to be one of the best in history. The possibilities are endless. Now, the next question is how long before they request the “CONTRACT NEGOTIATION?

They deserve every penny, when the time comes.

Last but not least, is Scandal making it more acceptable for white men to now date and marry black women?

Just a Thought……………………………………….Image

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My Interview with a Model, who likes the WWE, Reading and Football…oh yeah and Tattoos

Ms. Ang and I connected through Twitter when she asked if she could interview me. Of course I said yes, having never been asked before, I was thrilled. A few months later I decided to return the favor and she obliged. She’s a very interesting person, which is why I’m so excited to post her answers. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Bee L. Kirk
What is your passion?
Ms. Ang
Helping women with their self image. Growing up I struggled with my self image. This lead to multiple toxic relationships because I didn’t know my own worth. Over the last six years I have been working on me and have learned a lot in the process. I believe that every woman should know her self worth and embrace everything about her, including her flaws. I also believe that women should lift each other up instead of cutting each other down.
 Bee L. Kirk
How long have you been blogging?
Ms. Ang 
I’ve been blogging for almost two years. My original blog was for my modeling but I changed it to a personal blog after I launched my website.
  Bee
Have you ever had a stalker?
Ms. Ang
I have had a couple of stalkers. One was a guy I dated in high school. He stalked me while I was a freshman in college. I went to college about two hours from home and he would just show up outside my dorm. I had to be extremely mean before he finally left me alone. The other one was an ex and it took a restraining order to get him to stop.
  Bee 
I notice that you are very comfortable with your body, how long have you felt this way?
Ms. Ang
I’ve only felt this way for about 4-5 years. I used to be self conscious about my body growing up. About six years ago, I started the process of working on my self esteem and learning how to empower myself. Part of this process included the modeling. I had my first photo shoot back in 2009 and it definitely boosted my self esteem. It’s been all up hill since then. Now I have no problem getting in a tiny bikini or wearing a tight dress.
  Bee
What is your favorite Ice Cream?
 Ms. Ang
I love ice cream! I guess my favorite would be Rocky Road.
  Bee 
What’s your #1 pet peeve?
Ms. Ang
My #1 pet peeve is being late. I’m rarely late and hate waiting on someone that is late.
  Bee
Have you ever had a near death experience?
 Ms. Ang
I actually haven’t had a near death experience and hope that I never do.
  Bee 
If you could go back and tell the younger Ms. Ang something, what would it be?
 Ms. Ang
I was way too trusting when I was younger. Because of this, people would use and abuse me. So I would tell the younger me not to be so trusting. When you first meet someone they can pretty much be whoever they want to be. It takes time to actually get to know someone.
  Bee 
Do you love social media or tolerate it?
 Ms. Ang
I used to love it but now it’s gotten a little old. I would say that now I tolerate it because it’s a vital marketing tool.
  Bee 
Pick… President Obama or The Rock?
 Ms. Ang
Politics just aren’t for me so I would have to say The Rock. Plus, I have seen The Rock in person and he is FINE! lol
  Bee 
If you could ban one type of food, ie Hamburgers, Oysters, Lima Beans, what would it be?
 Ms. Ang
Those big hamburgers from Hardees. Those things look like they would give you a heart attack after one bite.
  Bee 
12) Biggest Regret?
 Ms. Ang
A year ago I had the chance of a lifetime and I let my fear the get best of me. I wish I could go back to that time and do things a little differently.
  Bee
13) Best Choice?
 Ms. Ang
I would say that one of the best choices I have ever made was moving from Alabama to North Carolina.
 Bee 
14) Advice to the youth?
 Ms. Ang
1. You can’t make everyone happy so don’t try.
2. Don’t waste your time on people that don’t truly care about you.
3. It’s okay to be single. Don’t rush into a relationship until you are ready.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
5. Be happy being who you are. Your uniqueness makes you special. It makes you who you are. Don’t change yourself for others. If they don’t like you for you, they aren’t worth your time.
Bee L. Kirk, Author of City of the Guardians: Introducing Alex Honor
Ms. Ang’s Info 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/msangnc

​Twitter: @_MsAng_

​Instagram: msangnc

​Blog: mylittlesideshow.blogspot.com

​Model Mayhem: modelmayhem.com/2133866

“You…wrote a book?”

To all my fellow writers (especially Indie)
Be Encouraged!
As I’ve come to find out, everyone won’t see your dream.
They’ll doubt your love for writing because you haven’t written 3 or 4 books.
They’ll doubt you because you may not have perfected the art/craft of writing.
They’ll doubt you because you don’t have a big agent/publisher backing you.
Be Encouraged!
Don’t let someone elses doubts stop your passion/dream.
Let the negative responses/reviews/thoughts drive your desire to succeed even more.
Prove them wrong by learning, sharing, and writing about your passion to be the best at what you do.
Be encouraged!
You’re more than a conqueror.
You were fearfully & wonderfully made.
Your creative ideas and thought provoking story lines were given to you to be shared.
Write, write, write and then write some more.
Be Encouraged!

~BeeImage

Interview with Author Nicole Dunlap

Bee L. Kirk

When did you know writing was your passion?

Nicole Dunlap

I was real young and in my mom’s busted-up car with no radio. I couldn’t sing so I started telling stories to pass time as my my mom drove from Long Beach to do the “kiddy exchange” with my father who lived in San Bernardino.

Bee

Do you write full time?

Nicole

I wish. I am full time employed as a social services representative, but I hope to one day write full time when I retire.

 Bee

How many books have you published?

Nicole

I have three books published in a family saga, Miss Nobody, Miss Scandalous, and Miss perfect, with one book that I need to finish to round off the list.

Bee

What advice do you have for new authors?

Nicole

Develop a thick skin. Not all stories are for all people. You will get a review from a reader who thinks the story should have gone left when it went right. Read every review, take some of your fans advice, oftentimes it is useful. That is the beauty of readers, they can pull out themes and morals to a story that you don’t even know you’ve weaved together. I was so proud of my work during a book club meeting I was invited too. Yes, that is the upside of connecting, fans, and reviews.

Bee

Do you have any events coming up?

Nicole

Yes, Miss Perfect will be free on 10/10 to 10/11 on Kindle.

Bee

Do you think we will ever have a female president?

Nicole

Soon and very soon, time is on our (women’s) side.

Bee

What kind of music do you listen to?

Nicole

Oh, my “I Heart Radio” can get a little mellow, a lil’ romantic, and all that. Coldplay, Emile Sande, King of Leon, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Drake, and when I’m feeling like taking it back to the 90s SWV, Tony Tone Toni. Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary will inspire me any day. That’s all I can think of right now.

Bee

Will Smith or Pres. Barack Obama? Why?

Nicole

These are hard questions. Both. I am like that. Take me to Bobby Flay’s restaurant and I can’t chose so I won’t chose right now. I love Will Smith when it comes to the aspect of movies. I love the ambition (and the marital love) of Barack!

Bee

How old are you?

Nicole

Twenty somethin’. Closer to the middle *wink wink. No, really 27 and I had to count. See, these are some hard questions. Hehehe.

Bee

Steak or Hamburger? Why?

Nicole

Prime Rib, baby! It’s all about the select and choice piece of meat that melts in your mouth and momentarily makes you forget all sanity.

Bee

Movies at home or at the theatre? Why?

Nicole

Both. Pixar, Disney, and other high quality cartoons must be seen at the movie theater. Action films, suspense, Bruce Willis, Will Smith, Kiera Knightley (and all of her historical films) must be seen on the big screen. I try to keep up an appearance about a few times a month and the drive-in theater keeps me sane as I recall that I have HBO, a full DVR and all that good stuff.

Bee

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?

Nicole

I wanted to be an archeologist, though my fear of all furry rodents, dirt, digging, etc have gotten the best of me. I still love rocks.

 Author’s Information

https://twitter.com/nicoleydunlap

Website: http://t.co/HQENvUIP1m

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F1H2OHO

Interview with the intriguing K N Lee

Bee L. Kirk

When did you know writing was your passion?

K. N. Lee

I knew that I wanted to be a writer since childhood. Creating characters and worlds has been a passion of mine that will never fade.

Bee L. Kirk

A lot of authors I’ve spoken with have felt the same way, including myself.

How many books have you published?

K N Lee

Right now, I have four books published. The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld is an urban fantasy that centers around a half-blood on a mission to break her mother’s curse. Thicker Than Blood is a paranormal collection. Wicked Webs and Empty Your Heart are poetry collections.

Bee L. Kirk

You’ve been busy, are you self-published? Do you have a literary agent?

K N Lee

I am currently self-published through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, however, I am on a quest to finding a literary agent to represent my fantasy trilogy, Rise of the Flame.

Bee L. Kirk

I wish you the best in that. Having accomplished so much in such a short amount of time, I was wondering how old you were?

K N Lee

I am 27.

 Bee L. Kirk

Awww, you’re still a baby. I think you’re going to have an amazing career.

What genres do you read/write?

K N Lee

I enjoy reading fantasy, horror, sci-fi, classic British and French literature, and historical fiction. Most of my stories are fantasy, sci-fi, and horror.

Bee L. Kirk

I would never’d imagined one of your writing genres as horror. I guess the old homage is true about not judging a book by it’s cover (smile)

Do you have any events coming up?

K N Lee

I will be at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, UK October 31st through November 3rd. I am also releasing the sequel to The Chronicles of Koa called Lyrinian Blade this December. Yes, there will be parties, blog tours, and prizes. Check

www.thechroniclesofkoa.com

for updates.

 Bee L. Kirk

How do you come up with your book ideas?

K N Lee

Most of my ideas come from my dreams. I keep a dream journal by my bed and each night I will literally wake up and jot down stories. This is why I have chronic insomnia!

Bee L. Kirk

I keep telling myself to do the same thing but I keep forgetting. I’m going to go and put a journal by my bed, right now.

Is there a message you try to relate through your writing?

K N Lee

I try to steer from anything cliché and formulaic. I may take a worn out trophe and spin it on its head, making it my own. I grew up reading Anne Rice, and I believe that she has the best vampire lore, so, when I created my vampires, I took it into an entirely different direction, and I created new species and creatures. I’d like to convey the message that not everything is what it seems…especially in my writing.

Bee L. Kirk

Who is your favorite character from one of your novels and why?

K N Lee

Lilae is my favorite character. She is the heroine of my soon-to-be released fantasy trilogy, Rise of the Flame. She encompasses all of my fears, doubts, and even experiences from my childhood, and takes those things and uses them to her advantage. She is one badass heroine! Aside from her, Halston, from The Chronicles of Koa is my other favorite. Blonde, British, clever, and a techy genius, he is my perfect man. Too bad he isn’t real… Ha!

Bee L. Kirk

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

ImageK N Lee

I see myself traveling the world with a book deal under my belt, perhaps a tv show or movie based on one of my stories, and a cozy cottage in England, Scotland, or Ireland. One thing that will always remain the same is that I will always write new stories, no matter where I am.

Bee L. Kirk

What kind of music do you listen to?

K N Lee

I listen to classical, Celtic, and movie soundtracks. I also enjoy Euro & indie rock, such as Coldplay, Portishead, Royksopp, and Imogen Heap. What do I listen to literally every day? Traditional Celtic/Gaelic music such as Enya, Clannad, Loreena Mckennit, and Hayley Westenra.

Bee L. Kirk

What is your writing process like?

K N Lee

My writing process starts with a dream, or nightmare. I take a character and let them lead the way. Most of the time I am not even sure where the story is going, but that is the beauty of the writing journey. My characters have the power, I simply wield the pen. My stories are very character driven, however, I am not opposed to utilizing outlines and jot lists.

Bee L. Kirk

How important has social media been to your success?

K N Lee

Extremely important. I remember when I thought that Twitter was silly, nonsensical, and just a way to be publicly vain. Ha! How wrong I was! I am so glad that I gave it a chance and was introduced to the magical world of indie authors. Twitter, Facebook, blogs and Linked In are critical to an author’s success. You know what publishers and agents like to see? They like to see an already established author platform. That means that one must gain a strong presence in the social media community.

B L. Kirk

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?

K N Lee

If I wasn’t a writer, I would either be a children’s doctor, artist, or teacher in a faraway country.

Bee L. Kirk

Do you believe in ghost? Why or Why not?

K N Lee

Oh boy. This is an interesting question. I am not sure. I had an experience as a child that convinced me that they were real, but as an adult, we try to rationalize things and now I am not certain. To cope with that experience, I’d like to think that there is another explanation. It’s just easier than thinking that there is a paranormal entity watching me. *shivers*

Bee L. Kirk

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me. I look forward to reading your work and becoming a fan. Best wishes to you!

Author K N Lee’s Information:

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I know how to Restart the Government Shutdown

It’s yours…

I’ve written my entire life, minus the first few days after my birth. I love to write, and share My opinions. No harm, now foul because everybody has one or at least they should. The wonderful thing about opinions is the fact that they are all original. Now your opinion may sound like someone else’s but it’s not. It came from your experiences, your trials, and life through your eyes. There’s not another human on this earth who has observed  all the sights and sounds that you have. No other soul has participated in every conversation you’ve been a part of, ect. Therefore, your opinion and his opinion and her opinion and my opinion are all organic, give or take.

It’s not personal…

So here’s my opinion on why Democrats and Republicans don’t agree….on anything.

Red and Blue, Blue and Red, Donkey, Elephant, Left, Right, Wealthy, Poor, Middle Class, Man or Woman, Educated, Uneducated, Religious or not…Black or White?

They don’t and won’t agree because each party believes and comes from different places, backgrounds and levels of knowledge. Neither nor either being wrong or right. So why don’t they just agree to disagree and agree to do what’s best for mankind, you know, the thing that would benefit people the most.

Because that would bring them back to square 1, which is no where.

Walks of Life..

How can a child who’s never had a new pair of shoes, is being raised by his grand parents and sees crackheads on a daily basis believe he/she will one day go to Harvard? If they’ve never been exposed to something, how can they know it exist? If no one tells them that they can achieve great things and this is how to reach that goal, how do they know what to do?

I have another question…If I have never been judged by the color of my skin or texture of my hair, how can I know what it’s like to be discriminated against. If I’ve never had to worry about getting a job because somebody knows somebody who knows somebody who will hire me whether I finish college or not, why would I care about the employment line?

My opinion is that every Democrat and Republican should spend a day in the shoes of the people they DON”T represent. Live the lives of the people they don’t fight for. Find out why they are passionate about what they believe. Listen to what their reality is. Step from behind your, ‘I’m right, their not’, wall. Give change a chance. We are all the same and different, which is a beautiful thing.

Your different makes my different, novel.

There is an answer to our problems but it lies the midst of an uncomfortable realm which is called someone else’s reality.

Step back and then step up. This is the land of the Brave, we can do this. There’s always a solution or there would be no problems.

Just a Thought…