Saturday Bits and Pieces: Daily Blog Post


Sorry about the absence Wednesday through Friday. I was trying to get some website stuff done for the Northern Gila County Fair. Did it! Check out, in the top menu bar, Exhibits. We can do on-line exhibits! Yay!

Are you thinking about going to the 2019 Phoenix Fan Fusion (formerly Phoenix Comicon)?


Introducing… Fan Frenzy!

? Fan Frenzy is our way of giving back to our biggest fans…you! ️

? Now through November 30th, we’re giving away weekly prizes to anyone who purchases or has already purchased any single day, full event, or VIP adult pass to Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019!

Prizes include extra passes to Phoenix Fan Fusion, signed photographs from some of your favorite past guests, Phoenix Comic Fest 2018 merchandise, multi-year street banners, merchandise vouchers, movie passes, and more!

If you’ve already bought your passes, you’re already entered to win. If you haven’t, ow is the time. Buy early for more chances to win.

⚙️ How It Works ⚙️

1️⃣   Every Monday we’ll announce on Facebook a new prize to give away and send an email reminder
2️⃣   Anyone who purchases or has purchased any single day, full event, or VIP adult pass by the following Saturday at 11:59 p.m. AZ-time is entered to win
3️⃣   On Sunday, one lucky winner will be chosen. Or we might feel generous and select more than one winner. Who knows, we may choose up to 10 winners each week.
4️⃣   Winners will be contacted and given the steps to claim their prize – check your email!
5️⃣   Repeat weekly through November 30th

Get your passes for Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 now at 2017 prices //

*All purchased passes will not be eligible for a refund for any reason once your prize is received.


Here’s something from Facebook land. I’m trying to “verify” my page, ConniesRandomThoughts, as that’s supposed to signal to readers that I’m a legit site. Don’t be afraid, nothing scary going on here. Anyway, I fill out the little form, provide my ID (I have to prove I am who I say I am), and tell why I want to be verified. Here’s my answer:

Hi Connie,

Thanks for your request to verify your account.

We reviewed your account, and unfortunately, it’s not eligible to be verified at this time.

We encourage you to continue growing your public presence and reapply in 30 days.


Hmm. Don’t know what to say to that except, hey you all, please go to and Like and/or Follow me. Maybe with more followers I’ll be worthy of verification.

A reminder: The 2018 Authors/Bloggers Summer Giveaway is in progress at There’s $80 as a Grand Prize Paypal Cash and 27 books and 27 prizes available to win.

That’s it for today!


The Gulliver Station ebook box set released July 30th, 2018. You can buy it at Amazon today. You can also see all my books on If you’ve read any of my books, please drop a short, honest, review on the site where you bought it or on Goodreads. It’s critical to help me promote the books to other readers. Thanks in advance.

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