Take your #coffee dreams to the next level…the 3D level that is! #3Dprinting

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Ever wish things could be made out of coffee? Neither did I. But the dream I didn’t even know I had has finally come true! How exciting!


My biggest wish-list of this item would be a coffee mug actually made out of coffee! I wonder if that would be possible.


How does it all work?


Well, back on Tuesday, I tweeted about how 3D images made out of coffee just became possible. I know, my mind was blown too. So many possibilities!


The catch? You need a 3D printer.


So far all I’ve learned is only the filament is made out of coffee. Created by these guys. So if I had a 3D printer I’d be in Java-heaven at the moment. But alas, I’m just a small bean girl living in a small bean world and without a 3D printer.


Have you ever experienced working with a 3D printer before? What was it like? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Randy McCharles – an update on a new fantasy novel

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As I experienced first hand the curse of McBeth, I must read this book :)

When I was in drama class, some kids thought it’d be funny to test the curse by saying the name of the play. The very next second, the table they were un-wisely sitting on CRACKED in half, sending their smart-butt’s on the floor, lol.

Anyway, this book looks right up my cup of tea.

Originally posted on Reading Recommendations:

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Much Ado about Macbeth
by Randy McCharles

Genre: a contemporary fantasy published by Tyche Books

Quick description:
When drama teacher Paul Samson decides to put on a High School production of Macbeth, he forgets that it isn’t just The Scottish Play, it is The Cursed Play. And Paul soon learns just how cursed. After grappling with his principal, the PTA, his family, and his students, he must contend with witches, ghosts, and skeletons from his past. The show is destined from the outset to end badly, but no matter how desperate or dangerous circumstances become, Paul cannot cancel the play. Theatre has but one rule and one rule only: the show must go on.

RandyMcCharlesColour Randy McCharles has been publishing humorous speculative fiction since 1997, slowly graduating from short stories to novellas, and finally to novels. He has even received a few contest and award wins along the…

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Dial “M” For Marshmallow #androidnews #androidmarshmallow

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While some of us Android users are still waiting for an upgrade off of KitKat, Android announced it’s latest in cute names for their platforms. And it’s delicious. Hopefully the Android character won’t attack New York like this guy did.

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But regardless of Android getting an update, this faithful Android user is switching to iPhone when the new one comes out in September. Why? Because I feel like the Android updates for the last couple of years haven’t been mind blowing. It seems they just worry about fixing glitches rather than trying new things. Not since they invented widgets have I been impressed.

So what do you guys think when it comes to Smartphone platforms? Are you an Apple, Android, Blackberry or Windows fan? Share in the comments below!

What is your last vacation of #summer gonna be?

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Hey ya’ll!

Can you believe summer is almost over? No, neither can I!

But we still got until technically September 23rd.

Let’s face it though. September is always a busy month making up for the historically slow month of August.

So what are you going to do on your last remaining days of summer before the busy season starts again in September?

If I had some time off, here’s what I’d be doing at the moment:

1. Take a trip to New York City and visit the New York City Public Library, ‘cuz a scene in my story takes place there.

2. Visit family in L.A. and hit up Venice Beach.

3. Take a home-cation and work on next novel.

4. Go out on the town with friends.

5. Binge-watch Netflix.

6. Take a cat nap with my kitty Emma.
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7. See a few movies in the theaters. Like Inside Out and Trainwreck.

8. Go back out on the town with friends.

9. Edit next novel.

10. Take a day just to read while sipping glorious coffee.

So what about you? If you had free time, how would you spend it?

It’s here! It’s here! The pre-order of The Quest of the Prodigy is live!!!!

Well I cannot begin to put into words the excitement and pride I have for this novel. I have been working on this story since 2010 and working on this particular version since February of last year. But it is here. And check out this gorgeous cover! Blue Harvest Creative did it again!

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Here is the blurb for the book:

When Mimi Mockel discovers an unusual crimson tome in the public library, life suddenly becomes complicated. Attacked by two Ambassadors of Time, who will do anything to retrieve the book, including killing her, she manages to escape.

Safely back at home with her younger brother Albert, she meets the author of the book: the posh, quirky, British time-traveling thief Sebastian “Bas” Barkley. Things go from bizarre to out-of-this-world-crazy when Bas saves them from another attack by the stalking Ambassadors, and brings them onboard his Bas House—a universe-hopping, time-traveling marvel of futuristic engineering.

Now it’s up to Mimi to save the people of the year 4218 from a vicious world-wide civil war—if she can only believe in herself. With the help of a handsome ginger named Richie Styles, a suave and charming student at the Academy of Alchemy, her confidence is unleashed, and she’s ready to begin her training.

As the Ambassadors close in on her team, tragedy strikes, and now all she wants is revenge. Can Mimi manage to forget everything they stole from her and focus on the mission at hand? Or will her anger and fear get in the way of her destiny to become the Prodigy and master Alchemy…before all of time is erased.

You can click on the picture to get the the Amazon pre-order. Right now for the pre-order it is on sale for $2.99. But hurry, once the published date of September 15th rolls around, the price will be $3.99. Plus, by pre-ordering, it will magically appear on your Kindle on September 15th! How cool is that?

Thanks so much for all your support during this journey. I’m so glad my debut novel is here :) And I’m proud to be an Indie Author!

And for more awesome indie authors, check out http://www.bhcauthors.com/ – the stories are as talented as the covers!

Thanks again y’all! Leave a comment below if you love Steampunk or sci-fi as much as I do :)

No kids? You can still take advantage of #BacktoSchool!

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Don’t have kids? You can still treat Back to School like the holiday it’s become.


Not having kids doesn’t stop the countless Back to School ads and sales from happening. Not that not having kids is a bad thing, but it makes it difficult for those without to see how to take this season in our advantage.

But not to worry. There are still some goodies for you, the school graduate without kids.

Back to School usually means back to savings. From Target, Staples, and even tech companies like Best Buy. They promote the heck out of Back to School savings.

So treat your office like a class room. Use this time to stock up on pens, notebooks, and the essentials. Or treat yourself to something really fancy that can get you inspired, just like you were always inspired at the start of a new semester back in your school days.

Also companies like the Container Store, Lowes and Home Depot could have great savings on home organization solutions. Maybe treat your home like a classroom and tidy up to a new “semester”.

So how do you celebrate Back to School? Last year I mentioned how I use this as a time to stock up on my pens and notebooks as an author.