L.J. Holmes

L.J. Holmes
In her many Guises.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


You feel her,

though can't find her, even though you immediately know she's

there, sort of, but not there.

The silence is deafening, confusing, troubling. She's gone, but she's not the only one,

Mr. Highbrows, their irrverent, condescending cat is missing too.

Kidnapping? What kind of kidnappers take a woman and a cat who'd just as soon bite the hand that feeds him than purr and stretch in contentment?

Kidnapping is the only answer to the deadly silent house he returns to after an uneventful day at work...right?

What other reason could there be? Hadn't they made impossibly passionate love just that morning? Hadn't they professed their

undying love for each other before he grabbed his briefcase for the banality of his business life?

She's gone...Mr. Highbrows is gone...

It's a mystery...but will he figure it out before it's too late?

She's Gone, by L.J. Holmes is releasing from Muse It Up Publishing Inc in February 2012.

The incredible cover for She's Gone is by Muse It Up Publishing's newest Cover Art Goddess, Nika Dixon and like the cover, promises a short, powerful tale that will leave you reeling long after the last word fades from your e-reader.

Check back in the days and weeks to come for more info about this intriguing mystery story's upcoming

Muse It Up Publishing's buy page debut.

Until then, read some of L.J. Holmes's other short stories on her author's blog at
Lin's Own Author's Voice


Monday, January 16, 2012


His words are liberally laced with giggles. His concepts have you bowing one moment, then grabbing your side to rub the stitch your guffaws at his proclamations have caused.

Sir Graeme is the essence of elegant speak and joins these luminaries as knights of the magical round table of humor...assuming King Arthur's round table included Sir George of Burns, that cigar smoking singer who chooses to warble in a  key we struggle not to wince over. 

Sir Bob of Hope, (also known as Packy East...bet you didn't know that!), and ski-nose.

Sir Stan of Laurel  and Sir Ollie of Hardy; what a pair of royal knights of the Laugh Table they made!

Sir Jack of Benny, who will forever be just thirty-nine.

Sir Desi of Arnaz who's in need of much 'splainin'.

Sir Bill of Cosby, creator of Fat Albert, and ponderer of "what's a cubit?'

Sir Dean of Martin, and Sir Jerry of Lewis. Be still my giggling heart,

and of course Sir Moe,

Sir Larry and

Sir Curly of Stooges.

And who do these mirthing knights court? Well quite naturally they court the knightettes!

Lady Carol of Burnett, champion of the Tarzan yell!

Lady Phyllis of Diller...she married Fang, Sir Curly's valet. (Bet you didn't know that either! Okay maybe THAT'S a bit of poetic exaggeration.)

Lady Gracie of Allen, who kept Sir George of Burns bedecked in some really intriguing hand-stitched attire.

Lady Lucy of Ball...with all that 'splainin' how did she find time to stomp those grapes, or demonstrate

Lady Betty of White,

a golden girl, with many a password forming on her lips while getting hot in Cleveland. 

Lady Bernadette of Peters. Singing to the Muppets, and letting Steve Martin play the jerk let her shine.

Lady Madeline of Kahn, no one could have ever portrayed Clue's Mrs. White better.

and Lady Gilda of Radner a queen among her peers, she brought Saturday Night ALIVE!.

Muse It Up Publishing opened its doors, not knowing

HE would cross the threshold...he who belongs with all his luminaries past and present at that

Round Table of Humor...except, we have to do better.

I have no Round Table, and Camelot

has gone to the same dimension as Valhalla, so it is my duty to crown the incontrovertible KING of all things humorous here, in our dimension...our world.

He came to us, simply as Sir Graeme Smith, hiding his light beneath the patina of authorial eloquence, but he could not hide his true brilliance for long.

Just as our Queen of all things Humorous, Ginger Simpson deserved her coronation, so too does Sir Graeme, hereafter known as

MUSE KING OF HUMOR...Please bow before His Majesty, and grab your side...(might as well be prepared.)

I am lowering the crown upon him and you know what THAT means!

All Hail

King Graeme of the Muse...long may he infuse his humor upon us.

Monday, January 9, 2012


My very 1st NIKA DIXON cover is here....

Isn't it GREAT? The story is due out in February and I promise to tell you more about it in a little bit. For now, I am just going to sit here a spell and gawk at my beautful new cover.

Thank you, Nika

Friday, January 6, 2012


Stories of the beginning...

mythologies woven within the

fabric of all peoples have played out in our consciousness since man

first rose from the land to walk on two legs.

But are those tales as true as the one of Lincoln's ghost haunting the White House grounds?

Gail Roughton Branan says "Wait a minute. You have not heard the WHOLE story."

The whole story? The Greeks have THEIR whole story.

The Egyptians story differs dramatically from the Greeks.

Sumatrins have their's, and have you not heard the legends of the

Atlanteans, the Vikings, the Gods of India, and of course China?

"They come AFTER," Gail proclaims...and thus begins the background for her soon to be released, as in April 2012

debut presentation of the TRUTH, before history's truth.

Miami Days and Truscan (K)nights, shares the genesis of the TRUTH...and yes, I AM borrowing a more modern term for the dawn of all that is...unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view, I grew up AFTER the Greeks, Romans, and so many other cultures created the tapestry of ancient legends...before Gail was charged with the monumental job of sharing the TRUTH...so different from all we have all been taught.

Trusco...God of Thunder and Lightning...hmmm, is he the model the Greeks used to create

Zeus that the Romans renamed Jupiter?

Trusco's wife, Tam, Mother of Nature...is she the forerunner of

Hera and Juno, the Greek and Roman Goddesses of Birth?

Andovo, God of Light? Does he have counterparts in the Greek and Roman Pantheons


Or is Hyperion a Greek Titan BEFORE Zeus and his offspring the descendant of Andovo?

Motravia, Andovo's wife...The Goddess of the Stars? One of two Greek Titans...

Asteria or

Astreaus depending on the purpose of the Goddesses interest in the stars could be the descending Goddesses of Motravia?

Finally Fresco...the playful son of Andovo and Motravia. Hmmmm...The Egyptians had

Bast, also known as the Cat Goddess...

India had

goddess Lalita and her many playful faces.

What is truth?

Ms. Branan has given us the Originals with the TRUTH.

But as with the Chinese understanding of the Yin and Yang dragons...with good must come balance in the form of bad...or to be more accurate...light cannot live without darkness.

Enter Prias...

The Greeks have

Erebus consort of Nyx, Goddess of Night.

April 2012...the TRUTH can finally be revealed; shared. It's stories will shake the very foundation we have all grown up with as it pulls aside the curtains of the

Ancients and reveals THEIR genesis.

Thank you Gail Roughton Branan.

Until then, to learn more about this bringer of TRUTH and updates, check out her blog,

Flowers on the Fence.