As many of you know, we have an absolutely wonderful team of reviewers here at Gay Authors. The are the ones responsible for all the wonderful reviews you see at least once a month, sometimes twice!
Sometimes real life gets in the way and our reviewers struggle to provide more than a couple of reviews a year. We're looking for some more reviewers to help us out! This is open to all GA members.
Can't commit to reviews on a regular basis? That's perfectly okay! Maybe you've read an awe
Did you hear the news? 😮 😮
The 2021 Anthologies have started to be published
A special thank you to all of our authors and volunteers that make these events possible. Make sure to check out his weeks stories and read, like, review and comment
Now those started on Friday and hopefully you've had the chance to read, but there was a lot of other stuffs on the site this week Shall we look at them all?
Monday Cia presented us with a brand new Can't Stop Reading featured s
Okay, so here's more details for the flash fiction contest!
Want the chance to win a 3 month subscription to Premium content? We're hosting a Pride month flash fiction contest! Just a reminder: All entries must abide by GA's content guidelines, which can be found here:
Flash Length: 100 to 1000 words
Poetry: Up to 3 poems
Deadline: June 19th
Stories must be new, never before posted, flash stories.
After you write your story:
Sorry everyone, I totally forgot and there will be no wrap up this week
Well, that was what I thought to write when I woke up in my nice warm bed after 3 days of record setting heat and today being cold, windy, multiple thunderstorms and even a tornado just south of the city. I was woken for no particular reason from my slumber and realized crap, I haven't done the wrap up So I thought of grabbing the iPad and typing the above and falling back to sleep. But nooooooo, I
Want to write something short and sweet? Want the chance to win a 3 month subscription to Premium content? We're hosting a Pride month flash fiction contest!
Flash Length: 100 to 1000 words
Poetry: Up to 3 poems
Deadline: June 19th
Now all we need is the submission and voting details, which will be posted soon. Until then, get writing! You have until the 19th to write between 100 and 1000 words!
Well hello happy campers .
I know it is the Memorial Day long weekend in the US of A, and the Late Bank Holiday long weekend in the UK. Also if you live in Australia's Capital Territory, it is the Reconciliation Day long weekend for them. So did any of you get out camping? Do they call it camping in the UK and Australia? I know here we have trailers or recreational vehicles and tents to go camping, but don't you all call them caravans? Oh wait, if you are out camping, you won't be here to
Bettlejuice, Bettlejuice, Beetlejuic...................
Whoops, just about said it 3 times So this is the Victoria Day long weekend up here in Canadia and in my little neck of the woods, although we consider this is as the official kick off to summer, we are getting rain and snow So how about my fellow Canucks? How are you making out? And to our 'merican neighbours to the south, any big plans for your upcoming Memorial Day long weekend next week? I know I have to check every year with a f
Well how the heck are you?
First things first, thank you to Cia for stepping in last moment for me last week when I was suddenly hit with a wave of nausea again. Unfortunately still side effects of a new medicine. I know when I reached out to her, she and her hubby had just settled down to watching Justin Bieber's, Never Say Never . Okay, maybe the last part isn't the whole truth .
I really can't believe how a week can make a difference. Last Sunday, I think we had a high of 2 (37F)
No, we didn't go back in time, and it's not an April Fool's week joke. But I am bringing you this week's Wrap Up, so buckle your seat belts... it may be a bumpy ride! It's been a while since I did a Wrap Up, so I hope I don't forget anything. What's the bumpiest ride or scariest ride you've ever been on? For me, it was an old wooden rollercoaster. I thought my brains would rattle out! 🥴Oh, and FYI it's the final few weeks before the anthology submission. 🕚 Get that writing done
Well did you tune into Justin Timberlake and NSYNC yesterday and today as they sang their song, Its Going To Be May. Honestly, listen to it
So that brings up some other May holidays
May the Fourth (be with you).
Cinco de Mayo
Revenge of the Fifth (Sith)
Okay, before you all have me committed , shall we wrap up the last week of April?
It was a short week again, but Cia was here on Monday with bells on to bring us the April CSR Discussion Day:
Greetings all from a cold, wet, ugly, grey corner of Canada
I know the saying is spring showers bring May flowers, but this every 3rd day of snowfall is not making me happy. On top of that I'm sick . So this will be my shortest intro in a long time.
On Monday, Cia brought us the new Classic Author Feature:
On Wednesday, she was back once again, but this time with the Classic Author Excerpt:
Thursday, Renee dropped by to get everyone ramped up and hopefully get some more g
Hello everyone, sounds like I finally got the recognition I deserved . You all can now call me the Grand Poo-bah (check out the Words Of The Day). Actually I laughed when I saw that. For years and years I worked for the Calgary Flames as a rink rat, but I was isolated at the other end of the rink from the other 3 guys I worked with. They monthly had one of the three be the Grand Poo-bah. But looks like I get the name in the end .
Speaking of being called names . I thought I would check in
Now anyone that follows me, yeah, all ten of you , heard that my computer decided that the warranty is up, and it gave me 5 years of loyal service that it was ready to hit the recycling bin Went out and got a new one, paid the warranty (is it worth it? ), and the $150 to transfer my data from the old hard drive to the new one. I asked, is that possible if the old one is dead? Oh yeah, no problem. Fast forward 24 hours, yeah, your hard drive is not in good condition and we can't transfer the dat
Wow! Spring has sprung here and I'm sure our Australian cousins are settling in for a long, hard, cold winter Other than maybe up in the mountains, does it even get below 0 C? What about New Zealand, @Stellar. Do you get a cold snowy winter, even on the southern tip of the south island with their spectacular mountains?
I guess it was spring break here at GA, which means this will be the quickest wrap up I've done in a long time. So shall we see what went on here?
Monday, Cia hopped in
Taxes, taxes, taxes, oh my
I do believe my friends to the south have to have their taxes in by April 15th this year, and we up here in the Great White North have to have them in by April 30March 31. Thanks @Mikiesboyfor correcting this. No relief with Covid. I wonder what it would be like to have no taxes whatsoever like some countries in the world. No federal, no provincial/state, no sales tax, etc. I do have to admit that when I do mine and my dad's taxes every year it isn't that big of
Well happy first day of Spring. Not too often I will share a joke, but @AC Benus' status update had me laughing . It is kind of related to Easter, well loosely to Easter It has a rabbit in it And a priest and minister , Curious yet?
Go over and enjoy
So what happened this week at the GA News Blog you ask! Well I will tell you! Free of charge, no subscription fee, no monthly payments. Free, free, free
First off, a PSA on behalf of the World Time Federation (WTF) If you live in any of the regions that observes Daylight Savings, it kicked in last night. So if you are late to everything today, don't say I didn't warn ya
Well, I'm shocked, shocked I say. I looked out my window today and there was a tiny little white bunny rabbit frolicking around the courtyard. I honestly believe it was the Easter Bunny's scout checking out places for when the big guy (or gal) comes in a few weeks to leave
We seem to be well on our way to April. Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods? Are the bees buzzing, the birds chirping, and the flowers growing up? Well I want everyone to take note that we are only about 5 weeks from April 1st. So to get everyone having some fun this year, as last year I think most of us were shell shocked, let's plan a really good April Fools Joke for this year. If you have a good idea share it with everyone so if anyone is drawing blank, they can maybe borrow the idea
So the last week of February already! Monday we are into March and I think some people are looking forward to an early spring! Me, an early spring is the last week of April . Well lets hope that maybe, just maybe, we can have a good spring and jump into a summer of hope I'm holding out for it.
This week was yet another busy one. Do you realize we now have 6 days a week of GA blogs, on top of the daily Word of the Day . There is so much to take in I'm glad we have a team of staff and very d
How was your Valentines Day? I'll be honest, I didn't even know it really happened The advertising and hoopla seemed to be almost non existent this year, well to me it was. I did hear one couple I know went out for dinner yet still had over a two hour wait! Oh well, for those dead set Valentiners if you missed it I'm sure it will be back next year bigger and better.
I know that all over the world there is different and crippling weather all the time. I would be remiss if I do not mention
Well it's forty below
And I don't give a *bleep*
Got a heater in my truck
And I'm off to the rodeo
Now if you don't know this song, you can Youtube it or Google it, but don't have the sound up if little ears might be around
It seems I'm stuck in a perpetual groundhog day were everyday since Monday we have been in a extreme winter warning (sustained temperatures of -40) Luckily by Monday we will creep closer to 0 or 32 depending on your temperature scale you are using. The thing i
What a day today has been. I couldn't avoid a lot of stuff anymore so I had to go out in the freezing weather and get a bunch of stuffs done. Left the house at 8:00 and didn't get home to 3:30 😮 This is the weekend, aren't we supposed to relax and sleep in and take it easy?
So I'm curious, as after working 26 years in stores in retail, I know I didn't like when I heard people who talked about their Monday to Friday jobs. Where some of us in retail worked any day of the week.
So put up your hand if you have had a cold this year
To tell the truth, I don't get them that often, but this year wearing a mask and avoiding other people as much as I have, I never thought anything unusual about it. Then Thursday came . I woke up on Thursday AM and had a headache and stuffy nose. The headache seemed to be right in my sinuses. Not having any other symptoms other than the occasional cough, I didn't feel I was on the road to COVID. Thank god!! Well two days later, after lo
First and foremost, let me apologize ahead of time. This blog has been completely done on my iPhone 😁. It appears my computer won’t start anymore 😢. But shall we see how this goes? If any staff see any blaring errors, feel free to jump in and edit 😏. Or everyone can point them out and laugh at me
On Monday Cia was here to bring us the January Classic Author:
If that wasn’t enough to entice you, how about checking out the January Classic Author Excerpt:
Then on Thursday, Renee
What does everything think of the new upgrade to GA? Myr and I were joking that the new font size was easier for us as we grow older Pretty soon, you might see this font which will be beneficial for both of us
Good Day Everyone!
Now don't worry, I'm sure we will have virtual screens by the day that we need this, no monitors or physical screens any more. Hey, that might be a story idea thinking how technology could improve older peoples lives. Now that I think of my dad trying to us