Skyscraper by Demi Lovato

I've listened to this song about a hundred times this last week. In May, I'll be dancing to this song for recital...along with one of my daughters and several other grade-school-age girls.

When I started listening, it was just a song I needed to learn, but after I've listened to these words again and again, they've taken on a much deeper meaning to me.

Any kind of artist must be willing to bear their souls...like a skyscraper ravaged by the winds, its windows torn out. You have to let go of people's opinions and be willing to pour your heart out.

No matter how the world and life and the struggle to become a successful writer tears me apart, I will not falter. I will rise up. I will keep writing and bearing my soul.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do, and when you've listened to it one time, listen just once more.

Congratulations to 24 winners!


Robot Playground Inc is happy to announce the winners to the Transcendent Giveaway.

Kidlets #1 & #2 & #3 picked out the winning numbers, and whenever I told them the names of their picks, they got all excited. I heard a lot of "That's the best name!"

You all made three little girls very happy for an hour.











Candie L. won the Grand Prize Paranormal Survival Package:
  • the movie Beastly in DVD or Blu-Ray (winner's choice)
  • candy & popcorn (can't watch a movie without snacks)
  • paperback copy of Transcendent
  • eBook copy of Tears

Ashley Lavering won the second prize: paperback Transcendent: Tales of the Paranormal


Szabina won the third prize:  paperback Tears by Rita J Webb


Trasina won the fourth prize:  paperback anthology Unlocked: Ten "Key" Tales edited by Wendy Swore and Rita J Webb


Kelly won the fifth prize: eBook Intrinsical by Lani Woodland


Gwen won the sixth prize: eBook When Kyle Comes Back by Melanie Marks


Jennifer K Clark won the seventh prize: eBook Possession by Elana Johnson


Maegan Morin won the eighth prize: eBook Sapphire Flute and eBook The Armor of Light by Karen E Hoover


Kristin Feliz won the ninth prize: eBook The Misadventures of a Teenage Wizard: Two Souls are Better Than One by Karen E Hoover


Donna K Weaver won the tenth prize: eBook Blank Slate by Heather Justesen


Jaclyn won the eleventh prize: eBook Bound by C. K. Bryant


Teressa Oliver won the twelfth prize: eBook Season of Sacrifice by Tristi Pinkston


Gena Robertson won the thirteenth prize: paperback Watched by Cindy M Hogan


Christine Jensen won the fourteenth prize: eBook Watched by Cindy M Hogan


Heidi Noel won the fifteenth prize: eBook Wings of Light by Laura Bingham


Desi won the sixteenth prize: paperback The Peasant Queen by Cheri Chesley


Melissa Haggerty won the seventeenth prize: eBook The Wild Queen by Cheri Chesley


Lucia won the eighteenth prize: eBook Exiled by Rachelle Workman


Dacie won the nineteenth prize: eBook Become by Ali Cross


Francesca won the twentieth prize: ANOTHER eBook copy of Become by Ali Cross


Reagan Walsh won the twenty-first prize: eBook copy of Totally Cliché by Kasey Tross, Debra Erfert, Cathy Witbeck, & More


Eileen won the twenty-second prize: eBook copy of Four Houses by Tori Scott


Lisa won the twenty-third prize: eBook copy of Darkspell by Elizabeth Mueller


Aanchal won the twenty-fourth prize: eBook copy of Vampire Rules by K.C. Blake