Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Debut to Remember

Something fresh, new, and exciting has made a grand debut this week. Something faster than a cheetah, smaller than a breadbox, and able to fly upside down!

It's . . .

Image Source: Screen Shots from rfalconcam.com streaming video. Check out Beauty and Dot today!

Baby Peregrine Falcons! Right here in downtown Rochester, cameras have been spying on a nesting pair of Peregrines and this week they are busy, busy, busy gathering food for their three new powder puffs of joy.

Peregrine Falcons were nearly eradicated by pesticide use, but they are making a comeback. These birds can be found all over the continental U.S., but are more common on the coast. In a hunting dive, they can reach up to 200 mph, making them the fastest animal on the planet. To receive prey from her mate, a female peregrine will fly upside down. (Talk about a cool chick!) (Source: 14 Interesting Facts About The Peregrine Falcon)

And there's something else going on today. What was it? Oh, right. Parallels: Felix Was Here! This ISWG anthology features ten mind-bending tales set in parallel universes from authors L.G. KeltnerCrystal CollierHart JohnsonCherie ReichSandra CoxYolanda RenéeMelanie SchulzSylvia NeyMichael Abayomiand some crazy chick going on about baby birds while her short story is trying to get promoted.

Congrats to Bish Denham from Random Thoughts for winning a copy through the contest on the Parallels website.

Here's the how to nab your copy (and you don't even have to fly upside down):


Barnes & Noble




Barnes & Noble



Need to know more? Go to the Parallels website.


  1. Congratulations to all of you!
    Cool they had some baby falcons. They seem a little suspicious of the camera though.

  2. We have a family of peregrine falcons living in the bell tower of our city hall here in Gloucester!

    Kathleen Valentine's Blog

  3. The baby falcons are so adorable! Happy Release Day!

  4. Wow! Thanks. I don't even remember entering. Must be brain dead from the challenge...

  5. Congrats!

    Aw, look at the little baby birds.

  6. Our old home had a pair of Peregrines who used to return each year, we were not fans as they kept eating the Collar Doves that lived in our garden. But they were cool birds.

    And thanks for visiting even after the end of the A to Z folk seldom ever do that

  7. Congratulations! My copy is loaded in my Kindle and next up on my reading list. Those baby birds are precious!

  8. Love the rebirth of spring! Oh, and congrats on the release of our book! :)

  9. SO exciting! Congratulations on your release day. And those birds are adorable. :-)

  10. 200 Miles an Hour! Wow!

    And congrats!:)

  11. Awww, how cool to have them hatch and you be able to get pictures.

  12. Your story was my favorite in the book.
    My Review
    If you ever get Twitter, friend me! @JLenniDorner
    I'd love to follow your work, which I hope there is more of soon!


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