21 Weeks Now on Amazon

21 Weeks: Week 1 is now available on Amazon. All books in the series will sell for 99¢, with the first book available for free as often as possible. If you’d like to see the full release schedule, you’ll find it here –

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If you sign up for either of my mailing lists, you’ll receive Week 2 and Week 3 for free as soon as they’re available. Here’s a link for the 21 Weeks list.

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Thoughts on Six Current Events in 100 Words or Less

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A Blog in Which I Share My Unsolicited Opinion While Complaining About Other People’s Opinions

Busy. Busy. Busy. Lot of writing going on up in here. Which makes it hard to blog. More writing?, my mind thinks. You’ve written seven hours today. How about zoning out instead? Watch some Myka and HG. Look at pictures of puppies in baskets.

So much going on, though. Seriously. Our world is a whole lot of dumb. Not just right now, but it’s definitely had its share of hot topics over the past weeks. Since my writing juices are almost all being poured into serial killer novellas at the moment, but I’m too riled to say nothing, I will now rant on current topics in 100 words or less.

The Confederate Flag

You work in an office. There’s a poster. Most employees like it. It’s motivational. No harm.

A couple, though, are truly bothered. They’re siblings. Their parents died on Kilimanjaro, the mountain on the poster.

Most employees say, “Take it down. We don’t need it if it bothers anyone. It’s not important.”

Two love the poster. They landed their first contract after reading it. Not their fault the siblings take it wrong. They demand it stay.

Want to keep defending a flag that can never just be about history or pride? Go for it. Just know you’re the office assholes.

GOP Race

The fact that Donald Trump is leading the GOP polls says all anyone ever needs to know about people who vote Republican.

Police in the United States

First, see this link about Reykjavik police vs. U.S. police (preferably when Instagram is up) —> I’m the link!

Second, fire everyone and start over.

Except for this guy.

Appoint him Sheriff of the United States.


In Istanbul, we met a Kurd who railed about ISIS – “If this is what the religion is. I don’t want it.” What he did want was supplies to fight on their own turf.

The other day, after seeing an ISIS price list for sex with infants, an American woman said it was time to nuke them, regardless of collateral damage. Her reason? She wouldn’t want to live under them.

But some people do. Just as some found hope in concentration camps.

ISIS is powerful, but not more powerful than the world’s militaries combined. Why are they waiting to save people?

Out of Control Childrens

Portland diner owner tells a couple’s kid to be quiet when the parents let it scream and scream. Parents go online seeking sympathy. Other parents say “kids are kids.”

The problem isn’t kids being kids. It’s parents who don’t want to parent.

When someone has a negative reaction to your child or your pet, don’t assume they hate children or animals. It’s far more likely they just hate your children and animals.


Mass shootings. Public places. No reason. Welcome to America.

Experts think movie theaters need night-vision cameras and metal detectors. Bye bye naughty movie theater hijinks.

Guns are the weapons of cowards. How ludicrous that we all have to suffer so cowards can keep them.


Also, apparently Millennials believe whites are as discriminated against as every other group. So, while they have proven socially liberal, they are clearly not socially advanced.

And ignorance is not an opinion. There’s a reason Bill Gates doesn’t chime in when the toilets back up at Microsoft. Wise people know, when they know nothing about a subject, they should shut the fuck up.


21 Weeks

I have some news I hope will be pleasing to some of you. My next book release will be my first foray into the mystery/thriller genre. It’s a police procedural series about a new Homicide detective and a veteran who must work together to track down a serial killer no one has been able to catch.

The series will be released in twenty-one parts, exclusively on Amazon (Kindle Unlimited). Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3 will be released the first week of August. Week 4 will follow two weeks later, with a release every week after that through the week of December 13th. The series itself follows the same timeline.  You can read Week 1 on Wattpad now. You must login with your Facebook account or create a Wattpad account. It’s free and unobtrusive, I promise.

Read 21 Weeks: Week 1

If you do read the first week, I would love your feedback and help with spreading the word.

Since these books differ in style from my previous releases (though, the style will probably feel familiar to those of you who enjoyed my past fics), I am releasing them under R.A. LaShea. You’ll find my new website for that name here —> Yup, right here.

If you enjoy 21 Weeks: Week 1, and would like to read the rest (or at least the next two weeks) of the series, you can get the first three books for free by signing up for either of my mailing lists.

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Or sign up here for the R.A. LaShea/21 Weeks mailing list

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Every member of both lists will automatically receive the first three books in the series free upon their release the first week of August.

I’m Alive and Other News Out of Vegas

I have been meaning to update, and meaning to update, and meaning to update. Since our return to the country, it’s been a crazy time. I’m kind of aware of how I’ve gotten to a place where I am just so busy, and so brain-fried by day’s end, that I can’t even work in the occasional blog post, but I do hope to find my way to a more forgiving schedule over the weeks to come. With some travel and concerts on tap, I really have no choice.

We’ve been living in Vegas for a couple of months now, and we’ll be here at least for the next year-ish. Damn if it’s not reasonably okay. The Strip remains pretty much the antithesis of everything in the world that meshes with my person. But the mountains, the sunshine, the proximity to grocery stores and an organic restaurant with burgers and sweet potato fries? There’s a fair amount to like.

That’s pretty much where I’m at right now. Next up, book news.