Announcement! New Release! and IWSG Day!

Oh, hello!

Meet Mountie!

I've had two previous Surprise Announcement posts on this blog! This makes three!

We've been keeping our eyes and ears open for a dog for over two years now, and the timing finally fell into place.
Lots more photos below!

Today is Insecure Writer's Support Group Day!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

The awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor,and Diane Burton!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.

July 6 question: If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?

You ready?
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Ooh, I answered this once on the blog! My first reaction is always to say, I would live in the book world of The Lord of the Rings. But then it gets complicated...

"Last week, Nathan asked that question, and quite a number of people mentioned The Lord of the Rings, the Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter. Two other authors, Erika and Beth, mentioned Outlander, but they both wanted to steal Jamie from Claire.

Those books would be some of my knee jerk reactions, too, as well as the books of Susan Cooper and Madeleine l'Engle, among others. I think the world of Outlander would be much more fun if I was friends with Jamie and Claire both, instead of risking my life trying to separate them.

Then I got to thinking. I'm not sure I'd enter any of these books without setting some conditions. Hobbiton would be a grand place to live, and Narnia might be fun, depending on which age you jumped into. But Hogwarts while the Death Eaters are loose? You'd have to know beforehand which time you were going to and whether you'd be a main character...

On the other hand, where's the fun without a bit of risk? If it was just to visit, it would be exciting to be whisked into any of these books, at any moment in their timelines.

Of course, I wouldn't say no to a nice pub in 1930s Yorkshire with James Herriott, either. "

New release announcement!

The Night They Unleashed Hell by Ryan Bevan

"It was late June in the year 1958 when Dr. Charles Bradford received a letter from Dr. Arthur Cane..."

Two world renowned scientists with clashing reputations meet in the mountains of Switzerland to conduct a potentially paradigm shifting experiment. However, there is a catch. This experiment threatens to open the door to Hell itself. Can the brilliant but naive Dr. Bradford stop the evil Dr. Cane from bringing about the end of the world?

In a tale which combines aspects of classic 1950s drive-in horror with the modern violence inherent in grindhouse, author Ryan Bevan sets the foundation for a new genre of horror. The Night They Unleashed Hell is a story about faith, redemption, and violence in the face of ignorance.

Available now on Kindle and in paperback!

And now, the photo series!
Meeting Mountie for the first time!
He was born on 9 April, and we met him in May


After that, we went to stay at the bed and breakfast of artist Clemens Ruben!

Evening walk in the quiet fields...

Then we went to Juraparc for the second time!
Feeding the goats

Bison and wolves and bears, oh my!

Everyone had already walked on by the time I saw this sign!
Mountaintop restaurant

Sharing helps you grow

Then, in June, we brought Mountie home!

He's already twice the size!

Bernese Mountain Dog paws


What's over there?

Please share links to photos of your pets and animals you've loved! Tell us their names!


The new pup is adorable!
Congratulations to your husband. (I assume?)
PJ Colando said…
Lots of photos with simple pleasures - looks like lots of love and connectivity! Nature abounds - I'd like to live in your world!
John Winkelman said…


I first read James Herriott's books maybe back around 1980? I remember finishing All Creatures Great and Small with a sense that the life of a country vet was full of wonder and beauty and love and kindness. So yes, tipping a pint with James, Siegfried, and Tristan would be a wonderful way to spend an evening.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thank you both!
Blogger tells me that Alex also came by, but his comment doesn't show up here for some reason. But yes, Alex, it's my husband's book :-)
Diane Burton said…
Congrats to your husband on his new release. The puppy looks adorable. What fun!
Olga Godim said…
Beautiful puppy.
Congrats to your hubby on his new book.
Damyanti Biswas said…
Aww! Such beautiful pictures. Congratulations to your husband on his new release and for getting a beautiful pupper into your lives :D
Lee Lowery said…
What an adorable puppy!

You have a lot of interesting world options - Harry Potter has been popular. I don't mind a little danger in my world - the whole point of being a dragonrider is to overcome perilous challenges!
Hi Deniz - Mountie is going to be enormous ...when I was out on Vancouver Island - the family I was with got one ... it grew like Topsy - huuuge! Lovely photos though ... and so pleased you've been out and about a bit - congratulations to Ryan on his release. Cheers Hilary