Daphne

WELCOME to my Shaded World of the Strange.

As far as “Who I Am” goes: I’m complicated and you can’t find the answer to that question in the contents of this page. There’s too much in me to fill up one little page on the internet.

I AM sporadic, random, and eclectic. I love reading, music, dogs, and chocolate. I’ve moved to 10 different towns (once was out of state – never again!), since I was born. I’m fickle. Change is a constant companion. I have a vast area of interests in life; some I’m only just discovering.

I suffer and I bask in joy. I struggle and hurt, I cry and I go numb. I laugh and smile, I fight and I hope.

I WRITE genre fiction: urban fantasy and horror. Everything else in my life has been erased from stone (or attacked with whiteout), or I just changed my mind. But knowing I’m a writer has never wavered in my disturbed mind.


CONTACT ME:

daphne.shadows8@gmail.com

Twitter: @DaphneShadows

Meet my editor. Lucky.

48 responses to “Daphne

  1. Jenn Golden

    Your profile is fabulous! I’m currently writing a book so I appreciate that you have found such a unique style in your writing and I love the variety of “I was just thinking” types of topics! Love it!
    PS: ask your mom who I am! Lol!! I found your page while doing a FB search for your mom to reconnect after all these years!

  2. i think we are all a collective consciousness, but we have forgotten who and what we are

  3. Excellent blog- Thank you for sharing ❤

  4. Chris

    I just wanted to say I find much of what you have to say interesting! From what I can tell you are a very open minded person (not blindly so) and intelligent! I may not always agree with you but I very much respect you! I look forward to reading more 🙂

  5. Hi! I nominated you for the Leibster blog award (http://neyska.com/2013/05/16/writing-comprimised-and-the-liebster-award/). But now I see that you were already nominated. Do with it as you like. 🙂

  6. Hi Daphne! I nominated you for the Leibster blog award (http://neyska.com/2013/05/16/writing-comprimised-and-the-liebster-award/). Do with it as you like. 🙂

  7. Greetings Daphne,
    I like the fact that you are so sincere and open about your thoughts and feelings. This takes much courage and is an admirable characteristic. All the best with your creative writing. Take great care of yourself and God bless. 🙂

  8. Your blog is ON FIRE, so I nominated you for The Blog on Fire Award! Please click here for more info: http://iadoptedadog.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/self-reflection-the-blog-on-fire-award/. Love, Taylor and Jessica

  9. Thank you for following my blog Daphne …. yours is great too! Have a beautiful day 🙂

  10. Artemis

    Hai. I was thinking of people to nominate for this Liebster award, and I thought of you! There’s a post here, and if you should accept it, there’s a little writing thing that comes with it. http://dkoeker.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/liebster-award-nominations/

  11. You have quite a following!!! I am very happy for you. Your blogging and writing seem to be in the big PLUS category in your life. I don’t know of anyone who has every aspect of their life aligned. Things in our lives move from foreground to background – writing/blogging and taking care of your family are in your foreground. College is in the background and who knows if it will move into the foreground. You will decide!

  12. Daphne,
    I am nominating you for the Sunshine blog award. http://wp.me/p23WOs-nN
    Blessings,
    Kina

  13. Hi Daphne — Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! Yours looks interesting as I too am an aspiring author and am always intrigued by fantasy. Looking forward to reading your posts on knowing yourself as an author! Will have to scroll back 15 days to see the beginning. 🙂

  14. I’ve nominated you for the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award. I see that you recently got one, but that’s okay; here’s another. Details are on my post (http://marissafh.com/2012/06/17/one-lovely-blog-award/). Pass it on if you feel you can; if not, enjoy the well-deserved award for a lovely blog!

  15. Guess what? You have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! 🙂 Check it out: http://iadoptedadog.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/its-an-honor-to-be-nominated/. Congrats!

  16. Hi Daphne! Wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for the Inspiring Blog Award! Check it out on my blog: http://katieajennings.wordpress.com/

  17. Congratulations. I have awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. You have a wonderful blog. You can read more about and find the award on my page here: http://workthedream.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/the-illuminating-blogger-award-and-the-one-lovely-blog-award/

  18. Hey. Thanks for dropping by and liking and following my blog. Yours looks pretty cool as well – I’ll have to check it out. I’m glad I’m not the only one who can write a novel about people who don’t exist but freezes up when asked to talk about herself.

  19. Interesting blog, and with a ‘vast area of interests’ may not be so different from mine … Being an author has been on my list since I could read and write, but I drifted off the path along the way. Maybe I can get back on it now . Thanks for the follow.

  20. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours looks a lot of fun!

    Joey

  21. Michael Tyler

    Backatcha!
    Michael Tyler has named you one of his five recipients of The Liebster Blog Award!
    Liebster means ‘beloved’ in German.
    The Liebster Blog Award was passed along to me with the following rules:

     Thank and link back to the giver of the award.
     List 5 blogs who you believe deserve the Liebster Award and have 200 or less followers. And let them know on their respective blogs.
     Copy and paste the award on your blog and share 7 random things about yourself.
     Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going. Enjoy the Love!

    Receiving the Liebster Award means your blog reaches out and touches the heart and souls of others. The 5 blogs you nominate should meet the same criteria.
    Here are my five. If you have more than 200—or even 2000—followers, forgive me, I just went with what I like.
    5 Blogs with 200 or less Followers:

    1. https://daphneshadows.wordpress.com –Corny as it may be to award this to the person who awarded it to you, it is a must. Daphne is a bundle of energy, always makes me smile or makes me think, and she can really write.
    2. http://notquiteold.wordpress.com –Another lady with solid writing skills who brightens my day. I learn a lot by reading her blogs. It’s hard for me to write a female POV, and she is SO feminine—it helps me get a handle on how to do this, or at least how to attempt it.
    3. http://broadsideblog.wordpress.com –Amazing. Thought provoking. The lady is a pro, and though I suspect she has a gazillion followers, I had to put her on my list of favorites. Her last piece—Etan Patz—brought tears to my eyes.
    4. http://georgettegraham.wordpress.com –Lots of well-written tips and stories, mostly related to writing. This lady juggles a lot and still manages to write a great blog to follow.
    5. http://mselene.wordpress.com –This young lady can write, and I am curious to watch where she goes with it.

    I received this prestigious award from:
    https://daphneshadows.wordpress.com
    Daphne is an original. She always makes me smile, and what a nice thing to give someone. I’m pretty sure she might be one of the keys to the universe, like that Fifth Element gal…
    7 Random things about Yours Truly:

    1. I live in the country, and one of the things I like most about living in the country is being able to pee outside. In fact, even in the middle of the night, it’s not uncommon for me to go outside to share my water with precious Mother Earth and take a look around. It’s peaceful and it’s a security boost.
    2. I was once knocked unconscious by lightning that struck near me as I crossed the side of a hill during a storm in the middle of the night in Central America. I can still remember the metallic taste it left in my mouth.
    3. My mother’s family name is Trueblood. Quakers seeking refuge from religious persecution in England, The Truebloods settled in North Carolina in the 1600s. Around 1800, the clan split, with one group moving to Indiana after freeing their slaves, which was contrary to NC law at that time, and the other, smaller group remaining near the coast of North Carolina. The Indiana Truebloods, who eventually started family groups in Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa, took their freed slaves with them for fear they would be re-enslaved. Sadly, Truebloods fought Truebloods in the Civil War, with family members serving the Union (Indiana) and the Confederacy (North Carolina).
    4. I have a phobia: Palmetto Bugs. You know, those great big creepy fluttering damn creatures that love hot, humid climates? Acckkk! Guaranteed to make me scream girlishly and run for high ground.
    5. I love old Harleys. My current bike is a 1973 FLH, which is almost too new. I love this bike, which I named Hell Bitch, after Woodrow Call’s horse in Lonesome Dove. It is cranky. A pain. I am constantly having to tinker with it, which I have come to realize is one of the reasons I like old bikes. I need a bike I have to kick start. I need a bike I can cuss at when it’s obstinate. I need a bike without push buttons, computers, turn signals, horns, and rear shocks. I need obnoxious bikes. If a bike has a push-button starter, flashy paint, or a windshield, I have no interest. Yup.
    6. I did some pretty crazy stuff as a younger man, and did them better than most, with no apparent ill-effects. Now, as I close the gap between right now and my fiftieth birthday, I find that the scars left from my past exploits are closer to the surface. Depression has become an issue, something that is hard for me to admit, but I fight it as best I can. For some years, I sought refuge in a bottle, but booze only made things worse. So what to do? Continue the fight, of course. Quitting is never an option.
    7. I love music and sports, but have never been to a concert and have never attended a professional sporting event. Hmmmm.

    • Thank you! That was so nice! I’m glad I can add smiles to your day. 🙂 Oh, and I googled palmetto bugs. Run!!! On a more serious note, depression isn’t fun and I hope you’ll always have something that brings happiness to you. Always fight for happiness. 🙂

  22. We write the same themes 🙂 very cool.

  23. http://householdartsandscience.wordpress.com has awarded you The Liebster Blog Award! Liebster means ‘beloved’ in German!

    The award comes with the following rules:
    1. Thank the giver and link back to them.
    2. Reveal your top five picks {with less than 200 readers} and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
    3. Copy and paste the award on your blog. Share 7 random things about yourself.
    4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going! Enjoy the Love!

    Nominate 5 or so blogs that have under 200 followers
    It means their blog reaches out and touches the heart and souls of others. Keep up the good work!

  24. “Everything else in my life has been erased from stone (or attacked with whiteout)” Great quote!

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