NOSEY BIO: Loud, brass, and tastelessly attired, I.B. Nosey is famed for his exuberant “Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter!” He seeks answers to the kind of probing questions no accredited journalist would deem intelligent, let alone newsworthy enough, to ask. Fleet of foot, wide of mouth, and fluent of tongue-in-cheek, I.B. Nosey’s unique interviewing style is comparable to none.

Winner of the Pukelitzer Award. Spokesman for Gum Drop Island’s confectionary plantation. Featured in InD’Tale magazine and The Woven Tale Press.


Monday, December 4, 2017

December 2017 Insecure Writer's Support Group



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NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter reporting this month's posting about the Insecure Writer's Support Group. I know you're asking -and since I've got my nose to the news before anyone else can even scent a whiff and am, naturally, the journalist who can answer all your 'wanna knows', heh heh --

WOMEN: *screams*



WOMEN: Get a move on! Tell us this month's insecure question!

NOSEY: Who you demanding to get a move on? *grinds teeth* Listen, girlies. You're horning in on my Nosey posting and I want you OUT!

WOMEN: We're insecure writers, and we're not leaving until we hear Alex Cavanaugh's question.

NOSEY: Oh yeah? You wanna hear it, huh? What for?

WOMEN: Why not? After all, he's the group genius behind this blog hop.

NOSEY: A genius? *scoffs* Alex? Hey, I interviewed him and he couldn't even fly a spaceship across a galaxy without dumping out his cargo.

BLOND: *giggles* Did you ever think that maybe he tipped that ship on purpose?

NOSEY: Yeah, I-- huh? 

BRUNETTE: Never mind, Barsha. I know how to get Alex's question. *reaches over and grabs paper from Nosey's tweedy-weedy blazer pocket*

BARSHA: *grins* Ooh. Excellent idea, Ban.

NOSEY: Hey, no stealing from the official unofficial reporter, gals. *hesitates* Wait a minute. Barsha and Ban. *narrows gaze* Who are you, really?

BAN: *tosses head* We're the girls who need to steer this post along. As in... *reads from card* Yes, it's right here. First, Alex states the purpose of the ISWG blog, which is--

BARSHA: *interrupts* Oh, I know that by heart. It's '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!'

NOSEY: But listen--

BAN: Barsha, Barsha, Barsha, you're so right on. And here is this month's question for our readers/authors: 'As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?'

NOSEY: But--

BARSHA: And, how clever! Miss Mae has her answers clipped to this card! *winks at Nosey*

NOSEY: But--

BAN: What does she say, Barsha, Barsha, Barsha?

NOSEY: *grimaces* Well, she doesn't say that.

BARSHA: No, she doesn't, Ban, Ban, Ban.

NOSEY: *groans*

BARSHA: But what Miss Mae does say is: 'Yes, I do. For instance, I wrote a freebie thriller/mystery, Unleashed. I should've stuck with my instincts and waited a few days before uploading. After I completed some later, better edits, I then put up the corrected version. A week later I downloaded and tested the Kindle/Mobi format and, darn it, that first edition is what I got. It's current on the online reader at the site, but I'm cringing with embarrassment for those who read my first write-up.'

NOSEY: But--

BAN: Ugh. *wrinkles nose* What kind of author makes an error like that?

NOSEY: But--

BARSHA: An insecure one, I'd say. *clucks tongue* C'mon, Ban. Let's hop over to Alex's blog and check out what the other authors have to say this month.

NOSEY: But--

BAN: Good idea. *strolls beside Barsha stage left, and then whispers in aside* Did you get a load of that blazer the fella's wearing? Who threw up on him?

NOSEY: I heard that! 


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2017 Insecure Writers Support Group Post


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NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter coming to you this November to announce - Yes, once again! - it's time for another Insecure Writer Support meeting. *looks around* Everyone, sit in your seat and grab a Gum Drop Island chocolate bar while we hip, hop, boogey 'roung the blogs to 'be nosy' and see what everyone else has to say. Heh heh.

Now, as a reminder the purpose of ISWG is:

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!

And so, November's question is:                                           

Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

MM: *calls off stage* Nosey, are you asking me?

NOSEY: Uhhh, only if I've gotta.

MM: Well, have you written a NaNo project?

NOSEY: Um...now that you mention it--

MM: Of course you haven't. So I'll take it from here. *grabs Nosey's microphone*


MM: Greetings, my fellow Nosey fans. As that famous official unofficial reporter announced, this month's official unofficial ISWG question is posed: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

MM: My answer? I signed up for NaNo once and it took about 24 hours for me to discover that my creativity was frustrated by a "have to" attitude, as in "have to" finish by set deadline. So no, I did not finish and that particular project was finished outside of NaNo.

NOSEY: *gasps* What? You didn't finish? My creator quit? You quit a project?

MM: *waves hand* Pfft. I had to, Nosey, so that I could daydream and conceive the likes of you.

NOSEY: Yeah? *puffs out chest* Well, in that case you've given cyberspace the ultimate prize, heh heh.

MM: I thought you'd see it that way. *turns to address audience* Everyone, the blog is active so keep on clicking.

NOSEY: Gimme that. *snatches microphone away from MM* Just because I'm a prize don't mean you can steal my Feeling Nosey? spotlight. *clears throat* Until next month, this is Pukelitzer Prize award winning I.B. Nosey signing off!


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(Hop over to ISWG here)

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IWSG Photo Taken with I.B. Nosey - Know You're Jealous, People, But...

Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter reporting to you today in participation with that Insecure Writer's Support Group 'Take a Photo with a Swag'. (Who, me? The swag? Uhhh...)

Anyway, they wanted an official unofficial photo with -who else- that Pukelitzer Award Winning journalist -me!

So here we are...


Funked out in my classic one-of-a-kind tweedy weedy blazer. Suitable for framing, of course. Heh heh.

October 2017 Insecure Writers Support Group

Run for your Sanity! It's a Brand New I.B. Nosey Posting for the Insecure Writer's Support Group!



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NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter with this month's -which happens to be October, in case you haven't been keeping up with me (and shamey if you aren't!)- IWSG's posting.

NOSEY: Yes, once again, you'll have your new monthly answer. But first, 'cause I know you're wondering this, what is the purpose of the ISWG? Glad you asked, 'cause, like, ya know, I can handle that. Heh heh. Sure I can 'cause I have what I'm supposed to say right here on my cheat sheet.

NOSEY: *flips open paper and reads*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!

NOSEY: Hey, that's a great purpose, right? Miss Mae, who happens to be my author, thinks so and she's eager to answer this question for you --

*Feminine voice interrupts* Excuse me, hello! I'll answer for Miss Mae.

NOSEY: Huh? *twirls around* Who said that?

MQ: It's me, Ms. Quotes. Gosh, you haven't forgotten me, have you, Nosey? *looks all innocent*

NOSEY: *grinds teeth* I haven't forgot how you horned in on my last posting.

MQ: Goody, you do remember. Right, and so I'm here to--

NOSEY: Oh no, you don't, girlie. Can't ya read? This blog ain't named 'Feeling Blond?' It's 'Feeling Nosey?' which means it's my blog.

MQ: But--

NOSEY: Nope. Nothing doing. Shoo, scram, kiddo. You're bugging me. *pushes her behind stage-left's curtain*


MQ: *peeks around* Gosh, Nosey, can't you - ?

NOSEY: Hey. *scowls* Listen. You need a beauty makeover. One of those wide eyelashes you're so fond of fluttering is hanging by a - well, by a hair.

MQ: It is? *gasps* Oh no! *sounds of staccato heels racing off stage* 

NOSEY: *mutters* Sheesh. Some reporters just love to cram their pesky microphones in people's faces. *clears throat* As I was saying...*hesitates* Hm. What was I saying? *brightens* Oh yeah. This month's question for you IWSG fans:

"Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?"

NOSEY: And so now, take it away, Miss Mae! *graciously hands over mic to MM - although maybe not quite so graciously, as begrudingly, but anyhoo -*




MISS MAE: Thank you, my official unofficial reporter. Well, how do I answer this month's question? *brow puckers in thought* Let's see. I guess I could start by saying that though it might not be information exactly, I think I've unwittingly slipped somewhat of a window into revealing bits of my own personality. By that, I mean if anyone reads my romantic mysteries, you'll find it challenging to deduce the answers. That's because I love puzzles - puzzling puzzles with twisty, unforeseen, intricate plots. However, when it comes to my characters I.B. Nosey, Ms. Quotes, Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh, The Narrator, Heathcliff the private detective possum and the other 'mischaps' from my Gum Drop Island series of children's/kid-at-heart/humorous adventure tales, readers learn that I'm quirky, have a dry wit, adore puns, and enjoy a side of slapstick. And...uhhh.... *gives inquiring glance at Nosey* Think that's enough?

NOSEY: Yeah, yeah. *dismisses MM with a bored grimace* That's plenty of information that you couldn't decide if it was information or not.

MISS MAE: *sighs with relief* Good! You know how I hate speaking in public. *hands over microphone, pecks Nosey's cheek, straightens his tie, fluffs his hair, and then rushes to back office where she keeps her Acer laptop with the dusty keyboard*

NOSEY: And there, cybernuts, you have your answer straight from Miss Mae's own - er, um - fingertips. Heh heh. So, until next month - oh, wait! *starts with remembrance* Yeah. Okay. Can't forget this. Huh uh, nope. Too important. And what is it? Why, just that you'll be happy to know I'm participating in ISWG's 'Show Us Your Writer's Insecurity' photo swag contest. Yeah, that's right. Cool, Pukelitzer Award winning journalist, me! You don't wanna miss that photo, Nosey fans. It's sure to be a collector's item!


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 NOSEY: Folks, the blog hop is still leaping, so get on over to the IWSG and read some other terrific authors' posts. And tell 'em... that Nosey sent ya.


"Nosey sent me - Nosey sent me - Nosey sent me -"


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 2017 IWSG Wednesday!


Annddddd, the one, the only, official unofficial Pukelitzer award winning cyberspace reporter....Duh, duh! None other thannnnnn.....

I.B. Nosey! De man, folks!

NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter reporting to you that it's that time again. What time? No, not Howdy Doody time, but the fun time of hop, hop, hop. Yep, it's the IWSG blog hop with the official unofficial reason for said hop:

 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!

I mean, how cool is that, right? And the cool question that's being asked this month is....

MQ: *coughs* Um, excuse me, I need to interrupt for a moment.

NOSEY: Huh? *blinks* Who are you?

MQ: I'm Ms. Quotes. I'm taking over for Miss Mae today, so I'll answer the question.



NOSEY: *snarls* Yeah? Who sez so?

MQ: She does, so if you don't mind squeezing over just a teensy...

NOSEY: Of course I mind! I'm the official unofficial spokesman for...!

MQ: Yes, for everything Gum Drop Island, but I'm for Miss Mae.

NOSEY: Uhhh...what?

MQ: *giggles* Don't worry. She still loves you, Nosey-Posey.

NOSEY: *makes face* Ugh!

MQ: *clears throat* Hi, everyone. This is Ms. Quotes. And a special 'hello' to you, Alex J. Cavanaugh. *flutters lashes* As I was saying, here is this month's ISWG question:

'Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in?'

And Miss Mae says: "I sure have! I am truly a romantic mystery author, emphasis on mystery with a sprinkle of romance. All my books are award winners. (Yay!) But especially with 'It's Elementary, My Dear Winifred', I was peppered with urges from readers to make that into a series. Um, a series? No, thanks. I'm not a series sort of writer. I mean, my stories are complete in themselves. However, after time, with five of these romantic mystery books under my belt, when I was a little burned out with the complexities of such plots, I dabbled in something I never thought I would - a children's humor/fantasy story. Not so sure this would be accepted, I even used not Miss Mae, but M.M., and I kept it short - just in case, you know, it was a complete flop. Imagine my shock when readers actually liked it! And grumbled because it was too short! And, once again, I was pressed to "continue the story."

Well. So rather I was a series kind of writer or not, here was something I needed to consider. Could I do it? Could I actually do it?

Again, much to my surprise, I did. As a matter-of-fact, the third book in the series 'Ahoy, Mischaps!' (with I.B. Nosey included, of course) is for sale. Wow. Major accomplishment. How many books will there be? At this point, I'm not sure. But I took the plunge and I've even changed the M.M. to Miss Mae. Ha! How about that?" 

NOSEY: So. *glares* Are you quite finished with stealing my spotlight, Miss Quotes?

MQ: That's Ms. Quotes, Nosey. *jabs his tweedy-weedy jacket with a shapely finger* And for your information-- *gasps* Oh, no!

NOSEY: *rolls eyes* What now?

MQ: I broke a nail! *sobs* Quick! Call an ambulance! 


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NOSEY: Folks, the blog hop is still leaping, so get on over to the IWSG and read some other terrific authors' posts. And tell 'em...*winks* Nosey sent ya.



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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August 2017 Insecure Writer's Support Group



Heh heh heh, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter reporting to you that it's that time again. What time? The fun time! Of IWSG blog hop with the official unofficial:

 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!

Yep, share and encourage. That's what we do...er, um, that's writers like what Miss Mae does, actually. Heh heh.

So what's going on this month? How about this handy question which Miss Mae is itching to answer:

"What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?"

Take it away, Miss Mae!

From Miss Mae: "I've discovered that writing is a skill that must be learned. Just because you have an idea/story bouncing around in your mind doesn't mean that you necessarily KNOW how to describe that on paper. One of the best things I learned is not to write (for instance): "I started running", or "I began to read". A verb must follow the noun. So did you "start" or did you "begin"? Just go ahead and write: "I ran", or "I read". Forget about the "start, began". (When I read sentences like that now, yes, a pet peeve that makes me grit my teeth).

Another is something that's physically impossible for the human body to do, such as: "All eyes locked on the stranger who entered the room". Hm. Can "eyes" lock? No. Gazes, but not eyes. 

Learning these improved my writing, and when you think about it, just makes sense."


Back again to I.B. Nosey...

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 2017 Insecure Writer's Support Group



Greetings, cyber-nuts. This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter reporting to you from my official unofficial post with The Insecure Writer's Support Group blog hop.

If you're not a follower of this blog hop, maybe you should be, 
'cause it's official unofficially good stuff!

How do you start? Simple. Visit that above link, and you'll discover that author Alex J. Cavanaugh put together his swell blog in an effort to help authors succeed in their writing. 

Can't think of stuff to write about for your own blog? No problem, 'cause all ya gotta do is click over to Alex's site and borrow the question he posts.

Now, is that helpful or what?

This month he asks: "What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you've started writing?"

And, of course, at this point I throw my atomic microphone to Miss Mae and allow her to answer. Heh heh.

Miss Mae: "Great question! I guess one thing I've learned is patience. Gee, writing is hard enough, but as I've stated before, marketing is tremendous effort...and I'm not real good at it. So, trying to find new and creative ways to 'get my name/books out there' seems to be an unending process. Congrats to those who've succeeded!"

Back again to I.B. Nosey...


Well, she was right to the point, eh, folks? I think she might be kinda busy, ya know, trying to open marketing doors, heh heh.

So allow me to sign off this month with this reminder: (okay, I'm trying to help her market and...hey! Don't throw that rotten egg! Aackkk!)

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