For the launch of my new guest author articles, KJ Waters has blessed us with a perfectly humorous post, a post with subject matter that is near and dear to my heart: Clones! Here ya go…
Clones and Scones
One lovely morning Suzanne Kelman and I interviewed Susan Wingate for our Podcast, Blondie and the Brit. We were all talking about how many things we needed to accomplish in a day as authors, with writing time, editing, social media, blogging, and then normal adulting thrown in with daily chores, meals and what not.
Luckily, we came up with a brilliant solution that Susan had us rolling on the floor with. We all just need clones. Here is my scenario.
I’d bring a plate of scones for our morning clone meeting. First we’d talk about the weather (I write about hurricanes) but we’d have to get to work and assign clone #1 with the task of updated all my social media sites with my NEW BOOK, Shattering Time, updated links, bios, and book covers. We’ll call her KJ1.
KJ2 would be in charge of checking emails and social media posts, being uber responsive and creatively funny. She would likely back sass a bit but knowing her she’d grab a cup of tea and get right to work.
KJ3 would be instructed to update my website with Shattering Time links and reviews (which are incredible by the way) and find all my guest posts and mentions around the internet.
Clone 4 would not like her tasks because she drew the short straw and will oversee domestic goddess duties of laundry and house cleaning. There would have to be ice cream or some fancy coffee drink to reward her with when she was done with her day.
My job would be the best one where I could get the kids ready for school and enjoy their giggles and silliness, all magnified because my clone were taking the stress out of my day. A leisurely workout at the gym then I’m off to the Starbucks to write my latest masterpiece, Killing Time, the third book in the Stealing Time Series. I won’t need to be on Facebook or twitter because my talented and smart KJ2 would have that all taken care of, with every post free of typos, each follower feeling precious and loved.
You know the more I think this through I’m wondering now how many books I’d need to sell to pay for these busy ladies’ meals and now I’ll probably need a bigger house for these extra people. What will my kids think when the shout “Mommmmmmm” and four people show up at the drop of a hat. What if one clone gets the idea to overthrow us and convinces my family to get rid of the rest of us, me the non-clone in the mix? Those sneaky clones could gang up on me and throw me off a cliff or something. Dang good thing I live in flat Dirtville where we have no cliffs.
I supposed my husband will be rather glad he has four of me except for the additional mouths to feed. Do you think they’ll mind ever much sleeping in a tent out back? I mean its nice most of the year, except for last Saturday when it was 114 degrees and a few winters ago when it was -9. Surely, they’d understand the situation. But where will they go for a drink of water and a bathroom in the middle of the night? What if a scorpion sneaks into the tent during a dust storm? They’ll be angry by the time I let the in for breakfast. What if one gets hurt and the rest of us have to wait on her. All these new clone-related dilemmas have me rethinking the entire deal. Perhaps Susan has these issues figure out. How do you handle these clone dilemmas?
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KJ Waters Bio
KJ Waters is the Amazon best-selling author of the short-story called Blow and #1 best-seller Stealing Time. The second book in the series, Shattering Time, was just published on June 27, 2017 and the next day reached #6 on the UK Amazon site, and was #2 as a hot new release for one category, seating neatly after Michael Crichton’s Dragon Teeth.
In addition to her writing, she is the CEO of Blondie’s Custom Book Covers and the co-host of the popular podcast Blondie and the Brit.
She has a Master’s in Business and over 15 years of experience in the marketing field. Before quitting her job to raise a family and work on writing she was the Director of Marketing and communications for a national behavioral healthcare company.
Shattering Time Blurb:
The number one best-selling thriller Stealing Time continues its “breathtakingly original” journey. Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth-century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown. To add to the tension, Hurricane Frances, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Ronnie’s best friend Steph, along with her friend Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Frances but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath. Once again, Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and plagued with desperate situations, while experiencing perilous cultures including one of America’s first mysteries — the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.
A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while offering salvation for her future.
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The Lesser Witness (The Eschatos Chronicles Book 1)
When a comet streaks near Earth, its reverberation tears Croy Justice from bed. A reverberation causing an onset of earthquakes marks utter ruin on earth, especially for the small island where Croy Justice lives. With a gang of boys who want to shred her dignity, Croy must outrun the gang or risk a gruesome death at their hands. Will she survive these end times? Or, will Croy be snapped up into satan’s grip? THE LESSER WITNESS is a story about one young woman’s war against evil.
THE LESSER WITNESS
(Book One of the Eschatos Chronicles)
Eschatology [es-kuh-tol-uh-jee], noun, theology.
- any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.
- the branch of theology dealing with such matters.
Origin of eschatology
1835-45; < Greek éschato(s)
…it happened the spring of the year when kings go out to battle…
THE ESCHATOS CHRONICLES – A Journal of Apocalyptic Proportions
By GORDON BRICE, London Correspondent DECEMBER 31, 2025
Human Interest Story: The Atacama Desert Destroyed.
Reported by Carina Alfuego (The Eschatos Chronicles correspondent in Chile). In the copper-laden mountains of Calama, a sable-skinned boy named Pichi pokes a stick at a grasshopper—one he has trapped inside a rusty toy truck.
One can only imagine him saying, Monstruo, muerte, as he giggles at the insect, which means, Die monster. Not because Pichi is cruel but because he just doesn’t know.
He also doesn’t know that behind him a building swarm of haze is scudding toward him. Daylight fades to dark when sand and earth, roiling within the wind, smudges out the sun. But innocent Pichi isn’t aware. He remains in a squat with his oily back turned from the storm bowling down upon the swatch of hardpan leading to the spot where he stoops over his insect. Dirt particles swell up off the ground as though losing gravity. The ball of filth gathers speed and grows to heights where small planes fly.
Witnesses claim they saw wings and horns in the dust. But Chileans are known for their superstitions giving weight to supernatural visions, to apocryphal sightings, and to mysticisms. What Chileans might call God, others might call Mother Nature.
The difference between God and nature is that one controls the other and nature is no match for God. Not at any time. Certainly, not this time. Nature could only stand back and watch as the first zephyr undulated over the land.
One witness said Pichi must have felt the fury in the wind because he stopped poking the grasshopper and stood. He turned—slow and deliberate—but all too late. The witness tried to scream for him to run but the monolithic wall of debris consumed him. All Pichi could do was gasp. Then he was gone.