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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September 2019 and It's Time to Feel Insecure!

C'mon. If you're Feeling Nosey, you're Feeling Insecure too, right? Hey, you are Not. Alone. Whoa.

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.

September 4 question - If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?


NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter! I'll be your host today for the IWSG question and post, 'cause, like, ya know - this is my site and I'm the host anyway. Heh heh. So, for today's, how about you? *points to guest* Where do you sit and write?

THORNY: Wherever I want, dude. Doubt me? *gives wicked grin*

NOSEY: *edges away* Eh, no, fella. I believe ya. Yeah, well, okay. Next writer, step up, please.

ANT COP: I can write in your egg salad, in your left over sardine sandwich, or even in your sweaty toe jam.

NOSEY: Cool! And what is it that you write?

ANT COP: My platoon spells these out: G.M.O.

NOSEY: *frowns* Er...okay. Yeah, let's see - that means Gee Me - no, wait. Uh, how's about Gim Me Oreos?

ANT COP: Get More Onions!

NOSEY: For real? *shakes head* I dunno. This is Insecure Writers Support, not a restaurant, pal. I kinda don't think that's what Alex is looking for. *bends down to whisper* He's the captain of a ninja, ya know. 

ANT COP: *strokes chin in thought* Ah. The Ninja Captain. I know where he eats lunch.

NOSEY: Uhhh.... *scoots away* Maybe I have time to ask one more insecure writer guest. Hey! You! *points again - yes, again, dear readers* What's your space to write in?

MAESTRO B FLATT SHARP: Mr. Nose, a gifted one such as I does not write. No, no, no. I hum. Yes, I hum - and I might a-one an' a-two - and I might...

NOSEY: *scowls* Okay. Okay. I get it. *scratches head in confusion* Anyone else got something to say?

HORSE: Whee neigh, whee neigh, Mistar Norsey. Hare ye be. *hooves over item*

NOSEY: A gift horse? Hey, that's real nice - *jumps away* Keep your apples, fella!

HORSE: Whee neigh, snort. Hit's ah fertoon kookie.

NOSEY: A -? Oh! A fortune cookie? Wow, that's a swell gift. Yeah! *breaks open and pulls out slip of paper to read:* From Miss Mae: Sorry, Alex. I don't have just one place to sit and write, as I grab the moment wherever I am when that moment to write grabs me.

NOSEY: *looks up* Hey, Alex. Did you understand any of that stuff she just said? *glances around* 'Cause, like, you know, from the look of things I kinda get the feeling she's busy at the Funny Farm this week.  



Tuesday, August 6, 2019

August 2019 IWSG

First Wednesday of the Month - Is It IWSG Time?


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.

IWSG Question: August 7 question - Has your writing ever taken you by surprise? For example, a positive and belated response to a submission you'd forgotten about or an ending you never saw coming?


NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B.Nosey, your official unofficial reporter! And today is officially unofficially Insecure - uh, wait. It's probably officially IWSG day because...*checks calendar*...yeah, it's the first Wednesday of the month. *scratches head in confusion - mutters*...Does that matter?

NOSEY FANS: Whee, it's I.B. Nosey! Gladys...*pokes friend with elbow* you think he's insecure?

GLADYS: I dunno, Mabel. With a nose like that, how can he be secure?

*Both women hoot with shrieks of laughter* (yes, shriek and hoot. You read right, dear readers)

NOSEY: Wait a minute! What kind of fans are ya gals? I've got a job to do and you - hey, what're ya drinking there?

MABEL: Apple juice. *hiccups* With a dose of Gum Drop Island Choco-Hoffee. *bats lashes* You believe us, don't ya?

NOSEY: *frowns* Never knew Choco-Hoffee to give anyone a fit of the giggles.

GLADYS: Well, Miss Mae is giving away free drinks today to, uh  - um, er - entice folks to stop by and listen to your... *waves airy hand*...whatever it is you're doing.

NOSEY: I'm doing a Feeling Insecure blog. *slaps forehead* Sheesh, can't anyone read these days?

MABEL: Well, then, get on with it. What are you feeling insecure about, Nosey?

NOSEY: Me? I'm not insecure. *whispers* Uh - is that what Miss Mae told ya?

GLADYS: *clears throat* We'll tell you what she did say. She said for us to give you this note...*passes slip of paper*

NOSEY: For real? Hm. Let's see...*reads aloud* To answer this month's question as to if your writing has ever taken you by surprise - I must answer, yes. Before I became published I attended an online course for aspiring authors. One lesson was to write a little something using the five senses. I wrote a scene, and others on the course stated it hyped their curiosity and they wanted to read more. Imagine my surprise! Because I had no 'more', but...that inspired me to produce, and a couple of months later, lo and behold, my first book "See No Evil, My Pretty Lady" became a reality.

MABEL: Gosh, that's interesting. Don't ya think so, Gladys?

GLADYS: *stares at Nosey* I dunno. I'm kinda thinking this reporter is getting real interesting. Mmm. He's even cute - in an uncute sort of way.

NOSEY: *gasps* No! No, back off, gal - I, um - I'm spoken for. Spoken real loud for.

GLADYS: *stumbles to feet* Oh, c'mon. A guy like you? You're just the host of this crazy Feeling Nosey? blog. *snorts with laughter* Aw, everybody knows that blog hosts are lonely and--

NOSEY: *snaps fingers* Blog host, eh? Hey, have I got a fella in mind for you! Yeah, his name is Alex and he's got a blog. *nods head like crazy* Uh huh. Uh huh. Alex has this blog, Insecure Writers, see. Just click the little link and - zap! You're right there with him! 

GLADYS LOOKS AT MABEL: Whadda ya think?

MABEL: *shrugs* Why not? I think that's all this Nosey's got to say, anyway.

NOSEY: It sure is, Mabel, except for what I gotta say to Alex - *yells* - Alex, they're all yours!!


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 2019 IWSG

First Wednesday of the Month - Visit IWSG Here

Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter! And if it's the first Wednesday of the month, then it's IWSG Wednesday.

Yeah. You might be wondering what IWSG means, what it is, what it does, what - what - what - er, um, where was I? Heh. Heh. Lemme check my notes. *flips through notepad*

Oh, yeah! I'm a Pukelitzer Award winning journalist and I always report the news newer than any newbie, so here ya go, cyber-readers:

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 big Nosey thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for the heavy work of his light-bulb moment to get this group rolling. Whoa. 

The question this month -which sounds like a nosey question, I gotta tell ya- is: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?

So on my little slip of paper that Miss Mae has shared of her answer, it says: I write my heroines, certainly, to reflect aspects of my own character such as they are most likely 'nobodies', meaning they aren't celebrities of any sort - sports/career/what-have-you. They are ordinary bake cookies/crochet doilies type of gals who (because I do have a sneaky imagination) are thrown into extraordinary events. And in such circumstances how can a Betty Crocker personality overcome and conquer?  

And, well, I'd like to add...heh heh...I can answer of why she put similar traits of herself into me. Should be obvious, right? I mean, we're fine looking, snappy dressers and, uh..oh yeah, I'm a professional. That means I know how to do my job.

*steps back to smirk into mirror, trips over microphone cord and lands flat on floor*

NOSEY: *screams* Ai, ai! Miss Mae! Gimme a band-aid, quick, my famous nose that's autographed by Bob Hope has got a splinter! Ooh, ouch, heeelllpppp! 


(P.S. from Miss Mae: - one of my character traits is that I have a weird sense of humor) 


Monday, June 10, 2019

Nosey Newsletter Interview with J.Q. Rose - Post Your Comments Here

Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter!

This is the posting place for your comments to Ms. J.Q. Rose if you've received today's newsletter. Because I, as it says right here, am extremely fleet-of-foot and shall pass along -speedily, speedily- your warmest words to her. 

And if for some unknown oversight on your part (like, where have you been???) are not part of Nosey's newsletter -well, get to signing up! C'mon, 'cause you know you're...Feeling Nosey, right? heh heh

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Extra! Extra! An I.B. Nosey Newsletter Cometh!

Set your time and calendars to Monday, June 10, 2019, cybernut fans! Behold, a new I.B. Nosey newsletter cometh your way! With a guest star interviewee, heh heh. Of course, guest stars enjoy speaking into my microphone - it's just so - uh, great! Yeah, great!

You want to be able to read this interview, Nosey nutty fans. And how do you do that? Why, you sign up for the newsletter! And it'll get delivered right to your door - or to your computer - or to your phone - how do I know what you're using?! Anyway, thanks to the internet and satellites and whatever else is floating around up there, it gets delivered. Yeah.

So, see the cleverly placed Sign Up Form? Right over here! Sign up now, and the Nose will get back at ya to make your day especially fantastic and I.B. Nosey-ish.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I.B. Nosey Makes Time With....'The Timekeeper'! Bwahahahahaha

NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter. Today I have an important announcement from Miss Mae. She can't make it to my Nosey Pukelitzer News office because she's like, sitting at her desk and doing something important like -- oh, I dunno -- daydreaming. Sheesh, she claims that's what writers do.

So here I am, doing my job, which, er, wait a sec... *checks notes* Oh, yeah. Heh heh. *clears throat* Let's see, she wants to offer her mini-read, The Timekeeper, as a gift to Feeling Nosey? readers for FREE! You heard my hunky Nosey voice right, you nosiest-of-em-all-folks -- FREE. That's F - R!

Yep, it's yours to grab for the whole month of April. Uh huh. Except -- well, there is one itty bitty teensy weesy little catch, heh heh. What is it? Just an important detail -- She wants ya to leave a review!

How hard can that be, right? Especially as some cool people already have this to say:

"...This short read will make your skin prickle, send tingles down your spine, and give you a phobia of grandfather clocks..."

"...Miss Mae is a wizard at creating the suspense and scary factor..."

"...What starts off as an intriguing tale about well off bargain hunters, develops into something more ominous..."

 "...In search of the one item you've always dreamed of? Then Mr. Mortimer's Antique Store is the place to go. He's sure to have what you're looking for. How he gets it now--well, let's just say he takes inventory procurement to a new level...."

Whoa, readers! You intrigued yet? Then go, grab, read, review! Hey, it's a mini-read. Only takes a couple of minutes. So whadda ya waitin' on???

Sorry, not offered free at Kindle, but at SW you can download the Kindle version. Also available at Barnes & Noble, Apple/iTunes, Kobo. 

(graphic courtesy of Carter Novels Promotion)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

March 2018 Insecure Writer's Support Group

Yoo hoo, insecure writers! Welcome to Feeling Nosey! Yee haw, y'all!

Bwahahaha, it is I....

NOSEY: No! No! Wait a minute! W-what's going on with my blog? This is my blog, Feeling Nosey blog, yeah, and....

So, with no more butt-in-isms, let's get to it....

NOSEY: Greetings, insecure cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter, and it is definitely March's time for the INSECURE question of:

"How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?"

NOSEY: Well, first, I believe Miss Mae does this:

And then she does this:

And somewhere along the way she enjoys this:

Before she turns right around and slaps on that musing expression and does this:

"Lawdy be, a brand new idea has done struck me silly, it has!"

NOSEY: Heh heh, Alex J. Cavanaugh, hope this answers this month's question!


Readers, Alex J. Cavanaugh hosts the IWSG blog. Its purpose is '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!'

Be sure to click the above link(s) to follow the blog hop.

Hey, yo, readers! Be nosey, and sign up for Miss Mae's newsletter! Why not? It's FREE!


And, did you also know that a short tale about me, I.B. Nosey, your favorite intrepid internet reporter is FREE for you to simply download? Yes, come meet your Fated Destiny...Oh,Yeah!