Red’s Birthday Blast

Today is a shout out, a bang up against Red’s door. If you don’t know my friend Red, you are missing an experience in erudite snark that should be part of everyone’s day, or at least the week.

I adore Red. If I tried, I could not begin to list the ways in which she has supported me over the course of our friendship. Made me laugh when I needed a bit of laughter, forced me to look into dark rooms and turn on lights, pushed me to value myself when I felt a bit low.

Red has a biting wit and a big heart, doesn’t suffer fools gladly or otherwise but opens her house to all comers. She has an astounding capacity for giving; she is seemingly tireless though I know differently.

Her talent, her brilliance and her humor constantly dumbfounds me; I don’t think I could pick one over the other if I tried. In her pursuit of excellence not only has she published her own books, she has stewarded others through the writing and edit process and published others in her new publishing company Redmund Productions, I have watched this process up close and personal and been constantly stunned. Want to see the results, a link to the REDMUNDPRO site and the books available for sale are to the right, that beautiful lady, open it up and browse the bookshelves.

These are Reds own books, written while she performed the edit for six other authors and the Link to Redmund Productions!


Killing Us Softly


Darkness Introduced

Darkness Introduced

My friend Red has a few favorite things…..

Bookshelves everywhere

Bookshelves everywhere

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Can you guess the location?




Which fall into the favorite list? Can you guess? Do you think she will tell?

Happy Birthday Red! 

My guest host today sent along this poem for Red. Andro has been a longtime friend and foil of Red and often climbs through my own blog as well. I leave this Birthday wish for my friend Red with his lovely poem:

With boots of red and stilettos so high is it mischievous to envisage what is inside?

When we choose to look deeper we find strength of will and the determination to conquer more, she is never still.

Always on the move touching upon minds and our hearts, fashioning everything she touches until the light of day departs.

Working through the night candles burn through the witching hour while Red amazes everyone with her radiance and creative powers.

Books need editing, code written in style and always her children that wake up in the mornings to a tender and loving smile.

Her warm and caring ways are infinite but she is rather wicked too, as in her wardrobe is the evidence of a naughty bodice or two.

The nights are not just for writing, there are naughtier times planned, even down to the crack of a whip and a paddle of evilness in hand.

Red has many guises most fitting her depravity, indeed it is a knack, as those poor slaves will witness as she spreads them on the rack.

A tickle with a feather, a slap or an electrode zapping with glee Red chuckles with laughter as she works them to a thrilling degree.

With boots of red and stilettos so high, we wish you a very Happy Birthday with a wink of an eye.


If you want in on the fun, feel free to leave a note or add your own post and link back here. I am more than happy to send your thoughts on to Red today!


  1. How sweet ! The Philosopher Red also sends his regards, whether that be good or bad. Don’t let him in if he comes scratching at your door…and don’t give him sugary items.

    • I feed everything which comes scratching at my door sugar. When it revs up, I sent it packing back to whomever should never have let it out in the first place. 😉

  2. I thought I caught this party. Maybe it was another one before or after this one. Drat. Belated, belated, birthday wishes, Red. The wishes are good for a YEAR.

    • Tess, we are stretching this party out over the course of the month. With so many celebrations together (CNY, Mardi Gras, V-Day), why not? xxx

  3. What a fabulous tribute, Val. Here’s to you and Red and to many more celebrations to come! 🙂

  4. Have a nice evening Val 🙂

  5. Those red boots are nice.

  6. I don’t you Red, but after that great tribute I felt compelled to open another bottle red just so’s I could raise a glass to your birthday.

    Virginia Wolf, the great British writer, was the first woman to own her own press. She was the first woman to be free to write and publish anything that she chose to. You are in Good company.

    Have a great Birthday.

  7. Val, what a lovely tribute!

    Red, glad to “meet you” and congrats on your well-needed business. I wish you all the best.

    Cheers, from one writer to another.

  8. gailthornton says:

    Red, the happiest birthday to you. This is a banner year with the opening of Redmund Productions, and you have given me the gift of a lifetime, my dear friend!

  9. How nice of you Val to give a shout out to Red! She deserves it 🙂 I am happy to know you both xx

  10. Hope you had a great birthday, Red!
    And nice poem, Andro!

  11. Wonderful birthday post!
    Red….You are quite the heroine in many people’s blog/writing lives. You provide wisdom, motivation and a kick in the ass for the haters. “You know they secretly love you too.” Have an amazing day. You deserve the best, which is what you put out there for all of us.
    Andro….What a wonderful poem. You really are a softie (nice way), arent’ you?

  12. Beautiful b’day tribute to the woman who has made so many people smile and beam with pride! I second all your thoughts, Val! And Geoff, what a deliciously wicked poem you have written for our good friend!! It is amazing!
    Blessing, Red. And may you know birthday joy all the days of your life!


  13. I trust it has been and is being a truly great day, Red! You deserve the best.

  14. RED, I LOVE YOU. (((((Happy BIrthday))))) . XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  15. Happy Birthday Red and a huge piece of decadent cheese cake to go with the coffee.

  16. “Talk back , try civility ” ………………..your prompt – a good GIGGLE 🙂 XX
    Happy Birthday RED = aquarian lady o love xoxoxoxo
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! party on xoxoxoxo

  17. Running from Hell with El says:

    Happy Birthday to a fabulous woman, and kind regards to her dear friend. xoxo

  18. I’ve been to Red’s ‘place,’ and I agree, she is amazing with all she’s done. Not sure how she has enough time in her day. Very impressive, and a big Happy Birthday to her!

  19. Happy Birthday Red!!!!! And congratulations on the business — much needed!

  20. Val … quite the classy birthday tribute … more importantly, Happy Birthday, Red!


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