Tumbleweed, Introducing Lily-May Dubois


My name is Lily-May Dubois.

I am the future heroine of the Tumbleweed novel.

My author, Marie-Claude Perras, felt the title Tumbleweed: The Resilience of a Rebel, Book 1 was such a big title that she truncated it.

I am a survivalist. I’m part of the survivalist network.

This means I believe a major crisis will eventually occur and we need sufficient resources to be self-sufficient.

I stock dried foods for such an occasion. You would envy me my pantry if only you could see it.

I’m 15 years old. I run track and field for my high school. I’m a bit odd.

My date of birth is May 22, 2020.

As I write to you now, we are in 2035.

Can you even guess what the planet looks like in 2035?

I would tell you but my author would find a way to kill me quickly in the novel and I intend on surviving the book. It would not make sense for a survivalist to die? Do you not agree? Whenever I write to you, it’ll be about the stuff that interests me as a 15-year old girl and also, as a survivalist.

For the time being, I’m happy to be introduced to all of the Cooksploratrice community which is the place where I was born. It is out of the cooksploratrice blog that the idea for my character took root. It’s my original home. This is also where the novel will come out first. Some of you might even be lucky enough to read the novel as it takes root. I know that Benjamin and the Producer have already read snippets.

Sometimes, I will even allow other characters to stop by. I’m the star so I intend to keep the eyeballs on me. (LOL) I’m not this way in the book though. But, here, in my birthplace, I expect the glory to go to me. My author might think my brother John-James is pretty cool and might want to introduce you to him as well. But I’ll fight this for a while. I want you all to get to know me, to love me for me before you meet Mr. Football God, John James.



Coming soon: My first ever novel

I have finally started writing my book. The blog was always intended as a first step towards writing a book, as a way to work my writer’s muscles. I have been working it for 16 months. So…I took a leap.

It will not be based on Greek mythology as I had alluded to before. This story is tabled for the time being. But I will get back to it in due course.
My current book project is a young adult story. It has a strong environmental theme. It will be a feel-good story with a positive vibe.
I wanted to share the title with you since I share most of my creative energy with you.

It is called “Tumbleweed, The resilience of a rebel” I would like it to be a series but I will start by writing book 1.

I have written 30 pages so far and I am very excited about it. Finishing the book while maintaining the blog will be a challenge especially when I get back to work next week. But I will set a challenge for myself. Maybe 30-minutes for the blog and 30-minutes for the book every week day and a little more over the weekends.

“Like” this post and I just might post the synopsis of my story later on this week.

I also need your help.
I need a nickname for a computer geek which will play a major role in the series. Something with some z’s and some w’s. Please comment with some name suggestions and a trait of his personality. Both will make it into the book and if I select your name, I will put your name or your handlebar in the book as well. Not just in the thank you’s but in the actual narration. I could even mention your blog. Thanks for your help.

Doomsday Menu for Foodies


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Doomsday Menu for Foodies – Doomsday Preppers – National Geographic Channel.

2012 is supposed to be the year that heralds the end of the world. Sooner or later, something is bound to happen that will quarantine us to our homes. For us foodies, the prospect is terrifying. Eating canned goods only? NO!

This lady has created a terrific doomsday menu. Check it out!

Let’s Open the Floor for Discussions:

What do you keep in your cupboard in case you are quarantined to your household?

Do you believe in doomsday scenarios?