I built a Tardis

Truth be told, my son wanted to build a Tardis for his girlfriend's birthday.   He wanted it small enough to hold her gifts- jewelry!   He wanted it to light up.  Ok, I didn't build a Tardis, but I helped

  Admiral blue paint was the ticket to get the look.  My son printed out key elements and had an idea for the bulb.  His father suggested another idea and ta da-we built a Tardis. 

It has been an odd week between Zombie meds for my injury-I discovered these tiny watermelon looking grapes growing in my garden.  Strange looking aren't they!

I was curious and ate one. It looked like a watermelon shaped like a grape and tasted like a cucumber-how odd...

I had art supplies to return to  the attic.  I hate crawling in there, spiders lurking and projects I need to finish-haunting me like ghosts. Every time I go in there I bang my head into a beam.   Cautiously I crawled into the dim lit space bumping into a form.

 "Hey Ella, its me."   

"Dr. Who what are you doing in my attic?

"Ella, its me, Alex."   

"Alex what, how, who?"

"Your Tardis brought me here. Your my only hope."

"Alex, Ninja Captain, you are Who?  I like your bow tie." my head hurts. 

"Ella, you must keep my alias a secret. Alex Cavanaugh is my nom de plume."

"Ok, Captain Who, I mean Dr. Ninja, I mean Alex."  I am confused, "didn't you find hidden treasure in your attic?   What are you doing in mine?"

"I think we were just going through some old boxes and drawers, purging a lot of junk. (Amazing how much of it accumulates over the years.) One drawer had some writing tablets of mine and one of them has CassaStar across the cover.  It was awful, but it sparked in me the idea to rewrite it."   

"Cool Captain, by the way how is Mrs. AC or Mrs. Who doing?"

"Great,  Ella can you help me spread the word about my final book in my space opera 
and take the world by storm."

"Sure thing Cool, I mean Who, I mean Alex."  

By Alex J Cavanaugh

From the Amazon Best Selling Series!

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.” – Edi’s Book Lighhouse 
“Cavanaugh creates such an unforgettable world, and these characters will stay with you long after their story is over.”
- Cassie Mae, author of Friday Night Alibi and How to Date a Nerd

“…the racial conflicts propelled much of the plot in this story, driving home a message that's relevant to our own world and giving the book an interesting texture.”
- C. Lee. McKenzie, author of Alligators Overhead

$16.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera
Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019
$4.99 EBook available in all formats

$16.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera
Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019
$4.99 EBook available in all formats

Find CassaStorm:
Amazon -

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4287922.Alex_J_Cavanaugh  


The Tardis is cool.
You ate one? Brave woman. No idea what it is.
And thanks for helping with the launch! Dig the exchange. That's a great touch. Mrs. C would approve.
Ella said…
Hi Alex-I just fixed the link-so your video now works! Congrats on taking the world by storm :D
I knew what it was-I was just having fun :D
It is a Mexican Sour Gherkin. It was so cool to find you in my attic! Tell Mrs. AC hello! ATB
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D.G. Hudson said…
Alex in the attic and with an alternate persona. That's a lot of totally new information. It goes to show you never can tell.

Didn't Alex want a teleporter. . .?
Nice, Ella, Nice.
Joss said…
The little Tardis is awesome. I too was a little concerned that you just popped something unknown into your mouth lol. So glad to know that you were just playing us all :)
Yolanda Renée said…
Great intro to Alex's release! Such fun and what an amazing job everyone has done!
Wanda said…
Wow you ate something you weren't sure about. You're a brave one. Great introduction of Alex's book
Suzanne Furness said…
Great Tardis, very creative family. Maybe you should Google that strange fruit and check what it is!

I'm sure Alex would make a fine Dr. Who.
Brian Miller said…
ha. great promotion for alex...i love your tardis too...how cool...and even wired up....

how interesting on the fruit...glad it was not poisonous, you know..ha...
oooh, Ella, the new layout of your place is refreshing. I'm not sure I like it yet :) but it is refreshing and modern!
Amanda Trought said…
Ella, love the Tardis it looks really cool. It is great to see Alex and his new book. Hope you didn't find too many spiders in the attic and look forward to seeing your finished pieces. Blessings for the weekend. Amandaxx
Grace said…
I agree the Tardis looks cool ~ That's a cute watermelon picture/fruit ~

Thanks for the promotion but I prefer poetry, smiles ~ Have a good weekend Ella ~
Ella said…
Grace-I understand! Thank you...
You might enjoy this one :D
Happy weekend to you!

Amanda-It was fun to help :D
Blessing to you~ It was so nice to visit you-your art makes me happy!

Dezzy-Yes, I have mixed emotions about it myself! I don't think it is me... I like big photos and bold...perhaps it is too subdued!
Happy weekend Dezzy :D

Brian-Thank you! I love that we got the light bulb to work! Yes, I bought the seeds and planted them in the spring. I was stunned to see them growing. They have a fairy tale quality! :D

Suzanne-Thank you! Yes a bit of geek and creative works wonders ;D
I know what it is ...I was having fun! I know I thought so, too~
Alex as Dr. Who

Wanda-Hello, no I'm not that brave!
I knew what I was eating :D
I know right Congrats to Alex!

Joss-Thank you! I was just having a bit of fun! Next time I will be more cautious and list a word below. Nice to see you :D

D.G.-He did say that...I remembered! Thank you~ It was fun

Lolamouse said…
That Tardis is so cool, Ella! You could definitely sell these at fan conventions or online! You're a brave girl for eating the "watermelon grape" without first knowing what it was!
Arlee Bird said…
I've never heard of a tardis or a grape that looks like a watermelon but tastes like a cucumber, but I have heard of Alex. At least the name strikes me as familiar.

Wrote By Rote
Ella said…
Hi Lolamouse-Thank you! Yes, I do think so too. ;D I knew what it was. I was just having fun with Alex! Thank you so much!

Arlee-Yes, Alex does have galaxy appeal. I had to toss a few alien elements into my story! :D
Thanks Lee for stopping by~

Ella, I have never even heard of a Tardis. Your brain puts mine to shame! That was a very cute way of promoting Alex's book too.

Be well.
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