Friday, September 11, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

...a man with three buttocks.
(Hey! It IS Monty Python after all!)

First, for those of you who commented on yesterday's short story, The Kiss - I received word yesterday that Stephan Horvath passed away recently. He'd been so excited that I would feature his work in my blog and sent the short story right away. Since so many of you were moved by his words, I wanted you to know that was his last written piece...

Now on to the book news and more...

BBAW Polls are open! BBAW Vote, vote, vote!

Tony Burton tells us what to do with book trailers- Make Mine Mystery

Vivian Zabel provides some good comma advice- Brain Cells & Bubble Wrap

Blogging tips, advice, instruction, etiquette, getting started – she lists it all! The Story Siren

Lori asks the question – what makes you stop reading a book? Psychotic State

New species of giant rat discovered! CNN
Now that's a big rat!

And some box office figures that will boggle your mind!!

Highest grossing movies of the year -

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - $905,258,075
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - $830,250,211
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - $826,716,040

And those are world-wide totals - the ones that matter! (Courtesy of the IMDB)

And Vivian Zabel was wonderful enough to give me the Kreativ Blogger Award!

Thanks, Vivian!

The rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Spunky is crunched for time, so I carefully considered three very 'Kreativ" bloggers and would like to pass this on to these three friends - their posts are always Kreativ!

Marvin The Old Silly
ElizabethMystery Writing is Murder
Amigo & Mayra Calvani Pets & Their Authors

You three always make it interesting!

And I'll just list three interesting things. (This because I really can't think of seven!)

1. When I went vegetarian, I missed hot dogs the most. (Thank goodness Veggie Dogs were created!)
2. I still collect stuffed toys
3. I've never seen Gone With the Wind (And sorry guys, nor do I want to!)


You've all hear me talk about the hero in my life - here he is!
This was taken Spring of 2008 by my friend, author Darlene Wofford. Since we don't do photos together often (I'm always the one with the camera) perhaps Darlene can take another one when we visit Atlanta in a few weeks for a couple joint book signings...


Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Sorry to hear the sad news about Mr. Horvath. Now I need to get busy checking out these links – it sounds like they all are offering useful information. Nice photo, by the way.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks so much for my award! I really appreciate it. You're Kreatif, too!

Thanks for the links. I need to look into the book trailer one...have been thinking ahead on getting one for the next book, but never knew what to do with them.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Karen Walker said...

Lovely photo. Sad about Mr.Horwath. Wonderful writer. And p.s. your books are next on my list for the next wave of purchases.

The Old Silly said...

Hey thanks for thinking of li'l ol me with the Kreativ Award thingy! You're sweet. I LOVE that photo of you & hubby dear. I went total vegan for several years in my late twenties early thirties. What I missed most was grilled meats. I'd just about die when the neighbors were charcoal grilling a juicy ribeye and I'd have my tofu dogs on the grill. lol

Marvin D Wilson

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh, thank you, Karen!

No, I didn't miss steak or chicken or anything - just stupid hotdogs! Fortunately, there's a soy substitute for almost everything now.
Except for ricotta or cottage cheese - which means I haven't had lasagne in over 15 years!

Vivian Zabel said...

Thank you, Diane, for giving the link to my blog about the comma article.

Jo-Jo said...

Congrats on your award Diane, and thanks for sharing the two look just too cute together! I can't imagine my life without lasagne. I am definitely impressed with your will power!

Mayra Calvani said...

Oh wow, wow, woof, woof! I won an award????? What and honor! It's better than a doggy treat (well, almost better)
Thanks you!!!!

Amigo the Golden retriever

Mayra Calvani said...

When I went vegetarian, I missed hamburgers the most.

You never seen Gone With the Wind? Are you insane?! Go rent it this minute, young lady! :-)

I've watched it over 50 times! LOL

Helen Ginger said...

I am not going to go look at the giant rat. You can't make me. Okay, maybe I'll peek.

Wonderful pic of you and DH. Tell him "hi" for me. I may call on him again. I believe I'm about to be assigned another Avionics book, but not sure whether it'll be pilot training or maintenance.

Straight From Hel

Creative Chronicler said...

I could give up meat but never cheese. I don't know how you do it.

Congrats on the award, you deserve it! Great picture!!

Chris C

Jai Joshi said...

Congrats on the award! I bet that feels good.


Jai Joshi said...

By the way, I'm vegetarian too. Luckily I was brought up vegetarian so I didn't have to do any giving up, thank god.

I admire your strength in giving up meat.