Friday, October 16, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different!

Book news from Spunky while she's on the road! (And likely to hit snow in Virginia, too.)

Fantastic book giveaway contest!! Ramblings of a Teen Age Bookworm Check it out!

Word choices for the fussy writer Fiction Matters

Shel Horowitz & how to get great endorsements Book Marketing Tips For Authors

Real numbers – EBook sales- A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
(From Words Myth Ampers and Virgule )

More FTC information- J. Kaye’s Book Blog

Publishing success articles – a whole lotta them! Writers Digest

Bonnie Grove provides us with her Show-Don’t-Tell workshop notes! Fiction Matters

Dialogue Tips- Blood Red Pencil

Marketing Plan tips- Marketing Tips For Authors


I love finding new book blogs and came across this one recently!
Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf


This movie isn't for everyone, but... Zombieland is the funniest and the best movie I have seen all year! Yes, the gore is over the top, but the dialogue is snappy, witty and engaging, and the characters are all realistic and three-dimensional. And did I mention funny? My husband and I laughed so hard we about fell out of our seats! You'll never look at bathrooms - or Bill Murray - the same way again!


see more Lolcats and funny pictures


This is what I am doing right now!
The Book 'Em Festival is this Saturday in Waynesboro, VA, and I always spend Friday visiting several local schools. I do a character-building session with the students and it's always a big hit.
So pray for me as I visit two schools, four classes total, talking to several hundred kids!


  1. Well you'll be in our thoughts as you are on the road again today! Have fun - I know speaking in classrooms is one of your favorites!

  2. I bet the kids love it. You do Power Point? (Trying to see what's going on in the left hand side of the picture.)

    Thanks for the links. Don't know how I missed the dialogue stuff on Blood Red!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  3. Blessings to you and reaching those kids. Bet they love ya!

  4. Those kids are lucky to have you teaching them today. You are awesome at it! They'll love you!Have asafe trip and a fun time at the festival.

    Great links too!

  5. Enjoy your time on the road...I certainly hope that you don't run into snow. I'll bet the kids love having you - and you are an amazing person in ALL that you do. Stay safe my friend!

  6. Thanks for the shout out!
    Enjoy your road trip!

    Bonnie Grove

  7. I am so glad there are people like you out there helping to shape our kids for the future...thank you!

  8. Have a great trip - love the classrom pic. And thanks asa usual for all the "different" stuff we can use here on Fridays. ;)

    The Old Silly

  9. What fun! Enjoy your school visits.

  10. Thank you everyone! I've got a brief moment's break - spoke to 300 kids today!! And most seemed really excited.

    Will catch up with everyone on Sunday!

  11. Sounds like a heap of fun!

  12. Wow- I bet the kids had fun and will remember that for a long, long time. You go! Hope you are home safe and sound.