Friday, February 19, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...

“We are no longer the knights who say ni! We are now the knights who say ekki-ekki-ekki-pitang-zoom-boing!”

* BOOK NEWS *

Seven steps of book marketing ideas J. Aday Kennedy

Tony tells us how to register a copyright at Marketing Tips For Authors

Joyce tells us other ways to earn money writing Books and Writers

Crystal gives us real examples of effective writing at Crystal Clear Proofing

And congratulations to Lindsay, who won my Mystery Man Contest!
She guessed correctly, as did many, and her name was drawn from the hat.
Her guess for the mystery man opposite Heather? Mark.
Book will be on the way to you soon, Lindsay!

* NERD ALERT *

And got this from Babbling About Books and More‘s blog post-

Nerd Alert has issued a fun challenge!

"Unpopular opinions: we can haz them. Sometimes you stand alone in loving a super niche-y run of a popular comic book series. Sometimes you’re the only person on the entire planet to ’ship a certain ’ship. Sometimes you simply Do Not Get a movie the rest of your geeky brethren is falling all over themselves about. And because a lot of fandom is about sharing loves and hates and communing with your fellow geeks, this can feel awfully lonely.That’s why we decided to challenge a bunch of nerdbloggers to spill their darkest secrets, their True Geek Confessions, for all the internet to see. Perhaps if we all confess together…well, we’ll feel just a little bit better."

And so here I admit my True Geek Confession:

Okay, I've got a lot of geeky things I could confess to, but let me tell you about my magazine collection...
The first ten years of Starlog and Fangoria magazines. Sealed in plastic. Kept hidden from the light. Most gingerly examined once before secluded in a special box.
To what ends? I don't know! A couple used to be worth several hundreds. Then along came a little thing called ebay...
Yup. I was a sci-fi and horror geek!



* AN AWARD *

I received the You Are My Sunshine Award from Helen Ginger The purpose of it is to acknowledge those that have a blog and spend endless hours ensuring that other bloggers get feedback on their blogs by leaving comments, adding themselves as a follower or dropping by just to let you know there are people out there. Thank you, Helen!

I’m supposed to name 5 bloggers to pass this award on to, and reading your comments, thoughts and advice really is the sunshine of each day.

The bloggers I “officially” pass the You Are My Sunshine Award to are:

Karen Walker
Marvin Wilson
Crystal
CC
Nancy J. Parra
Arlee Bird
Mason Canyon
Alex J Cavanaugh
Jemi Fraser

These are all fun, informative bloggers. If you’ve already received this award, congratulations! If not, accept it with my thanks for being such great blogger friends.

Yes, there's more than five!! I could keep going if you like...


* PHOTO OF THE DAY  *

Did that thing just ring????

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, thanks for the award!

And I used to read Starlog.

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

Congratulations on the award, Diane! Thank you so much for passing it on to me!

(Love the kitty w/phone pic and caption!)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Alex and Crystal, you are both welcome!

And that is the lovely Calvin in the photo, the most beautiful cat I've ever owned. If she were human, she would've been a prissy little lady!

Creative Chronicler said...

My geek confession is obscure cmic books. I too have them sealed in plastic & carefully packed away.

Congratulations on the award! Thank you for passing it on to me! I think you might be an award queen too!

My Merlyn steals my phone all the time. What is it with cats & phones?

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks for the links!

I'm a geek,myself. :) You MIGHT have been me with your magazine collection, though!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

As always, great photo and interesting links. Thanks!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on your award and thank you for thinking of me when passing it on. I am deeply honored.

I love the cat photo. It's priceless. So many quotes come to mind just looking at it.

Helen Ginger said...

Love the kittie photo. I feel that way sometimes when the phone rings while I'm in the middle of something.

I'm sure I'm a geek (aren't we all?) but about the only collection I have is books. I've run out of shelves and must somehow cull them. And that's not counting the ones I'm sure are in boxes in the storage room. Is that geeky?

Helen
Straight From Hel

Sunshine Marv said...

Aww, that's sweet of you, thanks! Hey you know a lot of those kitty photos you could do a "caption this" post with. Although your captions are always clever and funny, too.

The Old Silly

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Marvin, that is a wonderful idea!!! Mason commented that other quotes came to mind as well. Think I might have to add that to The Sunday Sillies.

Elizabeth nice to hear others have geek magazine collections.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Oh, the geeky confessions I could make! Love the cat photo. I can totally imagine mine doing that!

arlee bird said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments you leave on my blog --they always mean a great deal to me. You deserve that award. And thank you for thinking of me when you passed it on.

Karen Walker said...

Diane, Thanks so much for the Sunshine award. It brightened my day today, and that wasn't easy.
I don't think I've ever thought of myself as a geek, but I did just buy a Droid and am in love with it. I named it R2D2.
Karen

Nancy J. Parra said...

Oh dear, I am a certified geek-lol. My daughter and I had a de ja vue moment at the store- she said it made her think of Groundhog Day- I said it was a glitch in the matrix. she said I was a geek. lol

Thank you so much for the award! And even more, thank you for the comments on my blog. Cheers~

Tara McClendon said...

That's a fun award. Geeky secrets? I'm not sure I really have any. Mabye that in itself is geeky.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sherrie, my list could've been huge...

You are welcome, Lee!

Karen, that's an awesome name! Glad I could brighten your day.

Nancy, that is an uber-geek response - I love it!

Tara, I think that is geeky. LOL

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Love, love the monty quote.

Jemi Fraser said...

Thanks for the award, Diane :) I appreciate you thinking of me!!

Love the Geek Confessions. Mine would definitely have to be the Star Trek encyclopedia I bought with my birthday money when I was a teen :)

Michele Emrath said...

Fantastic links and fun pic as usual! Congratulations to the award recipients! Those are great blogs everyone should check out. Happy weekend!

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I f--f-f-feel like a broken record but I love your Fridays.

Hope the authors who frequent your blog will drop by to www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. It's a great way for authorsto get mileage out of their reviews. The guidelines are in the left column.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Terry, the Monty Python quotes will never cease!

Jemi that's a cool geeky purchase!

Happy weekend, Michele.

And thank you so much, Carolyn. I spend a lot of time on my Friday blogs.

Jai Joshi said...

How fabulous. You definitely deserve such an award, Diane. You make such an effort to follow other people's blogs and support them by leaving comments. Well done!

Jai

Donna M. McDine said...

Congratulations to one and all. Thanks for the valuable links too!

Have a great day!

Stephen Tremp said...

Geek confessions. We all have them. Mine: I like to play with army men.

Stephen Tremp

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jai and Donna, thank you!

Stephen, do you with play with them NOW????? LOL!

Allyn Evans said...

As always love the photo!