Monday, January 26, 2015

Share Your Thoughts Blogfest and Woven by Jensen & King


Jamie Ayers is hosting this blogfest:

To celebrate the release of 18 Thoughts, the third installment in my My So-Called Afterlife trilogy, I’m hosting a bloghop! On top of that, you have the chance to win one of 18 wonderful prizes donated by some terrific people just for playing!
Now, here are the dets for the bloghop! Each person participating will post a thought (belief) that has defined their life, their way of thinking.


The first one has been my personal slogan for over ten years:

With a positive attitude, any goal can be achieved!

The second one was a former business partner’s catchphrase:

When the dream’s big enough, the facts don’t count.

Beyond that, I’m just going to give a visual that defines the way I live my life:

Hammy the Squirrel!
I want my cookie!


I also want to mention that Susanne Drazic gave me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’ve received it before, but I appreciate getting it again.



Available Tuesday, January 27th -

WOVEN by Michael Jensen and David Powers King, published by Scholastic

Two unlikely allies must journey across a kingdom in the hopes of thwarting death itself.
All his life, Nels has wanted to be a knight of the kingdom of Avërand. Tall and strong, and with a knack for helping those in need, the people of his sleepy little village have even taken to calling him the Knight of Cobblestown.
But that was before Nels died, murdered outside his home by a mysterious figure.
Now the young hero has awoken as a ghost, invisible to all around him save one person—his only hope for understanding what happened to him—the kingdom’s heir, Princess Tyra. At first the spoiled royal wants nothing to do with Nels, but as the mystery of his death unravels, the two find themselves linked by a secret, and an enemy who could be hiding behind any face.
Nels and Tyra have no choice but to abscond from the castle, charting a hidden world of tangled magic and forlorn phantoms. They must seek out an ancient needle with the power to mend what has been torn, and they have to move fast. Because soon Nels will disappear forever.

Available now wherever books are sold:
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51 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Love those - especially the catch phrase! Awesome :)
Woven sounds awesome - I'll have to pick up one for school for sure!

Jo said...

Good thoughts, I especially like Hammy the Squirrel. Woven is a great story, I can highly recommend it.

Chris Fries said...

I laughed at Hammy Squirrel and liked your other thoughts!

Good luck to Michael and David with "Woven!"

M.J. Fifield said...

That'll be an interesting blogfest, for sure.

Congrats on the award...it's well deserved!

And best of luck to Michael and David!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love your inspiring thoughts, especially the first one. And excited for David's and Michael's new book.

Karen Walker said...

I love inspiring quotes. Wonderful idea for a blogfest.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats to David and Michael. And who needs facts to hold them back?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You can have a cookie but no energy drink, Hammy.
Congratulations to David and Michael!

Sarah Foster said...

I love the quotes. And congrats to David and Michael!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great quotes. I especially like the "being positive" one. I think I struggle with it sometimes, but it's always my goal!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm happy everyone liked my thoughts. And Hammy. He's such a loveable nut job.

shelly said...

I love Hammy! Congrats to Jamie!

Chrys Fey said...

Congratulations to Jamie! I love your personal slogan, and it's worked out great for you. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Congratulations to Jamie! I love your personal slogan, and it's worked out great for you. :)

Bish Denham said...

I love Hammy! I have one his cartoons on my computer where he's talking to Verne the turtle:
H. What do you want to be when you grow up, Verne.
V. I am grown up, Hammy.
H. What?...When?
V. A long time ago.
H. Did it sting?
V. Well...a little.
H. Did you start using words like soap and fork?
V. Unfortunately, yes.
H. Did you stop plugging your ears and humming so it sounds like bees in your head?
V. Pretty much.
H. When you close your eyes, does the world turn into a bowling alley for polar bears?
V. No. That doesn't happen to anyone.
(Hammy closes his eyes and conjures up a polar bear bowling, which Verne sees)
V. Is it too late to go back?
H. It's NEVER too late!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Love your inspiring thoughts and love Hammy!

David P. King said...

Oh, you're not alone in your love for Hammy.

Thank you for sharing Woven today! :)

Jay Noel said...

Hammy!!!

I LOVED Woven. I think it's going to be a big deal.

Al Diaz said...

I like both beliefs. And I loved Woven too! More than cookies, hehehe.
Congratulations, David!

Carol Kilgore said...

Woven sounds like a great adventure. I love Sammy the Squirrel :)

Cherie Reich said...

Now I want a cookie. ;) Great quotes!

Congrats to David and Michael! Woven sounds fantastic!

Medeia Sharif said...

I love your thoughts. :) I'd love to read Woven. It looks like a great read.

Clarissa Draper said...

Great catch phrases! It's always good to remain positive.

Stephen Tremp said...

Gotta love Hammy the Squirrel from Over The Hedge. We named our hampster after Hammy. Not too original, I know. But she seems to like it.

dolorah said...

Hammy just says it all, lol.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

It warms the cockles of my heart to see smart authors using blog tours as a way to share their books with others! Yay, you! Don't forget to put my alternative review blog on your list for the future (http://TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com). Submission guidelines are in the left column of the blog.

Mason Canyon said...

Woven sounds like an intriguing story. Especially like your catch phrase and who can resist Hammy the Squirrel.

Jamie Ayres said...

Love your thoughts! I always forewarn my students that I will have squirrel moments at random intervals & they'll have to wave a shiny object in my face to redirect me ;-) Thanks for playing, and Woven sounds like a book my students will love!

Arlee Bird said...

Positive thinking can get you a long ways while negative energy can literally kill you. Yeah, I'm all for positivity.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

Go Hammy! Love the catchphrase.

Susanne Drazic said...

Great thoughts, Diane. Always a good day when you can be happy like Hammy the Squirrel!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

The facts don't count - I like it, and it's true. Thanks for the inspiration, Diane.

Michelle Wallace said...

Your personal slogan rocks!
Congrats to Michael and David!

Vanessa Morgan said...

I love your personal slogan. However, I do believe that luck plays an important part in success as well.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

The cover's beautiful, and I love the quotes. Words to live by.

M Pax said...

A positive attitude is the key to success. I struggle with it sometimes, though.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Like your positive attitude quote. Years ago, classes on the power of positive thinking were extremely popular.

LD Masterson said...

Good positive thoughts.

Congratulations to Michael and David.

Now give Hammy his cookie.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love that personal slogan. And I love that cover!!!!

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Congratulations to both of you. Wishing you big readership.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love those thoughts!

Karen Lange said...

I like your slogan. I think it ties in with Hammy and his cookie. :) Congrats to Michael and David.

DMS said...

Great thoughts!

I can't wait to read Woven! I have been seeing it everywhere. :)
~Jess

Nick Wilford said...

I should take some of that squirrel's attitude! Yes, Woven has had a big launch in blogland. Congrats to both authors.

Sherry Ellis said...

I love your positive attitude slogan. With a positive attitude you can accomplish so much!

Sherry Ellis said...

I love your positive attitude slogan. With a positive attitude you can accomplish so much!

Nas said...

I like your thoughts.

cleemckenzie said...

I'd like a cookie, too, but I'll take a book instead or in addition to that cookie. I've entered to win Woven in a giveaway, so hope I do!

Zan Marie said...

I love your blog's title. ;-) Thanks for dropping by to comment on Blitz day!

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations to both of you. Wishing you mega sales!

Morgan said...

Yes to Woven!!!! It's so fantastic! :)

And beautiful message, Diane. <3