Friday, October 02, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different....

We're knights of the round table,
We dance whenever we're able,
We do routines, and chorus scenes,
With footwork impeccable.
We dine well here in Camelot,
We eat ham, and jam, and spam a lot.

In the world of books this week...

Yvonne Perry provides keyboard shortcuts when using Word Writers in the Sky

It’s Banned Book Week and they're having fun with it over at The Book Muncher

Crystal discusses using THAT & WHICH Crystal Clear Proofing

Self-published author succeeds by using YouTube Washington Post

Feathered Quill Books discusses using words correctly Feathered Quill

Mayra Calvani "Demystifies Virtual Tours" at Carolyn Howard-Johnson's blog Sharing with Writers
And the funny things one finds with Google alerts - Book ‘Em article News Leader
That was one of those "Oh, hey, will you look at that?" moments...

* On a personal note... *

Today, Spunky is on her way to Georgia! I'll be visiting -
Borders in Marietta from 6-8 tonight
Waldenbooks in Valdosta from 11-4pm on Saturday (1-2pm is a free seminar)
Borders in Atlanta on Cobb Parkway on Sunday from 1-3pm
Friday and Saturday I will be joined by one of my co-authors of "Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK!" - Darlene Wofford. She's the author of the award-winning book, Edgewise, and one incredible, spirited lady!

The whirlwind that was my Oregon trip began with a trip to the ER with my mother. She had neglected her health severely and it was a shock to see her in person. We felt bad, BUT - it has started the ball rolling! Now all of the family is aware of the situation and she's under much better care. And when my husband called her last night, she sounded so much better!

And I want to apologize to everyone who visits my blog, as I will be unable to respond in kind for a few more days. Monday, I will be home!!

* Other News *

Book IV of my YA series comes out on Tuesday!! The blog tour for this book starts Sunday - check back here for dates & stops.

* Photo of the Day *

This is Seattle, WA, as seen from the Space Needle. I took this photo while visiting my best friend in 1993. It was a 15 second exposure, hand-held with no tripod. Oh, and the Space Needle rotates, too! So I am rather proud of this old B&W photo...


  1. Wonderful photo! Thanks for the links. Glad your mother is doing better. Good luck with your upcoming signings - I hope you sell out of books!

  2. Hi! I agree with Jane- great photo! Wow- good luck with all your signings and many wishes that you sell out.

    Glad to hear your mom is doing better.


  3. That is an amazing shot. Wow.

    Have fun on your signings. You're practically in my "home" town. Until I was 10, I lived in Smyrna which is cow chip's throw from Marietta.

    Straight From Hel

  4. Thanks for the plug, Diane!

  5. Thanks for the mention of one of my recent blog posts Diane! Much appreciated!

    I will be signed in and ready on Tuesday to order my copy of Book IV! And really looking forward to the tour!

  6. Have fun in GA! Hope you sell lots of books. And I'm glad your mom is doing better...that must have been scary.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  7. Thanks everyone! It was really nutty last weekend.

    I'm in Marietta and ready to go!

  8. Lotsa good stuff here as usual. I read Crystal's that and which post and bookmarked it - good one. She also has another spelling test up today. Missed one - dangit! lol

    The Old Silly

  9. Love this post! That was a fun read. :)

  10. Thank you for featuring Mayra's guest post on my blog in your carnival this week, Diane! Always love your list. Yvonne Perry is wonderful. People should definitely subscribe to hers!

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Award-winning author of The Frugal Editor
    The Frugal Book Promoter

  11. Thanks everyone! This is my favorite post of the week!

  12. What an amazing picture!

    Have a safe trip!!