Oh did I live in fear of those watermelon seeds! I was told that if you swallowed one, a watermelon plant would sprout right up inside your stomach. Did I believe this ridiculous lie? Of COURSE I did and I won’t tell you for how long. This is one of the silly, gullibilities that makes me who I am. It’s the same type of quirky, oddball belief that fictional characters can have too, which makes them more relatable. (Currently, I am writing about a woman who believes frogs are dangerous, deadly creatures due to frightening tales told to her around the campfire.)
So what crazy things did you believe as a kid? Do share! Comments get you entered into the August drawing.
Let’s have a bit of fun, shall we? Take this fun career quiz (link below) and post your results. You’ll be entered to win a signed book and Starbuck’s card. Winners announced August 31st! Can’t wait to hear about your ideal career!
The bummer about writing is that it involves a LOT of self promotion. I don’t care for it, actually. I was raised with a focus on humility and not tooting one’s own horn, don’t you know! Unfortunately, writing is a cutthroat business and authors are encouraged by their agents, publishers, etc. to seize every means possible to communicate with our readers. Some of these methods I enjoy. Facebook? Love it, because it’s a relationship. Twitter? Well, it’s okay, but I don’t feel like I know my audience as well. Blog? That one I enjoy because you all have really interesting comments. I’ve been encouraged to start a quarterly newsletter. Okay, but how can I make it something that is of interest to the reader and myself? I’ve decided to make it a fun quick peek at upcoming titles, maybe offer a tried and true recipe of sorts, and offer some giveaways from time to time. Does that sound good to you? If it does, I would surely appreciate you signing up via my website. I promise that it will be only once a quarter, and I will try my best to make it something fun for both of us!
To get the fun started, I’m mailing out ‘Dog Days of Summer’ prize packs for those folks who sign up in August (US and Canada only.) If you’ve already signed up, my heartfelt thanks! If my books aren’t your cup of tea, no worries! I appreciate you stopping by. Happy summer!
And our July blog winner is…Sheila Hall! Congratulations Sheila, and thank you for all the great comments!
It’s the big finish! I’ve been so pleased with the lovely reviews for Sailing In Style and this release month has churned right by. So let’s end with a splash, shall we? Let’s make a list of all the famous boats that have chugged their way into books and film. I’ll start.
The Titanic: Who hasn’t heard about the famous British passenger liner that was lost to an iceberg in 1912? The Titanic lives on via books and films and I’ve even heard that there are plans afoot to build another Titanic!
Your turn! Add to the list via a blog comment and you’re entered to win a signed book and a ‘boat in a bottle’ necklace. Winner announced this weekend! All aboard!