Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Toast & A 10 Words Contest

I sang Happy Birthday to my book this morning. It was corny, but it was pretty cool, too. It helped that a 6-year-old was doing it with me. Had I been alone, it probably would have just been corny. Then, I checked my email and found a really awesome print review in the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star newspaper! CHECK IT OUT! After this contest, today's going to be about toasting LAUNCH DAY for The Dust of 100 Dogs and having a generally groovy time -- announcing winners and checking out some of these D100D Mad Libs. I can't thank you all enough for coming around to Dog Fact #9 and helping me celebrate! I'm having a smashing time and these party games are fun! THE CONTEST: I was digging through some old stuff the other day and saw an interview Q&A that grabbed my attention and made me think of a writing challenge.
  • If you had ten words to describe The Dust of 100 Dogs, what would they be?
  • Girl breaks free. Scary but worth it. And true love.
Challenge: If you had ten words to describe your favorite book or movie, what would they be? Post your answer (Book/Movie title & 10 words) in the comments area with your email address! Deadline: Sunday, Feb 1st, 9PM EST (TONIGHT!) Prize: A signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs and a VOG. Here are the other ongoing contests if you feel like winning a SIGNED COPY of The Dust of 100 Dogs! Haiku Contest - Deadline Sunday Feb 1st NOON EST. Random Vegetable Contest #43 - Deadline Sunday, February 1st 5PM EST. I'll be back throughout the morning/early afternoon to share some of these D100D Mad Libs with you! Priceless stuff. And thank you again for coming around, playing games, and signing my guest book. It means so much to me that I can share a long awaited day with supportive wonderful people like you! Have you signed the Guest Book? ------------------------------------------------------------->


Joanne Levy said...

Pardon me, but I have two entries.

Brain, athlete, basket case, princess and a criminal in detention - The Breakfast Club

Unacknowledged 16th birthday, party, Jake Ryan purchased panties, happy ending - Sixteen Candles.

Why yes, I am a child of the 80's.

HAPPY HAPPY LAUNCH DAY TO YOU! Holding up my toast (and jam)!!!

Adele said...

Princess Bride - Adventure, humour, ROUS, torture, pirates, preposturous, wickedly smart, rhyme, machinations.

p.snark @

Happy Launch Day - did you see what they are doing for you at

sharonanne said...

The Day of the Triffids:

Killer plants, people run, they cant see the plants coming.

Thao said...

Thirteen Reasons Why:

Haunting, realistic, makes me want to be a much better person.


sharonanne said...

silly me here is my email addy: sharonluvscats80(at)yahoo(dot)com

sraasch said...

Movie: Shrek

Ogre, fire, princess, fire, short lord, unorthodox romance, donkey singing.

Book: "The Sweet Far Thing"

Friendship, magic land, yummy Indian boy, growing up, a tree.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!! I am very saddened by the fact that I have to wait until Tuesday to get it :(

Erika Lynn said...

Italian Job:
Things go boom, double cross, Mark Wahlberg makes me happy.

Diana Dang said...

Bride Wars -

Weddings: Happy time, but scary time when brides go crazy

faked_sugartone at hotmail

Vickie said...

Dark and creepy, like Bela Lugosi's crazy, bushy eye brows!-Dracula

Congrats on the release of your book!!


Keith Cronin said...

Gloom, depression, hopelessness and death. And then things go downhill.
The Grapes of Wrath

Tattoos, wooden legs, and a cranky white whale. Hilarity ensues.
Moby Dick

Christopher Walken poops a wristwatch. Samuel Jackson walks the earth.
Pulp Fiction

Comedic ripoff of The Sopranos - or maybe vice versa.
Analyze This

Brooke Reviews said...


Goblin King, tricky maze, must escape, rescue baby, new friends.

bacarleton at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Breaking Dawn

vampies, werewolves, humanvamp baby, wedding, interesting honeymoon, and almost fighting!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Oh, man, Keith should win with his first. ;p Love it.


Boy zips through time after falling for girl. Frostbite sucks.

maggiestiefvater AT




Anonymous said...

Escaping into dreams, making friends, destory the killer, restore order.

Yarrow by Charles deLint

Liviania said...

Watership Down:

Bunnies escape death(s). Find home. Steal females from psycho bunny.

(See Something Awful's captioning of the movie version's poster for the lulz.)

Terri said...

Old woman, young man. Scary thoughts of wrinkled sex. Suicide.

Harold and Maude

jocelyn said...

Ophelia by Lisa Klein:

Intrigue, romance, and everything you could want in Shakespeare, reimagined.

jenifer said...

Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer:

Everyone is connected, even the wily coyotes. Life goes on.

Yan said...

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley:

hidden scars, broken hearts, lost and found dreams, true beauty.

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker:
blow-up dolls, dirty diapers, marriage counselors gone wild, cheerleading tryouts.

Liv said...

The Notebook:

Hot guy loves charming girl. Cheating. Sex. Old memories recalled.

That might not be my FAVORITE movie but I watched it last night and bawled so it was kinda what I was thinking about right now.

Liv said...

Ah! Sorry. Here's the email:

Paradox said...

I can't pick a favorite book because I love so many, so I guess I'll describe my favorite book of 2008.

Gone by Michael Grant

Panic at loss and power, dangerous mysteries, and feared possibilities...

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Lalaland said...


Beware: Beethoven will make you love him with his charms.

Amy said...

I hope you don't mind me doing a TV series...

Project Runway Season 4:
catty fights, hairspray, FIERCE!, fabrics, tears, sweat, and Chinese food.

Hillary said...

Booklovergal12@ hotmail. com

Envy by Anna Godberson
Twentieth century, awesome dresses, tons of drama, and some cheating.

xollinzolox said...

Book: Harry Potter
Save all your friends. Save the enemies. Save your soul.

Movie: Lord of the Rings
Group of men fighting over jewelry. And some people die.

Thao said...

Please omit the word "much" in my entry. I miscounted : (