Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- Have I packed? No.
- Have I pulled the suitcase down from the attic? Nope. Not yet.
- Have I scribbled down the cell numbers I'll need? No.
- Addresses? Nope.
- Do I know what time the bus even leaves? No.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Pon’s hibiscus jam would be good on toast. We spread it on banana pancakes. After breakfast, I tromp past the chicken coop where a Burmese python was caught during the dry season. Look up. Always scan the treetops. Snakes might be waiting to drop from branches above, swallow me whole. But only hornbills bend the tree limbs. They leer over the teak walls of my outdoor shower. Squawk! Look! Naked tourist. Inside, I lie beneath mosquito net, wait for sleep. Beneath last night’s Southern Cross, I walked the beach hunting for sea turtle tracks, eggs to rescue, treasure to rehide.Congratulations! Great story! I loved so many of these & had great fun guessing locations! I wonder, if you have a sec, you all could tell us what your location was in the comment area? (Shawn--I'm pretty sure I know where yours is! I've kissed that stone!) Memory, pepsivanilla, HWPetty & Me (*love* chickens) you were in the top five! And as always, thanks to all of you for your entries. I appreciate your support, and hope you come and play again next time! (I believe I have a severed hand up for grabs...) Randomness I haven't done many shout outs lately, and if I missed any groovy blogs or reviews or mentions, I apologize! I've been squirreled away working on that book I wrote in April (I think it's called THE SIDE EFFECTS OF BEING LUCKY.) I also had some cool events, like a school visit at Avon Grove Charter School last Wednesday. Man, was that fun. The teachers, the students -- I even got to talk to a class of third graders, who ROCKED! Some shout outs, now that I'm catching up a little: Two nice reviews: One at So Many Books, So Little Time. And one at wb32Reads. Thanks, guys, for reading and blogging. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the book! Here's an interesting interview (at The Class of 2k9) with Brian Farrey, my editor at Flux, who proposes hammering a tap into me. I ask you--how much do you think a bottle of pure A.S. King syrup would cost? (Stay tuned for a cool podcast I did with Brian, too, on the Eye on Flux blog.) Next week, I'm headed to Book Expo in NYC & then the week after that, to a remote northeastern location to do some stuff with a thing, and then the week after that, we have visitors from Ireland. Oh! And then JURY DUTY. Never a dull day here at Casa King.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
- For example, rather than telling us that your 737 is headed toward Orlando to see the Magic Kingdom, drop Snow White in there--or Space Mountain, or anything else that might make us think you're talking about Disney World.
- Or, rather than telling us you are heading to Montego Bay, you might want to talk about the crazy taxi driver who met you at the airport named Sebastian Cornelius Dread, Mon.
- Your story must include an animal native to the area you're writing about.
- Your story must include toast. Yes, toast. (Adding--I'm talking toasted bread, man--not A toast, but TOAST!!) ----------->
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
2008 Golden Heart winner Kay Cassidy is the author of teen fiction she wishes was based on her real life. Kay is a former college cheerleader and sorority girl, an M.B.A. and a member of Mensa. She thinks it's comical when people are surprised to discover those things aren't mutually exclusive. Kay is a seasoned professional trainer and former leadership development specialist who enjoys teaching motivational workshops around the country. She is also the founder and host of The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest, a national library outreach program that provides year-round free programming for teen and youth librarians. THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY is her first novel. Visit Kay on the web at www.kaycassidy.com.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
- First pick = A signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs and a VOG.
- Second pick = A VOG Care Package.