|Photo cred: Don Lafferty|
The catch: I should update you on stuff because I do that here and if I didn't, then there would be no point in having this blog and frankly, as much as I'd dig burrowing back into my blogless hole, I won't do it...just for those few times a year I post something helpful or thought provoking.
Update #1: ASK THE PASSENGERS won the Carolyn W. Field Award! Rock it, Pennsylvania librarians. Thank you! I will see you at the luncheon in October! My speech will mention Eddie Vedder at least once.
Update #2: I'm coming to three libraries in Montgomery County, PA this coming Tuesday, August 6. Click this link to see if your library is one of them. A HUGE thank you to Children's Book World for making One Summer, One Book a reality.
Update #3: I am a week or so from sending in revisions on The Book That Now Has No Title but was formerly known as Max Black and also as Glory O'Brien's History of the Future. That's not really an update, but I make my own rules here.
Update #4: Random Pictures
|When you move, you say goodbye to things.|
I carried this marlin head with me for more than 20 years.
I loved you marlin head, but you were falling apart
so I threw you away after I took a few pictures of you.
Thank you for your many years of service.
|Daniel Kraus, I don't know if you're reading but here is|
that beloved old office all emptied out.
|Along with the marlin head went this sign from my office.|
I may regret tossing this one day.
|The pagoda says hi.|
|Here is a picture of my new house.|
So this is where the contest comes in.
Want to win an ARC of REALITY BOY? All you have to do is follow 3 little rules, and you're in. Go crazy. You have two whole weeks.
- Your story MUST start with this sentence: Janet was early. **
- Your story MUST end with this sentence: Of course, she didn't.
- Your story must be 100 words or less.
PRIZE: A signed Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of REALITY BOY.
Please leave your entry in the comment area of this blog and don't forget your email address!
Winner chosen by three anonymous judges, a cosmic spider and a magic 8 ball and will be announced a few days after that deadline.
There are bonus points for sharing this contest. Let me know how you shared it after your entry.
** The author would like it known that by choosing the name Janet for the first sentence, she is not referring to any specific Janet she knows or any that you might know either. This can be any Janet. It was just the first name that came to me, and so, we're stuck with it. Your Janet can be a dolphin for all I care. The story can be in second person omniscient and be from the point of view of a microscopic skin cell that fell off Janet. Technically, Janet doesn't even have to appear again after that first sentence. I don't mind. Just tell me a story and follow the rules above, and we're good.