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November 2013

Ask an Author! A formal invitation

You're invited to ....

Ask an Author!
An opportunity to ask authors about their
books and craft, and to enter giveaways!

Date: 11/30 & 12/1   (My date is Sunday, 12/1)

Place: Ask an Author on Facebook!

Time: 10 am to 10 pm, a new author
every hour on the hour!
(My time is 3:00 - 4: 00 pm)

I hope to see you there and look forward to chatting with you. AND I'll be giving away ecopies of Treehugger, Book One of my YA scifi fantasy series. (Currently, Book One and Two out of a series of four are available in ebook and print.)

What is the Based on a Dream series about? Let's just say, central character Chloe's REM sleep simply isn't the same as everyone else's! Her first book is your ticket off this rock and into a series full of adventure, deep friendships, romance, the search for strength, and the importance of respecting life in all forms.

You can check out blurbs and a compilation of reviews for Treehugger here and for Risktaker here

Want to win an ecopy of Treehugger? Join us at Ask an Author to enter!

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Funny Word Friday (one day late)


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Photo: Julie Jordan Scott

Smellfungus Someone who is forever the pessimist or drags everyone down.

Let's use it in a sentence, shall we?:

When the mood of the party took a nosedive, Eloise said, "I think there is a smellfungus among us." To which Michael replied, "Either that or we are about to witness the apocalypse."                                                                          

Your turn! Use smellfungus in a sentence via comments.

Coffitivity - A virtual coffee shop at home?

Writers, have you found yet? It offers various types of coffee shop background noise meant to boost creativity--a virtual cafe. When I first turned it on, I was like ... what? The sounds were a bit chaotic considering I usually wind up in a Starbucks and it's never that noisy. Still, I have it on now and have to say, I'm finding it a bit soothing. I'll have to really put it to the test during novel work. 

So check it out and tell me what you think! 

By the way, a virtual cafe allows me to use the cool mugs I have at home ... like this one:

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Pumpkin nog ... something new for Thanksgiving

Trader Joe has done it again. At their taste test bar, I discovered what they call Pumpkin Nog. This will definitely be served in a punchbowl (cold) at my house this Thanksgiving. They blended their pumpkin puree (canned), pumpkin ice cream, and their Dixie Peach juice. Delicious! But I can't find their exact recipe anywhere, so I suppose I'll play with the measurements.


What are you planning for Thanksgiving?

Funny Word Friday


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Photo: Julie Jordan Scott


Pratfall A fall on one's rear.

Let's use it in a sentence, shall we?:

The sudden appearance of a UFO zooming over the soccer field caused a domino effect of player pratfalls.                                                                                           

Your turn! Use pratfall in a sentence via comments.