What a wunnerful world …ohhhhh yeahhhh

16 Jan

First – it’s minus 2 degrees outside at Killian Knob in my cove on the mountain. MINUS 2! I think that’s the record cold, really record cold, at least for the past four years. Dang.

All rightee then. Friday’s are where I post links to places, writers, blogs, et cetera. (And am open to any suggestions for places and people to post on Fridays). As well, it’s time to announce the winner of the “how many jelly beans in the jar” contest to win Deb Leblanc’s latest book, Water Witch.
Drum roll pul-leeeze: the winner is…..ANGIE LEDBETTER, Gumbo Writer. Who was scaringly close and I’m beginning to think she has magical powers or something. Angie’s comment below reads, “If I win, I’ll pass on Deb’s good book to another blogger since I’ve read and loved it” – so, Angie, I’ll have a signed copy mailed to you, and from there its yours to do as you please!

Here are the links for today – give them a visit. Let’s all support each other! It’s a big ole wunnerful world out dere.

If I can tout The Rose & Thorn for a moment. The Winter Issue of The Rose & Thorn Literary Ezine is up. Go by, read, enjoy. As well, The Roses & Thorns, where R&T staff post tips and tidbits for writers/readers, etc., and where we also post book reviews (Susan Reinhardt is up right now), author interviews, etc. Go by and take a look every now and then and see what’s going on. R&T did well, again, in the Preditors and Editors poll.

BACKSTORY, “Where authors share secrets, truths, logical and illogical moments that sparked their fiction or memoirs. Brought to you by M.J. Rose and Jessica Keener.”

Fellow Backspacer Adrienne Kress has a new book out. Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate
Adnan Mahmutovic is a good friend and gifted writer. A Bosnian refugee who now lives in Sweden, his writing takes the breath away. I had the honor of editing his short story for R&T, and then editing his novel, for which the novella length will be published soon.

OCEAN Magazine remains one of my favorite places not only to submit my work (she’s published my photography, essays, poetry, and a short story), but one of my favorite magazines. Diane Buccheri, publishing editor, does what she does for our oceans – to protect them, honor them. Stop by. Leave a comment, visit and comment on the OCEAN blog. Support. Submit.

I just found Library Thing, and signed up.

I’d love to include some blogs, like when I was reading Barry’s blog about how his parents met (War Brides) and up to when he met his wife. I come across so many compelling, funny, poignant, and well-written posts, I’d love to link to them here on Fridays. Any suggestions from y’all would be wonderful – it’s hard to pick from all the gooey good stuff out there.

That’s it for now! The next book for my book give-a-way is a brand new-unread- but unsigned, copy of: Paulo Coelho’s “BRIDA.” I’ll have a new contest beginning soon.

Here are the guesses – if I missed you, please point that out!
Angie Ledbetter said…
I’m guessing 328 jellybeans! If I win, I’ll pass on Deb’s good book to another blogger since I’ve read and loved it
Terri Tiffany said…
600 is my guess!
kimmi said…
Okay, 218 jelly beans in jar! :)
Small Footprints said…
Glad you’re back up and running and glad you’re here at blogspot. Oh … my jellybean guess is: 162
gana said…
oh yeah, and my guess is 568. :)
t i m said…
I [meaning, a certain she prefers that I] limit my blogging activities to one day a week but my jelly-bean-dar [I invent new words all the time] navigated me here to have a guess at 207.
JOY said…
I guess 191 jelly bellys!
Jessica said…
How about 250 beans?
Sharla said…
I guess 170 jelly beans.
Jenn Johansson said…
My guess for the jelly bean jar is 127


17 Responses to “What a wunnerful world …ohhhhh yeahhhh”

  1. Debbie January 16, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    It’s cold here too. My furnace has died the last two days. Wouldn’t you think they could find out why? Yeah, me too.Stay warm and have a great weekend.

  2. Michelle H. January 16, 2009 at 9:18 am #

    Brrr…I feel for you. Freezing here in PA also. Congrats to Angie on the contest and congrats for Roses and Thorns ezine. *I had cast in my vote for the fiction category.*

  3. Angie Ledbetter January 16, 2009 at 9:31 am #

    Well, hot dayum! Can’t believe I won. Kat, we’re obviously sharing one brain, so that explains my mental fogginess. :) How about this? …..THE FIRST PERSON WHO COMES TO MY BLOG, GUMBO WRITER, AND PUTS IN COMMENTS– “I HEART TENDER GRACES” WILL BE THE AUXILLARY WINNER OF OUR FRIEND DEBORAH LEBLANC’S BOOK?! (I have 2 signed copies of my very own and loved the book.) So, come on y’all, hop over and claim Water Witch for your very own. :)Love ya, Kat!

  4. Kathryn Magendie January 16, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    Laughing – you crack me up Angie – BUT GET OUTTA MY HEAD *laughing *- not really, you can stay in my head all you want to! I could do much worse….Debbie – OMG – eek – it’s COLD!T’anky Michelle!

  5. Barry January 16, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    What a great and generous quote from your book today, Kathryn. The ending was both shocking and hilarious!Thanks for the link to my humble blog. Much appreciated.Stay warm!!

  6. Kathryn Magendie January 16, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    Teehee – Micah is something else.

  7. Jessica January 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    Thanks for the links!Congrats to Angie. :-)

  8. kimmi January 16, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    Congrats to Angie!!! Kat, if you want to email me, perhaps I can give you some additional promo ideas. :Dhugs

  9. Janna Qualman January 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    Congrats to Angie! And thanks for all the links, Kat. I’ll definitely check Ocean out.

  10. Jenn Johansson January 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm #

    Wow! LOL, I couldn’t have been farther off in my guess I don’t think. Perhaps, I should practice… OOH! Do you think they have a class in this? Jelly Bean Counting 101? hahahaLooks like I have some sites to visit :D

  11. Kathryn Magendie January 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    Janna – it’s a really wonderful magazineKimmi – I will!Haw -Jenn I had to figure out a number, so what I did was painstakingly count the jelly beans that showed in the image, then click on the “calculator” on my window’s vista, and then multiply the number by whatever I can’t remember that I figured out made up all sides of – or something like that, then I asked Good Man Roger…does this sound like the right amount of jelly beans? since he’s all analytical and all and I’m not! laugh…I mean, I probably would have guess liked 1000 or some ridiculous number *laugh*

  12. colbymarshall January 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Minus two…? Holy bejesus, I think I’d never leave my house! It’s a good thing I live in the South!

  13. Kathryn Magendie January 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    Laughing – I’m in the south, too -well, except my Louisiana friends and my family in Texas called me a yankee! I said YANKEE – I’m in North Carolina!*laughing*it’s not always this cold – but sure is now.

  14. Sharla January 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    I love that you put excerpts on here. I am looking forward to reading it. I have to say I read those and go… Wow, that’s good. I’m not that good. Oh lord, I’m in trouble. LOL!Liking LibraryThing!

  15. Kathryn Magendie January 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    Sharla – Library Thing is pretty cool – I signed up to be an “early reviewer” and just went in and selected some books – not sure if I’ll get them though!

  16. Walker January 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

    -2 that’s it?Thats tropical weather where I come from.It’s -38 here.We put the tinkle in tinkling every stop on the way back from the pub at night because its so cold.Have a nice weekend

  17. Kathryn Magendie January 17, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    Dang Walker — that’s just COLD!

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