Random Linkages/Random Videos

These Old Spice Guy videos crack me up – and he’s not hard to look at either. This one is for you Librarians out there!

For some reason I have bookmarked “10 Horrible Deep Sea Creatures” and have no memory of why – but, probably for research on something I may have wanted to write for Ocean Magazine; who knows. Also in my bookmarks (both listed under “writing research”) I have “Moral Insanity: A Brief History” – huhn, who knows what I was looking for when I found that. Okay, well, Enjoy! *laugh*

I am trying to decide whether to do a ‘trailer’ for SWEETIE. I did one for Tender Graces and for Secret Graces. But, I’m just not sure if people look at them or if they are ‘worth’ doing or if they add anything to the process or enjoyment of my books, etc. They’re fun to make, but they do take a bit of time. Bellebooks did TG for me, and I asked if I could do SG and that was my first attempt. I’m on the fence about doing one for Sweetie. What do you think? Any opinions/suggestions?

Also, speaking of SWEETIE – I have one review trade paperback sized copy left. If you are a book blogger/reviewer, I will send you this proof – it is an uncorrected galley proof (for those who don’t know what that is – it means it’s an early version printed out before all the errors are caught and fixed), and is for reviewers only. Contact me at my hotmail or gmail addresses (you can go to my website or look at my blogger profile to get an email) if you are interested in reviewing Sweetie. I only have one, so first one to email me I will send it on.

I will remind everyone that Bellebooks/Bell Bridge Books will be accepting new manuscripts for literary/women’s fiction beginning November 1. They are growing and it’s exciting!

I came across The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog “getting your literary life,” and am exploring it, and enjoying it, thoroughly. Just scroll the front page and you’ll see plenty of nuggets to click and read.

I’ll miss the Cathy comic. I’m glad they will be having Cathy Classics, but still, I’d love to see where else her life leads her. Well, things have to end sometimes, don’t they?

I’ve been enjoying “Blind Pig & The Acorn” blog – recipes, posts about Appalachia and its writers and people and music. Love it.

And as always, Teresa Frohock has written a thought-provoking blog.

The Return of Buffalo Horse. If you’ve read SG, you know there is a ‘scene’ where Virginia Kate opens replica of Ponokamita (or Pono-Kamita) – the Buffalo horse – from Miss Darla. It’s one of my favorite scenes with so much symbolism and nature and power.

Tartitude bought a pen like mine! She fell in love with it just as I did – love love this pen. My son, Daniel, bought me one for Christmas and it’s one of my prized possessions. I use it for signings, etc.

Y’all have a great day!

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