I’m getting a new kitty! She’s very petite, with short white fur and gorgeous blue eyes. All I need now is a name. The shelter calls her Cienna, which is beautiful, but I want something else. Can you help? Whoever gives me the winning name will receive a $20.00 gift card to Amazon. How does this contest work?
Email me at MaddyContest@gmail.com with the name you think is best for this pretty little girl. Let me know which email addy you’d like the gift card emailed to if you win. Email me before Saturday night at 6pm central time. One entry per person.
I will go through the entries and choose the 10 I like best, then draw from those. The winner will receive a $20.00 gift card for Amazon.com on Saturday evening.
Thank you and Good Luck!!
My ten year old niece came to stay with me this weekend. I am single, with no children, so kids kind of freak me out. Still, we’re having a good time. We had pizza. baked chocolate chip cookies, and watched the movie Wreck It Ralph. The biggest hit so far was playing dress up with some of Auntie’s historical costumes. My niece is a free spirit who loves to ham it up for the camera. I wonder if she will be an actress or something in the public eye. She’s not shy! These were my favorites. Which do you like?
Did you know I’m scared of flying? I didn’t know I was. Twenty years ago when I was in the military I flew from time to time. I don’t remember being scared of it then.
But three years ago I went to Lori Foster’s Reader & Author Get Together for the first time, and since I live in North Dakota and the event was in Ohio, I decided to fly. I boarded the plane in a rain storm. We were grounded for a half hour past the original time of departure because of lightning. Once we were in the air it was like being on a rollercoaster. (I hate rollercoasters) Up and down. I felt like I was on skis, running a crazy mogul course, with no control. By the time the plane landed in Minneapolis where I was supposed to transfer to another plane I really, REALLY didn’t want to get on the next plane. My brother lives in Minneapolis. Maybe he could leave work, come and get me, and put me on a bus back home. I would lose my money for the ticket, but who cared? Al I could think about was the fact that in my books, a plane leaves Minneapolis and crashes.
Well, I did make my connection, and I survived the plane ride to Ohio. I managed to get back on the plane to go home too. I haven’t flown since. A good friend now comes with me to the RAGT, and we drive. I would really like to attend other conferences, but… I’ve never yet been lucky enough to get into Authors After Dark, and I’m disappointed about that, but maybe a teeny bit relieved too. I would rather not have to fly!
Have you ever wondered which story takes place when? Do they overlap? Well, even I get confused so I made this nifty little chart to help me keep track. This is actually a simplified version of the one I use. (Mine has actual events listed, but I don’t want to give possible spoilers for those who haven’t read all the books yet) Anyway, I thought maybe you would enjoy this.