Thursday, June 20, 2013

My World

In my world, aka Melissa Land, life would be filled with simple pleasures. We'd have lovely mochas with stars in them, and yummy pastries every morning, but never gain weight:

We'd get all our fruits and produce from Farmer's Markets and lovely roadside stands:

As mentioned in my previous post, we would all be required to have flower gardens. I now hereby add "window boxes" to my decree:

Furniture will be simple and comfortable and handmade. And everyone gets a granny square afghan:

There were several food references in this post. I must be hungry. Gonna go eat a cupcake, the official snack of Melissa Land. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

My World

In my world, aka Melissa Land, we would all drive cars like this:

That way, if we bump into each other, no one will get hurt. We'll all get great gas mileage too.

In conjunction with the Wee Little Car Ordinance, we would also implement my Road Infrastructure Vision:

*One set of roads for us in our Wee Little Cars, and another road system for trucks, motorhomes and buses. Then the Wee Little Cars wouldn't have to worry about getting smooshed by the Big Old Trucks.

*Around densely populated areas, we might have a Double Decker Road System, with the Big Old Trucks on the bottom and the Wee Little Cars on the upper deck. (So the Big Old Trucks can't fall on us!)

As you can see, I have given this some thought!

In Melissa Land, everyone would also have a garden. But that's another phase of my plan, and I'd like to get this road system thing nailed down first.

By the way, that is a 1969 Fiat that we saw in the parking lot at Panera today.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Book Blogger Fair

I'm participating in the Book Blogger Fair in July and wanted to let all the writers out there know there is still time to register to participate. There will be book giveaways and authors hosting authors - a great way to discover new books and writers. 

Read on and go to the links to find out more! 

Check in to the Blogger Book Fair,

and book your trip to far away places!

July 22-26, 2013

Authors and Book Bloggers,

Sign ups for the July 2013 Blogger Book Fair will close on June 15 at midnight central time, so get your registrations in to participate!

As of 5/31/2013, we have:

Authors: 89
Books: 233
Bloggers: 14

If you haven't yet registered, you can find all of the information on the Blogger Book Fair page.
  • Check out the Code of Conduct
  • Fill out either the Author Sign Up form or the Blogger Sign Up form (Deadline June 15)
  • Kayla will match everyone with hosts and send out this information to you after sign-ups close
  • Check out the events--all authors are eligible to participate in the events, and if you have an event you'd like to host, just fill out the simple Event Sign Up Form--all of this information can be found on the Events! page (Deadline July 8).
  • If you're interested in hosting a giveaway to drive traffic to your site, sign up via the Giveaway Sign Up form (Deadline July 15).
  • And if your book will be FREE or $0.99 for the duration of the Fair, you can sign up on the Free and $.99 Book Sign Up Forms (Deadline July 15).
  • Events:

    as of 5/31/2013

    Art Fiction Gala hosted by Lucie Smoker

    Does your fiction promote the visual arts--through featuring an artist, painting, sculpture, performance art, etc? Then, consider entering Lucie's Art Fiction Gala.
    The Art Fiction Gala is a virtual celebration of fiction that highlights the visual arts. Dress up in your finest, pick up some friends--a bottle of wine--and sample mind-blowing fiction that crosses the line between literary and visual art. Plus a gallery of art featuring reading.

    Three Wishes hosted by Kirstin Pulioff

    Introduce your characters to the world.
    Kirstin Pulioff invites you to ask your main character, "If you found a magic genie lamp, what would be your three choices?"

    Flash Fiction Challenge II hosted by Thomas Winship

    Get ready to exercise your flash fiction muscles.
    For the Flash Fiction Challenge II, Thomas Winship will provide an opening line.
    From there, entrants will craft a flash fiction piece of approx 500 words. Entries will be displayed on Thomas' blog Vaempires during the BBF, spread out evenly across the five days, in order of receipt.
    Snapshot Synopsis Contest hosted by Fel at The Peasants Revolt
    Challenge: chisel your synopsis down to 50 words or less.
    Voting will be open throughout the fair for visitors to vote on their favorite Snapshot Synopsis.
    More information & entry instructions

    Reader's Choice Awards hosted by Sherri at Shut Up & Read

    All books registered for the Blogger Book Fair are automatically entered into the running for the Reader's Choice Awards. Voting will be open from July 22 to July 25.

    Indie Soap Box Files hosted by Shah Wharton

    Take a turn on the Soap Box.
    Shah invites speculative fiction writers to write a guest post about being an indie (or hybrid) writer.
    Restrictions: Speculative fiction writers only

    Monster Menagerie hosted by Noree at Trip the Eclipse

    What's your favorite monster or supernatural creature?
    Feature your creature in a flash fiction piece (500-800) words to be featured on Trip the Eclipse. Visitors will vote on their favorite piece.

    Ways to Help:
    Blogger Book FairDonate to the Blogger Book Fair via the BBF Donation Fund. To help get the word out about BBF, we would like to place ads on Facebook, Goodreads and other places, but to do, so we need a little help. We'd also like to have some BBF sponsored giveaways, so money donated would also go toward prizes. NO MONEY WILL BE KEPT BY ANY ORGANIZER OR PARTICIPANT.

    Spread the word! Share the Fair on your social media accounts and show off the Blogger Book Fair logo in your blog's sidebar.

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