What’s a Walk-About

anyone remember this guy???

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lord-amercy… I loved the movie Crocodile Dundee… made my mother rent the VHS (yep, I’m that old… lol) every time we decided to rent videos… I always wanted to rewatch my favorites… as a child, everyone thought it was odd… as an adult, okay, they still think I’m odd… lol… but the jokes on them, I can save a crap load of money by rewatching the hoarder’s nest of movies and TV series I have stocked up over thirty odd years… muhahahaha…😛

anywho… I totally just got off track…

in the movie, Paul Hogan talks about going walk-about… I loved the idea… granted, now that I’m older (and have a license) I prefer a Drive-About… basically, I pack mom up (this time the dogs came) and hit the road… check out the signs as you go, hit the welcome center when you pass into a new state, and maybe have one or two ideas before you leave (but that last one isn’t necessary…)

this time around, we went to Helen, GA (very cool place) … they are a small, German themed town… and the hotel we stayed on butted up to the creek… I’m calling it a creek, but I could be wrong… It was about 15 – 20 feet across… with lots of rocks to break up the water flow, so you get that babble-brook feel…

but this is a walk-about, so you know we didn’t drive straight there… nope… we started a little closer to home… mom had been begging to see the Arc up near Cincinnati for months, so that’s where we started… and I decided to video the walk through… now I just need to figure out how to share it around… I decided that the Arc and other stops might make great writing prompts for peeps that didn’t have the time to travel around…

I also hoped to get some great ideas for my Finder’s Keepers series… I saw some hope for characters other than Marin, or maybe for shorts ??? or maybe one of my other series that I haven’t had time to work on… lol… anywho… I am willing to share…

we videos from the Arc, some from Helen, and some from the Tennessee – Georgia line (the lookout mountain area)… lookout mountain is where the caves, fun parks, and underground waterfalls come into play… sooo yeah… lots of work, but then I will be sharing them with y’all… so if you are a writer, feel free to use anything you see in them that sparks your pen into motion…😛 later and happy wordage

the end is Nigh … #RRBC

save the tears for tomorrow… we still have a few more stops to enjoy…

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don’t forget to leave a comment when you visit these sites… that’s all you have to do to be entered to win … woo who

 Rhani D’Chae

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

  • (1) Signed paperback of “SHADOW OF THE DRILL” *USA Residents Only*,
  • (3) Kindle copies of “SHADOW OF THE DRILL,”
  • (3) Kindle copies of “A PERILOUS THIRST,”
  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card
  • & (2) $5 Amazon Gift Cards;

 Ask The Good Mommy/Nonnie Jules

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card
  • & (1) $5 Amazon Gift Card

 C. S. Boyack

DAILY GIVEAWAY:  

(1)  $25 Amazon Gift Card

  Books By Nonnie

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $15 Amazon Gift Card
  • & (2) $5 Amazon Gift Card

Wow… that is a lot of fun packed into your last day at the block party… I definitely plan to do this again… there have been some great sites, and lots of prizes… personally, I won three times… and found a lot of interesting blogs … all in all, well worth the ten-twenty minutes it took to participate… woo who… later guys… have fun, and happy wordage…

Don’t be sad yet #RRBC

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the 30th…. sigh… on the up side, we are steps away from falling leaves and cool breezes… ahhh…. I am giddy just thinking about it… I would say that my love of Fall is all about my MS, but the season has always been one of my Faves… so I was wondering??? could there be a connection between my birthday (in October) and my love of the season… hmmm… what about y’all…

on the down side, the end of August means the end of our block party…

but not so fast, cause the fun isn’t over yet… today we have one or two… I say or because the second site’s link isn’t live yet… but if you want to go over to RRBC later, maybe things will have changed… just head to RRBC to check out the line-up…

but to wet your whistle, start with this lovely😛

 Michelle Abbott

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card;

just visit and leave a comment… and you are entered to win… wooo who

OMG… four stops #RRBC

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look, look, look… four stops…. are they insane… are they trying to overload us with excitement… and who is that second person down… oh look… that’s me…

and first up we finally get to see Brenda Taylor’s site… so glad she is still on the block party… and look at all those other awesome stops…

Brenda Taylor

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card,
  • (1) ebook copy of a “HIGHLAND PEARL,” and an ebook copy of a “HIGHLAND RUBY”;

 Finder’s Keepers Series/Tracey Clark

DAILY GIVEAWAYS:

(1) Either a bracelet or earrings OR keychain with bookmark;

 Wendy Scott

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (2) e-book copies of “HIEROGLYPH,”
  • (5) e-book copies of “FAIRY DUST,”
  • & (1) ebook copy of “LODESTONE”;

Jim Cronin

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

(3) $20 Amazon Gift Cards

Just click the links…. enjoy the post… and leave a comment… that’s it… fun and games, and a chance to win goodies… how awesome is that… alright I am off now… hope to see y’all over on my book site… happy wordage

who’s excited… ??? #RRBC

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the month is almost over, the party is winding down, but that will never stop us, we writers, bloggers; the great wordage crowd…

and tomorrow….. we get to sit in Jazz as he interviews Marin… he is a little freaked out, having never met a princess before, especially not one with an out of control electrical gift… lol… since the party bus stopped here (my author site) earlier in the month, Marin’s interview will be over on my book site finderskeepersseries.com … hope to see y’all there…

and for today’s fun and games, we have three stops to keep the party going… wooo who… remember to leave a comment at each stop…

Maretha Botha

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

(3) Set of 3 black and white paperbacks of “FAUNA PARK TALES”;

??? Brenda Taylor ???

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card,
  • (1) ebook copy of a “HIGHLAND PEARL,” and an ebook copy of a “HIGHLAND RUBY”;

 Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card,
  • (1) $10 ITunes Gift Card, (
  • 1) $10 Starbuck’s Gift Card,
  • (2) Ebook copies of “LEGEND OF THE WALKING DEAD”;

It looks like Brenda Taylor’s link is missing… guess that means there are only two stops today, but wow… they both look great… go check them out… and I will see y’all tomorrow… happy wordage, tracey

Another big day #RRBC

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it is almost time for us to sit down with my character Marin, and check out what she thinks about her new life as Princess de Platadreki… what she thinks of all the people coming into her life… alright… fine… we really want to know the dirt behind her recent Find to help out Makayla… cause, two peas in a pod those women are not…😛

for now, enjoy today’s links and posts… remember, just comment on them and you will be entered to win prizes… wooo who…

Mind, Pen and Spirit/Karen Ingalls

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1)  Prize package which will include:  signed copy of DAVIDA:  MODEL & MISTRESS + a package full of goodies;

 Ronesa Aveela/Rebecca Carter

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (2) Audio books of “THE CHRISTMAS THIEF,”
  • (1) Ebook of “LIGHT, LOVE RITUALS
  • & (1) Ebook of “MYSTICAL EMONA”;

 Jazz:  America’s Gift/Richie Gerber

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

(3) Ebooks of “JAZZ:  AMERICA’S GIFT”;

wooo who… #RRBC Goodies

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click the links and comment to enter … and have fun… short and sweet, but I am overheating here in Ky…

 JoAnn Wentzel

  • DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 
  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card
  • & (1) autographed copy of “IT BEGINS AND ENDS WITH FAMILY”
  • & (1) autographed copy of “ULTIMATE BETRAYAL”;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

who’s on deck??? #RRBC

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her are two more party stops … just because the month is winding down, that doesn’t mean we are… wooo who… visit these sites and be entered to win prizes… and have boat loads of fun while you’re at it…

Karen Ingalls

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) Signed copy of “NOVY’S SON”
  • & (1) $15 Amazon Gift Card;

 D. L. Finn

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $30 Amazon Gift Card
  • & (1) Signed copy of “NO FAIRYTALE”;

 

One week left #RRBC Party

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the party is almost over… we have about one week left in the month, which is one week left for the Block Party… but also, we are almost to Aug 29th, and Marin’s interview… woo who… she may be my character, but that doesn’t mean she tells me everything… I cant wait to hear what she has to say…😛

for today, visit these three sites and leave a comment to be entered to win daily prizes… good luck , peeps, and happy wordage

 Lily Iona Mackenzie

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) Signed copy of poetry collection, “ALL THIS,”
  • & (2) Book Bags

 Redbirds & Rabbits/Stephanie Taylor

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $25 Old Navy Gift Card,
  • (1) Paperback copy of “THERE’S ALWAYS A CATCH” w/book swag

 Neil O’Donnell

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card

#RRBC block party

let the winning continue…

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I tried to wait for the second link to go live, but decided to just give you guys the one that was up and running… and the link to the RRBC site, in case you want to check later… just in case the other link goes up… (most likely, that person didn’t get their info in on time… ;( … but we still have one site to visit…)

Bruce A. Borders

DAILY GIVEAWAY:

(1) $25 Amazon Gift Card

Just click the link and enjoy the post… if you leave a comment, you will be entered to win the giveaway… wooowho… easy and fun

and what an awesome prize… here is the RRBC Line Up

good luck and happy wordage… tracey

#RRBC, U Sure Know How 2 Throw A Party!!!

I loved the pics and wanted to share so y’all won’t miss out… and added bonus, this is on of the stops on the RRBC Block Party today… woo who… this club rocks …

WRITERS' CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO

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We’re coming to you from all around the globe!

2 Giveaways today:

(1) $25 discount off conference Author or Vendor Booth

(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card

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I’m so glad you know that I’m referring to you.  Look at that smile!

Since Nonnie was too tired to put up an actual blog post, she asked me to do it, and God knows I’m lazy, so if this isn’t acceptable to you, deal with it! I’m on a new diet plan and it is killing me!

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(I already told you I was lazy, didn’t I?)

So, December is rolling around and that is when we will be hosting our 1st Annual (Virtual) Writers’ Conference & Book Expo!  Dec. 1-3 to be exact! Put that on your calendar!

This event is going to be so amazingly awesome, that Beem (Reviews Co-Ordinator), will be taking a break from logging all our reviews

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Don’t run out of steam yet #RRBC

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We have three party stops today… just visit these sites, enjoy the posts, and leave a comment… that’s it… you will be entered to win… woo who…

A Freebooter’s Fantasy Almanac/Jan Hawke

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card,
  • (1) A Freebooter’s Fantasy Almanac Cover design Zazzle T-shirt in black or white
  • & (1) A Freebooter’s Fantasy Almanac Cover Rectangular or Egonomic (right hand only) Zazzle Mousemat;

 S. J. Francis Writer Blog

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $15 Amazon Gift Card,
  • (1) $15 WalMart Gift Card,
  • (1) $15 Target Gift Card, (
  • 1) Autographed copy of “SHATTERED LIES,”
  • & (1) Ebook copy of “SHATTERED LIES”;

 RRBC WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO

DAILY GIVEAWAYS:

  • (1) $25 discount off conference Author or Vendor Booth
  • & (1) $5 Amazon Gift Card;

Get some Goodies #RRBC

check out these cool posts and comment, and you will be entered to win prizes… woo who… happy wordage everyone… so far I’ve won three times this month…

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 “ALLERGIC TO LIFE”/In Honor of:  The Late Kathryn C. Treat

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

  • (1) $5 Amazon Gift Card (donated by Bruce A. Borders),
  • (1) 2 FREE books from the Kathryn C. Treat Treasure Chest &
  • (1) entry into the Kathryn C. Treat VIP Lounge;

 Suzanne Burke

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) Ebook copy of “ACTS BEYOND”,
  • (1) Ebook copy of “EMPTY CHAIRS”,
  • & (1) Ebook copy of “FAINT ECHOES OF LAUGHTER”

Day 20 on the Party Block #RRBC

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and who do we have today… hmmmm… yesterday I visited some awesome sites, and even won a $20 gift card to amazon… y’all need to get in on this before it is over… visit these sites and leave a comment… that’s it and that’s all… you will be automatically entered into the contest… and who knows… you might find your next read while you wait to see if you’re a winner….

 Patricia M. Jackson

DAILY WINNERS: 

  • (2) $20 Amazon Gift Cards
  • & (5) Sets of signed books;

 My Train of Thought/Joe Stephens

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1) A complete signed set of his 4 Shalan Adventures (“DAWN OF GRACE,” “HARSH PREY,”  “KISSES AND LIES,” & “IN THE SHADOW.”);

blogs, blogs, and more blogs #RRBC

and prizes, prizes, and more prizes… the back to school books and blogs block party continues… woooooo whoooo

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remember all ya have to do is click on the link, enjoy the post, and comment… every commenter is automatically entered in the contest… prizes abound peeps…

 Julie Hall

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

(1) Super Prize Pack which will include:  Signed copy of “LIFE AFTER…”, $10 Amazon Gift Card, $10 Gift Card to Vignette’s Boutique (online), digital download of Joy Lippard’s latest music release, Paperback copy of YA Novel of non-member so we can’t list title here and signed copy of ” LIFE AFTER…”

& (2) Signed Paperback copies of “LIFE AFTER…”;

 JoAnn Wentzel

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card and autographed copy of “IT BEGINS AND ENDS WITH FAMILY”;

Raccoons & more #RRBC party news

Alright… can you guess where this is going… huh… can ya… how about a hint…

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okay… it wasn’t that bad…

my cat has recently decided that she no longer wants to be an indoor tabby…. nope… “bring me my food on the deck, Human,” is all I get from her these days… and since the animals at my house are the ones in charge (wait… what??? that cant’ be right)… sad but true, the pugs and cat have trained me well…

anywho… mom kept forcing the cat to come in to eat… which I thought was cruel (see how easy I am to train)… so I kept putting the food back outside… Fights ensued …. mom demanded that I stop… we would have mice and strays, she said… but why was that a problem??? so  what… mom cats would be feed, and the ones that didn’t get in on the cat food could eat the mice… problem solved…

butttttttt…. with buckets of rain and flood warnings, I took a page out of mom’s play book and forced the cat inside… she was not happy… when I finally let her back out, we were met with wildlife…

I didn’t even know we had raccoons close by… but I would be wrong… and even more troubling… I could hear something under the deck… and my big guard-kitty??? what was her response??? heck, I have seen her more upset with my pugs… conclusion?? I think the traitorous-feline has been living with a family of raccoons under my deck and feeding them… Sigh …

lol… now for some daily Block Party fun…

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remember… all you have to do is visit these sites and comment… that way you are automatically entered to win prizes… woo who

RWISA (RAVE WRITERS – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS)

DAILY GIVEAWAY:

  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card
  • & (1) RWISA swag surprise gift pack!;

 Journeys/Susan Joyce

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

(4) E-book copies of one of her books (each winner gets to choose)

 

Who’s been winning?? #RRBC

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I don’t know about you guys, but I have two wins under my belt so far… and plan to check out some more awesome posts, while commenting to try my luck for more… muhahahaha…. otherwise, I have been flipping back and forth between editing and writing… (and maybe playing an online world building game… the dang things are addictive) … I know that I need to get the edits done before I add more to my editing plate, but really…. how else am I supposed to get the voices to quiet down… besides… I really do hate edits… between MS and dyslexia, editing is my own personal hell… and okay… I just want to move on to the next story, create more worlds… but if I did that, you guys would never get to read a word of it…😛

alright…. here are your Blog stops for the day… drop by and comment, and maybe you will win a prize or two…

Linda Covella

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

(2) $20 Amazon Gift Cards

 Sandra’s Blog/Sandra Cox

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1) Gift pack which will include:  $10 Amazon Gift Card, Paperback copy of “VAMPIRE ISLAND,” & a pair of razzle-dazzle earrings;

Today’s Party on the Block #RRBC

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The Indie Spot/Beem Weeks

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

(3) ITunes Gift Cards

 Natalie Ducey

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $5 Amazon Gift Card,
  • (1) Paperback copy of “THE HEART’S JOURNEY HOME”,
  • (1) E-book copy of “THE HEART’S JOURNEY HOME”;

Fiction Favorites/John Howell

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card

Mid-month & still partying #RRBC

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this will be short … MS pain is flaring… soooo, yeah… the right side of my body isn’t functioning so well… but here are your sites to visit today… head to each one and leave a comment to enter to win prizes

Creativity and Inspiration with a Smile/Lizzie Chantree

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card w/a week of Tweet Support,
  • (1) $15 Amazon Gift Card w/a day of Tweet Support;
  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card w/a day of Tweet Support;

8/15 – Dreamless Roads/Jan Hawke

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card,
  • (1) Dreamless Roads Cover Design Zazzle T-shirt
  • & (1) Pre-publication Dreamless Roads Cover Rectangular or Ergonomic (right hand only) Zazzle Mousemat;

8/15 – Sparta Reconsidered/Helena Schrader

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1) E-book copy of “A PEERLESS PEER”

Still time to Party #RRBC Style

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We have three stops today… the month is almost over, so don’t wait to get in on this awesome opportunity to visit new blogs (or revisit some old faves) and win prizes… just comment and you are entered to win… woo who… I have already won twice, peeps… but that won’t stop me from continuing to play… RRBC rules😛

 Lincoln Cole

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

  • (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card,
  • (1) Signed paperback copy of “RAVEN’S PEAK,”
  • (1) E-book copy of “RAVEN’S PEAK”;

 Going Deeper/Tara Fairfield

DAILY GIVEAWAY: 

(1) Hard cover copy of “MAKAI QUEEN”;

Brent J. Griffiths

DAILY GIVEAWAYS: 

(2) $10 Amazon Gift Cards;

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