1) Health update. Drat it. I am still sick. I don't think I am worse, but I am not better either. I have added a saline rinse (think netti pot) to my arsenal after the Wednesday blog. Maybe if I did that on the hour??? Bah.
2) Battle of the Bands Results. I fully expected Nat King Cole to beat Eva Cassidy's version of Autumn Leaves... and he did. However, many of you liked her version quite well - just not enough to vote for it over The King. Ah well. I really like both versions, so I fully understand your quandary. How did it end with your votes?
Nat King Cole - 20
Eva Cassidy - 6
I know that seems like a horrible showing for Eva, but it is NOT. Many of you said very sweet things and then voted for Nat. And it is hard to do battle with any King. So there. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Eva Cassidy version. It is slower. One of you said "sparser" and that echoes what is happening to the trees. Life, for them, is slowing down and starting to look a whole lot sparser. I will add my vote to the Eva Cassidy column, but it doesn't change anything. See you again on the 15th for a new song and new battle.
NOW FOR THE ACTUAL POST! WHEE! IT'S TUESDAY. TIME FOR ANOTHER EDITION OF ALL THINGS WRITING...
GUESS THE TRUE STATEMENT & WIN JESSICA BELL’S THRILLER, WHITE LADY! (Statement #59)
To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell’s latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true:
The following is a chapter title from the book:
a. I may look like a cow, but you can go eat shit if you think you can put me in a field and bark at me.
b. OMG, i bet u think i stink.
c. There’s nothing more satisfying than stabbing a knife in a big fat slab of porterhouse steak.
What do you think? Which one is true? Write your guess in the comments, along with your email address. Comments will close in 48 hours. If no-one guesses correctly within in 48 hours, comments will stay open until someone does.
Want more chances to win? You have until October 31 to visit all the blogs where Jessica will share a different set of true and false statements on each one. Remember, each blog is open to comments for 48 hours only from the time of posting.
If you win, you will be notified by email with instructions on how to download the book.
Click HERE to see the list of blogs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
*This novel contains coarse language, violence, and sexual themes.
Sonia yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she’s rehabilitating herself as a “normal” mother and mathematics teacher, it’s time to stop dreaming about slicing people’s throats.
While being the wife of Melbourne’s leading drug lord and simultaneously dating his best mate is not ideal, she’s determined to make it work.
It does work. Until Mia, her lover’s daughter, starts exchanging saliva with her son, Mick. They plan to commit a crime behind Sonia’s back. It isn’t long before she finds out and gets involved to protect them.
But is protecting the kids really Sonia’s motive?
Click HERE to view the book trailer.
Click HERE for purchase links.
Jessica Bell, a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, is the Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and the director of the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca. She makes a living as a writer/editor for English Language Teaching Publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, MacMillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.
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