April 15, 2006

B4B Finalists, A Heartfelt Apology-Slash-Threat, and a Crouton Left Over from Picture Salad

I have heard from your special guest blogger, Autumn (a former B4B finalist who pens Perfection on a Curve.) Here is what she had to say:

"There were so many good entries. It was a joy to read them. Picking just seven was hard!!!

In no particular order:

Micki Peluso, guest blogging on Edgy Mama
Inside My Head
Crunchy Granola
The Clutter Museum
Through These Glasses
RandomOutpourings from my Mixed Up Mind
Cynical Optimism

Thanks for letting participate!! It was a blast reading all the entries, and I can't wait to see who wins!"

Thanks Autumn.

The APOLOGY: I haven't come up with a contest yet for my brother's YET TO BE REVEALED supah secret delightful artwork. I am at my mom and dad's house for Easter----I will KNOW on MONDAY, swearsies. Maybe something with HAIKU? I am threatening you with HAIKU unless you come up with a better idea in the comments. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

The CROUTON: Oh Internets! LOOKIT! Publisher's Weekly puts out a daily e-news-letter called PW Daily, and they have a feature called PIC OF THE DAY. Yesterday, It was me. I just about fell back in it, I was so tickled. It is sad that I have no ARMS in this photo, but at least I have hands that jut out of my body from strange and wonderful places. AH THE PERILS OF A BLACK SWEATER! Never the less it spawned one of those "GEPETTO! I am a REAL BOY!" waves of thrilled disbelief that this is my life, and it is the very exact one I wanted when I stood pressing my nose against the windows of the Life Store.


Caption from PWD: Georgia on Her Mind
Novelist Joshilyn Jackson dropped by Bookspan's Manhattan offices to tape a video interview and discuss her new novel, Between, Georgia (Warner). Pictured (l. to r.) are Beth Goehring, editor-in-chief of the Literary Guild; Jackson; and Sharon Fantera, editorial director, Doubleday Book Club.

PS: They were SO cool to me there at Bookspan. Put me so at ease I got through a 20 minute long ON CAMERA interview without even once puking. SO! We like them. YAY, THEM! GO YE FORTH and join a book club in celebration! Me, I'll be hunting eggs and rabbitses with my little Easter people.

Posted by joshilyn at April 15, 2006 8:06 AM

We'll be good! Please, no haiku! ;)

You are just so cool. I am just so cool because I know you. How cool would I be if I was your neighbor? So. Very. Cool. Congrats on the PW pic Tulip! And Happy Happy Easter!

Posted by: Amy-GO at April 15, 2006 8:59 AM

I like Haiku! Really, though, limericks are more my style.

Nice photo, Joshilyn! Congrats!

Have fun with the Easter rabbitses.

Posted by: Edgy Mama at April 15, 2006 9:10 AM

Well I was totally serious in suggesting that Horace off the Rainbow Fish as a contest idea, and so I'll resubmit it. That said though, I love writing Haiku so that could be fun too. Or how about limericks? Limericks are even more fun than Haiku.

Here's a Haiku to Warm Weather I made up recently:

Look! Golden sandals -
summer treasure for the feet.
(Must get pedicure.)

Just brings a tear to your eye, yes?

Posted by: DebR at April 15, 2006 9:12 AM

OK, I just have to pop back on and say I did not see EdgyMama's comment about Haiku and limericks until after I posted my comment about Haiku and limericks. Now I wanna shout "Jinx! Owe me a coke!" :-)

Posted by: DebR at April 15, 2006 9:13 AM

Oh yeah, and good pic! Congrats!

Ok, I'll shut up and let someone else comment now.

(DebR slinks off for more coffee...)

Posted by: DebR at April 15, 2006 9:14 AM

Listen, you have arms, and hands, and--natch--your ever-lovely legs which go up to HERE and make me wish my own legs weren't so stubby.

Have a wonderful Easter, Tulip! Kisses to the little ones!

Posted by: Mir at April 15, 2006 11:47 AM

Oh both Haiku and Lymericks are good. Happy Easter!

Posted by: Cele at April 15, 2006 1:02 PM

I think that haiku
Might set the wrong tone for this
So please no haiku

Posted by: Fran at April 15, 2006 7:31 PM

Now, having said that, what a great thing to be featured in PW. We check it all the time at the shop, so this was some serious kind of cool!

But I do wonder, with your hands where they are, how you reach your keyboard...:-)

Have a happy chocolate bunny frenzy!

Posted by: Fran at April 15, 2006 7:34 PM

I think we should guess WHAT his artwork is. I have so many ideas,after reading the book!

Posted by: desi at April 15, 2006 7:49 PM

I want that cookie, DebR! You're supposed to read the other comments before you write one so you can say something suitably witty and non-redundant. No cookies for breaking bloggie rules, girlfriend! O, and I like your haiku!

Posted by: Edgy Mama at April 16, 2006 12:27 PM

Look how PERFECTLY COIFFED you are! You look like you had your hair professionally blown out, and all. So very sassy and hot.

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