Once upon a time in history……
In Lee County, Alabama, it is illegal to sell peanuts after sundown on Wednesday.
So my question is, what exactly happened at night, on a Wednesday, that made them pass that law? And why only Wednesday? And what if you make your livelihood selling peanuts? I guess you can walk around with a giant trench coat full of peanuts. “Yo, buddy, you wanna buy some peanuts?” Flash open the trench coat. Hmm. Might make for an interesting story.
Anyhow, worked a bit on getting book 2 of the Decoders series finished. I’m still torn on the ending. I have to figure out a better way of exposing the bad guy. Right now it’s kind of boring. *sigh* Must keep the readers wanting more! Adios!
I love weird and crazy laws. Everyday I post one on my white board at school. Like me, most of the kids truly appreciate the bizareness behind some of the laws. And then there’s the kid who stares at the law, rolls his eyes, and thinks I’m the crazy one. haha
I have decided that I will post a weird/crazy law once a week on my blog as well. That way I can share a bit of our nation’s weirdness with the world.
I shall begin with my own beautiful hometown…Las Vegas, Nevada…
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HISTORY…
In Las Vegas, Nevada, it is against the law to spit on the sidewalk.
I’m really diggin this law. After all, who really wants to see people spitting anywhere, let alone on the sidewalk in front of you? Gross. Now if only citizens could give tickets for breaking this law. Oh, man. I would so be in the money.
Now on about writing. The Las Vegas Writers Conference was a great experience. I got to meet some amazing people and learn even more about the craft of writing. All you budding authors out there, you really need to attend a writing conference, even if it’s not the one here in Vegas. The knowledge gained is invaluable.
The Las Vegas Writers Conference is coming up this week and I am super excited! I love getting to meet authors from all walks of life. And schmoozing with agents, publishers, and editors is a great way to learn the business and get great advice
Any writers out there who have never been to a writers conference, you really need to get on that. A conference can open your eyes and teach you more things than you probably want to know. Even if you don’t attend this conference (and I highly recommend that you do), you should find one, maybe one close to you so you don’t have to spend the money on a hotel, and sign up. You won’t regret it.
My short story, Supernatural Detectives, just hit Kindle today. It’s a fun and lively whodunit. A little different from the normal middle grade fiction I’m used to. This actually has adults as the main characters. What a crazy concept!
Now…back to writing The Secret of the Lady Ghost, book two in the Decoders series.
I love Spring Break. Every week should be Spring Break. Just sayin.
Supernatural Detectivies is available for Amazon Kindle for 99 cents. Here’s the complicated link that I’m sure could be significantly shorter. But why make things look easy?
Hello and happy Spring Break!
I noticed today that both my paperback books (JJ Bennett: Junior Spy …and…The Magic Sapphire) are finally available on Barnes and Noble online.Woo HOO! Now my readers aren’t pigeon-holed into buying their physical books at Amazon, they have an alternative! Yay!!
Ah…it’s finally Spring Break! Time to catch up on some reading and writing. I haven’t decided what book I want to dive into, there are so many great options. I guess I will just have to dig through the giant stack of books that have been piling up. *sigh* So many books, so little time…
I also want to dive into book 2 of the Decoders series. The first draft is almost done! It would be great if I could get it done this week. That is definitely a goal. So, stay tuned in. I think The Secret of the Lady Ghost is about to get solved!
I’m very excited. I finally have figured out how to create a mailing list. I know, it’s about time I joined the millenium. Honestly, all this techie stuff takes me a while.
Joining my mailing list will ensure you never miss out on my upcoming new releases, After all, let’s face it, there’s no way you see every post made on your wall every single day. You would have to be on FB for like …hours! So, joining my mailing list will guarantee that you will receive an e-mail from me whenever I have something new and exciting to share.
Here’s the link….I hope…
Happy day to you!
The paperback version of my first book, JJ Bennett: Junior Spy, is now available on Amazon for $5.99. It looks pretty cool in paperback (if I do say so myself…not that I’m biased or anything). Here’s the link…….
The first book in my second series, The Decoders in The Magic Sapphire, just came out on Kindle. The paperback version of that book will be available soon. I’ll keep you posted on the date.
My new book, The Magic Sapphire, is the first book of a new series called the Decoders. I’m offering it for FREE on Kindle starting Tuesday, February 12, through Saturday, February 16th. What a great time to check out my writing if you’ve never read any of my books.
In other news, my first book in the JJ Bennett series, The Rise of the K-CIA, is about to hit the paperback market as well. I just ordered a proof to look over before I open it up to the masses. Hopefully, by the end of the week, that will be available as well.
Hello! I know sometimes we as readers get so caught up in the books we read that we forget to take a moment and write a review for them once we finished. How many of you read the reviews before actually buying a book? I know I do. Especially if the book is really cheap. I want to know ahead of time if the writer had a gazillion typos and needed an editor. That way, I won’t waste my money buying the book.
It’s so important to let potential readers know the truth. If you loved a book, you should share why. Were the characters fascinating? Was the plot interesting and surprising? Did you just love the voice of the main character?
The flip side is true as well. If you hated a book, you should share why. Was it just boring or were there some serious issues that the author should have addressed before printing the book?
Go back to the last book you read and write a review for it on amazon. Trust me, future readers will appreciate your time.