A cosmonautical "thank you" for everyone who participated in my 500 members giveaway. Winners were selected at random, and they are:
Imogen - The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan.
Tasha Seegmiller - Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Tara Tyler - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
J. A. Bennett - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Natalie Aquirre - Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Contact me at dpowersking[at]gmail[dot]com with an address (for physical book) or an email address (for ebooks). You'll receive your prize soon. Thanks again!
Because of personal stuff, I'm not able to offer query critiques like I've done in the past. But! I'll have to offer that sometime in the near future. Stay tuned.
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We have 14 new members this week (if your name is not linked, I could not find your blog). Click them out!
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J. A. Bennett and Kelly both bestowed some awards this week, including the Versatile Blogger, Great Comments, and the Kreativ Blogger awards! Thanks so much, you two. It means a lot. The Kreativ Award I have not received yet, so I'll take that challenge now.
For the Kreativ award, I'm supposed to share ten things about myself and pass it on to six bloggers. How about some embarrassing childhood moments? Here goes!
1: I used to collect action figures. Now I don't know what to do with them all. Know any collectors? Anyone ...
2: My sister gave me a Sting sword replica a few years ago. Guess what I see when I look up from the screen?
3: I filmed a short apocalyptic film using Micro Machines and fire ... and lost the footage. Not the best example.
4: Out of boredom, I swapped sale signs in a woman's department store ... and was caught by mall security!
5: I was suspended in Kindergarten over a name-calling dispute. No joke, but you can laugh anyway.
6: I put gum in my hair once, just to see if peanut butter really did help get gum out of your hair. It works!
7: The only school dance I ever went to was prom. Okay. Maybe that's not embarrassing, but surprising, no?
8: I once memorized all of Yakko's World and Wacko's America and would sing them repeatedly.
9: I buried a platoon of G.I.Joe's in my backyard. They came back as zombies. Scarlett had a cure, though.
10: I chased a man in a penguin suit at Sea World, and to this day, I have a fear of Grover from Sesame Street.
Go on. Laugh it up. You know it's funny. And now, I'm passing the Kreativ Award to the following:
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Update: I've been sick. It may not show in my posts, but I'm fighting something new. Nothing dangerous. Just tedious. However, this has given me time to work on The Dragon's Heart. First three chapters are rewritten, proofed, and wife approved! Now for the easy touch-up stuff. We're aiming to have a beta draft ready by March.
What a busy week! How is yours shaping up?
I'm David, and the nook is almost finished!