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Bulwer-Lytton 2012 Winners Announced

Bulwer-Lytton 2012 Winners Announced

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This is a favorite contest of mine–the best WORST opening line. Based on Bulwer-Lytton’s famous line “It was a dark and stormy night…”

This year’s overall top winner:

“As he told her that he loved her she gazed into his eyes, wondering, as she noted the infestation of eyelash mites, the tiny deodicids burrowing into his follicles to eat the greasy sebum therein, each female laying up to 25 eggs in a single follicle, causing inflammation, whether the eyes are truly the windows of the soul; and, if so, his soul needed regrouting.” — Cathy Bryant, Manchester, England

Other winners are listed by genre… at:

http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2012win.html

 

Enjoy!!

Shutta

And the Winner is . . .

And the Winner is . . .

 

  The winner (drawn randomly from those who entered) of a pdf version of HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR CHILDREN’S BOOK by Katie Davis is Vanessa Morris.  Yay, Vanessa! And a big thanks to all who entered the drawing for the free book, and who subscribed to my blog. Keep posted for future interviews and freebies.

 

Ciao!

 

Shutta

Kid Lit Round-up Time, Cybils, & Scrivener giveaway!

Kid Lit Round-up Time, Cybils, & Scrivener giveaway!

Just a short update on interviews, sites, books and links I’ve enjoyed over the last couple of weeks. Hope you’ll find something here, as well, to give you a laugh, to make you pause or furrow your brow.  Enjoy!

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Interview with a wonderful children’s author Laurie Calkhoven:  Presidents, Boys of Wartime series, and writing at the “Teacher to Teacher” Blog.

 

Wonderful review of Dr. Fred Bortz’ latest book for kids: MELTDOWN! The Nuclear Diaster in Japan and Our Energy Future. (My teacher friends in Japan–listen up!) It’s all at the Shelf-employed Blogspot.

 

A fun NPR piece on the future of picture books with Dan Poynter and Roxie Munro (Feb. 21, 2012). Podcast and transcript–here.

 

Finally . . . an exciting giveaway at Sara Tool miller’s site. Literature & Latte has offered 3 free downloads of their new Scrivener software for PCs. Sara will choose 3 winners. But the deadline is tomorrow–8pm on Feb. 22nd!!!  So go there soon and leave a comment to enter. (Remember–this is only for their PC version, not their MAC version.) I did!

 

And the 2011 CYBIL winners have been announced!!!  Congrats to all the winners.

 

Happy Reading & Writing!

Shutta