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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

Book Beat Bookstore Celebrates 30 Years with a Bevy of Guest Authors and Artists

Book Beat Bookstore Celebrates 30 Years with a Bevy of Guest Authors and Artists

Book Beat’s 30th Anniversary Party!

On Sunday, August 19th from 12-5 PM, the Book Beat will be  celebrating it’s 30th anniversary and is planning a party for its  patrons and the community. The Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield,  in Oak Park, Michigan. A large group of guest authors and artists will  be in attendance to sign and meet guests including; David Small, Dan Austin, Nancy Shaw, Paul Vachon, Kathryn Madeline Allen, Jean Alicia Elster, Dan Ewald, Tracy Gallup, Kathe Koja, Rick Lieder, Cyd Moore, Denise Crittendon, Jim Gallert, Susan Whitall, Leni Sinclair, Gary & Laura Grimshaw, Tracy Bilen,  John “Detroit Blogger” Carlisle, Amy Ackley, Denise Brennan-Nelson, Bill Rauhauser, David Tarver, Barbara Kellom, John Martin.

There will be live music, artists, authors, refreshments, prizes, a  Mexican taco truck and an outdoor tent to help contain the celebration.  The party is free and open to the public – come celebrate with your  locally-owned, independent bookstore. A more complete listing and  schedule with author signing times will be issued shortly.

In 2012, at Book Expo in New York, the Book Beat was recognized by the National Women’s Book Association and awarded the Pannell Prize, for being one of the best general bookstores in the country specializing in children’s books.

 

I’ll be there, too!

(announcement artwork by Tracy Gallup)

2012: Shutta’s Summer Schmooze (in Rochester, Michigan)

2012: Shutta’s Summer Schmooze (in Rochester, Michigan)

If you’re interested in writing or illustrating books for kids, Shutta invites you to her summer schmooze. It’s a free-form get-together for SCBWI members and non-members alike.

This year the schmooze will be in Rochester, Michigan on Aug. 12, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m.

More info is at: kidsbooklink.org. Or send me an email at:  shutta  (AT) shuttacrum (DOT) com for more info on how to get there and what to bring with you. Below are a couple of pics from past schmoozes.

 

Happy Writing!

Shutta