Tuesday, August 18, 2015

300! With PRIZES!!

*Throws confetti in the air*
*apologizes to folks who got it in their eyes*

I have hit 300 blog posts!


Hello and welcome to The 300 of blog posts.  Sadly, there will be no half naked Spartans involved in this event ;). Nor will we be fighting for our lives, nor as far as I know, our honor.

I started this blog many moons ago as a way to connect with others of my kind: writers, readers, odd and creative folks.  My blog design has changed from an "antique scroll"  (hey, it's probably all blogger had back then ;)), to stylish green, to pink swirls, to a star field, to the current awesome design by Rae Monet. 

The content has mostly stayed the same, although as I wander through this writing adventure, my blogs change as my path does.  And I love comments!  Whether they be here or emailed to me- I love hearing from folks in the same boat, or from an entirely different cruise-line altogether.

I enjoy blogging. In another time I probably would be one of those essayists doing a regular weekly column in the local paper. I'm still enjoying it- so the blogging will continue!

As a thank you to all the folks who read this blog (whether you started years ago, or just found me today), and in honor hitting 300 posts- I've got PRIZES!

Just enter the raffle copter below- THREE lucky folks will win a prize.

Will it be a signed copy of The Glass Gargoyle AND a signed copy of The Obsidian Chimera, plus a few extra gifties?

or

Will it be a $20 Harney & Sons Fine Teas gift card? https://www.harney.com/

or

Will it be a $25 Bookshop Santa Cruz gift card? (awesome, huge, Independent bookstore --they have books on EVERYTHING- yes, you can order them online although a trip to Santa Cruz is a great idea too ;)). http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/

Just enter any and all of the events below - more events, more chances to win!









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27 comments:

  1. Congrats on 300 posts, that's awesome!

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  2. My favorite literary sidekick is the one I'm currently writing: Feasomeclaws. If not him, then Maurice from Terry Pratchetts novel.

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    1. That's great, Nina! It's wonderful to love our own characters (I'd say mine are my three faeries as a single unit ;)).

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  3. Ooooo! Prizes are always nice, but I'd read your blog without them, any day. 300 is an awesome milestone. I'll admit it, I was hoping to see a few Spartans in leather and little else. ;)
    Keep writing these wonderful, thought provoking blogs. They provide motivation and inspiration, things all of us could use.
    Congrats on 300 and wishing you (at least) 300 more
    Sharon

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    1. Thank you, Sharon :). Sorry about the Spartan's- they lost their shields ;)

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  4. Marie! Fantastic news on hitting a post milestone! :D

    My favorite literary sidekick is Bones from The Night Huntress Series

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  5. Congratulations on keeping your blog going for so long. It's not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you want to be working on your story.

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    1. Thanks, Ken! Most of the time I think of the blog as a companion to my writing-sometimes babbling about something that bugs me, or I want to learn to do better helps the process :).

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  6. My favorite literary sidekick? Right now, it's the Younger brothers (Eli & the Kid) on the Jane Yellowrock series. Proof that sidekicks don't have to have a romantic element to be awesome!

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  7. Marie, Congrats on hitting the 300 post milestone. I sure was nice to see you at the author meet & greet on Aug. 15, and thanks for signing my copy of "The Glass Gargoyle". Keep up the great work and keep on blogging! ~Tania~

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    1. Thank you so much Tania! And thank you for coming by-it meant a lot to me :).

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  8. Nice milestone! Gorgeous covers! My favorite literary sidekick is Carrot, Sam's second and kind of his sidekick, I suppose, from Terry Pratchett's Guards Guards books.

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    1. Thank you Laurel :) Oh wow- hadn't thought of Carrot in a long time- nice choice!

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  10. Congrats on your blog growing! My favorite sidekick is Jenks from the Hollows series šŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you! OOO! Forgot about Jenks! Loved him!

      Marie- at day job

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  11. Ummm well it was Nick from the dark hunter books but I wouldn't think he is a side kick now lol.. congrats on 300!!!!

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    1. HEH! Very good point- and thank you!

      Marie- at day job

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  12. I like the Irishman sidekick to the main hero Kai in Spirit Fall, a paranormal romance by Tessa McFionn. and congratulations on 300 posts!! That's quite an achievement

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    1. Tessa rocks! Thanks for the congrats!

      Marie- at day job

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  13. Off the top of my head, I'd have to say Watson. He's such a great foil for Holmes.

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    1. I think you've found the most classic of the sidekicks! He really is sort of a guideline of the perfect one :).

      Marie- at day job

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  14. My fav sidekick is Alex in the Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer...He is just to cool!!!!

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  15. Hooray for 300 posts! I came in rather late to this game, just this past year, but I will say I'm happy I found you. :) May your blogging life continue to be fruitful!

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