"A book is the best of friends, the same today and forever." ~ Martin Tupper

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Laughing On Paper

Who doesn’t love a good joke or riddle? And when you’ve just read one of the funniest things, haven’t you kind of wanted to write something funny too?  This is not only the first step in becoming a great young writer; it also increases reading comprehension or, in other words, understanding of the written words as they are being used.
Will you join me in a bowl of soup? Do you think there’s room for both of us?

Why did the bear tiptoe through the campsite? He didn’t want to wake the sleeping bags.

What is even smarter than a talking bird? A spelling bee.

When is it very bad luck to see a black cat? When you’re a mouse.

Are you superstitious? Do you avoid stepping on sidewalk cracks? If you spill salt at the table, do you toss a bit of it over your shoulder? Do you open umbrellas indoors?

Early Egyptians considered the shade of an umbrella sacred space, where only royalty could be. By the 18th century, umbrellas were being used as protection from rain, as well as from sun, and the superstition regarding opening one indoors is believed to have come from London, when injuries and arguments arose among family members of careless umbrella users.

That’s nice to know, but I probably still wouldn’t open an umbrella indoors, would you?

I used to love finding a four-leaf clover. I always picked up a penny, hoping for good luck all day. I’ve had two black cats who never gave me bad luck, but crossed my path quite often. I don’t have a rabbit’s foot, but I do have a small flying pig.

That’s it for me today, what are you thinking about?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hey, look! It's Piper Morgan!

I'm just bubbling over with excitement! Not only is there a new book in the Piper Morgan series, I get to host the cover reveal today! How fantastic is that?

Here it is:

Piper Morgan to the Rescue


Stephanie Faris

About the story:

Piper helps some four-legged friends find the perfect home in the third book of the brand-new Piper Morgan series.

Piper is super excited to help out at Bark Street, a local animal shelter in town. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by adorable puppies and dogs all day? And when Piper sees Taffy, the cutest dog she has ever seen, Piper is determined to find a way to bring Taffy home. But it won’t be easy—especially when she finds out someone else wants to make Taffy a part of their family, too!

About the Author:

Stephanie Faris knew she wanted to be an author from a very young age. In fact, her mother often told her to stop reading so much and go outside and play with the other kids. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism, she somehow found herself working in information technology. But she never stopped writing.

Stephanie is the Simon & Schuster author of 30 Days of No Gossip and 25 Roses, as well as the upcoming Piper Morgan series. When she isn’t crafting fiction, she writes for a variety of online websites on the topics of business, technology, and her favorite subject of all—fashion. She lives in Nashville with her husband, a sales executive. 


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