Friday, September 7, 2012

Mistress of the Stone - Giveaway Winner

Happy Friday!

Wow, am I late getting this post up.  I had a great group critique meeting last night with the Western Ohio Writer's Association but it ran so late I didn't get to the drawing for our winner. 
My apologies for making you wait.

My thanks to all who entered to win a copy of Maria Zannini's newest,

Actually, I didn't select the winner - the author did. I assigned each entry a random number and asked Maria to "give me a number from..."   Well, you know how it goes.  The number she picked belongs to...

...drum roll please...

Congratulations, Linda.  I'll be contacting you by e-mail.

And a great big congratulations to Linda on the release this week of her debut novel,

Check it out.

My thanks, as well, to all of you who left comments and good wishes on Marilyn Meredith's guest post. any plans for the weekend?

Kid Funnies:  Since I didn't do my usual Hump Day post on Wednesday, I'm closing out the week with a few funnies for you.  These are from children writing about the ocean.  Enjoy.

This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6 )

Oysters' balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)

If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don't have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (Mike, age 7) 

Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She's not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6) 

My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6) 

Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6)

I'm not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant,so I can't think what to write. (Amy, age 6) 

Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7) 

When you go swimming in the ocean, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin, age 6) 

The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don't drown I don't know. (Bobby, age 6) 

My dad was a sailor on the ocean. He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn't know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom. (James, age 7) 


Maria Zannini said...

Double congrats to Linda Grimes.

And thank you Linda Masterson for being so kind and generous.

Ref: kid quotes
These 6 and 7 year olds are way earthier than I was at that age. I love the one from "Amy" who decided she wasn't going to write about the ocean. Poor kid.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Linda gets a really big congratulations then!

Cate Masters said...

Woot, congrats twice from me too, Linda! Or three times - once for the great book cover :)
Weekend plans revolve around writing. Hopefully actually getting some done in addition to preparing for a blog tour.
But I agree, TGIF! Seemed a long time coming this week. Why are short weeks always the longest?

Linda G. said...

I won? Oh, COOL! Thank you so much. I look forward to reading it! :D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Eels plug themselves in to recharge - LOL!

Lydia Kang said...

OMG, those quotes are hee-larious!

LD Masterson said...

Maria - You're welcome.

It scares me a little our much older kids are now than I was at the same age.

LD Masterson said...

Alex - Indeed.

LD Masterson said...

Cate - Hope you had a productive writing weekend. Looking forward to hearing more about your tour.

LD Masterson said...

Linda G. - I'll be sending it to you today.

LD Masterson said...

Diane - As Art Linkletter used to say (does anyone remember him?), kids say the darndest things.

LD Masterson said...

Lydia - Total agree.