Happy Hump Day
It's a beautiful spring day here in SW Ohio and I'm about to abandon my computer for a garden that's calling my name.
But first, a little something to get you over the mid week hump.
Ever wonder what dog selfies look like?
Ellen's Oscar selfie has nothing on these.
I feel for this guy.
I was hunting for a good dog joke to go with today's pictures but I found this one instead.
"Just put yourself in my hands for one year," said the shrink. "Three session a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears."
"How much do you charge?" I asked.
"Eighty dollars per visit," replied the doctor.
"I'll sleep on it," I said.
Six months later I ran into the doctor on the street.
"Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?" he asked.
"Well, eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money. A bartender cured me for $10."
The doc got all huffy and said, "Is that so? How, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?"
"He told me to cut the legs off the bed. Ain't nobody under there now."
I like a simple, low cost solution.
Have you seen those People of Walmart pictures?
Okay, I stayed with dog pictures for your "aw" but I have to admit it's the expession on the kid's face that got me.
Did you say it?
Now, something special. I'm pleased to be part of the cover reveal for
WHO R U REALLY?
Thea's overprotective parents are driving her insane. They invade her privacy, ask too many questions, and restrict her online time so severely that Thea feels she has no life at all. When she discovers a new role-playing game online, Thea breaks the rules by staying up late to play. She's living a double life: on one hand, the obedient daughter; on the other, a girl slipping deeper into darkness. In the world of the game, Thea falls under the spell of Kit, an older boy whose smarts and savvy can't defeat his loneliness and near-suicidal despair. As Kit draws soft-hearted Thea into his drama, she creates a full plate of cover stories for her parents and then even her friends.
Soon, Thea is all alone in the dark world with Kit, who worries her more and more, but also seems to be the only person who really "gets" her. Is he frightening, the way he seems sometimes, or only terribly sad? Should Thea fear Kit, or pity him? And now, Kit wants to come out of the screen and bring Thea into his real-life world. As much as she suspects that this is wrong, Thea is powerless to resist Kit's allure, and hurtles toward the same dark fate her parents feared most. Ripped from a real-life story of Internet stalking, Who R U Really? will excite you and scare you, as Thea's life spins out of control.
About the Author:
Margo Kelly is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. A veteran public speaker, Margo is now actively pursuing her love of writing. Who R U Really? is her debut novel and will be published by Merit Press in September 2014. Margo welcomes opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs.
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/who-r-u-really-margo-kelly/1118847853?ean=9781440572760
To celebrate the cover reveal for Who R U Really? Margo Kelly is giving away TWO Advance Reader Copies of the book!
Visit www.margokelly.net to enter by Sunday, May 11, 2014!
Okay, that's it for this week.
Are you over the hump and coasting toward the weekend? Excellent!
Don't forget to visit Margo's site for a chance to win an ARC of her book.
And, of course, please say hi and let me know if anything here struck your fancy.
Have a wonderful weekend.
(I'm going to go be at one with the earth now.)
Thought for Today:
Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.