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I am a children's writer from the Virgin Islands. Growing up there was like living inside a history book; an imagination stimulator. Consequently I've been writing for just about forever. I am a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and a member of SCBWI.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

The Anti-Blogfest Blogfest, A Call for Help AND A Win



Announcing the "Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest" 

This blog hop honors Mr. anti-blog hop himself, Gary at Klahanie.

Hosted by Mark “Madman” KoopmansNinja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh“Life is Good” Tina,  Rockin’ Robyn Engel and Morgan “The Morg” Shamy. 


The rules are *very* simple. 


Create the titles of three PG-13 rated blogfests you would never join - and then add a descriptive sentence or two. That's it!


Here are my humble contributions.


Name Your Favorite Disease The winner of this blogfest will get one free visit to the specialist of his/her choice!



My Favorite Jellyfish Recipe If you didn't know you could eat jellyfish click HERE, where you'll find jellyfish recipes. (No kidding!)


Personally, I don't have anything against jellyfish, they are beautiful creatures. I'm just not sure about eating them....






Show Me Your Booger *Pick* the best booger out of your collection, photograph and post it. The bigger the better.

That was fun. :)


A Call for Help

Okay people, I'm finally trying to get my ya-ya's in a row and get my collection of Anansi stories published. You remember Anansi don't you? That lovable trickster spider? Well we need a little help.

I've just about got my MS as clean as I can get it. You know, commas where they need to be, no missing words, no misspelled words etc. etc. etc. (Can you tell I just saw a local production of The King and I?)

What I need now are fresh eyes to go over it, to proofread/edit. Is this something any of you would do? Or, do you know someone who can do it who's good but doesn't charge the moon? (Maybe I'm dreaming, but a girl can dream can't she?)

Once I have it as clean as possible I'm turning Anansi over to Diane Wolfe at Punk on a Stick  because my attempts at formatting have not been pretty.

PLEASE, leave a comment or email me if this is something you'd like to do or if you know someone. I surely would appreciate it!

Lastly I recently won an ecopy of Nancy LaRonda Johnson's book, Salted With Fire.

Thanks Nancy. 

About Salted With Fire:

Black magic, murder, insanity, humor, honor and devotion. Salted With Fire is a journey of flash fiction and poetry that shows my writing transformation from worldly to wanting to please God. Flash fiction is my passion; poetry is my release. I love creating a complete story, with a beginning, middle and end, with twists, humor, drama, compassion and horror, all under 1000 words. Salted With Fire isn’t just a book of stories and poetry, it is my journey as a writer, from writing only for the mere joy of it regardless of the message, to writing stories that highlight God’s will for people, even if the stories themselves are not religious in nature. Inside are fifteen flash fiction pieces and twelve poems with full-color pictures, and short Biblical discussions after each story.


Did you participate in the anti-blogfest? Are you good at proofing your own writing? Have you won anything lately?

24 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Favorite jellyfish recipe - that's a good one!
Congratulations to Nancy.
And hope you find someone to help proofread your story.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I gave you a shout for help today.

Your jellyfish one goes well with my snowy owl blogfest.

Liesel Hill said...

I don't think I'd want to eat a jellyfish either. And boogers? Gross. :D Great picks!

Here are mine!

Stephen Tremp said...

This is the third Booger Blogfest I've seen this morning. Great. Now there goes the surprise element for my latest Blogfest.

Manzanita said...

OMG Each one gets more Ewwww than the last. But that disease one might have possibilities.

Tina said...

Really bad blogfests, as in good job! Thanks for helping us honor Gary today.
Tina @ Life is Good

I.B. Nosey said...

I will not, WILL not, will NOT visit your blogs! As already stated, each gets worse. Maybe you should be up to make an effort to win the Pukelitzer Award. Sheesh.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

even if i know hat it is... i am not going to eat it.

The Blog-fest that make me want to say "NO"...
Jeremy H.

New Look, New Name and Same Stuff...
[Being-Retro]

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bish .. yes good luck with the proof-readers ...

Jellyfish recipes .. someone must love them .. they sting too .. mind you they have nettle eating competitions here ... ?!

Thanks .. that disease thing is a horrible thought .. not a good idea ..

Cheers Hilary

Hart Johnson said...

Favorite diseases... *snerk* Nice. Though I had a really good time when I had chicken pox.

I wonder if jellyfish stingers stop stinking when they die. Still, even non-stingy, they'd be pretty... gelatinous...

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Jellyfish fascinate me. Like you, I'd never eat them.

Thanks for joining this Gary-fest, Bish.

Be well,
xoRobyn

michelle said...

Jellyfish are edible? Seriously? They look so fragile... poor creatures... not fair.
Favourite diseases? Uh oh... that's a definite no-no.
Writer In Transit

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

What a sweet surprise to see your win announcement. I'd forgotten you said you would!

Your first blog hop, I'd probably join, the others, only on a dare involving lots of money! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

These are stomach-turning bloghop ideas.

I can't wait to read Nancy's book.

I'm sure you'll have your manuscript nice and polished soon.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm loving reading all these un-blogfest ideas. I don't want nuthin to do with no stingin jellyfish.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I don't care if jellyfish taste better than grape jam; I ain't eating 'em. I don't even want to touch them. Watch them in an aquarium? Sure, no problem.

Trisha F said...

Great picks for blogfests to be avoided at all costs! The booger one just turns my stomach. haha

klahanie said...

Hi Bish,

Yay, I've finally arrived :)

The first choice could well be a fine one for those with universal healthcare.

In America, I reckon it's called "Jellofish" :)

I nose what you mean about the third one.

Wishing you the best with your "MS", which I have found out means "manuscript". All this lingo. Yikes.

Nice to note that Nancy has been featured here. Yay to Nancy.

I evidently won my own anti-blogfest, blogfest. Oh the irony, Bish.

Gary :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Some interesting choices, Bish...

I know I wouldn't race to sign up for these.

I also won and e-copy of Nancy's book! YAY, NANCY....

cleemckenziebooks said...

You've got all kinds of exciting news today, Bish! I'll pass on the jellyfish recipes, however. I'm still recovering from that mosquito sandwich.

J.L. Murphey said...

lol Name Your Favorite Disease. I've got ologistitis already.

Morgan said...

Jellyfish, boogers, and disease??? LOL! Agreed on all accounts! Too funny, Bish. (And so glad to be connected now. Love your blog--writer friends are the best!)

Susan Kane said...

I forgot all about the anti-blogfest! In my defense, this has been a rough few weeks.

DMS said...

I had to laugh about the booger contest. :) I actually wouldn't mind a free trip to a specialist of my choice (as long as I wasn't sick- that wouldn't be as fun)- it might be helpful. Great ideas. :)

I always need other eyes to help me edit my own work!
~Jess