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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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I post on Monday and Thursday with an occasional random blog thrown in for good measure. I do my best to answer all comments via email and visit around on the days I post.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The A to Z Challenge

I wasn't going to do the challenge this year, which I've done every year since that mad man Arlee Bird came up with the idea.  I even left a comment on Alex Cavanaugh's blog to that effect. Just goes to show things can change, and one can wind up eating ones words.


Now, I'm not only going to participate in the challenge, I have somehow been hoodwinked into becoming a member of M. J. Joachim's
AZTech Team. I think it was the badge that sold me. :)

You too can join up for this month of mad fun where you post a themed letter for each day. You get Sundays off, which leaves you with 26 days. So it goes like this, on April 1st you post using the letter "A." On the 2nd you post something themed on the letter "B." And you continue right on through April 30th to the letter "Z."

You can think up a theme for the whole alphabet or you can pick something individual for each letter. There are no limit to the possibilities. How about the A to Z of your favorite books? Or the A to Z of flowers, or trees, or birds? Or the A to Z of inspirational favorite words? Or the A to Z of world geography? How about the A to Z of favorite rock bands or favorite songs? Or the A to  Z of National Parks?

Last year my theme was the A to Z of Place Names in the Virgin Islands. I have a theme this year too, but I'm not going to tell you what it is.

You have the rest of this month and all of March to schedule your posts, so there's really no excuse not to join up HERE.
The more the merrier! 



If you're wondering what Anansi has been up to... On Tuesday, the 25th, (that's tomorrow folks) he'll be hanging out with Angela and Becca - of The Emotion Thesaurus fame - at Writers Helping Writers!

I've written a little something about where and how to find NEW ideas for stories from the wealth of world mythologies and fairy tales.

I do hope you'll stop by!



Then there's this.

I got my proof copies in the mail! So of course I had to braid my hair up and try to make it look like eight spider legs. Doesn't everybody?

If you ask me how I did it I'll tell you floral wire and a lot of bobby pins. :)





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So, are you going to join the A to Z challenge? Come on, say you will. 

24 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome you've done A-Z since it started. I never have. It just doesn't fit with our blog.

Love the picture of you with your book. Congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your picture is awesome! Congratulations on getting copies of your book.
Glad you're on board for the Challenge again. We've done it every year - can't miss it now.

Barbara Watson said...

LOVE the hair!! And I also love that you've been so committed to A-Z. Have fun planning your posts!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Love the hair! That's awesome. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bish .. love the hair to match Anansi - such a good match?!

Good for you for joining us in the A-Z again .. then getting hooked into MJ's team, and I look forward to your post on new ideas ..

Great fun and that pic?! Cheers Hilary

Vijaya said...

That picture is a HOOT!!! And yay for getting an A-Z button.

Laura Clipson said...

I'm torn between themes at the minute. I really need to get a move on deciding, so I can start scheduling posts!

Lady Lilith said...

Oh wow. That is some complex challenge. I cannot wait to see what you will come up with.

klahanie said...

Hey Bish,

Proof copies and braided hair. Now, that's a visual! Nice one :)

A to Z? Um, no way, ever. I dread April.

Gary :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's wonderful you are doing the A to Z. Wish I could but I've decided to sit out this year.

Meradeth Houston said...

Love the spider-hair! :) And good luck with A-Z. I always say I'm going to try it one of these years, but I've yet to manage it. April is just too crazy of a month!

Carol Kilgore said...

The original Spider Woman! Too cool :)

Marcia said...

That picture is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cleemckenzie said...

Hello Team Mate! Lovely braids and all for a good reason. Great fun, heh?

D Biswas said...

Welcome on board the team of AZ obsessives :)

Congratulations on your book, and you have an awesome co-host to work with!

DMS said...

Oh my goodness- I love the picture of you with your spider leg hair! Awesome! :)

Best of luck with A-Z. I look forward to finding out what your theme is this year.
~Jess

Tammy Theriault said...

OH MY, look at that wonderful hair!! good luck with A to Z!

M. J. Joachim said...

So glad you've joined the AZTech Team and you're right, it was Jeremy's badge that sold it :) Love this post and all the ideas you mention to make it easy for folks to participate. Your hair is a blast! Congratulations on your book!

Susan Kane said...

You are one brave and talented woman. The 'do makes the photo!

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm ready for A to Z. I believe it'll be my 3rd or 4th time.

I love the hair.

Laura Marcella said...

I really enjoyed your theme last year, Bish! I'm glad you're joining us crazy bloggers again this year. :) Looking forward to your theme! I have a theme, too, and my posts are already done, woohoo! But I kept it really short and simple this year so it was easy to prepare and easy for bloggers to read and comment.

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Arlee Bird said...

I'm so happy that you changed your mind!

By the way, have you considered adding a "Share" button at the bottom of your posts? Makes it easier on those who want to get your link out there.

Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Carrie-Anne Foster said...

This will be my first A to Z Challenge and I can't wait!

TaMara Sloan said...

This will be my 2nd year participating in the AtoZ challenge. I had so much fun last year. I'm one of AJ's wHooligans.