Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Meeting and Anita's Middle Grade Release, A SCARY GOOD BOOK

Hello all! It's the very last week of the Tour de Writing. You have until midnight on Friday to write enough words to win a PRIZE!

And, to give you even more motivation, Anita's latest self-pubbed kids' ebook, A SCARY GOOD BOOK, is released. See what you can do with your wordcount?

Cool cover, huh?

Here's the blurb:
Twelve-year-old Hannah Stone tells everyone she’s “okay,” but that’s a total lie. Two years ago her dad was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The detective in charge of the case never found the driver, but he somehow managed to get Hannah’s mom to fall in love with him. The jerk. And speaking of love, Hannah’s developed a major crush on Ollie Ortega—he’s her best friend and the only one she can talk to—a crush on Ollie is so not a good idea. 
Also not a good idea? Searching for a missing person with no help from the police. But that’s exactly what Hannah does when she finds messages in library books—underlined words that point her in the direction of someone who needs her. 
And, suddenly, Hannah’s even further from okay. She breaks into a library, gets caught in a kidnapper’s web, and is stalked by her dad’s killer, all in an effort to save a life…but can she save herself, too?
Sounds thrilling! And priced smartly at 99 cents. I absolutely loved Anita's last ebook--EARTHLING HERO, and can't wait to download this book to my NOOK (although I read Earthling Hero on my computer--you don't need an e-reader to read an ebook). 

Now that I know what my reading plans are this week, let me think about writing plans. Oh, yes. I plan to pull ahead enough in the ranks to snag a jersey by Friday. What's your plan?

I was hoping to put up standings this morning, for the Tour, but I am taking the kids to the National History Museum in Boston. So, stay tuned for standings tomorrow, the announcement of the last two prizes on Wednesday. Big stuff this week! 


  1. Good morning! I must get my last 2 weeks in anyway, so the delay woks for me. Thanks. :)

    I can't wait to read Anita's book. It starts out brilliantly!

  2. HEATHER: Thank you! I hope you're feeling better and have fun at the museum!

    EVERYONE: As Heather said, you can read an ebook without an ereader. Even if it's not mine, I'd love for you ebook virgins to read one...there are so many great free and inexpensive ebooks available. It would be a shame to miss out.

    For options on how to read an ebook without an ereader, please look at the Ways to Read an Ebook page on my site:

    Happy reading and writing!

  3. Sounds like a super book! I will definitely check it out!

  4. DIANNE: Thank you! Let me know if you have any questions and/or comments about it!

  5. MATTHEW: I love reading your comments about me all around the blogosphere...I'm feeling very ruley and awesome. :) Thanks!

  6. I've got Anita's book downloaded - can't wait to read it :)

    Have fun at the museum!

  7. Sounds like a great book. Great hook!

  8. Hope you enjoyed the museum with the kiddos!
    Won't get to write til later in the week, but hope to get some word count in!
    And congrats to Anita! :)

  9. Sounds like an awesome book. And I agree, you don't need an e-reader to read this.