Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Events, New Books & Her Grammarness

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Events
(If you have a book event with pictures, send them to me and I'll post them on Thursdays. April is reserved for A-Z Challenge.)

Don't miss the YA Booktour Nov. 12- Dec. 7 for Break From You, Rebecca Green Gasper and Outcast, Susan Oloier. Their books will be featured here on Nov. 29.
Just got a few more snapshots of that wild ride at Mysterious Galaxy with authors signing and talking about their stories in Two and Twenty Dark Tales. Can you stand a couple?
Nancy Holder keeping me in stitches. She's a hoot!
I've lost my place. Suzanne Lazear & Nina Berry are being patient.


New Books

(If you have a new book out send me a cover, a short  2-3 sentence blurb and your buy links. I'll post them on Thursdays. April is reserved for A-Z Challenge.)
A.L. Jackson's Newest Book

 When We Collide 

From the bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love.    In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have.   Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.  But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.  A.L. Jackson gives you an intimate look into the lives of a family bound by an unseen connection in this contemporary romance with a supernatural twist. 
New Adult Urban Fantasy with a Contemporary Sci-Fi Twist
M. Pax The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear.  
Mature content.
The first book in a new series. And it’s now out! The main character, Hetty, is a twenty-two-year-old, stumbling about in an effort to become a full-fledged adult. She struggles with self-esteem, weight, relationships, and making the transition between college and the real world. 
Kindle US Amazon  Kindle UK Amazon  Smashwords  Kobo



The Prescriptive Hat
Here's a poem for language lovers by Arthur O'Shaughnessy

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams. . .
Yet we are the movers and shakers of the
world forever, it seems.

So if we're to move and shake this world, let's do it with beautiful language, shall we? Let's acknowledge the ever-changing conversational usage, but when we're writing narrative let's cling to standard written English. That doesn't mean overblown and pompous. It means clear.

Sit/set are two more verbs we confuse and again it's about what kind of verb each is as well as their distinct meanings. 
Come in and sit [NO OBJECT]a while, so we can figure out where to set [OBJECT ALERT/to put or place something ]the time, an hour ahead or an hour behind.
Okay, I'm bored with transitive/intransitive. Next time I'm going full tilt into things that dangle.


  1. Did you find your place again?
    I've been championing knights at Mary's this week!

  2. Yep. Alex has been a nonstop champion at Mary's blog this week.

    The laughter in the pictures appears so infectious :-)

  3. Hi Lee .. great photo shots - so easy to lose one's place ... when you and everyone around is laughing themselves silly.

    Mary's book looks good - I'm rather fond of Knights ..

    She sat herself down to set her knickers right before joining in the sit-down strike ...

    I too an completely lost with transitive/intransitive ... I need a permanent grammarness plz?!

    Cheers Hilary

  4. Even though I'm an English teacher, I can't always remember those tricky verbs. Lie, lay, laid, layed...sheesh.

  5. Thanks for the shout-out, Lee. I really like the cover of When We Collide.

  6. That looks like such a fun event. I dreamed about alligators last night, Lee. I'm blaming you.

    Thank you for the shoutout. The joust has been so much fun.

  7. Hi Lee,

    Great pictures. Seems you enjoyed the book signing. I ope you met lotof readers.

    Thanks for posting about these new books.


  8. Looks like you had a great time at the signing. I love group events--it is so nice to connect with the other authors and it makes it less intimidating to do all those 'out in the public' things! :)

  9. A.L. Jackson's book cover is gorgeous! And YAY for Mary's new book!!

  10. Oooh, things that dangle are my fave! They're all the funnier because they don't mean to be.

    As for sit/set, I've learned that hens SET on their eggs. It drove me crazy at first, but I can adapt. :)

  11. I'm looking forward to your dangling post.

    Great pictures. I love seeing a group of authors together for a panel or signing.

  12. Dangle? That should be interesting!

    Great photographs. :) And I love the poem you posted!

  13. That cover for WHEN WE COLLIDE is awesome!

    I loved the poem too. :)

  14. Great photos, Lee. I hate it when I lose my place! I agree with Sharon about the cover of When We Collide. Wow! And how cool that M. Pax has started a new series! Best wishes to her with it.

    Yay for your new blog feature, Grammarness! Love it, love it, love it!

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