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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A To Z Blog Challenge: The Letter Z


The Write Game's Theme 
AtoZ Blog Challenge
2014

Stuff I Learned or Laughed at from Bloggers in the 2013 A to Z Challenge .
All you gots to do is identify the Mystery Blogger each day. I’ll give you hints when I can. I'll post the answers and the winner each Monday.

The last winner will receive a signed copy of The Princess of Las Pulgas 

(If you already have one this, I'll figure something else out!)BY

1) identifying the most bloggers correctly=2 points.  
2) leaving witty comments=1 point or more depending on glibness
3) adding to the information and making it more valuable=2 points 

TIES WILL BE BROKEN BY MY CAT. SHE'S FAIR AND IMPARTIAL.UNLESS CATNIP IS INVOLVED, THEN SHE GOES WITH THE BEST SUPPLIER.

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Mystery Blogger Z’s 2013 theme: “My theme for the challenge this year is Alaska, the setting of my novel. . . ."

Z is for Zarnowksy

A Russian, Zarnowsky has a dubious claim to fame, as he is known for unwittingly selling half of the richest gold claim on the richest gold creek in the Alaskan Far North for a sack of flour and a side of bacon.

Zarnowsky believed he was too late to strike it rich with his claim, which was along a small stream known as "Bonanza's Pup." That small stream would eventually become known as Eldorado Creek, which was the most valuable placer discovery in history.

Alex McDonald, who bought Zarnowsky's claim for that bacon and flour in 1896, later became known as the "The King of the Klondike," and made a fortune during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898.

Who is it? HINT: I already gave you one. Take a look at the theme.


SIGN UP or VISIT the others who are on this AtoZ Challenge and check out the HOSTS:



Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti @ Amlokiblogs
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post



64 comments:

  1. Easy one - Julie Flanders!
    IWSG next week. We all have a week to recover...

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    1. The last day! Another year of AtoZ finished. Can't believe it.

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  2. I thought Julie's was Martha's Vineyard.

    Hmm... I don't do the challenge (I run and hide every April. LOL), so I have no clue.

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  3. That hint makes me think of Polar Night by Julie Flanders, so Julie is my guess.

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    1. You've been here everyday. You deserve a medal.

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  4. I guess I missed that Z post. I would have remembered bacon. Bacon is worth its weight in gold. No idea. The only blogger I think of right off from Alaska is Yolanda Renee.

    IWSG? You had me going for a minute. Get some rest, Lee--you must be losing track of time. I need rest too, but my schedule stays the same until the school year ends for my wife.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I'm just posting until I drop. Guess I've dropped and didn't know it.

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  5. Haven't a clue... I'm lost in the ether, a wisp of my former self. :D

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    1. Meet you later, Bish. We can collapse together.

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  6. Totally Julie Flanders, unless there was another, quite possible out 2000!

    look at how awesome you are - way to work the challenge! and my mind is alphabits too! love that! thanks for so many visits!!

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    1. You too, Tara. I'm posting my survival medal ASAP!

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  7. I only know one blogger from Alaska, and that's not his theme.
    I blew it on the IWSG last month, too Just couldn't handle it AND the Challenge at the same time. However, I do know (since I've helped Alex co-host) that it takes two in a row to get kicked off, so I think you're OK for now.
    I'm so glad we got to know each other a little better this year.! Congrats on finishing. The Survivor badge is at my blog, at the A-Z Challenge Blog, and if you're doing the Reflection, there's an amazing one for that, too!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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    1. I'll sign up for the reflection post. Just haven't had time. Good to know you better as well, Tina. I'll be at your blog.

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  8. Hey I think I know this one! :D

    Thanks, Lee!

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  9. Don't know. I thought Julie Flanders lived in Cincinnati, and that her blog theme was Martha's Vineyard, so I don't think it's her.

    Congratulations on completing the challenge! I've enjoyed trying to guess your mystery bloggers!

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    1. All these posts are from 2013, Sherry. Thanks for hanging in there with me all month.

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  10. you are one smart lady lee--congrats on the challenge finish!

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    1. Thanks for the very kind comment, Lynn.

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  11. Julie Flanders!
    I read her book Polar Night which is set in Alaska. Brrrrrrrr.

    Thanks for the entertainment Lee. I had lots of fun here at your place!
    Congrats on making it to the finish line!

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    1. With your help among others. I was dragging a bit this year.

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  12. My dear blog-fest buddy, Julie Flanders. I loved her posts both last year and this. She's the one who inspired my hauntings theme this year when she gave us ghost stories to launch her Ghosts of Aquinnah novel. I loved them so much, I needed more - so I devoted 26 posts to them! :)

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    1. So Julie inspired your ghostly theme, heh? Good for her. It was great theme.

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  13. I don't know this one. Just popping by to say you made it. YAY!

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. I've really enjoyed your blog during this year's challenge. Some excellent writing.

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  14. I was just at Julie's blog a few minutes ago, so ...
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  15. That's Julie! Polar Night is an awesome book. I love what she's doing this year for her newest novel too.

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  16. Once again, I don't have a clue. I don't even know who this particular Miss Julie is! I do want to say a heartfelt thank you, though, for your visits to my blog. There were several times I wanted to just not post anymore alphabetical posts, but consistent comments from several people, like YOU - really gave me the encouragement I so needed.

    THANK YOU!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    The Bold Writer from A to Z

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    1. That's sweet, Julie. It does help to know others are out there to lend a hand.

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  17. Given Julie's book and it's title, I would vote for julie as well.

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  18. I do love me winter and polar settings!

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  19. What a fantastic theme you had for your blog this year. I think I made it all the way back through. Really great posts helping out other bloggers along the way.

    Thank you for supporting Stormy and I all month long as well.
    Heather

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    1. I've learned to appreciate Stormy and his kin.

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  20. I won't beat a frozen horse with the obvious (*cough*Julie*cough) but instead, I come bearing bottles of vino to celebrate the big FINALE & coffee (for the morning after:)
    Cheers my dear friend & drinking buddy!

    WriterlySam
    Echoes of Olympus
    A to Z #TeamDamyanti

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  21. Now, if that isn't one the biggest lessons on perseverance and why we should never give up. I can't think of one better. I bet his ancestors still groan in their sleep. Great finale, Lee!! Have a good rest, but hope to see you back soon. All the best!
    (sorry, no clue on the blog)
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. I've really enjoyed your comments, Sharon. Thanks.

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  22. Wow, I hope he was able to move on and not let that mistake ruin his life.

    Congratulations on completing the challenge.

    http://katloveswriting.blogspot.com

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  23. Alaska and the character's name reminds me of Julie Flanders and her novel Polar Night. :)

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  24. Alaska makes me think of Julie Flanders. Congrats on finishing the challenge, Lee.

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  25. I know I've read some Alaska blogs, but I can't remember. So many blogs this month!

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  26. I think this might be Julie, but I'm not 100% sure, but if I'm thinking Polar nights, then yes, it's gotta be her.

    It was fun guessing who you featured. We do know more than we think. Just takes a little thinking.

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  27. I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter whether I know the answer or not. I've still learned something every time I've come here.

    I look forward to getting to know you better—at our leisure—over the upcoming months. Congratulations on a great A to Z!

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  28. What an interesting of history. The blogger is on the tip of my tongue- but I am tired and not able to come up with it. Congrats to finishing A-Z ! :)
    ~Jess

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  29. "C. Lee McKenzie said...
    I'd say you're right about the kicking of self, Julie. He and Colonel Saunders might be exchanging notes wherever they are.

    Congrats on coming through to Z!"

    Was I close? Superstar writer, Lee, well done on completing the alternative to the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

    Despite my deep hatred for the A to Z, of which I'm getting therapy, yours was a least well thought out and not at all predictable. If I see another "A" is for "Apple".....

    Your continuing starstruckest fan,

    Gary, yes the fictional character of Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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  30. I am in awe of your theme and all the work that went into it. Huzzah for the A to Z.

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  31. It has been interesting to get to know you through your posts and thank you for reading my herb posts. I don't know many writers because I'm not a writer....just a reader so I didn't know many of your mystery writers. Cheers and high-five to finishing the challenge.

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  32. I'm glad you talked me into this challenge, Lee, but I'm also glad it is over!!

    Yvonne

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  33. I've really enjoyed this challenge. Great way to get to know you and other bloggers. Congrats!

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  34. The only one I know with a book set in Alaska is Julie Flanders. I loved your theme!

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  35. Congrats on finishing the challenge. It was a lot of fun this year.

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  36. Congratulations on the challenge. It was definitely tiring. I hardly even got to reading blogs.

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  37. Congrats on completing the challenge, Lee! I feel like I slept through most of April.

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  38. Whoah, that poor guy lost out big time. Super interesting, whoever wrote it for the 2013 challenge. Yay for you finishing! Pop the champagne and throw some confetti! Then go to bed and sleep for a week! Cheers!

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  39. Way to go Lee! You finished! Another one I am stumped by! I was thinking Alex from The Children's War- but I think that is wrong. :) Thanks for all the interesting posts!
    Jess

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  40. I don't know. I think my brain is exhausted by this challenge.

    Congrats on finishing.

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  41. Ah well .. better late than never .. but this one I did know .. Julie!

    Congratulations Lee on finishing .. cheers Hilary

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