It's Friday, fabulous Fri-i-i-day! Are you excited? Exhausted? Well, it's time to celebrate all the small accomplishments again with our host Lexa Cain, and her co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.
Here we go.
1. I got some cleaning done. The sunroom is no longer a Barbie haven and complete disaster area. All the naked, wild-haired Barbie dolls and their clothes and furniture and house and boat have been packed up and put in the basement. I'll miss the house, but it was too big and no one had played with it for years. Now we have an extra table in that area for craft projects, homework, whatever. I also went through all the books in my basement and am ready to part with a bunch of them including big stacks of V.C. Andrews and Jonathan Kellerman books.
Barbie celebrates Christmas, circa 2011
2. We got so much rain on Tuesday, I need to mow today. Wow! Green grass. What a concept.
3. A new blogger, Valerie Capps, is having her first book debut today:
First, a note from Valerie about the cover:
Because of recent gun violence in the news there is currently a lot of debate over the second amendment, but Lucy Get Your Gun isn't about that controversy--it is about survival during a time when help wasn't as close as your phone. It is about an adult decision a 10-year-old must make when an unscrupulous man shows up at her farm with plans to take Lucy and her younger siblings away.
What would you do if a stranger came to your house to take you away and there wasn't anyone to help you? How far would you go to stop them?
Now, a blurb:
Lucy Get Your Gun: It was a different time. Somewhere between the taming of the wild west in the 19th century and the insane indiscriminate violence of the 21st century. People like to think it was a time of innocence. In some ways perhaps it was, but there was evil lurking about in the shadows back then as well. Not everyone lived a "Leave it to Beaver" existence. People in rural areas often had to depend on their own resources. It was a world before 9-1-1. A world where sometimes people had to stand firm and protect their own.
That was where 10-year-old Lucy Rhys found herself one day in the summer of 1959. A day of reckoning so to speak. A day when she found herself caught between a child and an adult and had to make a life or death decision that would determine the fate of her family. Lucy Get Your Gun is the fourth in a series of Proctor Hollow short story books released through Amazon.com. Lucy Get Your Gun is the fourth in a series of Proctor Hollow short-story/quick-read Kindle eBooks released through Amazon.com. (Buy Lucy here.)
Valerie Capps is a freelance writer and author. Her short stories and articles have appeared in various magazines and newsletters with world-wide circulation. Valerie's latest project is a series of short stories with a paranormal theme set in a mid-twentieth century town called Proctor Hollow. The first four books in the Proctor Hollow series, The Holler Witch, Incident at the Diner, Occurrence on a Country Highway, and Lucy Get Your Gun, are available on Amazon.com.
Valerie lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and their Welsh Corgi.
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Are you getting any projects done around the house this summer? Do the recent high profile gun tragedies impact your choices for picking movies, TV, or books?