Monday, November 25, 2013

Interview at mainewords,'Tis More Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving

I'm interviewed by the wonderful Marcy at mainewords today and talking about The Ghosts of Aquinnah, among other things. It was such a fun experience to chat with her, and as soon as I learned that she is a Best Friends Animal Society fan like me I knew we were a good match. Please come and visit with us here!

Also, Milo James Fowler, the mind behind Creepy Freebies, has decided to hold a similar giveaway during the month of December.  'Tis More Blessed will be held every Friday of the month and numerous authors, including yours truly, will be giving away books or ebooks throughout the month. Visit Milo here to learn more about the event.

Finally, I wanted to find a cute vintage Thanksgiving image to share here and wish my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving this week, but when I found this picture I couldn't resist sharing it instead. I wouldn't really call it cute, as the children look more than a little disturbed. The little girl's smile is especially deranged.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Psychotic smiling children aside, the sentiment is still a good one. I hope everyone has lots to be thankful for this year, and I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Already visited Marcy this morning and signed up on Milo's site. (I'm being a rebel though - my giveaway is on a Monday.)
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Julie!

  2. No, that's pretty much how I look on Thanksgiving. :P

    Have a great holiday, Julie.

  3. Congratulations. I'll go and have a look right now. Have a lucky week.

  4. And happy Thanksgiving to you, Julie!

    Every time I see your cover I have this gut reaction to go buy the book, and then I realize (sadly) it's not out yet. Come on December 5th. Get here already!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! Will stop by Marcy's site :)

  6. Looking forward to seeing you at Marcy's! BTW, I just finished Polar Night, and loved it! It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, and I really cared about the multi- dimensional characters! I also liked how you named a character after your delightful pets! Now I'm ready for Ghosts of Aquinnah! Have a great Thanksgiving Julie!


  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Julie. I'll check the other links and see where the dwarves must go to get giveaways. :)

  8. You are so funny - psychotic children indeed! I loved the interview at Marcy's. I hope you have a delightful Thanksgiving! :-)

  9. Those smiles are creepy! Heading over to Marcy's now. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. @Alex, you always have to be different. :D

    @LG, LOL, I wouldn't want to celebrate with you then.

    @Vanessa, thank you!

    @Crystal, oh, that's so great to read. Thanks!!

    @Johanna, thanks!

    @Julie, oh, thank you, I'm so thrilled you liked it!! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah to you and your family. :)

    @Al, thanks!! And the dwarves will have plenty of goodies to get their hands on come December.

    @Lexa, LOL, don't they look crazy? I just love this pic. Thanks so much!

  11. Would it be a holiday without psychotic children? lol Have a wonderful one, Julie.

    Been reading your new book. Love it!

  12. Thank you, Julie. I'll be over to Mainewords soon.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  13. Thanks for the Thanksgiving thought. The card reminded me that people once upon a time sent Thanksgiving cards. That was a very long time ago.

    Mary Montague Sikes

  14. Happy Turkey day to you too! That's a cute little vintage image. Have a great holiday. :)

  15. Julie, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  16. @Carol, aren't they? LOL. Thanks!

    @Mary, that's a good point LOL. And I'm so thrilled you like the book so far, thanks!!

    @Shelly, thank you, hugs and chocolate back. :)

    @Mary, good point! I love these old images even though this one is a little odd LOL.

    @Christine, thanks, you too.

    @Cathy, thank you! Hope you have a great holiday.

  17. Thanks for the cartoon. Those kids are funny. Headed over to read your interview. I hope it's juicy.

  18. Those kids are going to give me nightmares. Of course, it will be them and not all the food I'll probably eat…. :)

    Already signed up for Milo's giveaway!

    Have a great Thanksgiving, Julie!

  19. Ha! That's how my kids looked when I baked the pumpkin pies yesterday. It's why I baked 3--so I could sacrifice 1 to keep them from eating the other two. xD

  20. I'm sure more than a few of us have deranged looks as we survey the Thanksgiving feast! At least, I'm sure I do.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Wish you Happy days ahead !!!

  22. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Julie!
    Running over to check out the links ;)

  23. @Nana, oh, it's not juicy, sorry LOL.

    @Madeline, glad you're doing the giveaway too. Thanks!

    @Melissa, LOL, good strategy. :D

    @Armchair, fair enough, maybe I do too LOL.

    @John Paul, thanks, you too!

    @SK, thank you, hope you do as well.

  24. Congrats on your upcoming release! And happy Thanksgiving.

  25. LOL.. Happy Thanksgiving, Julie! will check out the links! :)

  26. Just checked out the interview! :)

    Also, happy Thanksgiving! So weird to think it's almost here. I love the picture you shared. I personally think the artwork is cute!

  27. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'll check out the links.

  28. Sounds like an awesome giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving, Julie!

  29. That's a lovely sentiment! Happy Thanksgiving, Julie!

  30. @Kimberly, thank you!

    @Cecilia, thanks! :D

    @Heather, LOL, maybe I was too harsh and it is cute. :D

    @Austin, thanks!

    @Medeia, thank you, I appreciate it.

    @Emily, I think it will be, Milo is a great host. Thanks!

    @Dana, thank you!

  31. Psychotic kids aside, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    Seeya... heading over to Marcy's place.

  32. Happy Thanksgiving. And yes, the little girl does have a creepy smile.

  33. That's a lot to eat between them. :)
    Enjoy Thanksgiving.

  34. HA!! "Deranged" is a perfect word for that picture... aaaand I love it :) Have a great holiday!

  35. Deranged? You think? That how my kids looked. I'll head over to your interview. Happy Thanksgiving.

  36. Happy Thanksgiving, J! Hope you get to spend it enjoying the company of those you love most.

    And those kids are definitely creepy looking! :)

  37. I LOVE that picture. It reminds me of one I have of my daughter at eleven months sitting next to a turkey that was almost big as she was. Thanks for sharing!

  38. @Susan, thanks!

    @TB, thank you, to you as well.

    @Joy, LOL, I didn't think of that but it is. :D

    @Liz, LOL, I'm glad I'm not alone in loving it!

    @LD, LOL LOL, maybe that's how we looked when we were kids too and I just don't know it.

    @EJ, thanks, the same to you!

    @Jenn, aww, I bet that pic is cute!

  39. HI, Julie,

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you had a WONDERFUL holiday!

    I finally resurfaced. Had been a bit under the weather and I am finally feeling more like myself.

    I have COFFEE for you.

    When you get a chance drop me your address so I can send it to you. You'll love it. Just remember a little goes a long way. For a 12 cup maker use only six rounded teaspoons. (about a half inch mound,)

    So wonderful. I opened one of mine and have been drinking it all day. LOL…

    Hope you're well. Looking so forward to the FIFTH!

  40. Hi Michael! So good to see you, I'm glad you are feeling better now. I'm so excited about the coffee, thanks!! I will email you, this is so nice of you. Can't wait for the fifth too. :)

  41. Hi Julie - good luck with Ghosts of Aquinnah .. and then the card - I somewhat agree with your description ... sentiments aside - Happy Thanksgiving .. and enjoy all the promotions going on .. cheers Hilary

  42. @Hilary, thanks so much, I appreciate it!


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