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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Signed copy up for grabs.

Okay everyone, tomorrow (Monday, 10/29) one of my books will be up as a prize in the R&M Fab Book Reviews Halloween Spooktacular. It will be a signed print copy. Not sure what the contest will be, but be ready for anything if you want one. I tried to invite everyone I know to it, so you should be able to join. If you are not invited, send me a message and I will invite.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Heritage Days

            Each year in Rogersville, Tennessee, there is a festival celebrating all things East Tennessee, fall, gospel, fun. There is music, crafts, food, art shows, quilt shows, and much more. For the past few years my mother and I have exhibited art in their show. This year our Embroiderers Guild interest group decided to get a booth and demonstrate embroidery for anyone interested in learning. We also advertised the guild to anyone who would like to know more and, hopefully, join. It was a great success. We were placed on the lawn in front of the old Masonic Temple. Beside us was a lady doing wood carving demonstrations, with a chainsaw. In front of us was a woman that spun alpaca wool into yarn, she even brought her own alpacas. They were a delight to watch and fortunately did not produce any odors. Over the two days we were able to teach many children about stitching with a little free pattern that we had set up with a small piece of fabric, thread, and a needle. It was my first attempt at actually teaching embroidery, which I think I did a pretty passable job. If you live in the area, or are going to travel through during this time of the year, I highly suggest making the stop next year. The Heritage Days event is a great way to experience the season.

Now here are some pics of the event so that you can see how much fun we had.

Here are moms contributions to the art show. She won 3rd place.
Here is the original on display.
My stitched contribution to the show.

The art show. 
Here is the original for Bark. I also included a bit of the story.

The booth. 
Our friends, a male and female alpaca.

Sarah teaching embroidery to a very attentive learner.
Jean took the opportunity to work on her piece. 

The festival, at least part of it. 

Last day!!!

Today is it. If you haven't gotten your copy of The Crystal Needle, then you need to get it now. It will return to its normal 2.99 price tomorrow, but it is only 99 cents today. Download and enjoy. Remember to give it a like and check the tags while you are at it.

Under a curse for 300 years, 19 year old Yuki, a magical 
Kitsune from Japan, has not lost her taste for retribution. However, her desire to destroy the witch that killed her father has come into direct conflict with something unexpected—the love of a young human. With the return of her archenemy at hand and the world in peril, Yuki must choose between satisfying her vengeance and saving what she has come to love.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

5 of 5 stars

Had a long day out today. Started early in the morning with a trip to Dollywood, then over to Knoxville to see a movie and then head off to a meeting with the EGA. It was fun, but boy am I bushed. So, it was a really nice thing to see another 5 star review of my book on Amazon when I turned on the computer.

Check it out:

5.0 out of 5 stars The Crystal Needle by Daniel PeytonOctober 9, 2012
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This review is from: The Crystal Needle (Kindle Edition)
Daniel Peyton is a new author to me and I wanted to see what his books were like, while asking him questions on FB he informed me that I could get the book at Amazon for .99 so I scrambled to the site and bought the book not knowing what to expect.
I am so very glad that I did.
He made the story grab my attention from the very first page and kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next. I love that he could spin the story in so many directions and surprise you with the way it all flowed.
Joe, Allison, Elsabeth were so interesting to me that I felt like I would love to meet them in real life.
I gave this book 5 stars because of the style and suspense he wrote in.
To all book lover: You really should go check his books out and see for yourself what I am talking about. I loved it so much that I am telling everyone I know to read this story
Thank you Daniel Peyton you are awesome!!!!