Kerry Blair — 6/22/2007 10:47:00 AM
Considering the kid's on vacation and probably won't have anything finalized for awhile, I'm thinking you guys are going to be disappointed.As his most trusted adviser, I'm going to give you a hint in riddle form.A band of blue and yellowThis walks beside them, mellow.An old and wistful nunSings of outdoor fun.The first one to figure it out gets an ARC mailed to them in September.
He got a calling in cub scouts?
He volunteered in cub scouts for summer day camp with the arch diocese in Salt Lake City? Jeff, you are the community man for sure...
...And dearest Kerry. Does this post constitue yet another shirking of your Friday blog responsiblities at sixfrogs? Now that I say that, have you guys ever thought of giving up your blog and going into theme parks? Probably not a good time to do that with accident insurance sure to skyrocket. Did you see what happened to that poor 13 year old girl on the Superman ride? Terrible stuff. Okay, I won't go into the details here. This was supposed to be a funny little comment. Back to Kerry and her shirking!
Ten toes climb the steps of time.Seconds scream like bacon.Think James's clue makes any sense?You are most mistaken.On a slightly more serious note, I'm really not trying to be coy here. I had a very good meeting on a project I am very excited about. It looks like the project will be going forward with a publisher I admire a lot.That being said, I probably won't be signing a contract for another week or two. As soon as everything is finalized, I will blog about it adnauseum.On another note. Another project--which I honestly was beginning to doubt would ever make it to market--also looks like it may be a go with another publisher I admire a lot. To the best of my knowledge it would be the first of its genre in the LDS market.Lastly, I am very close to submitting my new Shandra book and it is my favorite of the three.Now give us a blog Kerry. We miss you! And James may post another of his quixotic clues if you don't.
All I will say is this: the riddle is real and it does indeed reveal the news. It saddens me that not even Jeff can figure it out.I promise I'll reveal the answer after the announcement is made to show you I wasn't smokin weed. Then I will send an ARC to myself.
Darn it -- here I was trying to figure out James' clue. You're a busy man, Jeff -- and I can't wait to read them all. Except for the horror book. I can't read horror. I get too horrified.
I'll read the horror book first. In fact, I hope that's it because having seen the previews I can't wait for the release!A question: If one is so dense that she doesn't know what an ARC is to know whether or not she'd want to win it, does she have to immediately leave the frog blog and never come back? I'm asking for a friend, of course. I know what an ARC is. I also solved the riddle in three seconds and cured the common cold. I just hate to show off...Jeff: I can't blog today. If I did it would be all about how much I hate doctors and would invade my daughter's privacy and there would be gloom and dispair and agony all around. I will, however, put up a guest blog to prove to anonymous that I am no slacker! (I prefer to think of myself as a slider.)
And I can too write a coherent sentence and spell despair. I just can't today. Besides, I probably meant dispair. Isn't dispairing the the act of washing socks?
"A band of blue and yellowThis walks beside them, mellow.An old and wistful nunSings of outdoor fun."Yellow creepies on Zanex meet Mother Theresa?
Good, uh, try Heather. Hey, did you know that "Yellow Creepies" is no more? Changed the name to Fangen.Kerry, an ARC is an Advanced Reader Copy. My new book comes out in March 2008, but a few unlucky readers will get ARCs from Shadow Mountain this September.
OKay,Having spoken with the master of all clue making personally, I will downgrade him from crimanally insane to slightly esoteric. His clue does make sense but I would never have solved it in a million years if I hadn't known the answer. My bacon poem is hereby resinded and his ARC is still up for grabs.
Now that my, uh, friend knows what's up for grabs, she's going to wrack her brain to solve that riddle! (She loves the JF books and can't wait for this one!)I'd have a little more hope for her chances if Jeff could solve the riddle, what with having written the books and all...As for me, no chance. I thought the cub scout guess was brilliant.
I'm getting a little Sound of Music vibe from James's riddle. (Wait, that takes place in Switzerland, not Sweden. Dang.)First of its genre? Would that be be the "anorexic codependent bingo addict stripper born without a chin" genre?Talk Soup
James---I'd better get one of those ARC copies so I can continue the promotions I've already started!
LuAnn, are you kidding me? Hmm, crazy book-lovin librarian teacher lady who knows every person that matters in the Utah educational system. Uh, yeah, chalk one up for you. Make that three or four.
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