Monday, March 26, 2012

Lucky 7 Meme

Here's a brief fill-in before Part II of Penny Noyce's story of how she went from self-published to attending International Book Shows. A success story, indeed.

The idea of the 77-7-7 meme is to go to page 77 of either a new book, a work in progress, or any old book you've written. Go down 7 lines then copy the next 7 lines in a blog post. Ardyth deBruyn (the Evil One) tagged me for the third time, so I thought I'd better pony up with some verbiage.

I had previously posted from the 2nd and 3rd books in the Witches of Galdorheim series. I'd best to #1, the original concept book for the  entire series: Bad Spelling. It's quite cool that this segment includes the Ardyth's name since she's the tagger.

Kat shook her head. On the other hand, Aunt Thordis might have been rebelling against the wishes of her parents. Ardyth, the younger of the sisters, certainly didn’t care what anybody thought about her choices. Siberian fisherman or vampire count, Ardyth went with her heart.

Jtte came into the hall. The king signaled his guests to withdraw from the banquet room.

When the king rose to leave, the trolls stood and cheered him. He waved graciously then escorted Kat, Rune, and the brothers to his private chambers.

Gotta laugh. This will make no sense at all to somebody unfamiliar with the story. Just for fun, I'll add the latest review (not sure where it's posted yet) from a writer friend from Down Under, Frances Monro.

Kat grew up as a witch in a land of witches, knowing it was her heritage to wield magic and cast spells. But what if everything you know is false? All of Kat's spells go crazy, causing chaos. It seems she has no magical ability at all. It turns out her father wasn't a witch at all, but a traveler, one of the Sami people of Siberia. Now a curse hangs over Kat, threatening to destroy everyone she loves and everything she knows.

Alone she must leave her home and travel across a frozen arctic wasteland to lift the curse and save her world. She will face polar bears and killer whales and battle trolls and giants, in a journey ever closer to the source of the danger that threatens. Can she overcome hardship and magic and fantastic creatures? Can she survive the journey when she is not even a witch?

Anyone who liked Harry Potter will like Bad Spelling by Marva Dasef.