Sunday, October 29, 2006


Our blog pal Trace sent me a helpful note and link for challengers who may not have a host site for their entry:

"If anyone wants to set up a blog for their book, the link on blogger is here. They describe how to post a book on blogger. It's pretty easy."

Just in time for Halloween, Trace also has some posts on spooky experiences and seeing evil over at her place this week.

Time-related nag: Folks affected by Daylight Savings Time, do remember to set your clocks back 1 hour.

Health/Time-related nag: It's also traditional in the U.S. to change the batteries in home and business smoke detectors when we reset our clocks, but this year I'd like to remind folks up north to also change the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors, or to consider getting some if you don't have them for your home.

Carbon monoxide (CO) remains the most common type of accidental poisoning in the U.S., averaging in 40,000 emergency cases each year. Although death rates due to CO poisoning have dropped, thanks largely to a better-educated public, even non-fatal CO poisoning cases may result in the victim's early death due to heart damage.

CO originates from incomplete combustion from any flame-fueled (not electric) appliances like stoves, fireplaces, heaters, or anything that produces an open flame, especially if they're not vented properly. CO detectors have to be placed in specific areas in order for them to function correctly, so if you do invest in one, please be sure to read the instructions.

PBW's E-book Challenge Instructions:

E-mail me at with the following by midnight EST on Monday, October 30, 2006:

The title and byline for your e-book

Example: Midnight Blues by Lynn Viehl

The URL for your e-book download file, or the URL for where your e-book can be read online.


Optional (this will be included with your link listing on PBW):

A short (25 words or less) premise, teaser or description of your e-book.

Example: Lonely vampire cop fights to save human nun from immortal sadist who wants them both.

What genre, if any, your e-book is written in.

Examples: Dark Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Crime Fiction, etc.

Note: Do not send me the file for your e-book or any attachments.


  1. Thank you for the info on blogging a book. Very helpful information, and just when i needed it. Ann

  2. I won't be in the challenge. I was very tempted to, but decided to keep my focus on the wip. I've started and stopped too many things recently. I can and have finished ST length mss previously, but I need to do it again. No excuses. :-/

    Anywho, this would also be great for marketing a new release. Anne Fraiser did a blog site specifically dedicated to her last book,--character bios, pictures and book trailer, excerpts, etc-- which was really cool, but this layout might have been better since you can jump to the relevant sections by clicking onto the link rather than having to scroll down through a bunch of posts.

    Thanks for sharing (as always) and for Tracy in passing on the tip. :-)


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