Buccaneer Blogfest: Looking back

This is the part where I look back, and reflect on what took place during this blogfest. Alright, I can do that.

It was a great experience, all in all. I met lots of cool people, I interviewed quIRK, and I was interviewed by the very awesome Gwen Gardener and I got to think about Pirates (With a capital P!). I got my first blog troll, apparently an accomplishment, and a lot of very coo, thought-provoking comments. I also started my own reader review blog.

In the end, I’d like to thank Courtney Young and Sharon Bayliss for coming up with this great blog hop. The moment I saw the post suggestions. I knew I had to do this. There was no way I couldn’t, not with pirates and awesome CQ people.

In closing, there’s still time to enter my Zombie Bedtime Stories giveaway. Don’t be scared, they can’t really hurt you. (Much!)

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Buccaneer Blogfest: Have some Zombie Bedtime Stories!

The blogfest is winding down, and that’s awesome, but not before I host a giveaway!

I have three copies of the complete-to-date Zombie Bedtime Stories (#1-3) up for grabs. The file format is in PDF, and I hope you like zombies.

Because WordPress is tragically allergic to javascript, please visit my Rafflecopter giveaway directly. This contest runs from August 1-4.

The Coffin Hop ends, and here are the winning entries!

The Coffin Hop came and went. Great zombie limericks were written. Unfortunately, pneumonia kept me from being as interactive and active in the Hop as I had hoped to be, but there’s always next time.

Now, for the three winners, and their winning entries!

A. F. Stewart – I love pork, and this made me giggle.

There once was a zombie from Cork
 who ate all his brains with a fork.
 He stabbed them with zeal
 gladly munching his meal
 claiming it tasted like pork.

Kathryn Anne Merkel – Zombies… named Clyde! Bonus points for the word ghoul. I should be more inclusive with respect to undead nomenclature.

I once met a zombie named Clyde
 Who had very recently died
 Not your average ghoul
 He’s really quite cool
 As long as you’re not his new bride.

Rob Smales – It’s a story, told with limericks! How can I resist!

There once was a Zombie named Stan,
 With a very intricate plan.
 He would lie in the dirt,
 And pretend to be hurt,
 And then munch every help-giving man.
But true foresight his plan did lack,
 When he lay in the great muddy track.
 The old lady was blind,
 and it was poorly timed,
 She crushed him with her Pontiac.
Then more traffic came on the double,
 And Stan was in terrible trouble.
 His luck was quite sour,
 He’d chosen Rush Hour,
 Now Stan’s nothing but a Blood Puddle!

Many thanks to all who participated! Stay tuned for another blog post, and some blog redecorating later today, after I begin my NaNoWriMo journey.

The Coffin Hop – A Zombie Bedtime Stories Contest!

Halloween is here. I originally wanted to make a maniacal video of myself hacking apart a pumpkin with a hatchet in my kitchen.

Unfortunately for us all, my boyfriend vetoed my brilliant plan. Thus, I am instead joining the Halloween Coffin Hop, and featuring a contest just for you, my beloved readers. Do check out the featured 99+ sites, because there’s lots of great contests and talent out there!

Now, for the gory details!

1) HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME!

2) INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2011 at Midnight (PST)

THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)

Winners will be drawn and posted November 1, 2011

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SITE’S CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL SITES IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE MORE SITES YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME?

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this tour is subject to these rules***

Then, the Prizes:

The three selected winners will win copies of the first two Zombie Bedtime Stories, Locked In and Locked Out.

Now for my house rules:

  1. Like me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter (Preferably both, but I’m not picky!) If one of these is against your Internet religion, subscribe to my blog instead.
  2. In the comments, post a zombie-themed limerick.

Now, to get things started, I will go first!

I met a handsome dead fellow
His disposition was quite mellow
His return to life
Caused much strife
And I was found dead in a meadow

Okay. Anything you have has to be better than that, so fire away! Check out the other sites and have fun (the most important part.)