Saturday, December 11, 2010

What's Up the Street For Next Week?

Time to celebrate that cold, white stuff that’s causing a lot of fuss and confusion right now across the U.S. Snow!

Aren’t you just loving it?!? If you didn’t get to see the great pics that Mary put up on her post, go here. Wowzers.

Christmas is on the way.

And speaking of Christmas – we have a gift to give out today. Colleen Coble’s The Lightkeeper’s Bride goes to Jill W! Congrats, Jill.

Send me an email with your snail mail to pepperbasham(at)yahoo(dot)com

And for this week – Oh, it’s a REAL treat!!!! Are you ready?!? Melanie Dickerson’s debut novel, The Healer’s Apprentice. Yes, oh YES!!! For your chance to win, leave the name of your favorite fairytale and your email address! Good luck!

So, what’s going on this week?

Monday - Angie starts off the week with a sparkle in her! With a sparkle at the end of her pen. Stop in to learn about A Writers Twinkling Personalities

Tuesday - Grab a tissue box and computer. Julia talks about the healing power and creativity of writing through the grieving process. Don’t miss it.

Wednesday - While SOMEONE is braving the snows in Paris this week , no names mentioned – SARAH- she’s leaves us wondering if she’ll drop in Wednesday for a taste of Paris. I love suspense, don’t you? Oh la la. Stop in to find out!!

Thursday - The leash is on for Thursday. Let Wendy take the lead as she talks about Who’s Walking Who? How Writing is Like Walking a Dog.

Friday - Cindy’s going to chat about those pesky characters today. (whispering) You know the ones who kind of barge into the middle of the book? Yeah, we all have them. Make sure you check out what she has to say about their grand and pushy entrances :-)

Alley Cat Newstand

Learn more about Hannukkah at

Pepper’s posting a Christmas series called Christ in the Carols. You can check it out on her blog, Words Seasoned With Salt .

Links to Visit

James Scott Bell was the guest on Rachelle Gardner’s blog this week. His post was really helpful, and gave some good info about agents. Check it out at

Hope to see you this week. In the meantime, may your days be merry and bright.


Casey said...

Paris. Sigh. Why couldn't she have taken us with her?? Oh well. There better be plenty of compensation with lotsa pictures!! :) Great post Pep. Now I have to go brave the great outdoors. Life doesn't stop just cause it's snowing. :)

Amber Holcomb said...

I agree with Casey--great post! :D Love these pictures, and it looks like it's a fun week coming... Yay! :)

Congratulations to the winner of last week's giveaway! Please don't enter me in this week's drawing, as I gave in and bought the book! ;)

Merry Christmas!


Julia M. Reffner said...

I love those pictures, Pepper!

And I won't make you use too many tissues, Tuesday, I promise!

Mary Vee Writer said...

What a fun week planned. Can't wait to see y'all here. (I learned to say that from our southern contributors who probably don't have snow...or only have angel dandruff)LOL
Love the pics, Pepper:)

Anonymous said...

Sarah is in PARIS???????

Katie said...

Oh wow! Please enter me! I have been wanting to read this for a while now :) My favorite fairy tale is probably beauty and the beast :). Thanks so much!

God bless!

~Katie G.

katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

Holly said...

This sounds like a fantastic book. My favorite fairy tale is either Cinderella or Peter Pan.


Casey said...

Yes Tina. Sarah is in Paris. Sigh.

Leanne said...

I'd love to read that book! My favorite fairytale is Cinderella.


Patti Lacy said...

Don't know how in the world you juggle everything, Pepper!
Praying for all those colorful little balls! :)


Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
Coming in at the end of the weekend, but it's been a busy one.
Plus- I just finished reading Tina Radcliffe's debut novel.
Seriously. You. NEED. TO. READ. IT.
VERY good. :-) (waving at Tina)

Debra E. Marvin said...

Loved the photos too and I'm chasing The Healer's Apprentice around cyberspace so I'll BE BOK.

Everywhere I go people are raving SIMPLY raving about Tina's new book. I think I read the first chapter in a contest a long time ago. Super tension from page one, right?

Tressa said...

My favorite fairy tale would have to be a tie between Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. I enjoyed your post. Thanks for the chance to win The Healer's Apprentice.

Unknown said...

Oh I would love to win this! Peter Pan is my favorite!


Deana said...

My favorite, hmm. I'm a purist, because it has to be Cinderella.
I'm Deana

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oooo definitely Sleeping Beauty :)

Thanks for the awesome contest :)


Nia for Jesus said...

Cinderela for sure..please I'd love to win this book!!!!!!!!!!
Kiss from Brazil.

Amanda Stephan said...

I'm so JeAlOuS! Paris?! How wonderful for her! I absolutely love the pic's ~ however. This southerner wishes y'all would keep it up there! Just kidding, really. It's been fun.

My favorite fairy tale would have to be Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast.

Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Pam said...

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I'd love to win a copy of The Healer's Apprentice; I've read many great reviews of this book.

Jenn said...

I've heard so many good things about this book. My fav fairy tale would have to be The Woman Warrior, AKA Disney's Mulan.


Charlotte Kay said...

My favorite fairy tale has always been Cinderella because she went from being so lonely to be blissfully loved:)

It reminds me of what God's love does for each of us as well!

Many Blessings,
chakasa58 at gmail dot com

amber said...

My favorite would have to be Beauty and the Beast :-)

amber (afren07[at]gmail[com]}

Anonymous said...

Does One Thousand and One Arabian Nights count? (It's like one massive fairy tale!)

It's either that or Rapunzel; I've liked that one since I was a child. :-)

Danielle Diez - Maiden of Emmanuel said...

My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty :).


Paris said...

My favorite fairy tale is Thumbelina (:

Anonymous said...

My favorite fairly tale is the Little Mermaid!
apeygirl at gmail dot com

Lady DragonKeeper said...

Hmm, I don't think I have a favorite fairy tale --I love them all. Can I say Narnia? =) Umm, "Cinderella."

I'd love to win and donate this book to our library. It's not in the entire state system yet!

Thanks for the opportunity to win (and thanks for Carmen's updates).


Aik said...

I'd love to read the book!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Carole said...

I am eager to read The Healer's Apprentice and love the way Melanie draws from fairy tales. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

I wish I could be different and pick an unusual fairy tale, but the romantic in me has to answer with Cinderella. I will say that the cobbler and the elves is one of my favorite stories, though.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Patsy said...

I really like Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella both.

I know the book will be great.