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Dreaming of a Time Travel Agent!

For the second stop on my Shimmer of Time blog tour,  I’m talking to a time travel agent about the possibilities of booking a trip to the when of my dreams! So many choices – where and when do I want to go?  And where would YOU want to go? Hop on over to The Perils of Pauline to discover my favorite time travel trips, and to tell us about your own.  Or come back here and leave your dream trip in my comments! And in the meantime, great news!  Through the Shimmer of Time popped up to #6 in one of its Kindle categories yesterday, and even made the top 100 in ALL time travel books, including umpteen versions of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 and all the Magic Tree House books.  

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11-22-63: Historical Time Travel from Stephen King

I’m not usually a Stephen King fan.  I think he’s a powerful writer, and I love his memoir/writing book, On Writing, but I’m just not into horror.  I read Carrie long ago and that was quite enough for me – until I came across the Langoliers, which was wonderfully eerie but not horrific. So when 11/22/63 came out, I was intrigued.  I love well-written historical novels, and I love time travel.  Add a serendipitous visit to the library where it was on the shelf instead of on hold for another reader, and I had to grab it. The premise is that there’s a portal in the back of an old diner, and Jake (a high school English teacher) is invited by his old friend to use it.  Someone has to go back and stop Kennedy’s assassination, and the friend can’t try anymore.  Jake doesn’t want to, but when the friend … Continue reading

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Great Writerly Blogs and . . . THE WINNER

The contest is over and we had a blast!  Samantha Warren had a humdinger of a 30th birthday celebration, we all had fun visiting various blogs looking for answers and finding interesting new blogging voices, and by now some lucky person has won a Kindle Mini.  I actually came in second on one day’s quiz and won a copy of Reluctant Guardian from Kristy K. James, but since I was participating with my blogs, I wasn’t eligible every day and so didn’t have a chance at the Kindle Mini.  Awwww.  But hey, a Kindle Touch is still on my Christmas list! Hmm, let’s not get sidetracked here.  The winner of Stephen King’s On Writing here is . . . Francelia Belton!  She’s a writer, a fellow member of the WANA1011 class, and is just setting up her blog.  Maybe when it’s live, she’ll stop by here and post a link!  … Continue reading

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Last Day to Enter Book Give-Away: Stephen King’s On Writing

Just a reminder before I get back to my regular blog schedule:  Tonight (12/10/11) at 11:59 pm is the cutoff for entries to win in the book giveaway. The prize?  A copy of On Writing, by Stephen King.  If you’ve never read it, half of it is awesome writing advice and the other half is the story of his own writing journey.  It’s a great read, with more nuggets of information and inspiration than I can count.  And if you have read it, it makes a great gift to another writer friend. How to earn entries?  Comment on a blog post (1 entry), subscribe to this blog (2 entries), or post a link to Jen’s Writing Desk on your own blog (2 entries), FaceBook page (1 entry), or Twitter (1 entry).  See my original Scavenger Hunt blog post for the rest of the nitty-gritty details (like US address only, shipping … Continue reading

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I’m in a Blog Scavenger Hunt – Win a Kindle!

Fellow blogger Samantha Warren is having a blog scavenger hunt to celebrate her 30th birthday, and I’ll be part of it, both here and at Jen’s Writing Desk.  To participate, go to Samantha’s blog (click on the picture above) where you’ll be directed to different blogs each day.  She’ll tell you exactly how it works, but the gist is that you’ll have to search for the answer to a particular question on each blog, and then report back to her.  She has several prizes, but the person with the most correct answers will win a Kindle Mini! (Hmmm, can I do it too?  Have to check the rules!) In addition to Samantha’s fun, I’ll be providing two prizes of my own.  Here at JenniferJensen, you can win a copy of Susan Wiggs’ lovely book, The Goodbye Quilt.  (Click here to read an excerpt.)  Over at Jen’s Writing Desk, you can … Continue reading

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