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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Friday, June 13, 2008

This World.. That World.. Far World !

I got this young man... (don't look at me like that!).. he's a writer. He's up and written a book for Young Adults... or so he says!

Pshaw, ...I've read his out of this world story, and ya know what? It ain't jest fer kids.. don't let him fool ya. We of the older generation can enjoy this just as much as any kid can.

So, this young man, his name is J. Scott Savage. Do you believe that?? Sounds like a cartoon character ta me! Who has a real name like J. Scott Savage?? I think he's pulling my leg, but hey, at my age even that feels good!

J. Scott sent me his book to read... he also said he'd give me a second one ta give away to someone who thinks they might enjoy reading an ARC copy .

You know what an ARC copy of a book is don'tcha? It's where they print up the book before they find all the mistakes he wrote, hehehe.. anyway, this Scott guy, he calls himself an author and then he goes and gives books away! How crazy is that?!

So, now I need ta hold some sorta contest so there can be a winner for his book, and just so ya know, the book is called Far World: Water Keep.

I thought about holding an essay about how gorgeous I am.... but then I'm sure there would be more than one winner. So, we really can't do that!

So here's what I thought we'd do...

First off: I will leave this post up all weekend.

You have until Sunday night to leave me a comment here saying that you went and visited J. Scott Savage's blog and left him a message that I sent ya there to meet the author of Far World.

Then Monday morning I will write down the names of everyone who left a comment and draw a name.

Then I will ask the winner to send their name and address to J. Scott so that he can send you the ARC copy of his book.

Sound like a deal? Cool!

I hope a bunch of ya join in and visit Scott... " Make Scott's world, your world!"

(U.S. and Canada only.. sorry!)


Blogger DesLily said...

Just so I keep all comments here I am copying this from my duplicate on wordpress. I will also do this if anyone leaves a comment in aol.


Very cool. I am always happy to hear that someone has earned a publishing contract!!!!

Oh - I went and left a message for him too.

Your name will go in the drawing!!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

He does have a great name. And I will do it! I'll come back and let you know when I have.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Kim L said...

Don't put me into the contest, as I have one of my own to host, but I'm excited to read my own copy of this book. I've got high expectations for it!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Corinne said...

I checked out his blog - thanks so much for passing it on!! Looks like a neat book :)

10:18 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...


I just popped over to Mr. Savage's blog... very nice! This is cool, I've never gotten to read an ARC copy of a book before, so maybe I'll win and get a chance LOL!

6:07 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

nymeth: :o) yes, drop by so I can add your name to the drawing!! You will enjoy the book!

Kim: I just hate waiting a year or more for the next book! argh!

corinne: thanks for joining in!

6:10 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I read this post yesterday at work and it cracked me up! Yes, I was literally laughing aloud at work and I'm lucky they didn't check me into the hospital :p Great contest! I still haven't read the book, but I'm really excited about it!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

Oops, just saw the US and Canada only thing. But I enjoy visiting his blog anyway :) This is one book that is definitely going on my wishlist!

5:37 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Chris: dang I miss you!! It may not be the greatest of contests but at least someone else will get an ARC. He didn't say we had to wait to do the contest or questions... just gave us "dates" for the review. I wrote it up and set it aside so I have it ready. Working on Q&A now..

Well crumb Nymeth I keep forgetting who isn't in the states! I hope his book does well enough to go overseas quickly!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book! I went over to his blog and left a comment. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!


10:04 PM  
Blogger J Scott Savage said...


Thanks for the fun contest. It's been great having your friends drop by. I love your contest and your artwork. Now I just need to find someone to crossstitch your author's prayer!

1:28 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

debi: glad you joined! If you don't win this one..eventually Carl and Chris will be holding a giveaway for it also!! So you have more than one chance!!

Hi Scott, wish I had more readers (I warned ya!) but I'm sure Carl and Chris will make up for me..they have lots and lots or readers!!!
oh.. so now we need a needlepoint person huh? hehehe..sorry to say that I crochet but not needlepoint... any volunteers out there?????

6:48 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

I cross-stitched myself into a frenzy for about 15 years, back when it was *really* popular. Then arthritis got into my wrists and I haven't done any for about ten years now. Whether I will ever cross-stitch again I don't know so it's no good me volunteering to stitch poems. LOL!!

7:22 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Cath: I think I tried it was before i wore glasses and my eyes would water and water lol.. eventually I fixed that but got into other things lol

6:45 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I had to stop and comment on the "feeling good" part about him pulling your leg. you nut!!! bwaa ha ha ha

1:46 AM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

I of course skipped everything since I too will be reading this, but my assumption is that you liked it and are recommending it. I look forward to reading it myself.

3:54 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

pam: I've been alone too long what can i say? LOL

Carl: I realize you will be doing this also.. I have 2 people on aol I have to let know when you and chris do the giveaways so they can try again to win it.

4:01 PM  

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