Today in history..........
Yes, it's history day again.......Lots going on, so to speak!
In 1788, Maryland entered the Union as the 7th state! Let's hear it for Maryland's anniversary! Interesting sidebar....it seems Maryland's state sport was ....drum roll please.....Jousting! Yep...I wonder if it still is. You know, you just don't get to see enough jousting these days.........
The very next year, in 1789, a rebel crew on board the British ship The Bounty, took over the ship and set sail for Pitcairn island. And who could blame them??? Who wouldn't rather lounge around on a beach than sit on a crowded, stinky ship run by a nutball??
Oooh, one of my mom's favorite bandleaders recorded his biggest hit today too... in 1940, Glenn Miller and his band recorded Pennsylvania 6-5000. Hey, I've seen the movie and I LOVE that old song.
And in 1985, the tiny town of Parker, Tx, not far from Dallas, reported a 2-1 edge in the ratio of tourists to residents. Some of the 1,000 residents in town were not happy about the 2,000 tourists A DAY coming to their town to see the Southfork Ranch--the Ewing family home on CBS-TV's Dallas. Hmm. If I'd been living in town, I think I'd have found a way to make some money off of all those tourists. I mean they were going to be there anyway....Lemonade stand? Sandwiches?
What would YOU mutiny against today if you had the chance??
Two Weeks at NUMBER ONE!!
Thanks to you, the book has been number One on the Walden's Bestseller list for two weeks straight! Dare we hope to make it three???
And the winner is................
The winner of a signed set of the KINGS OF CALIFORNIA TRILOGY is....................drum roll please...........
with your name and address, I'll get your prize out to you!
Going to start another contest tomorrow, so stay tuned........
Yes, it's all about me..............
Told you I'd be back today...............
My podcast interview
at eHarlequin went live today! Yikes. Do I worry that I sound like an idiot?? Of COURSE I do!! I'm a writer. There is no one more paranoid or obsession riddled than a writer. We're very sad, really.
You should all go out and buy my books to make me feel better!! What a great idea! Then I can afford a psychiatrist to make me sane, which would probably kill the creativity, so maybe never mind.......but what am I saying?? Yes, buy the books! I'll even risk sanity for you!
But meanwhile, if you'd like to listen to me talking about the Kings of California, just CLICK HERE
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A New King in Town...........Plus a contest!
So, the second book in the Kings of California, MARRYING FOR KING'S MILLIONS is out on the shelves now! In fact, a lot of you have already purchased a copy, so thanks! The book is currently number 1 on the Walden's Bestseller List! Anyone out there who doesn't have your copy yet....please go shopping! =)And in case you'd like a chance to explore the book a little before buying.....CLICK HERE and you can get a sneak peek!
Just scroll down to beneath the cover of my book and click!Tomorrow, I'll be posting a link for you that will take you to a podcast interview I did for eharlequin.......hope you stop by!Also............just to see how many lurkers are out there...I'm going to be giving away a signed set of the KINGS OF CALIFORNIA at the end of this week. And the lucky winner will be drawn from the names of everyone who posts a comment here between now and Friday! Let the games begin!
Today in history...............
Today was actually a pretty slow day in history. You'd think people would try harder, wouldn't you??
But, today, in 1864, the very first camel race was held in America!! Yep, for all you camel fans out there, today's the day! And where was this race held, you ask?? If you guessed the desert, you're wrong. It was held in Sacramento, CA. Now there's something you don't see every day!
And in 1973, Vicki Lawrence made a splash with her song, THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA.
Hmm....camels or Vicki Lawrence. Which made the bigger splash, we wonder........
Like I said, slow day in history.