Thursday, March 29, 2012

Flash Foto Friday: My Point of View

Welcome to Flash Foto Friday hosted by Blog It Forward, Taking Time for Mommy, And the Little Ones Too, Put a Little Umbrella in Your Drink and My Mommy's World
This week the topic is My Point of View.
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Today I thought I'd try something new and join in a fun blog hop dedicated to photography. I am quite a shutter bug, though I do best with stills, and I have quite a few shots I love to share. My point of view has a story to go with it, as authors tend to do.

My husband and I bought our house back in 2005, and quickly began calling this horrendous evergreen next to the garage "the ugly tree" because it fit. The thing looked like a bonsai tree that someone let get a little out of hand. One day while playing with the settings on my Nikon D60 I snapped this photo and it changed my point of view on the ugly tree. There is a beauty in the twisted curl of it's gnarly branches....

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Into Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Spring Into Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by & Beck Valley Books.I have always been a reader, as well as a writer, so this was a theme I could really get behind.

I have a prize pack of books that I read around the time I started writing Natural Selection, so they definitely had an influence on my writing. I am offering Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers Volume One, Amanda Hocking's Switched, Book One of the Trylle Trilogy and LJ Smith's Dark Visions. I am also adding both of my own books to sweeten the pot, as well as some swag. All these books are new paperbacks, and are Young Adult paranormal.

If you want to enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. But don't do that and skedaddle. If you scroll past the entry form, you'll find links to many more great giveaways that you're not going to want to miss. All the prizes in this giveaway have a value exceeding $10 and I know I will be entering to win some of them.

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Now that you're all signed up, here's some more great giveaways!