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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Friendly Friday

Happy Friendly Friday.  I'm dedicating this post to my friend Maria Zannini. 

Maria's paranormal historical romance, MISTRESS OF THE STONE has made it to the second round in the Kensington Brava Contest.  I'm asking my small but loyal band of followers to give Maria a boost and vote for MISTRESS OF THE STONE.  When you get to the voting page scroll all the way to the bottom.  Maria's the last name on the list.  (That's what happens when your name is Zannini.)

While I'm at it, I'd like to toss out a couple thank you's to to my friends Dru at notes from me and Mason at Thoughts in Progress.  When your blog is new and your following small, it's great to have blog friends you can count on to leave a comment on just about every post.

And a big thank you to Mary Kennedy, author of the Talk Radio Mysteries, for her support and lots of great information on the publishing world.  If you haven't read the Talk Radio Mysteries, you should.  I really enjoyed them.

Totally personal note here:  my eldest grandson is being Confirmed at church this Sunday.  I'm very proud of him.

Countdown to retirement and writing full time: 14 work days to go.

I'm currently enjoying: LAST TO DIE by Kate Brady.  (This is not a slow read, I just haven't had any reading time.)

Groaner of the Day: A thief broke into the local police station and stole all the toilets and urinals, leaving no clues. A spokesperson was quoted as saying, "We have absolutely nothing to go on."


Dru said...

Thanks for the shout-out Linda.

Looking forward to hearing what you think about "Last to Die."

LOL at the groaner. They could always use a bucket ;)

Mason Canyon said...

Another cute groaner. They always make me laugh. Thanks also for the shout-out, I really appreciate it. I'm happy to have found you and your blog. I always enjoy stopping by. I'm now off to vote for Maria.

Thoughts in Progress

Maria Zannini said...

You are such a good friend, Linda. Thank you.

I never expected so much support from the writing and reading community. And you've been with me from the start. No matter what happens, I feel truly blessed. Hugs and thanks, my friend.

Maria Zannini said...

PS Thank you, Mason!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru - You're welcome. Thanks for always coming by. I'll let you know about Last to Die as soon as I can get back to it (hopefully tonight). BTW, I didn't make it to the Post Office last weekend so I'll be sending that package out to you tomorrow.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mason - I'm running low on groaners, need to dig up some more. Got to have a little humor in my day...even really bad humor. And thanks for voting for Maria.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria - Happy to do it. I hope it helps. (Even if you did make me cry on your post today.)

Shellie said...

Off to cast my vote for Maria. Finger crossed, good luck!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thanks, Shellie