Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thursday's thirteen: Aussies

In my first book, Windswept Shores, which will be out in 6/3/2010, in a week, my hero Seth is an Aussie. So of course I have him speak with a lot of slang or what they call in Austrilia strine.

Here is thirteen Aussie slang words, in no particular order: (And yes this is a repost, but don't let that stop you from leaving a comment.)

  1. G'day--good day, a greeting. Usually conbine with . . .
  2. Mate--a buddy, or best friend, or someone you just met and don't know their name yet, and you greet them with "G'day, mate."
  3. Your shout--if you value your life, you will buy the next round of drinks.
  4. Brekky--the first meal of the day.
  5. Tea--the last meal of the day.
  6. Bloke--a man who you don't know.
  7. Shelia--a woman, but its old and not use a lot anymore except by . . .
  8. Oldies--your parents, or old folks. Used by those under seventeen for anyone over the age of twenty.
  9. Chook--chicken, yes the kind that clucks.
  10. College--a private school, usually High School not collage in states or . . .
  11. Uni--University, or what we call collage in the states.
  12. Tucker--food, that stuff you tuck into your belly or tucker sack.
  13. Owsyerottenbleedinluckeh--Thought to be the longest word in the Austrialian language, it translates as things are not turning out as planed.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Chats over. Lisa and Molly joined me. Molly got a headache and had to leave. It was pretty wild. Lost of posts going through one after another. Over forty writers were there.

Franny won my mousepad, Lisa won a keychain, and Breia also won a keychain.

I'll try for another one next month that's not so fast, lol.

Live Chat starting

My live chat starts in just a few minutes, met me live at coffee time romance.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I got interviewed

Here's a link to an interview I did and runs today at Romance Alley Blog. You'll find out how I was inspired to write my book, Windswept Shores.

Please read and leave a comment.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Repost, Book trailer for Windswept Shores

I found I could change the video size and color for YouTube, so here it is again, Windswept Shores the book trailer.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Book trailer for Windswept Shores

My birthday is tomorrow, May 16th, and I made myself a little present--a book trailer for my book.
Watch it and tell me what you think, it's only a minute long so it won't bog down your internet server.
(If this doesn't work click on the link in the title.)

Here's another one from YouTube. One of these got to work.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thursday's thirteen: Bahamas

Since my first book, Windswept Shores, is going to be out next month, I though I would share some research on my story setting.

Thirteen facts about the Bahamas:

  1. The Bahamas lie just 60 miles off the coast of Florida.
  2. The Bahamas is its own country; the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
  3. The shallow sea is teal colored and at night an iridescent purple.
  4. Not only does the Bahamas have the best sports fishing, but also tropical fish like what you see at the pet store. Its an excellent place to go scuba diving. 
  5. The Bahamas is the only place you can get spiny lobster, a local delicacy.
  6. Another local delicacy that you can't get any where else is made from conk, a shellfish, which they use to make conk chips and soups.
  7. Their dolphins are spotted. The Dolphin Encounter Tours, available at most of the larger islands, will take you out to swim with the dolphins.
  8. The Bahamas is home to pink flamingos.
  9. They also have large iguanas that live on most of the islands.
  10. There are over three hundred islands and cays, but only about eighty are inhabited.
  11. The Bahamas are warm almost year round.
  12. The get over 50 inches of rain a year on average.
  13. The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, was once a pirate republic, and local hang out for the notorious Pirates; Black beard, Charles Cane, Calico Jack Rackham, along with women pirates; Anne Bonny and Mary Read.  

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Thursday's thirteen: Beach Songs

Since summer is just around the corner and my first book, Windswept Shores, will be released June 3rd, I thought it would be a good idea to post thirteen songs for my Thursday's Thirteen:

1. "Beach Baby" performed by First Clas or Tony Burrowss
Find it on:  Tony Burrows & The Hit Squad - Tony Burrows: All the Hits Plus More - Beach Baby   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s

2. "Beach Party" performed by Annette Funicello
Find it on:  Annette Funicello - Annette's Beach Party - Beach Party   Amazon CD

3. "Hawaii-Five-O" performed by The Ventures
Find it on:  The Ventures - Walk Don't Run: The Best of the Ventures - Hawaii Five-O   Amazon mp3s   Amazon CD   Rhapsody

4. "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" performed by Bryan Hyland
Find it on:  Brian Hyland - Brian Hyland: Greatest Hits - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini   Amazon mp3s   Amazon CD

5. "On The Beach (In The Summertime)" performed by The 5th Dimension or Neil Young
Find it on:  Neil Young - On the Beach - On the Beach   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s

6. "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" performed by Shangri La's
Find it on:  The Shangri Las - The 60's - A Decade to Remember: Girls Only - Golden Girls of the 60's - Remember (Walkin' In the Sand)   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s   Rhapsody

7. "Summer Sand" performed by Tony Orlando & Dawn
Find it on:  Tony Orlando & Dawn - The Definitive Collection: Tony Orlando and Dawn - Summer Sand   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s   Rhapsody

8. "Surfin USA" performed by Beach Boys
Find it on:  The Beach Boys - Sounds of Summer - The Very Best of the Beach Boys - Surfin' USA   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s   Rhapsody

9. "Vacation" performed by Connie Francis
Find it on:  Connie Francis - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Connie Francis - Vacation   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s

10."Summer Breeze" performed by Seals & Croft
 Find it on:  Seals & Crofts - Seals & Crofts' Greatest Hits - Summer Breeze   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s  
11. "Summer Love" performed by Justin Timberlake
Find it on:  Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds - Summer Love   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s   Rhapsody

12. "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer" performed by Nat King Cole
 Find it on:  Nat "King" Cole - The World of Nat King Cole - Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s   Rhapsody
13. "Wipe Out" performed by The Surfaris
Find it on:  The Surfaris - The Sunshine Collection - Wipe Out   Amazon CD   Amazon mp3s

I Love Beach Music