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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Saturday, May 29, 2010


All right

That should be the address for the podcast guys if it's wrong, check Bryan Davis' facebook, he's got it there too. 

Winners! Tristan Gunn won for his friend MICAH
               Jakob Parker won for his friend CHRISTIAN MILES
               Makenzie Evans won for her friend KAITLYN

Thursday, May 27, 2010


All right lords, ladies, and warriors from both a far and a near! Saturday May 29th His Way will be having a Launch Party for Bryan Davis' newest book, Starlighter from the Dragons of Starlight series. We are going to be doing a pod-cast from the store so make sure to come back here and tune in if you can't attend!

Now, to the give-away part!

I will be giving away not 1, not 2, but 3 copies of the book.

Here's the catch, because the book has themes of sacrifice and preferring others before yourself I'm going ask that you do the same thing  (this might sound vaguely familiar for those that have stuck with me through the long silence) and nominate someone to receive a copy of Starlighter rather asking for it yourself.

And here's the twist on the catch--you can nominate other posters!

Example: If  say someone named Randi nominates her friend Amy for a free copy, and then  you come here and see her  post and happen  know Randi either from places on-line or in person then you can nominate her for a free copy of the book.  You just can't nominate yourself.

Please, no multiple sn's (nominating yourself under a second name is just plain cheating)

Legal Stuff:

If you are under 18 years of age, get your parents consent (I gotta know where I'm sending the books and they need to know you're giving me your address) to enter the contest. Also, if you're nominating someone that doesn't live near you, and they are under age I need THEIR parents consent or I can send the book to you and you can send it onto them.  Your choice :-D

Open to residents of  the UNITED STATES and CANADA only--sadly I can't afford to send books overseas. Maybe one day I will!  Just not today.

Leave your nomination in the comments here OR send it to and put in the title line  NOMINATION

You have until Saturday at NOON to get them in and then Bryan will hopefully sign the book LIVE in the podcast!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Right, well I shall be good and spare you the tale of misery, woe, sinus infections, and Fire Marshall visits to the store cast myself upon your mercies, and most importantly, post who won the lovely book!


with a total, rather astronomical number of  39,000 points scoops up the slot for first place AND the lovely signed copy of the Restorer!


with a total, also astronomical number of 31, 000 points scoops up the slot for second place  AND the unannounced second prize a copy of  THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM which is an awesome documentary on one of most spectacular extra-Biblical proofs of the Christmas Story. I watch it several times a year, and am amazed every time I see it. There's a lovely tie-in for Easter too, Barie so don't wait for NEXT Christmas to watch the DVD.

Send your snail-mail addresses to my e-mail if you would please, winners, and I will get them in the mail this week!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Got Sick AGAIN

Gosh the flu isn't fun. This is my second go round with fever, chills, aches, and other annoyances. I actually was home from work yesterday recovering, and today, I'm working on tabulating points. Hang in there scouts, adventurers and way-makers! Should have a winner by the end of the week provided I don't go under again!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


All right today is the LAST DAY of the contest, and I should have results for everyone by Monday of next week. However, I am going to ask that you start tabulating your own POINT SCORES and e-mail me where you think you are point wise, this will make the counting and checking for me, go faster. You can do that anytime between 12/11/09 and 12/14/09. Also today anyone who writes and posts reviews for



will receive double the points.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Double POINTS for Book Reviews!

Wow, just looking at all that glorious posting going down there with the songs and hymns is amazing guys! Keep at it. Remember, you've got till December 10th to find your songs, find the history, and post it to claim your glorious points.

Today however, I'm adding to that DOUBLE POINTS for anyone who posts reviews of Jonathan Roger's books.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Double Points for Book Reviews OF

That's right, I'm also going to do two more of these.

Today ONLY you get double the points for reviews of L.B. Graham's books, and Eric Reinhold's books.

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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