Thursday, July 24, 2014

Meet & Greet Giveaway Hop w/the Social Bloggers


In case you've ever wondered just what that 
Social Blogger button on my sidebar meant but 
never asked, this is it.  I met the "Girls" by chance 
looking for something one day and fell in love with 
the logo.  Then I began to read the main blog and 
voila…I gained a newTribe on Twitter…
VERY fun group to say the least! 
(you'll want to meet the Hussey, great gal).
They actually shut down something on 
the internet when they had a steamy post that 
spread like wild fire and everyone hit on, 
causing things to disappear.  We lost all our 
buttons and photos, it was a hoot!  So here's the 
Blurb about the hop, I'll let you catch up then I 
need to tell you five fun things about me and my
blog…yikes!  Here's a link to the Social Bloggers Blog

Come Meet & Greet your favorite bloggers and find a few new ones to love too! Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway then hop around and visit all of the Social Bloggers and learn some fun facts about them! There will be individual giveaways at some of the blog so don't forget to stop by and say hi!

So here goes nothing.  Five Fun Facts about June and her Blog:

1. I have chickens.  I love my chickens.  They're like shoes to me.  Each one is even more amazing looking than the next and I can't help but get another one.  The last bunch I got this past spring turned out to have not one, but two, roosters instead of hens.  I couldn't keep both, too much for seven hens to handle.  So Mr. Kotter had to find a new home and we kept Elvis, that seems right.

2. I just got married almost a year ago.  Now this might not sound so interesting or unique until I tell you that I was almost 58 at the time and this is my first ever marriage!  So there you have that.  It was wonderful, and yes, I wore a "real" wedding dress (and I intend to wear it again at this years party, so there you have it again).


3.  I actually worked a majority of my adult life as an artist. I did mostly interior design and was the in house artist for a big firm.  Specialty painting, aging things, murals etc.  And canvas painting of course.  My latest series of work is called the Rock Series.  It's large scale black and white realism with bright color in the background…of rock icons. I've pretty much slowed way down on that while I'm deep into writing my YA Fantasy/adventure series.  I've never loved doing anything more than writing.  But I gotta say I was thinking the other day, I really need to do a painting of Robert Plant already..hey when it's in your blood what can you do?

4.  I was a minor background person in a Guns and Roses Video back in the 90's.  And during that same time I was at an actual G&R concert when Keanu Reeves came into the row behind us and he was in his very "Bill and Ted" time back then and everyone was high fiving him, so of course I did the same.  And much to my chagrin instead of slapping my hand back he grabbed my arm and ran his big wet tongue from my wrist to my finger tips…eau!

5.  This blog was built not only to showcase my own work but to bring in quality fantasy for young people.  I love interviewing kids, authors, illustrators, industry, anyone that has something interesting to say about the genre/writing.  My goal is to make this a "go to" blog for YA Fantasy.  And I'm talking about magic, wizards, gnomes, fun adventurous fantasy.  Nothing against vampires, just looking to give the younguns something that makes them dream a little, something to touch their whimsey. I'm just getting started, but I've already met some really lovely and talented people and found some really good books. So anyone who would like to be included let me know.   Enjoy your look around.

If you're interested in an ebook version of either one or both of the first two books in the Benjamin McTish series by all means leave a comment today and I will be happy to gift that to you as my thx for joining in and sharing a bit of yourself as well.  Thx again, June @ PLP.

31 comments:

  1. I kind of got stuck on Keanu Reeves licking you. I am in my fifties too.

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  2. June Great post, How wonderful meeting mr right and you're never too old to get married in a real wedding dress. Love your post, love your dedication to kids!!!

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  3. It's nice to meet'cha :) Bleh... I don't care how famous, no licking!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. NO Kidding!! Eau…just thinking of it still icks me out!

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  4. Oh, I <3 chickens too. Sadly, the fox and the hawk decimated the last of them a few years ago, but they're so much fun. Had a rooster who greeted me every morning at the window. Yep, he thought he was one of my cats and needed a cuddle. Totally heartsick when I lost him... (Roosters can be super affectionate and my gals were so uppity that they told the guys where to head.) Great to meet you during the hop. Cheers!

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    1. Oh, really nice to meet a chicken lady…love that..can't wait to visit your site…have a fun hop!

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  5. I always did want chickens, and I like your idea of a fun series for young adults, I am not a particular Vampire fan either, but would put up with them in a series if I liked it enough. The tongue licking your arm by an actor I have enjoyed in the past brought a smile to my face, sorry you had to deal with that! Your two books in this series sound fun! I like decorating as well, and I think it would be hard to choose between books or decorating!

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    1. cherylslife67(at)charter(dot)net

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  6. Interesting facts
    Please enter me

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  7. Aws congrats on the wedding! That's awesome <3 And chickens?! Double aw. I'm freaked out by most birds but love Chickens and Ducks. Have you seen that documentary about people and their chickens? Gah I can't remember the name of it now but my mom sent me a copy years ago. It's all these stories about people and how they foudn their pet chickens and all about them including some famous historical chickens. Totally one that'll make you tear up.

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    1. Oh man that documentary sounds cool…like to find it. I have ducks too! Thx for the well wishes on my recent marriage!

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  8. He licked you? Ick, how ride. *shudder* Congrats on your marriage!

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    1. Yes he did…just grabbed my wrist and slimed right up to my finger tips…I just stood and stared at my girlfriend and my hand..it was the most appalling thing!

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  9. Hi june nice to meet you I love all books. I like your blog and would like to read your books. Have a great weekend. My email isisthe12th@gmail.com

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    1. thx for the props..I'll be happy to send you the ebooks…thx for the visit.

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  10. Congratulations on the wedding! I'm so glad you're getting more than one wearing of the dress, too. And that Keanu Reeves thing...EEEWWW!

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    1. Ha ha..yeah, pretty disgusting!! Thx for the wedding wishes…hope you're enjoying the McTish series…let me know would ya? and thx for following along on the hop!

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  11. Thank you for sharing a bit of you with us today. We had chickens for a while, but unfortunately we ended up with only two hens and about six roosters - not a peaceful mix at all LOL I am looking forward to reading about Benjamin McTish's journeys :)
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. oh very cool, I'll be happy to send you the ebooks…and yeah, not a good mix of hens to roos…doesn't equate to anything good..ha!

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  12. Enjoyed your fun facts! Congrats on your marriage.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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  13. Fun list of facts! Keanu did always seem a bit of an oddball...

    vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  14. Congratulations on your wedding ! My youngest daughter is an avid fantasy reader and wants to be a writer :)

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    1. That's so awesome! I love kids who write, it's really something that they can know that at such a young age…I'll send my ebooks…give me your email address. and thx on the wedding wishes!

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  15. Thanks for sharing with us! I enjoyed reading your facts! Congrats on your wedding! And that licking thing? I don't care who it is, after they got done lickin my hand I probably then would've smacked them with that hand lol. No licking unless I give you permission lol.

    A fun fact about me? I met Julia Roberts outside of David Letterman's studio & out of the crowd of people,... I was the only one she took a picture with! =) I've met a few celebs,.. Julia, Keifer Sutherland, John Stamos, Kristen Davis, Anne Hathaway, half the cast of Castle,... but the coolest was James Earl Jones pointing at me out of a whole crowd of ppl & asking "Where are you from?" in his deep baratone voice!! It's like "Holy crap, Darth Vader spoke to me!" lol I'm a nerd, whatever lol. Ok, I shall shut up now lol.

    Take care & I hope you have a great day! =)
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Congratulations on your marriage and thanks for sharing your interesting personal facts!

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  17. Hi June,
    Awesome that you got to be in the G&R video and i agree with you about the licking your hand thing, Ewww!
    Somethings about me :
    i'm 45 and disabled i broke the facet joints in my back almost 9 years ago plus i have PTSD/severe anxiety disorder and kidney disease(among other things). i have no kids but i do have the most handsome Papillion dog named Wile E. ( if your a road runner fan you recognise that name, LOL). i am also a struggling to become, as of yet unpublished author. :) my favorite genre is paranormal erotic romance.
    i would love to have a copy of both books if you still have copies available. i have an amazon account that i can use for them. i look forward to reading them. :)
    it was nice getting to know a bit about you. thank you for the chance at such a great contest.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  18. That was a strange Keanu encounter.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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