There's no end
to the things you might know, depending how far beyond Zebra you go! {Dr. Seuss}

Thursday, April 17, 2014

O is for Orchard

What am I doing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge? My theme this year is The Writer’s Inspiration! Each post will be a sentence or two on how a writer got the idea for one of his or her books. Your job is to guess both the book and the author in the comments. The post title is rarely a clue.

What’s in it for you? Snail mail! I have a fun, goodie-filled package for the winner. If there’s a tie, I’ll write the names on paper, put in a bowl, and have my husband pick one. You have one day to give your answer in the comments; I’ll reveal each day’s book and author on the following day. For each correct answer you’ll receive a point. Whoever receives the most points is the winner. I hope you know your books and authors! Have fun!!!

Yesterday’s Answer: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

The Writer’s Inspiration: Walking in the orchard by a pigpen and then seeing a large gray spider spinning her web in his house inspired this author’s best-loved novel. 

What is the book and who is the author?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for Newspaper

What am I doing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge? My theme this year is The Writer’s Inspiration! Each post will be a sentence or two on how a writer got the idea for one of his or her books. Your job is to guess both the book and the author in the comments. The post title is rarely a clue.

What’s in it for you? Snail mail! I have a fun, goodie-filled package for the winner. If there’s a tie, I’ll write the names on paper, put in a bowl, and have my husband pick one. You have one day to give your answer in the comments; I’ll reveal each day’s book and author on the following day. For each correct answer you’ll receive a point. Whoever receives the most points is the winner. I hope you know your books and authors! Have fun!!!

Yesterday’s Answer: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Writer’s Inspiration: While sitting in a Parisian café, this author saw an astonishing advertisement in the newspaper claiming that traveling the globe in less than three months was possible. It lit his imagination on fire, and he had to write about what would happen if that were true.

What is the novel and who is the author?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M is for Monarch Marriage

What am I doing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge? My theme this year is The Writer’s Inspiration! Each post will be a sentence or two on how a writer got the idea for one of his or her books. Your job is to guess both the book and the author in the comments. The post title is rarely a clue.

What’s in it for you? Snail mail! I have a fun, goodie-filled package for the winner. If there’s a tie, I’ll write the names on paper, put in a bowl, and have my husband pick one. You have one day to give your answer in the comments; I’ll reveal each day’s book and author on the following day. For each correct answer you’ll receive a point. Whoever receives the most points is the winner. I hope you know your books and authors! Have fun!!!

Yesterday’s Answer: Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

The Writer’s Inspiration: This author and Academy Award-winning screenwriter got the idea for a comedy adventure fairy tale novel while telling his daughters bedtime stories. One daughter wanted a story about brides and the other wanted a story about princesses.

What is the novel and who is the author?

Monday, April 14, 2014

L is for Lazy

What am I doing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge? My theme this year is The Writer’s Inspiration! Each post will be a sentence or two on how a writer got the idea for one of his or her books. Your job is to guess both the book and the author in the comments. The post title is rarely a clue.

What’s in it for you? Snail mail! I have a fun, goodie-filled package for the winner. If there’s a tie, I’ll write the names on paper, put in a bowl, and have my husband pick one. You have one day to give your answer in the comments; I’ll reveal each day’s book and author on the following day. For each correct answer you’ll receive a point. Whoever receives the most points is the winner. I hope you know your books and authors! Have fun!!!

Yesterday's Answer: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Writer’s Inspiration: While reminiscing with his brother-in-law about their childhood adventures in the Hudson Highlands, this author got the idea for a short story about a lazy man and how America was changed from the Civil War.

What is the short story and who is the author?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kneeling

What am I doing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge? My theme this year is The Writer’s Inspiration! Each post will be a sentence or two on how a writer got the idea for one of his or her books. Your job is to guess both the book and the author in the comments. The post title is rarely a clue.

What’s in it for you? Snail mail! I have a fun, goodie-filled package for the winner. If there’s a tie, I’ll write the names on paper, put in a bowl, and have my husband pick one. You have one day to give your answer in the comments; I’ll reveal each day’s book and author on the following day. For each correct answer you’ll receive a point. Whoever receives the most points is the winner. I hope you know your books and authors! Have fun!!!

Yesterday’s Answer: Carrie by Stephen King

The Writer’s Inspiration: Visiting writer friends at a villa during a stormy, chilly summer, this author participated in a challenge to see who could write the best horror story. A dream about a student kneeling beside a creature came to her, and she knew what terrified her would scare others.

What is the novel and who is the author?

2013: K is for Sue Monk Kidd 

Today is Beverly Cleary's 98th birthday, which is the designated National Drop Everything And Read Day! So drop everything and pick up your book right now!! :)
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Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Janitor

What am I doing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge? My theme this year is The Writer’s Inspiration! Each post will be a sentence or two on how a writer got the idea for one of his or her books. Your job is to guess both the book and the author in the comments. The post title is rarely a clue.

What’s in it for you? Snail mail! I have a fun, goodie-filled package for the winner. If there’s a tie, I’ll write the names on paper, put in a bowl, and have my husband pick one. You have one day to give your answer in the comments; I’ll reveal each day’s book and author on the following day. For each correct answer you’ll receive a point. Whoever receives the most points is the winner. I hope you know your books and authors! Have fun!!!

Yesterday’s Answer: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

The Writer’s Inspiration: This author was working as a high school janitor for the summer when he got the idea for an opening scene in which a shy girl is humiliated by other girls in a locker room.

What is the book and who is the author?