Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pay it Forward and Unlikely Best Friends

Shelli at Market my Words is having a spectacular Pay it Forward contest. Check it out!

I'm thankful for my mother on a personal, not authorly, level. She doesn't actually know I've written a book, but I'm positive she would tell me it was wonderful no matter what she really thought of it. As a twenty eight year old, I've passed the point where I think I'm always right (the good 'ole days, you know?) and am inching my way toward realizing Mom's the one who's always right. Things I scoffed at five years ago ring true now, and I can't stop my jaw from dropping each time it happens. Does that happen to you?

My mother is a tremendous human being who gives and gives and gives, and I love her with all my heart. Sappy, but so true. :)

I hope everyone's enjoying this weather. Personally, I loved chipping the ice casing off my car this morning. I'd blame Ohio, but I think the entire Midwest, New England, and Great Plains has to take the fall for this one. Be safe in whatever you do.

And oh yeah! Don't forget to enter my first ever (and so exciting!) contest, FLY TO 500! 100 words could win you a $50 Amazon gift card, and every new follower means more money for the EFRC.


And now, something to make you forget this evil winter weather! :)


-Marie

7 comments:

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Wow, EFRC looks like a worthwhile organization--especially since they don't breed. I used to volunteer at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, and we got in two tigers from a so-called sanctuary. The public could pose with tiger cubs (for a hefty fee, naturally) so this place had a constant need for more cubs. When they were shut down, the authorities found neglected, dead and dying tigers.

Misty and Pouncer came to the FCZS because they were mixed/hybrids and the breeding programs wanted purebreds. We found room for them, and we also have mountain lions and bobcats. Strictly a sanctuary; promoting education, and no breeding.

Alleged Author said...

I'm enjoying the weather because it's not snowing here! What a wonderful ode to your mother!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

nice meeting you on seekerville today! thanks for stopping by...:)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

nice meeting you today on seekerville. Thanks for stopping by and doing a pay it forward post even though your book was the genre :)

Arlee Bird said...

Mothers are really something.
The video was absolutely enchanting.

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

Lisa said...

I saw your entry on Shelli's blog and liked it - good luck!

PS - You said your MC was in college, but the work is YA. I know I ran into a lot of problems with this (some agents will only rep YA where the protag is in high school). I had to rewrite my whole MS to fix it later because I was getting nowhere with queries. Let me know if you're having better luck!

Marie Rearden said...

Angelica, I love the EFRC. The volunteers who conduct the tours are very knowledgeable, some having been there when the cats were brought in. There are some truly horrible stories of how cruel some people can be, but the rescue center is giving those big, furry honeys a happy home. :)