Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Weirdness Has Moved to a New Site

All good things must come to an end, but Random Acts of Weirdness are still happenin’ at my new place.
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Today - One-Day Freebie Promo - Children's Ebooks

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We're still celebrating the launch of Emblazon's new site
and we've got some awesome freebies for you!

Today, August 1st, the Emblazon group of tween writers is offering numerous eBooks for free. Help yourself to as many as you'd like! Go to our Sizzlin' Summer Freebies HERE and get 'em while they're hot!

Do you enjoy audiobooks? Do you like Whispersync? If so, you might be interested in getting Whispersync for Curse of the Double Digits at the discount rate of $1.99 when you download the free eBook today, available on Amazon.

Lynn Kelley, Lynn Kelley Author, Curse of the Double DigitsAlthough the group promo is for today only, Curse of the Double Digits will also be FREE tomorrow, Friday, August 2nd.
Please tell your friends about today's Sizzlin' Summer Freebies so they can get some eBooks for their kids, too.
If you know of any teachers or homeschoolers who use audiobooks so their students can listen and read along with eBooks or paperbacks, please give them a heads up. Today and tomorrow, they can get both the eBook and Whispersync (audio) of Curse of the Double Digits for $1.99Free eBook and discounted Whispersync, how cool is that?

Curse at Zala Manor, Monster Moon mysteries, Lynn Kelley, Lynn Kelley Author, BBH McChillerAlso included in today's Sizzlin' Summer Freebies is Curse at Zala Manor, Book 1 in the fun, spooky Monster Moon mystery series.

Hop on over to the Emblazon site's Sizzlin' Summer Freebies page and load up on some great eBooks. Again, this is our gift to you to celebrate the kick-off of Emblazon's new website for tweens. Woot!

Don't you just love a good deal? Me, too! Doing a Happy Dance here!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Prizes! Celebrate Launch of Emblazon Website!

Come celebrate the birth of a new website called Emblazon! Together, our sparks will light up the lives of young readers. Help us blaze new trails and make a difference.
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A wise person once said, “Write your name on the heart of a child.” We hope to emblazon our stories there.

Lynn Kelley Author, Curse of the Double Digits, tweens, BBH McChiller, Monster Moon mysteries, Emblazon
My great-niece, Holly,a lovely tween.
Emblazon is a collection of authors–some indie, some traditionally
published–who have each produced at least one children’s novel. Our audiences 
range from fifth grade to young adult, but we have a particular focus on ages 11 to 14. Some call them upper middle grade; others call them low young adult. They’re somewhere in the middle and can lean either way. We call them Tweens.
Lynn Kelley Author, Curse of the Double Digits, BBH McChiller, Monster Moon mysteries, tweens
Holly is an avid tween reader.
To celebrate our launch, we are giving away lots of amazing books! You can win signed paperback copies AND ebooks of stories written by our authors. 
Lynn Kelley Author, Curse of the Double Digits, BBH McChiller, Monster Moon mysteries, Emblazon
Enter the giveaway!
Please share our giveaway with anyone who enjoys a great tween read. Thank you!

Do you have a favorite tween book (ages 11 to 14)? If so, what is it?

Stay tuned every fourth Wednesday of the month for our Tween the Weekends posts, which focus on various aspects of tween books. The more people who participate in the discussions and info sharing, the better!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Book Crush - 99 Cents Each

Hot sun, hot sand, cool drinks, dark tans. Ahhhh. But your summer won’t be complete until you land a new BOOK BOYFRIEND, right? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered! 

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SUMMER BOOK CRUSH offers 50+ titles in many genres. This means 50+ chances to (fictitiously) fall in love. And the best part? Each of these gems is only 99¢, but for a limited time only. The SUMMER BOOK CRUSH event starts on June 26th and ends (yes, even the best things in life end at some point) on June 28th. So don't wait up! Mingle with our BOOK BOYFRIENDS and invite all your friends to participate too. There are plenty of BOOK BOYS to share!

Find your summer’s fling between the pages of a book. And don't stop on one - after all we have many BOOK BOYFRIENDS for you to mingle with.
I'm pretty jazzed that my children's eBook, Curse of the Double Digits, is included in this group of books. What a great price, 99 cents!
It's listed under "Juvenile" and "FIRST CRUSH: Could Chad Be Your Daughter/Granddaughter/Niece's Next Book Boyfriend?"
Enter Goodreads Giveaway
for a paperback copy of
Curse of the Double Digits
Ends July 7th


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Monday, April 15, 2013

Mighty Thor Visits One-Year-Old Boy

Hello friends! Many of you know I recently moved to a new site. At first I thought I could keep up with both and do duplicate posts, but it's just too much work. 

Today's post of one of my all-time faves since I've been blogging. Who woulda thunk writing a post about an action figure coming to visit me could prove to be so much fun?

And the YouTube video I made to go with it is probably the best one I'll ever make, thanks to translating baby babble into a conversation about the visit from Thor. It all seemed to fall into place. And it was a blast!

Please hop over and check it out here, especially if you're in need of a giggle or two!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

We're Moving!

Hello Friends! We're moving Random Acts of Weirdness to another site. 

Today's post: My niece's pet snake was issued a credit card! I hope you'll check it out and sign up to follow me at my new place.

Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Saint Patrick's Day - Photo Essay

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends!

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This guy in the camouflage kilt showed me some funny poses for a couple of random photos.

Our family celebrated St. Paddy's Day a week early at the Los Angeles County Irish Fair and Music Festival at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California. It was a blast, so I'm sharing some photos with you.

A family affair at the Irish Festival with my husband, three of our four kids, their spouses, and our two grandchildren

My grand-leprechauns loved the Irish Festival, too.

For your listening pleasure, here's a YouTube video of Comedian 
Johnny Bagpipes Johnston. Amazing!
He plays the Star Wars Theme by John Williams
 I Was Made For Loving You by Kiss
Do You Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart
 Thunderstruck by ACDC
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens

Entertainers and visitors alike wore kilts. 

Color this day green! 
In the fountains, in the beer, 
on shirts, baby strollers, and people's hair!

This was our first Irish festival and it had everything we hoped for (lively music, dancers, good food) and then some: Carnival rides, ponies, elephants, a petting zoo, and sheep herding demonstrations.

The Irish tunes worked their magic on some of us, so we danced a jig or two!
I added to my bucket list: Learn how to Riverdance.

Do you know the history of Saint Patrick? If not, watch this cute video.

I was going to save this fun video for next year, 
but for those of you who enjoy Irish dancing as much as I do, 
I hope this will lift ye spirits and bestow the luck'o'the Irish upon ye, too!
You're not buying that accent, are you? 
I didn't think so, but, hey, I tried. 
Saint Patrick's Day 2011 - Riverdance Flashmob
(Central Station, Sydney, Australia)

Closing time drew near, and my husband mentioned there was a little Irish village we should check out before we left. 

I love miniatures, so I definitely wanted to see it. He pointed the way so I headed for it with my daughter 'Lily' while the others straggled along here and there. I spotted vendors selling beautiful period clothing, jewelry, hair accessories, pirate booty, medallions, home decor, and other merchandise. So many things caught my eye, but I didn't want to miss out on the little Irish village. 

I told my daughter, "Dad said the little Irish village was somewhere over here, but I don't see it. Where do you think it is?" 

She gestured to the vendor booths with their elaborate fabric walls and the merchants wearing historical costumes. "This is it, Mom."

"Oh." Duh!

I was disappointed for a second, then busted up. Merchants in a nearby booth overheard us and had a good laugh, too. 

So, we left without a pot of gold or a peek at a miniature village. I'll get over it. Memories of our first Irish Fair make me smile each time it comes to mind. We're looking forward to going again next year. We'll have two more grand-leprechauns in tow for the 2014 festival. As the old saying goes, the more, the merrier!

I bid you farewell with this Irish blessing: 
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours
That stay with you all the year long.

Do you have any special plans for Saint Patrick's Day?    

Have you ever been to Ireland, or would you like to go there? 

Would you kiss the Blarney stone?
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