The "Standard of Ur" from ancient Mesopotamia
17 September 2008
Birthday blast contest
48th birthday: spent on evacuation from Hurricane Ivan
49th birthday: spent on evacuation from Hurricane Katrina
50th birthday: spent putting our house and lives back together after Hurricane Katrina
51st birthday: spent in an empty house in California, where we moved to get away from hurricanes
52nd birthday: furnished house! no hurricane! hurrah!
To celebrate the unusual event of having a normal birthday, I’m taking the day off to refill my well (for you non-writers, that means relaxing and reading) and to rejoice in the benefits of being 52: no need to look for Prince Charming (already found him), no angst over what to do with my life (write), and toughened up enough by life to withstand whatever the future brings.
Now for the contest: Just comment on today’s post by 11 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, 20 September, and you’ll be entered. Two posters will be chosen at random to win a book of their choice (must be available at Amazon.com) by any author I’ve interviewed:
historical fiction author Mingmei Yip:
historical romance writer Jade Lee:
fiction writer Amy MacKinnon:
historical romance writer Lynna Banning:
mystery writer Ed Lynskey:
mystery writer June Shaw:
fiction writer Carleen Brice:
fiction writer Therese Fowler:
historical romance writer Jennifer Blake:
romance writer Hailey North:
historical mystery writer Laura Joh Rowland:
humorist Christee Gabour Atwood:
historical mystery writer Candice Proctor:
speculative fiction writer Charles Gramlich:
romance writer Farrah Rochon:
Want to win a book? Ask a question. Answer a question. Tell me what you think about getting older. Tell me why you like (or dislike) your current age. Even type your name. Any comment will enter you in the contest.
And now, please excuse me while I retire to my reading nook with a cup of tea and a book.