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Saturday, April 18, 2009

6 week contest

Hey I thought of a little contest I could start through this blog. For those of you who've not read the book yet, this will be incentive hopefully for you, as well, to go get a copy.

In the next 6 weeks, I will be running a contest that everyone can participate in. The only catch is that you 'have' to have read Finding Kylie.

For those of you anxiously awaiting the sequel...here's some good news. I've got 50 chapters outlined and about 20 chapters written.

So what's the contest?

For the next 6 weeks, you're to email me once you've read the book - and tell me who your favorite character is from Finding Kylie and why. Tell me one thing in particular which made you fall in love with that character and why it defines them. I'll know if you've truly read the book by how you answer this challenge.

I will be choosing a top 15 out of all the emails sent to me based on your thoughtful answers and heartfelt responses. Out of the top 15 persons, I will do a random drawing. The winning person, who's email I choose, will get their name in the next book, Facing Redemption.

It may not be a main character's name, but it will have a prominent scene. And you'll get a mention in the forward in the book. For those of you who have read it, you get the first jump at sending my your emails. For those who have not, if you're able to go to a Barnes & Noble - ask them to order your copy in. It's that simple. If you're no where near a Barnes and Noble than you can go through Amazon.

Here is the link to buy Finding Kylie.

I look forward to your emails.
Send them to: kimberlymckayauthor@gmail.com
Thank you for your support! And I can't wait to hear from you!

Also after you've read it - don't forget to take a picture of you with the book and send it on to. Here's an example of some I've been getting!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A never-ending song

So my husband, who's in the advertising industry/media, always in on the look out for funny commercials.  He's got the silliest sense of humor, which sometimes cracks me up and other times - just has me rolling my eyes.

A couple days ago he came home, popped open his lap top, and giggled while typing in the youtube website address.  
"Kim, come here you've got to see this."

I sigh, knowing it's a gamble on wether it's worth it to pop over to view his latest find.
Here's what he found:

Okay, I admit it was kind of funny the first time I saw it.  It took me a couple of seconds to catch on.  BUT then he started on in his usual methodic mode by playing it again and again.  And because he was shaking hard and laughing loud, my son had to come see what all the commotion was about.

This is something that will go right over my son's head so I wasn't too worried.   Except now all I hear is this stupid 'mow the lawn' song around my house.  First because once my husband get's something 'he thinks' is funny in his head, he doesn't let it go until the horse is dead - and buried and then killed again.  And then my son will mimick his daddy, who he idolizes in every way.

We were driving home today, after a day of peace with no jingles interrupting our Easter when I hear this sweet little voice from the back seat.

"Hey mommy, you know what you need to do today?"
"What sweetie?"

You guessed it....the singing began, "Mow the lawn...mow the lawn.  Trim it cut it!"

My husband was laughing so hard he almost wrecked the car.  I am so ready for this commercial to fade away because now I have a feeling my son will be teaching his friends this song at school.  And if any of their parents are at all like my hubby, they'll be calling me to see what I'm teaching my child.