Fear in Writing: Vaca/Catchup Day

Today in Literary History

Today in Literary History...December 14, 1907: Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so.ud

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vaca/Catchup Day

Another travel day for us, but hoping to be back to normal next week on here.

Wednesday...the latest family reunion photos came out, so I wanted to share them with you:
All cousins and spouses/offspring!  Hindmans, Rogers, Emraths,
Powells, Steves, and Williams!

All the cousins, in our traditional congo line

Balancing on our dad

And don't forget...
Southern City Mysteries' first birthday is September 24th.  In honor of one year in the blogging biz, I'm hosting my first ever Blogfest--the Happy Birthday Blogfest.

First Prize: 3 of my favorite books + Amazon gift card
Second Prize: 2 of our fellow authors' books + Amazon gift card
Third Prize: Amazon gift card

Happy Birthday Blogfest
Sept. 24th
1. Spread the word. Tweet or post or place the announcement in your sidebar. Add the link to any of these in the comment forum below. (3 pts. for sidebar, 2 pts. for post, 1 pt. for tweet)

2. What's your favorite? Don't just tell me how #1ed, tell me about your favorite post or topic Southern City Mysteries has done in the past year. No rules here. It can be anything--a guest post, a series, or a subject I touched on briefly. (2 pts.)

3. On Sept. 24th, Southern City Mysteries' 1 year birthday, post your Happy Birthday Blogfest story! Who said birthdays are fun? They can be creepy or dangerous or dramatic or even fatal. Write a short story (why limit the word count? Gimme what'chya got!) involving a birthday in any form and something mysterious, dangerous, dramatic, creepy, or deadly. The latter event doesn't have to take place in the story, but can instead be alluded to. It's your choice. Actually, the birthday can be alluded to as well--free form! (3 pts.)

Leave your point total in the comments at the original announcement post, and link to your Blogfest post on Sept. 24th--oh, and sign up through Mister Linky!  And we'll be all set.  I promise I'll put together something special for the event.  Hope you all help me celebrate!


  1. Michele - Thanks for sharing those wonderful family reunion pictures :-). It looks like you all had a wonderful time. That's great! And also, thanks for the reminder about the birthday blogfest blowout!