Playing Hooky or Hard at Work? You Decide.

I was supposed to be guest blogging someplace this week, but the gig bottomed out, and I'm free as a bird. So in that way, I definitely feel as if I'm playing hooky.

But I have several things I feel compelled to share with you. I'll try to make it as fun and unboring as possible.

So let's get started.

The winner is: Bish Denham
The winner of the $5 Amazon gift card from last week's blog is Bish Denham.
Congratulations, Bish!

Write to win a $10 Amazon gift card
This is the last week for the August contest on my website. Check it out! In September, I'll host the first Author of the Month. The guinea pig fabulous writer will be . . . oops, sorry - not telling! Check it out September 1.

SECRETS OF HONOR is on the way
Friday is the last day to sign up to participate in the release festivities for my newest novel, SECRETS OF HONOR, releasing Monday, September 15. Click on this post and scroll down for details and the signup sheet: 

This week only, the Kindle version of my second novel, SOLOMON’S COMPASS, is on sale at Amazon for only $0.99. Get your copy now!

As with IN NAME ONLY a couple of weeks ago, I'd appreciate any tweets or other social media shares with the information about the SOLOMON'S COMPASS sale. Here's an announcement short enough for a tweet:

This week only, the Kindle version of SOLOMON'S COMPASS by @Carol_Kilgore is on sale at Amazon for only $0.99

So the takeaway:
  • Congrats to Bish Denham!
  • Good luck if you enter my website contest.
  • Thank you in advance for helping to bring SECRETS OF HONOR into the world.

  • Get a great deal on SOLOMON'S COMPASS!


Sorry your guest spot didn't work out. Big congratulations to Bish.
Bish Denham said…
Thanks Carol! I have no doubt I'll put the $$ to good use.
L. Diane Wolfe said…
I need to make sure I signed up.
Mason Canyon said…
Congrats to Bish. Looking forward to your upcoming festivities for SECRETS OF HONOR. Just tweeted about SOLOMON'S COMPASS. Have a great week.
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - Me, too. But sometimes things are beyond everyone's control.

Bish - Cool :)

Diane - You did.

Mason - Thanks. Much appreciated!
Old Kitty said…
And what a most exotic bird you are too, Carol! Fly! Fly free! :-)

Take care
I'm off work today for the first day of that playing hooky?
Jan Christensen said…
Carol, you did an excellent save with your own post on your own blog. I have signed up to for your launch, I've put the notice on Facebook about Solomon's Compass(no longer do anything on Twitter), and will soon write a short story about The Door. Hope the sale goes well!
L.G. Smith said…
Wow, congrats on another release! You are cranking them out. :)
Clarissa Draper said…
Congrats to Bish! I can't wait until your new book comes out.
Sounds like hooky to me... on second thoughts, if you're getting ready to release another book, then it's NOT hooky...
You seem to be having loads of fun, dishing out Amazon gifts...
I still need to pop over to your monthly competition and stir the creative juices ...
Congrats to Bish!
VR Barkowski said…
Doesn't sound like hooky to me. Sounds like a lot's going on around the Tiki Hut. Looking forward to the 15th!

Congratulations to Bish!

VR Barkowski
Carol Kilgore said…
Old Kitty - Wouldn't it be cool if we could fly!

David - I think so :)

Jan - Yay! You're awesome :)

Jemi - Cool!

L.G. - One a year, so far. The next one may take a little longer.

Clarissa - Three weeks!

Michelle - I love giving gifts. Go on over and be creative :)

VR - I'm staying busy, that's for sure.

Congratulations to Bish.
Those unexpectedly free periods in our lives do feel stolen - and delicious. Savour it while you can.
Medeia Sharif said…
Congrats to Bish.

Sometimes I'm relieved that I skipped on something or that something's postponed. Feels like some more breathing space around me.
Helena said…
I just signed up for the Secrets of Honor festivities! I'm looking forward to it, but please give me a heads up as the day approaches because anymore I have the memory of sieve.
Sally said…
Will you offer Solomon's Compass on sale in the UK as well?
Carol Kilgore said…
EC - I know what you mean :)

Medeia - Exactly.

Helena - Cool! I'll be sending stuff to you the week or weekend before. Thanks for participating!

Sally - Amazon won't let me do that right now. I hope they will offer that option in the future.
cleemckenzie said…
Way to go, Bish! And onward with that contest.

Mark Noce said…
Nothing wrong with playing a little hooky:) I like to play hard, but hardly take myself seriously..if that makes any sense:)
Carol Kilgore said…
Lee - Onward!

Mark - Perfect sense. Life's too short to be serious all the time :)
Congrats to Bish! Looking forward to
your big release!

Crystal Collier said…
Wahoo! So many wonderful things... I'm stoked about your upcoming release, and I'll tweet about it for sure.
Shelly said…
You can't beat that price- thanks!
Julie Flanders said…
For someone playing hooky you sure have a lot going on. :)
Your contest is such a great idea - best of luck to next month's guinea pig.
Carol Kilgore said…
Julie - Thanks!

Crystal - Great and thank you.

Shelly - My pleasure.
Carol Kilgore said…
Julie F - Thanks. We crossed :)
Carol Kilgore said…
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September is almost here! Congrats on a new release.
Carol Kilgore said…
Southpaw - Thanks! Summer really flew fast this year.
Don't you kind of love it when a gig falls through? And you get to relax? Whee!
Congratulations on "Secrets of Honor." So excited for you!
Cherie Reich said…
Congrats to Bish!

And congrats to you, Carol! Secrets of Honor will be out so soon!
Carol Kilgore said…
Dawn - I am enjoying the extra time. I need it.

Cherie - Thanks!
A little bit of playing hooky is good for the soul. You've gotta enjoy your breaks whenever you can get 'em. Sounds to me like a good excuse to relax in the tiki hut with a cold fruity drink, complete with tacky little umbrella.

Happy weekend!
Carol Kilgore said…
Margarita. Tacky Umbrella. Chair.
Check. Check. Check.
I'm good to go!
Congratulations to the winner, and your Secrets cover looks even better every time I see it.
Nas said…
Congratulations to Bish! And wow, another release? Way to go!
Carol Kilgore said…
Milo - Oooh, I'm smiling to hear that :)

Nas - Thanks, Nas. This one was fun to write!