Monday, March 28, 2011

String Bridge!

Happy Monday! Can you believe the sky is blue here? Again! It's like the tropics or something. My big weekend news (if you haven't already seen it on Facebook): I saw two really cute owls sleeping in a tree in Kensington Gardens. This has made me inordinately excited -- and worried about my mental state. I really need to get out more! But they were so cute!

On to more exciting things -- Jessica Bells' trailer for her upcoming novel, String Bridge.



To help promote it, Jessica's running a fantastic (and simple!) contest. All you need to do is link to her trailer then head to her blog and leave a comment with where you've linked to! It's just that easy, folks. (I feel like I'm writing a car commercial here. )

In other exciting news, the A-Z Challenge has reached 700 people! It's going to be EPIC. Maybe even more exciting than owls!

What animal excites you? (Ahem. In the purest way possible, of course.)

69 comments:

  1. I'm so excited about String Bridge and love the trailer!

    Sometimes we have an owl staying in one of the trees across the street from our house. I love to hear it at night.

    A couple weeks ago I saw an eagle! That was a lovely sight. It was soaring above the bridge in my town.

    Have a fantastic week, Talli!

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  2. My dog playing with the other dogs in the front on a sunny morning, the clothes drying and writing targets getting hit!
    Very stylish Trailer!

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  3. Aww, those owls sound so cute.

    Zebras are my favorite, of course!

    Yay for Jessica!!!

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  4. Well, we'd been having lovely weather here too...but this morning I woke up to several inches of *gasp* - SNOW! I'm sitting at my computer now in denial.

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  5. I saw the cutest picture of a bat over at Al's Publish or Perish blog today. Never thought I'd say a bat is adorable, but that one was! And congrats to Jessica!

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  6. Nice trailer!

    I get excited by all animals but the coolest I’ve seen was a red fox in a cemetery and a pack of coyotes crossing the road.

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  7. I just watched this trailer on another blog. It is amazing! So excited for String Bridge to come out!

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  8. That trailer is wonderful. What a beautiful song.
    Send some of those blue skies here. It is pouring rain and will be all week.
    I get excited over lions. They are so mysterious and majestic.
    Smiles.

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  9. Her trailer is so beautiful. I'm impressed by her diversity of talents.

    Animals that excite me? Ha. Squirrels. They're carefree, hyper, and silly, and dangit if their tails aren't flippy bottle-brushes of cuteness!

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  10. Saw Jessica's trailer earlier - too cool. And now on to 1000 for the Challenge.

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  11. I loved the song Jessica chose for the trailer. I didn't see any mention on the trailer of the identity of the artist singing it. Very nicely done trailer.

    I love animals. Let's see...Watching my herd of horses running together across the pasture. There's just something majestic about seeing them thundering across the fields, manes and tails flying.

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  12. I dunno, owls are pretty exciting.

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  13. Sia, the song is original. My mother's actually, which I tweaked lyrics to fit the book and rerecorded with my own voice :o) I'm glad you like it!

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  14. I watched Jessica's trailer on another blog. It's great. A writer with a beautiful voice, too. I don't know which animal I'd pick. Too many to choose from - big cats, horses, colorful birds, and more.

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  15. Thanks for the tip about the contest....
    Great trailer, too!

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  16. Don't worry about looking at owls Talli I love squirrels. I didn't know A to Z has reached 700
    now that is something.

    Yvonne.

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  17. I would love to see a unicorn. LOL! The animals that make me freak the most are white rhinos because there are only 5 (??) left right now in the entire world. Hard to think someday they will be gone.

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  18. I live in grizzly bear country and every year I hear stories of these powerful creatures attacking hikers. Nevertheless I go hiking as often as I can always keeping the thought of running into one of them in the forefront of my mind. Maybe that's what makes hiking in Glacier National Forest so exhilerating for me. I haven't ever met one in person. I would love to see one...from a distance. So, for me, grizzlies are exciting animals.

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  19. Doesn't Jessica have a gorgeous voice?

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  20. I can't believe it's over 700! I don't blame you for being excited about two cute owlies sleeping. Bunnies are what do it for me, so you can imagine I'm in an absolute cuteness frenzy w/ Easter coming up.

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  21. Yay for Jessica! She is the best. This trailer is amazing!

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  22. So happy for Jessica. Her trailer is wonderful. Yeah, 700 blogs to connect with - yikes! More exciting than....hmmm, can't think of anything.
    Karen

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  23. yay for Jessica!!! LOVE her voice~ <3

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  24. It's an awesome contest and an awesome video!

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  25. Thanks for sharing the trailer, Talli. How fun to see the cute owls! Animals excite me in a good way. My children's book is Animal Sound Mix-up, and I love sharing it with kids and the excitement about animals!

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  26. Yay for Jessica! Awesome video.

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  27. Congrats, Jessica!


    I love baby giraffes....

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  28. Congrats to Jessica!

    Eagles, of course. ;)

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  29. Congrats, Jessica!

    Owls are adorable! I love horses. ;)

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  30. Hi Talli .. great news re the owls in Kensington Gardens .. they did say London is a great wildlife area! So it obviously is.

    Jessica's trailer is great for her book - beautiful song and lyrics and so brilliant she's using her mother's idea .. talk about keeping it in the family and keeping those memories going ..

    700-800- who knows where .. too amazing .. cheers Hilary

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  31. hubbie keeps saying can he have an owl for a pet :0. oh and i'm loving the book :)x

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  32. Congrats to Jessica!

    I think black panthers are beautiful:).

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  33. I've heard owls at night but I've never ever seen one. I'd love to have seen those two cute owls. My favourite animals of the moment are my two new cats, Mabel and Charlie, but I go 'aaaah!' at anything furry!

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  34. Cute owls?!?!?! You saw cute owls?!?! I live in the county (oh ok on the edges of said country) and I have never ever seen cute owls. Heard the little blighters but seen them cute?!?! JAMAIS!!!!!! :-)

    Of course animals excite me in the most Catholic of senses!! ;-)

    Yay for Jessica Bell - I saw her trailler over at LTM's and am squealing for her voice - lovely voice - lovely!!!

    Take care
    x

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  35. Awwwww cute owls! I love owls! You're so lucky to have seen two of them cuddling up and sleeping (wait - were they cuddling?)

    Congratulations to Jessica on her great new trailer!

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  36. Owls are good luck, aren't they? Lucky you for spotting them. (Harry wasn't nearby, was he?)

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  37. well Talli, after uch avoiding even the icon, I signed up and now am #722, thank you very much!
    it will be fun...
    Also, sorry I missed your b'day; how does it feel to be 37? you spring chick!

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  38. Hasn't it been awesome sunny skies lately- loving it! And I love the baby owls, they sounds super cute. Shall check out Jess links now too. Thanks for the heads up! ;-)

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  39. Love Jessica's trailer :)

    I'm a big animal fan - I'd get excited about the owls too. I love seeing foxes & moose on the side of the road. I love wolves, but haven't been lucky enough to see any in the wild

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  40. Can I say the "man" animal?!

    All the best for your A-Z challenge!

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  41. Very cool trailer :) Thanks for sharing. As far as animals, I gotta say a bear. I like mine strong, scruffy and manly ;)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  42. Owls? How cute! My fave animal to spot is buffalo. They seem like they belong in another time, somehow.

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  43. I was so excited to see Jess' trailer this morning! YAY for Jess!

    I can't believe A-Z has hit 700, that is unfreakingbelievable.

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  44. Congrats to Jessica! She's so talented, it blows me away.

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  45. The Challenge will be amazing, won't it?

    Excited for Jessica. It's fun to see her trailer. :)

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  46. Giraffes are my favorite animals by far. And I just posted a link for Jessica's trailer on Twitter. Always ready to do my part to help other bloggers!

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  47. Great trailer! I'll be posting my link tomorrow. Love to support fellow writers any way I can. As for animals, I think that cheetahs excite me the most. They're so fast and graceful.

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  48. LOL! I love owls, too. I'm going to check out that trailer now!

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  49. It's always a special treat to see owls because they aren't your usual daytime critter and they are good at blending in. We have a pair on campus here that I glimpse occasionally but usually only hear.

    I love to see foxes! I love how they sort of float over the ground, like their tails given them buoyancy.

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  50. Owls are signs of wisdom so it's helpful that you saw them.

    I love all animals but seeing squirrels seems to help brighten my day!

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  51. Wow...She has a great voice. If her book is as good as her trailer she should have no problems. Too bad November is so far away. I like instant gratification and would love a copy of the ebook tonight.

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  52. this is so cool Jess must be super psyched.

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  53. I'm a non-discriminating animal lover, but I have to say I find cats of any species the most beautiful - kitty cats, bobcats, lynx, panthers, lions, tigers - all of them. I'm looking forward to visiting your blog during April. Excited!

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  54. I'll be tame--just now, my dog's at the top of my list. He's fast asleep with all four paws in the air, and every so often the front two scrabble a little. I'm pretty sure his current dream involves reliving the digging of the giant hole that currently graces my front yard... but he's too cute!

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  55. It's great to hear that you had such a wonderful rest. I hope that the effect of your break and the springtime will bring you inspiration.

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  56. Owls and epic challenges, love it! Great trailer by the way!

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  57. Just a quick note to say hello as your newest follower and A-Z challenger. Looking forward to coming back,reading more and getting to know you.

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  58. Jessica's trailer is stunning.

    700? That is epic. I still have Q, U, V and W to upload.

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  59. Hi! Owls excite me- I love them because they are so very cute. Also, I'm a bookworm and owls are
    always associated with us.

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  60. I saw this just the other day. Loved it. And hey, I'd be diggin me some owls too. Not something you see everyday. I bet most people wouldn't have ever noticed them. We're special people.

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  61. Yay for owls! I've always been fascinated by them and now they're all over pop-culture and satisfy my cravings for cute owl-y things :)

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  62. I love that you got excited to see the owls sleeping. It shows that you see beauty all around you.

    I would have been really excited too. Owls are totally cute!

    Jai

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  63. Love the trailer!!! Can't wait to read this book! Owls are awesome. I would have been excited to see them too! :)

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  64. Found you from the A-Z Blogging Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!
    Monica
    http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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  65. Honestly, did not appreciate birds until I hit my thirties. :) Owls are EXCITING and so are hawks. Last spring we had a Cooper's Hawk nest in the tree just off from our kitchen and we took hundreds of pictures of him diving after prey. The only other animal that fills me with wonder are large sea animals--whales, sea turtles, etc.

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  66. Otters! they definitely excite me and make me smile. That could be why me and my beau call each other otters...haha i no dorky but hey it makes me smile so i figure it's ok

    http://icecoldpenguin.blogspot.com

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