Antique Granny

Antique Granny

Friday, July 16, 2010

MY AUTHORS -- BOOKS AND BLOGS

Speaking of writing, test yours here at I Write Like. I found this at Quilly's



I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


So, is anyone taking the "I Write Like" test? I keep coming up Chuck Palahniuk who wrote FIGHT CLUB which is funny because I recently revealed that I wanted to be a boxer. The other recurring writer I come up as is Mark Twain. WhooHoo!


BUCKSKIN BESSIE Her Lost Letters by Monica James

I had been reading Changes In The Wind for a long time before I looked at her sidebar and realized she has written a published a book on one of my favorite topics in the world. It was about the 101 Ranch Wild West Show from Ponca City, OK and it had a twist from all the other books and articles written. Her book was from the standpoint of Buckskin Bessie an entertainer with the show, and mostly unheard of because she was a "she". Monica put this together from letters Buckskin Bessie had written that were found in an old trunk. I immediately ordered the book and delighted in every page. I felt like Monica was one of “my authors” because I knew her in blogland.

HOMESPUN HEADLINES 2005 by Ralph Campbell, Jr.

After stumbling across Monica’s book, I began checking the sidebars for other published bloggers. I noticed Ralph Campbell of Homespun Headlines had authored three books of the same title for years 2005, 2006, 2007. I ordered HOMESPUN HEADLINES 2005 which encapsulated his blog for that year including comments from other bloggers I had come to know such as Rachel of Sliding Through Life and Cliff of Cliff Morrow’s Blog and Cliff's column for the MIDWEST PRODUCER Now I cannot find a way to order copies of Ralph's HOMESPUN HEADLINES 2006 and 2007 and I’m guessing he has stopped the publishing but it is definitely a good publication and I pick Ralph as one of “my authors” too.

HOW DO YOU TUCK IN A SUPER HERO by Rachel Balducci

Do any of you read the blog Testosterhome by Rachel Balducci? She is a mother of five boys (plus a brand, spanking new daughter). Prior to the birth of this new little girl, she had authored many articles and writes a column and had just completed a little book titled HOW DO YOU TUCK IN A SUPERHERO. I was able to order an autographed copy of her book and received it the day before Ron went into the hospital. I read it cover to cover while I was hovering over Ron. If you raised five boys like Rachel, or if you raised one boy, if you were a boy, if you knew a boy, if you knew a tomboy you will delight in every page of this little book and will want to give it to all parents, grandparents, anyone. Rachel is definitely one of “my authors”.

Have you published book that I do not know about? If I read your blog, I’m almost positive I will love your book. Please let me know because I believe I am now a legitimate collector of “my authors".

26 comments:

Tabor said...

I have been on travel so am hoping Ron's visit to the hospital was a comment on a time past!!

Granny Annie said...

Tabor -- That was my post from yesterday. Ron was hospitalized last week. So, have you written a book? If you haven't, I'll bet you should and could.

TALON said...

Annie, I'll have to check these blogs and their works out. The wealth of talent you discover through blogging is really amazing, isn't it?

Lynn said...

I think I would like to read that Buckskin Bessie book! Nothing published except my humble blog - I wish. :)

Granny Annie said...

Talon -- Come on, you've got a book out there somewhere don't you? You're in the Publishing Industry so you must.

Lynn -- Your "humble blog" is amazing. Yes, every woman especially would love reading Buckskin Bessie.

Cliff said...

Thanks for the mention GA. And the visit. You and Ron should come to the next Great Nebraska Tractor Ride next June. All you need is a tractor that will go at least 13 MPH. (13.5 would be better I found out.)
You have a delightful blog as well. I'll try to do better in keeping up.

Granny Annie said...

Cliff -- Write a book about the events and include lots of pictures and I'll add it to my collection:)

Riot Kitty said...

Have a manuscript but have not published yet...I will keep you posted :)

PS I loved your comment about wanting to be a boxer.

Winifred said...

Oh crumbs. That Macbeth quotation takes me back to my school exams. Had to memorise that and loads more of them. Yuk! I never really liked Shakespeare after that. Shame that school messes up your mind and can turn you into a Shakespearephobe!

Granny Annie said...

Riot Kitty -- Hooray for your manuscript. I will be purchasing an autographed copy of your book someday, I'm just sure. Did you take the "I write like" quiz at the top of my post?

Winifred -- That has been the top of my blog forever. I am shocked that you did not like Shakespeare. It must all be measured by the style of the teacher.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I'd love to do a blog book with all the comments, cause that's where the real fun is found! Good idea- When I get a better computer n printer I have alot to print. I've designed tons of cards, n want to work up an inventory. I used to print T-shirt iron-ons of my unicorn artwork- I have alot of projects in progress, such as antholgies of pics n poems.
I'll let you know when I get stuff out there for the public. Previously published poems are currently unavailable.

Granny Annie said...

Snaggle Tooth -- Okay girl, let us know when you're ready to debut your book. Your comment "Previously published poems are currently unavailable" made me realize that none of my published poems are available either. They were in newspapers, brochures, and other periodic literature but not in any books at a library.

So, is anyone taking the "I Write Like" test at the top of this post. I keep coming up Chuck Palahniuk who wrote FIGHT CLUB which is funny because I recently revealed that I wanted to be a boxer. The other recurring writer I come up as is Mark Twain. WhooHoo!

kenju said...

HA. I write like a reporter.

I have not written a book, but with over 2000 blog posts in the hopper, I could maybe compile one!

Granny Annie said...

kenju -- It would be a good one too:)

Ralph said...

Thanks for the nice comment. I appreciate it. I am still publishing the books but must admit I have slipped a little behind. Still need to do 2009. Retirement and nice weather are the reason. Get a chance later today please check your e-mail.
Ralph

Ralph said...

By the way I took the test twice came up with the same authors did. Maybe it is not as accurate as I had hoped.
Ralph

Ily said...

Wow! I'm impressed with myself...I used the first paragraph off my latest post and apparently (get this!)...I write like Charles Dickins!! :D

PS - I love the title "How Do You Tuck in a Super Hero" and it sounds like a great read. I think you'll love "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" btw. I'm halfway through it and enjoying every moment of it!

Granny Annie said...

Ralph -- I'm glad your books are still out there and I hope you'll be putting the link for ordering back on your blog soon. Hum, I wonder who you write like?

Ily -- Of course you got Charles Dickens. That is cool. Can't wait to start THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. I keep having to put it off to take care of goats. My bruises are going to look like a dragon tattoo soon. LOL

Paul Nichols said...

Well, I sure didn't know this post was up here. I usually just read and run. Sorry.

Anyway, yes, I have published a book, thanks to Monique at Inheritance Press (dot com). My book is Just Seven Blocks from the Mexican Border, my memoirs about growing up in Southern Arizona. It's available from Amazon (dot com)), Barnes & Noble (dot com) and Inheritance Press. Click here for a scintillating look.

http://douglasaz.blogspot.com/

Thanks for asking me to stop by here today. And thank you for your encouraging e-mail. :)

Granny Annie said...

Paul -- Hooray for sharing that information. I have ordered your book. You might like to know that Monica James who wrote BUCKSKIN BESSIE is also from Arizona and is a past quick-draw champion.

Pat said...

I'm doing my best to get my book published before I kick the bucket and will surely let you know when I do:)

Granny Annie said...

Pat -- Oh yes, be sure and let me know. Do you have a book agent helping you?

Brown English Muffin said...

I heard about "I Write Like" the other day on NPR it sounded interesting...they inventor said he plans on updating it with more works.

Changes in the wind said...

Granny Annie...thank you for your continued support and encouragemnet....Have had a little mishap over here...will blog about it later.

Granny Annie said...

Brown English Muffin -- I was wondering where this site came from. It is delightful to try different tid bits of writing to what author you get.

Changes in the wind -- You know how much I love your book. So what in the world has happened at your house? Hope everyone is okay and I'll be eager to hear.

Bonnie said...

My boss and I are having a great time putting in things our co workers have written. I write like Stephen King, the boss writes like Ian Fleming, my supervisor writes like Chuck Palahniuk. This has made our Friday go by a little quicker. Thanks.