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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

So this came up when I was tweeting with the always amazing Richelle Mead and Rachel Caine. I had misremembered this as a poem about punctuation, but it’s actually about ASCII characters. According to my mad Googling skills, this poem originally appeared in the May/June 1990 issue of Infocus magazine, and it was written by Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese. Thanks, guys!

The genius of this poem is that you have to read it out loud.

Here’s the poem:

< > ! * ' ' #
^ " ` $ $ -
! * = @ $ _
% * < > ~ # 4
& [ ] . . /
| { , ,
 SYSTEM HALTED

And here’s the poem, out loud:

Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash

Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash

Bang splat equal at dollar under-score

Percent splat waka waka tilde number four

Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash

Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH.

🙂 You’re welcome!



BREATH blog tour – April 15 – 19, 2013

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The BREATH Blog Tour is here! Stopping at:
4/15  Books Make Me Happy – guest post on music and the book

4/16 The StoryMen – video interview (had a TON of fun) and a Deadline Dames giveaway

4/17 Chapter by Chapter – review and Top Three Favorites

4/18 A Backwards Story – interview

4/19 Book Smugglers – guest post on influences for the book

There’s a blog tour giveaway of a set of all four books, plus cover posters – so be sure to comment for a chance to win! (And, you know, maybe also read the guest posts and stuff.) I’ll add the links as the posts go live. 🙂

BREATH officially hits the shelves tomorrow!!! **throws confetti**



April updates

Friday, April 5th, 2013

April already? Yow.

Okay, BREATH winners, I know you’ve heard this song before — but the books/posters are **finally** going out today, really really. Sorry for the delay. Hope it was worth the wait.

The event on Wednesday was terrific — thank you to everyone who attended! I’m waiting for the final count, but it looks like we raised almost $300 for the Shen/Shaker sports scholarship in memory of Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers. Thank you again, everyone!

I’ll be doing a reading/signing/talk at Flights of Fantasy on Tuesday, April 16, starting at 7 pm. And since this is the date that BREATH officially launches, you better believe there will be copies there for purchase. 🙂

Also on Tuesday April 16, I will be speaking at Albany High School. My books will be there for purchase, too, so yowza!

And the week of April 15 through April 19, I will be doing a BREATH blog tour. There may be a giveaway involved. Details to follow!

Skipping ahead to May, I’ll be at the RT Booklovers Convention in Kansas City, from Wednesday May 1 until Sunday, May 5. I’ll be on a panel or two, and will do a speed reading, and will be at the ginormous book fare that Saturday. Hope to see you there!

Finally, I’ll be off the interwebz until April 13 — because the revision of TO BEAR AN IRON KEY is due Friday, April 12. 🙂

That’s all, folks!