October 7, 2011

Fun Friday Foto Fextravaganza Etc. Etc.

Whoopee!  It's Fun Friday!  And today we have Fun Times Five!!!

Fun Times One:  My Foto for the Fun Friday Foto Fextravaganza.  Those of you who have been paying attention will know that this week's theme is HARVEST.  Here is mine:
courtesy goole images
Quite a haul, don't you think?  :)
Anyone who would like to join the fun, please post a 0-12 year-old-friendly photo on your blog, then pop back here and put your link in the comments so we can all visit and enjoy, and possibly be inspired to write a story!  Be sure to check out Fellow Fun Friday Foto Fextravaganzist Catherine's photo too :)

Fun Times Two:  I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you to save the date of October 24th for the More-Fun-Than-You-Can-Stand Choose Your Own Adventure Bloghop.  I've read a number of the entries, and it promises to be edge-of-your-seat fun!
Fun Times Three:  I'm cooking up an idea for Halloween.  Some of you already contributed on my Face Book page yesterday, but for anyone who would like to join in, I need 3 Halloween-related words.  If you have some good ones, please post them in the comments below :)

Fun Times Four:  I'm going to have an exciting announcement Monday but you'll have to wait until Monday.  (I know.  That was just mean, wasn't it?  Hinting and then making you wait?  I didn't think I had it in me.  Who knew?)

And finally, as promised, Fun Times Five!!!: the reason you came over here today in the first place!  It's time for me to tell you who won the September Pitch Pick!

But first, I want to tell you a story my mother-in-law told me about her gall bladder....


Actually, my mother-in-law has more gall bladder (and other far worse) stories than you'd ever care to hear, but I'm not really going to make you sit through any of them.

Anybody need a chocolate break?  Should I wait to make the Pitch Pick announcement until you're back with a fistful of Snickers bars?

No?  You're ready now?

Well, all right.

The winner of the September Pitch Pick, whose pitch will be sent to the wonderful and only Erin Molta, editor extraordinaire, for helpful hints and thoughtful critique is....

ddddddddddrrrrrrrrrrrrruuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm rrrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllll!!!!!


Congratulations, Aimee!  And congratulations to Kimberly, Saul, and Catherine, too - your pitches were all great.  You guys really gave Aimee a run for her money :)  Thank you all for being brave enough to put your work out there and good luck with your books!

So now, go have fun with the fotos, put some Halloween words in the comments, and hold you breath until Monday :)

Have a great weekend!


  1. Congrats Aimee, well deserved! Love your harvest photo Susanna. You're so good at keeping us in suspense, maybe you should write thrillers ;)

  2. Catherine - ooh! I like that idea! A whole new genre - picture book thrillers :)

  3. Congrads Aimee!

    I did Fun Friday this week. I love your pic. He's got all of them that he can push.

    Susanna, I wonder what is going on Monday. Guess I'll have to head back to see.

  4. Thanks Robyn!

    For those who want to see other fun fotos, check out Robyn's at
    and Stacy's at
    as well as Catherine's (link above on post)

  5. Thanks for posting my link Susanna. Congrats to Aimee! Boy you have a way of making us hang. So, I'll be waiting for Monday.

  6. Love the photo! 'Jack-o-lantern' is my fav Halloween word. Also, 'Boo!' but only when it's not directed at me!

  7. Stacy - you're most welcome! Thanks for joining the fextravaganza!

    Dawn - I love :jack 'o lantern" too!

  8. Congrats Aimee! Very cute harvest photo :)

  9. Thanks everyone and WOOT! Sorry I'm so late getting on here - a non computer day.

    Can't wait to hear your news on Monday, Susanna!

  10. Aww...cute pic!

    I'm intrigued by your announcement. Guess I'll have to wait to find out what it is.

    As I'm running the Trick or Treat Spooktacular (which I'd be thrilled if you'd join!), I can offer you some Halloween words:

    Candy corn, All Hallow's Eve, witching hour are all suitably Halloween themed, I hope. For 'made up' words, I like 'spook'-tacular and 'fang'-tastic.

  11. The suspense is a great way to have us all come back on Monday, Susanna.
    Can you give me more info on the Oct. 24 blog hop? I'm intrigued and think I'd like to join.

  12. Very clean, easily navigable site...and when I get a little more time...I'll certainly be back to do just that...Got your address from "Write Up My Life", or, Julie Hedlund's page...thanks, bless you and give my congratulations to Aimee, until I can get to her site also.

  13. J.C. - thanks for the words :) I'll definitely have to catch up on the Spooktacular - with a name like that it's got to be fun :)

    Clar - I'm pretty sure it's too late to join this Choose Your Own Adventure, although you could check with Kerri at Craft Junkie, but I'm hoping to do a children's one of my own soon and would love to have you join if you're interested!

    Paul - so glad you lie the site. Thanks so much for stopping by. I will return the favor ASAP = a little backlogged just now!

    And to everyone - it's almost Monday... but I haven't received the info I thought I was going to have, so I may be in a very tricky position tomorrow morning!!!

  14. What a cute picture! Great stuff going on :) I'm in suspense about Monday, lol.

  15. Thanks, Kerri! Sorry to extend the suspense...!

  16. Wow, that is a beautiful haul of vegetables! We're just entering our growing season down here in Florida, so I'm looking forward to harvesting a few crops of my own.


I love to hear from you and try to respond to every comment. Please share your thoughts!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...