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Friday, January 11, 2013

Elizabeth Seckman Guest Posts - HEALING SUMMER


If you’ve been following Elizabeth Seckman lately (please stop! She’s getting a crick in her neck…)

If, on the other hand, you’ve been to Liz’s blog lately, you’ll already know she’s busy with a Blog Tour for her new book, HEALING SUMMER

Liz challenged her Tour guides to come up with writing prompt and she would then flesh fiction it out.

So, here’s my bold prompt and Liz’s response officially begins with the italics.
“Serge was a Swahili snow shovel salesman and…”

Hah! I bet you thought this prompt would be like a noogie from a big brother, Mr. Koopmans, but just like a bald man has nothing to fear from a noogie… brain noogies don’t rub me the wrong way either.
Yes, I did just admit to being brainless…enjoy!
And please…cue the Scarecrow Mr. Wizard!!
“I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.”

Show tunes aside, HEALING SUMMER takes place in Montana and as an honorary member of the Montanans FOR Global Warming, I know…Montana has plenty of snow. So, of course, Serge the Swahili snow shovel salesman gladly headed to the often white plains of Blue Sky Country.

Mark says, "I never knew I had a mountain named after me" :)
And Serge will be successful there. He’s a self-reliant go-getter. He’s a boot strap pulling entrepreneur with a truck load of shovels and a dream. He’ll help dig out the highest drift…clear the longest sidewalks. He might even have the gumption to tackle Old Baldy.

A man with a dream has no limits.
So keep dreaming Serge and shovel hardest when it gets the deepest.

Thanks for having me over…and trying to make me as loony as you…crazy man!

No, noooo, the pleasure is all mines. I’m well impressed you got anything down for Serge, let alone a poem… nice one, TwinnyJ
Here are the famous Liz’s Links:





Maybe Love, Not Time, Heals All Wounds

Ditched at the altar…biopsied for cancer…Mollie Hinkle is having a bona fide bitch of a summer. When life sucks so hard it takes your breath away, what's a girl to do? Pack a bag, grab a few friends, and leave the past and the worry in the rear view mirror. What wounds can’t be healed by a drive across the Heartland, where quarter flips at cross roads determine the route and the future? All roads lead to Craig, the second son and bad boy of the haughty Coulter line. Has fate brought her to the miniscule Montana town to find happily ever after or will it just break her heart?

HEALING SUMMER is the second book in the Coulter Men Series.




A Daft Scots Lass said...

Nice shout out!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You guys are funny!

Suzi said...

Montanans for Global Warming. Love that. (Cause I live in a state with6 month winters--or so it feels.)

Al Diaz said...

So I must stop following her, I guess... but I can do with just reading her blog. :)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Wow, well done you two. Great prompt and great response!

Bonnee Crawford said...


Anonymous said...

Yay for Elizabeth and her book. Nice to see her featured here.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

A Daft Scots Lass, cool name. I would change mine to A Daft Hillbilly Gal, but it doesn't have the same poetry.

Alex- We're considering doing some shows in Vegas. If we can teach Mark to dance.

Suzi- in Montana they are selling tee shirts. I guess they miss the days of yore when they has swamps and dinosaurs!

Al- "I'm being stalked by dragon!" Yeah, the cops would think I was crazy so we best keep the following to the blog...hehe

Rachel- thanks. I'm sure yours will be excellent and at least half as untwisted!

Bonnee- the Tin Man scared me.I think it was his red lips.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Thanks Julie!

Melissa said...

Ooo. Sounds like a winner.
(Not you, Mark. The book. :P)

Best of luck, Elizabeth. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Glad you took part in the tour Mark.

Morgan said...

Hahaha! No one can compete with the twinnies! You guys are hilarious. Mark, off to "vote" for this fabulous prompt. :D

Rena said...

Okay, I totally laughed at the Montanans for global warming. I've lived in a couple of too cold for comfort states, and yeah... they were cold.

And that mountain picture looks like a beautiful collapsed caldera. Simply awesome.

Linda King said...

Wow, you rose to the challenge there, Elizabeth! Looking forward to having you on my blog next week - I have to say, Mark, I think I gave her something too easy!

Unknown said...

LOL!!!! Great prompt Mark and Awesome way to go with it, Elizabeth! Glad I stopped by because this was definitely entertaining! :)

Tammy Theriault said...

can i see round two? that was a good boxing match!! love to sparky and the bald man...hmm...sounds like a dynamite duo

Johanna Garth said...

Great interview and Mark you always make me laugh!

Anonymous said...

I've travelled to Montana a few time and that's where God goes when he takes a vacation. What a great setting for a book. Best wishes to Elizabeth!

Leigh Covington said...

ha! You guys crack me up! Great work Liz!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Melissa- good thing you clarified...Mark would get a big head...which would reflect more sun and blind us all!

Sheena- I'm pretty sure he just wanted the hot chick on his blog for a while (but don't tell him I told!)

Morgan- surely super ballerina can keep up!

Rena- It snowed while we were there in July! And if collapsed caldera means groove made by a glacier, you're exactly right!

Linda- yours wasn't at all easy...okay, yes it was, but only because it's already one of my favorite things!

Tammy- I have to give the championship title to Mark! He wackier than me.

Johanna- And laughter is priceless!

Stephen- it is an amazingly beautiful place. A true breath taking wonder!

And thanks to the wonderful Unknown. :)

nutschell said...

now I want to go to Montana. Sounds like an awesome place to set a story--and to write a book. :)


Nicole said...

Congrats on the book and the fun interview!

cleemckenzie said...

Al always, this was fun. Elizabeth should totally love your post. I did.

Nancy Thompson said...

You two should go on a comedy tour! The book sounds fun. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Hola from the South Side of Chitown...Congrats Elizabeth and here's to huge successes. I love Serge and think he would fit in right here with Junior, the half Russian, half Japanese poleta man. ;)

hemcoined said...

That mountain picture looks like a beautiful collapsed caldera. Simply awesome.
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