Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review at the Baker Street Blog

I did a guest post at the Baker Street Blog today!

I reviewed the book, Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania by Gerry O'Hara.

Check it out!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Writer's Police Academy 2012 - Police Cruiser

I got to sit in (the front of) a police cruiser at the Writer's Police Academy. (The officers at the Academy were so kind to us writers!)

The officer explained how he writes up reports right in the car (on the laptop you can see in the pics). The front of the car is full of electronic equipment and the back is quite small. There's no barrier between the front and the back, either, so anyone arrested literally sits in the back of the car as though it's a regular ride to Grandma's house.

There's also a very cool feature of the camera on this car. It's like a DVR. You ever watch a TV show and think, 'hey, I want to see this from the beginning' so you hit record and start it over - even though you only turned on the TV halfway through? Well, this car is equipped with that sort of tech. The officer saw someone run a red light - right in front of him! He hit the record button and it caught the incident - even though it happened before record was hit.

Word to the wise - don't run red lights. Especially don't run red lights in front of cops. Double especially don't run red lights in front of cops in this cool technological age.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

We Have A Winner!

We have a winner for the Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop.

And the winner is...



Congratulations, WWE11!!!!! (I've contacted you via your e-mail to select which book you'd like to receive.)

Thank you all who visited and entered the giveaway.

Happy Holidays to everybody and good luck on any other Blog Hop Contests you've entered.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Book Lover's Holiday Giveaway Hop - Enter to Win!

The winner will receive ONE of the following e-books (via Smashwords):

All are short stories except for the Masked Rider: Origins, which is a novel. You can look here for info. all about which book you might like to select!

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment with a way for me to contact you via e-mail for notification if you are the winner. (A link to your Blog with e-mail in your profile is fine.) If you do not leave a way for me to contact you, you are disqualified and another winner will be selected.

Extra entries:

1.) Become a follower of my Blog

2.) Sign up for The Oberth Books Newsletter (receive 2 extra entries!)
(You have to state this in the comments of this blog)

3.) Like my Facebook Book Page

4.) Become a Twitter follower

If you already did any of the above, leave that info in the comment and you'll receive the extra entry/entries.

The contest starts December 4 and ends on December 10, 2012, 11:59 PM CST.

Winner to be announced on December 11, 2012.

Good luck to you all and happy reading!!

Want to find more book lover's giveaways?

My Mom is also a mystery writer and is participating in the giveaway. Click here for your chance to win a copy of her e-book, The Hudson Agency - Chicago Style.

Check below for a complete list of participants.

Book Lover's Holiday Hop

Princess Kate and Prince William are going to be a Mommy & Daddy!

How sweet! How fun for the happy couple - except the Princess is in the hospital because she has a condition that 1% of moms-to-be get (excessive morning sickness). I know, it sounds a little silly at first glance but the morning sickness is so bad, you can actually dehydrate and lose all sorts of vitamins and minerals that your body - not to mention the tiny fetus - requires.

As she's a Royal, I have no doubt she'll be well taken care of.

But how exciting is that? I just got a niece three months ago and there is no end of joy. Just like my sister's little one, I wonder if it's a boy or a girl. Can't wait to find out who the next heir to the throne is.

I love good news. Good world news that everyone can smile at.