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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Race #3: MAY DEBUT AUTHORS

Welcome friends from far and near,
Thanks for coming; for being here.

First, some business, before we play,
Disqualification for all who stray!

Sign in at the comments down below,
New clues, every 10, after you go.

Leave Respectful words at each new place,
Stay On Blog Topic--or you're out of this race.

Collect Jon's clues from the comment pile,
Visible by their CAPITAL style.

Return again, comment that you're done,
Submit your phrase, maybe you've won!

There's not much more for you to know.
Welcome to the circus; away we go!

Today Jon visits Debut Authors looking for May fame.
Sign in, get ready, and let's get on with this game!

Jon's Phrase:__ __ __ __ __

Clue #1 @ 1:00 PM EST

journey now, to a scottish castle, to solve an ancient riddle,
a mayan relic, some revelations, and, now you're in the middle,

Of conspiracy, secret society, the Prophesy of Days.
Juvenescence, luminescence, Christy can sure turn a phrase!

Clue #2 @ 1:10


where Wolves are wolves, and boys are Boys
and Yellowstone the place to be,
fierce and funny, journalistic cunning,
finding myself just Might Kill Me.

Clue #3 @ 1:20


french moonlight is tricky, and gets kind of sticky
when secretly howling De Lune.
only girls in this club. when she falls in love,
Claire the Werewolf, she bays at the moon.

Last Clue @ 1:30


if you're a Debut Author looking for press, then this blog is the place to be.
with book reviews and themed interviews and your book decked out to the t.
homer simpson and a rubber chicken instead of thumbs up or a frown,
even with circus trains and crashing planes, Jeff and Clare do not let you down.


***Remember, this game is open for 24 hours. And we expect to see some rocking clues out there in the blogosphere!!***

At this point, you should have everything you need to in order to solve the phrase, so unscramble it and enter it into the form! And visit Friday, to see if you won the award for Best Comment, or First Place!!! Thanks so much for playing!! We hope you connected with some new writers and blogs!!

***Remember, check the Everything Else You Need to Know Page if you get stuck!***

49 comments:

  1. I'm here hehehe! And to think I ALMOST forgot about it and went to the park! No such luck!

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  2. And welcome! You are quick! Give your kids my regards(and thanks).

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  3. Hi Tina! One of them is taking a nap, so I'm off the hook (kind of)...that is if my daughter can keep herself occupied with dolls!

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  4. I think this is going to be a hard one...I don't really get the "May" thing- and I don't follow many blogs of 'debut' authors. I hope Google can help me out!

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  5. Dena--well, you're getting so good, we have to try to stump you somehow!!

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  6. Jeff signing in! First time playing, I'm excited!

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  7. Yay Jeff! First clue posted, and away we go!!

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  8. Welcome to you!!! A challenger! Looking forward to some action here!

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  9. Done! woot! Anxiously waiting on the next clue...

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  10. You have some serious skills or Google is totally on your side!!

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  11. it's all Google...seriously! No skills here

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  12. Dena--I think you just broke a WIBIJ record! You're going to have to give WIBIJ instruction for all the rookies!

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  13. I don't know that squirrel reference if pretty skillful!

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  14. I feel like I should be handing out refreshments here at the tent. Dena, would you like some popcorn? Maybe you can feed the elephant some peanuts while you wait?

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  15. Way to go, H. Where, oh where, are my hosting skills?

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  16. Finished with the first clue!

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  17. Yay, Jeff, in the nick of time! And with a gorilla suit...

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  18. I'll take some popcorn!

    Dude, this game is considerably harder than the other's. Jon, you're bringing the heat!

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  19. We did decide to step up a notch. I'm glad you're still figuring everything out.

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  20. Second clue solved... bam! (sorry I can get a little competitive)

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  21. I'm worried I won't really get the phrase...I still don't see where it's going!

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  22. Bring it, Jeff, Finally someone to give Dena a run for her money!!

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  23. You both are clearly up for the task!

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  24. I like this game a lot! I'm glad I could actually make this one. So what I had to cut out of work a few minutes early

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  25. Ok Jeff. None of this getting to the blogs before me. That's just not cool.

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  26. Got to this one before you too! Although... I think I was at an advantage.

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  27. Jeff--we'll keep why you had an advantage a well kept secret :) until the game closes tomorrow, but good show!!

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  28. Definitely, but apparently what comes around goes around! Welcome back to the tent, Jeff! What a fun race!

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  29. Fun fun fun! I hope I got the phrase right?

    Anyway, that was much harder guys. Well done!

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  30. Yay, Dena. Thanks for being here!! The tent would be so lonely without you!!

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  31. Woo-hoo, Dena and Jeff! We'll unveil the winner Friday, when we give out awards, and do the recap! But, great game all around!!

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  32. I had a lot of fun! Thanks!

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  33. Well, and that was all for the fast section of our race. And here the tent is left in a shambles, popcorn strewn about. But those of you out for a slower race should head out and check on the beauties in store for you! These are some wonderful and some wonderful comments. Thanks to Jeff and Dena for the adrenaline rush. Now we better put some of that energy in our wips!

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  34. We have a snow day, so I've got four kids to occupy...hmmm...I don't think they'll be willing to play this game, so maybe I'll see you around next time?

    You all are loads of fun. And who is this Jeff person crankin through here?!

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  35. Anita--oh, my goodness. It is 80 degrees in New England. I am in a bathing suit with my feet in the baby pool. It's unseasonably hot here. And, we'd love to have you whenever you get a chance. (Oh, and my son likes to play WIBIJ--last time he even unscrambled the phrase correctly!) Good luck on your snow day!

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  36. Anita- I can't wait until you play a round! March is usually the snowiest month in Minnesota and we got none this year (although the rest of the year we had a lot). Hope you and yours are enjoying it.

    H- Such pictures in my head!

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  37. I'm off! Got the first one done. I know I didn't win, so I guess I have to come up with some clever comments!

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  38. Go, Kelly! I cannot wait until I read them.

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  39. I think I got it! I wasn't as clever with the responses though. I"ll just be happy to be in the contest completed section!

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  40. Kelly--Nice, fast run--way to go. And I'm sure the comments are fab.

    Thanks for playing!

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  41. Aw...dang it!! I missed it. Absentminded frog. Looked like fun.

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  42. Hey -- sorry all - I couldn't play this week. Way too busy at my "real" job...which unfortunately isn't writing my novel. Hope to see you next week!

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  43. Such is life, right? Thanks for stopping in--we clearly weren't working on the novel either! See you next time! Yay!

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