Monday, August 03, 2009

This 'N That

- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

- A snail can sleep for three years.

- A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

- Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

- Almonds are members of the peach family.

- An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

- "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

- Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

- There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.

- Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

- There are more chickens than people in the world.

- Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.

- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

- The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

And just in case you have a pressing need to call Antartica:

- The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672


I just signed my first contract with Resplendence Publishing last week, a m/m book written with the fabulous Carol Lynne. The title is "Saving Noah", and it should debut sometime in September.

Received another m/m contract, this time from Loose Id, for "Christmas In Killarney", which I am assuming (but you never know) will debut in December. Gotta finish the paperwork and get it off to them, though.

Still working on a romantic suspense. Also trying to work my mind around how to market a chick lit which is no longer a chick lit, according to Publisher's Weekly Daily, but fiction about women who have complex lives and occasionally there are guys involved, ok, featuring profiles of Amy Sohn, Paula Froelich and Gigi Levangie Grazer.


Hope life is well in your corners of the world...

~ Sunny Lyn



At 9:21 PM, Blogger Jackie Bannon said...

Congrats on the contracts!!! When are we going to get together again?

At 10:43 PM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

SOON I hope. :)

I'll be at the lake in another week. You be there?

At 6:58 AM, Blogger Sam said...

Sounds like you're busy - congrats on the contracts!!!
Summer is busy here too - I have loads of work. Hardly any time for writing, which is good, seeing as I'd have to write "fiction about women who have complex lives and occasionally there are guys involved" LOL - I don't think I could do that.

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

always love hearing from you, sam!

isn't that somethin'? makes me think well, maybe there's hope for my chick lit that is now women's fiction about...yadadada.


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