Skip to main content

Fair Grounds Now Open

It has finally arrived! The CQ Carnival is open for fun! The first thing you need at the carnival is tickets!

Step right up!
Come one!
Come all!

Stop by the ticket booth and get your tickets. Now, tickets aren't free. Nope! What do they cost? Every follower sign-up to Ink in the Book is worth 5 tickets.
Every follower sign-up to Blogs signed up the Buccanner Blogfest is worth 2 tickets. (of course, you will have to let me know you followed another blog by commenting, so this will be worth 3 tickets!)
Every comment on Ink in the Book is worth 1 ticket.

Now, I will be keeping track of all the follower sign-ups and comments for the ENTIRE month of the Carnival and every ticket "purchased" by you will go into a random drawing at the end of the Carnival for some fabulous prizes! FREE BOOKS. Woot! Woot! So, the more you comment, the more tickets you get, the more chances of winning. Oh yeah, oh yeah:)

A new booth will open up on a regular basis, so you will want to visit every day.

The Ticket Booth is being hosted by a character from one of MY manuscripts.

Her name is Sailor. She love ice cream waffle cones, bubble gum snow cones and her favorite ride is the Ferris Wheel. She loves playing all the games and she usually wins on the first round. She is a fashion designer for, oops! I can't tell you that! But you might get a clue if you look at her face paint. Yes, she's already been to the Face Painting booth, but it isn't open to the public yet. There will be clues all month about my characters, settings and thems from my manuscript.

If you want to host a booth, let me know and we'll get your characters on the road to the big top!


  1. Ooh I like Sailor already. (: She sounds like fun! I'm kind of confused with the carnival, so maybe I missed an earlier post before "Curiosity Quills Carnival - Starting Next Week". I'll look around (:

    1. Hi Kendra. Just let me know if you have any question, okay?

  2. Sailor sounds like a fun character :)

    1. She is! She a handful, actually.
      Glad you stopped by!

  3. I like her name, Sailor :D

    Can one of my characters host a booth? Ooh...they are squabbling over who gets to do it!

    1. Sure Juhi! You can email me at and I can give you the details.

  4. Yay! So glad it's starting. Thanks for the tickets, Sailor.

    1. Sailor says you are welcome. She's super excited, too.

  5. Sailor says you are welcome and she's super excited, too.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Writer In Motion CP feedback

Hey beautiful guys and dolls! Here it is! My CP feedback edited story. Had a hard time with this, but I hope it makes sense. I've got a post I'm working on I plan to put up after Thanksgiving. Here ya go. Enjoy... Every morning I wake to carnival day.  Today, though, I have my key. If I don’t use it before midnight, my way of escape will gone. It’s a silver key with a twisted metal handle, a sapphire stone half moon and engraved stars. There’s a tiny inscription on the moon, but it’s so small, I’ve never been able to read it.I’ve always kept mine in my jewelry box, but today, I string it on a ribbon and tie it around my neck. My two best friends will be wearing theirs, too, and I wonder how they will escape this carnival of dreams. “What’s it for?” Cress asks as we stand in line for the swings. I run my fingertips over the entire silver surface. “I don’t know. It belonged to my grandmother,” I say. “Whatever.” She shrugs her shoulder in a dismissive way. “Have

Insecure Writers Group

Today, my feelings are mixed. On one hand, I've faced more rejection and that's not easy to write about or admit to the world. But I am not crying in my "milk" (no beer, folks:) I want to, but what good would it do??? I received a detailed critique from a "Best First Line" contest. The critique was the best I have ever received and seriously opened my eyes to "how" to improve my writing. Nice! Speaking of critiques, I am still looking for a critique partner. If anyone is looking back, please let me know and we can swap info. I'm sending off a YA query letter and first pages to 3 agents this week. Wish me luck. This will be the first time I have directly contacted and agent with a query. Yes, I'm nervous, so I'm saying again, WISH ME LUCK!!!

Operation Agent Ink

UPDATE: PLEASE FILL OUT THIS QUESTIONNAIRE AFTER YOU SIGN UP. Have you ever wondered what agents were dying to find in their inbox/slush pile? There have been many times I entered a contest and not even received a comment, not even from one of the agents. Or maybe the agent was kind enough to leave a comment that simply said, "Sorry, this just isn't what I'm looking for, but I love the premise and your voice." I always walk away feeling unsatisfied. If I had known exactly what the agent wanted beyond, "YA" or "Fantasy" I might not have even entered a contest I knew I wouldn't win! Even more, I wasted a very busy agents time! Well, your time of guessing is up! OPERATION AGENT INK to the rescue! That's right! This workshop will help aspiring authors get on the list of an agent's WISH LIST! When the workshop is over, your manuscript will be ready to view by a group of AMAZING agents who are dying to see what you've wri