Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inspirational Thought

There's more than one way to make a dream come true.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Quote

“You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.”~
Charles C. Noble

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!!

Happy Holidays everyone!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Contest Lover

Contest Lover

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishing you a Happy New Year 2010

Hi everybody, I wish you all a very Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Curl Up with a Book... and a Nook Contest

Click here to enter Curl Up with a Book…and a Nook Contest

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2010 New Year's Day POWER Giveaway !

On New Year's Day I will be having a giveway for my book Power of Pussy, signed
paperback copy and a "The Power Is Ours" T-shirt (size L)Photobucket

All you have to do to enter is send you 2010 POWER NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION(S)
sandyellenpatsy@aol.com with POWER in the subject line so I can quickly find your resolution. Don't forget to include your shipping address in case yours is the name that comes out of the hat on Jan 1.

You can enter as many times as you wish between now and then - the more times you enter, the better your chances to win.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Win a free Kindle this holiday season from Noobie!

Win a free Kindle this holiday season from Noobie!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Where did Maxine Come From ?


Of Maxine

John Wagner, Hallmark artist since 1970, says Maxine was inspired by his mother, his maiden aunts and his grandmother, the woman who bought him art lessons when 'fill in the pumpkins' was about the extent of his art classes at St. John's Catholic School in Leonia

John remembers doodling as a preschooler and says both his grandmother and his mother encouraged his artistic interests. He eventually attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and landed at Hallmark as part of a new artists group. But it was the birth of the humorous Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) in 1986 that added a new dimension to John's professional life. The Shoebox way of seeing the world unleashed his talents and he created Maxine.

'Cartoonists are sensitive to the insanities of the world; we just try to humanize them,' John says. 'If Maxine can get a laugh out of someone who feels lonely or someone who is getting older and hates the thought of another birthday, or if she can make someone chuckle about stressful interpersonal relationships, then I'm happy. Putting a smile on someone's face is what it's all about.'

Those smiles have led to Maxine's becoming a bit of a celebrity. She (and John) have been the subject of media stories, including People, USA Today, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, and Las Vegas Journal-Review, and they have been included in a major Associated Press story. Collector and trade publications have reported fans nationwide are collecting
Maxine items. Letters from consumers and fans to John and Maxine reveal a very personal connection to Maxine.

Many people say they are just like her.

Why the name 'Maxine'? 'People at Shoebox started referring to the character as 'John Wagner's old lady,' and I knew that would get me into trouble with my wife,' John says. The Shoebox team had a contest among themselves to name the character and three of the approximately 30 entries suggested 'Maxine'. John says the name is perfect.

John, who says he's humbled by such acceptance of Maxine, admits he's proud of her.

Now you know the story of how Maxine came to be.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

Book Blogger Appreciation Week Sept. 14th - 18th
Posted: 26 Jul 2009 10:54 PM PDT
I just wanted to remind everyone to vote! vote! vote! That's right, it's that time of the year again where we, the book blogging community, can vote for the best of the best!Here's the specifics posted by My Friend Amy on the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Site:Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Announcing the Second Annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week September 14-18, 2009Last year over 400 blogs came together to celebrate the art of book blogging during the first ever Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I am so pleased to announce that the second annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be taking place September 14-18.WHO Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate. In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this week! WHAT A week where we come together, celebrate the contribution and hard work of book bloggers in promoting a culture of literacy, connecting readers to books and authors, and recogonizing the best among us with the Second Annual BBAW Awards. There will be special guest posts, daily blogging themes, and giveaways.WHEN September 14-18, 2009WHERE Here at the new Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blog! (Please note that this year there are three separate blogs and feeds—one for the main event, one for giveaways, and one for awards.)WHY Because books matter. In a world full of options, the people talking about books pour hard work, time, energy, and money into creating a community around the written word. I, Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week love this community of bloggers and want to shower my appreciation on you! WANT TO PARTICIPATE?Please help us spread the word about Book Blogger Appreciation Week by posting about it on your blog, stumbling this post, twittering about it, and telling everyone you know that it’s time to have a party and celebrate book bloggers!Please register by filling out the registration form! Registering ensures your inclusion in the BBAW 09 Database of Book Bloggers and enters you into the drawing for the BBAW 09 Grand Prize!Come back often as there will be many updates! And follow us on Twitter!AWARDSBBAW Award Nominations will open tomorrow, July 15 on the BBAW Awards Blog.So what are you waiting for? Go sign up and VOTE for YOUR Favorite Blogs!
Giveaway Reminder!
Posted: 26 Jul 2009 10:42 PM PDT
We only have until Friday (and I can't believe how fast it's coming) to get in entries for the Royal Giveaway!Just a quick reminder, you can get an unlimited amount of points for TWEETS! Each Tweet is a (Plus TWO) All you have to do is just link back here and tell me!Another way to earn THREE EXTRA POINTS is to BLOG about it somewhere...Your BLOG, FaceBook, MySpace, Where ever you'd like! Again, just link back here and tell me so you get your points!Best of LUCK to ALL of YOU!And Thanks for Following Park-Avenue Princess!Kisses ~ XXXThe Princess

Sunday, July 5, 2009

TAKE ME Contest