Anti-Match Game: Announcer’s Test

Over on his website TM Cay is running one of his awesome Anti Match Games. Check it out – deadline’s Sunday.

life as a puzzle

TLAAP_tile_martiniThis quiz contains ten categories representing different areas of knowledge. Each category requires you to choose one answer from a range of possible correct answers. Your goal for each category is to choose a correct answer that is chosen by as few other players as possible. A correct answer scores 1 point plus 1 point for every other player who chooses the same answer. An incorrect answer receives a penalty score: the highest correct-answer score for the given category plus 1. The player with the lowest total score wins.


The questions are inspired by items in a variation of the “Announcer’s Test,” though familiarity with this cumulative verse recited as a tongue twister and memory game is not required. The notation “11C” refers to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.

Research is not allowed. Reasonably close spelling is acceptable unless otherwise indicated. Email answers to me at tmcclar [at] before

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Wednesdays with Yuri

Hi folks – sorry I haven’t posted one of these for a while, but I’ve been travelling and crazy busy for the last month.

Anyhow here’s another amazing maze from Yuri Shamne.

Little Minnie likes to knit and her four kitties like to help (or so they think). They’ve made a rather big mess. Can you help Minnie unravel the woolly mess and find her bow?



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Two New Audio Books!


I got exciting news this week, not one but two of my short stories are now available on Audible and iTunes.

First off my cancer memoir, THE BIG C, is narrated by the awesome Fiona Thraille who previously narrated Tea and Dark Chocolate and Adana the Earth Dragon.

As with the Kindle version all of my royalties from this version of THE BIG C will go to the breast cancer charity, Knitted Knockers.


Next up is my short story set in the world of P.A.W.S., RAMORA.

Ramora is a young girl who encounters a green fairy and learns the hard way that you should be careful what you wish for.

The story is narrated by Falon Echo who is currently working on an audio version of the P.A.W.S. Saga (Books 1 to 3).


Want a chance to pick up a free copy of one of these titles? Leave a comment…

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P.A.W.S. Saga – Box Set Sale – 4.99



Need to catch up on the P.A.W.S. Saga? Stocking your Kindle for the summer? Pick up the P.A.W.S. Saga box set this week for just 4.99 or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited.

Box set features

Book 1 – P.A.W.S.

Book 2 – Argentum

And Book 3 – Umbrae

Plus for this week only you can pick up Book 4 – Londinium for just $2.99 – get them all before the price goes back up!

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Meet YA Author – Mindy McGinnis

Over on my sister blog we have an interview today with YA author Mindy McGinnis and meet her nine kitties!


Today on Paws 4 Thought we welcome Mindy McGinnis, eclectic YA author and kitty-lover!

Hi Mindy, so happy to have you here today. Tell us a little bit about yourself:


I write across multiple genres – everything from post-apocalyptic survival to fantasy to contemporary and mystery. I have lived in Ohio my whole life and absolutely love it here.

So when did you first start writing?

I wrote when I was a child, experimentally. I never finished a novel until I was in my mid-20s.

Who are your favorite authors?

I grew up reading Stephen King. Some of my more recent favorites would be Frances Hardinge and McKenzie Lee.

What inspires you to write? 

I’m fortunate in that ideas just seem to fall out of the sky. They can occur out of nowhere, and I don’t question that.

Which is favorite title you have published so far and why?


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Friday Fiction – Cecilia’s Tale

Want a kitty book for your little ones? Sure you do! And for just a few few more days the ebook of Cecilia’s Tale is just 99 cents/99p everywhere.



The tiny kitten mewed in the clutches of the evil Dogzilla the Dastardly. He had given up all hope of ever seeing his food bowl again.

But what was that? Flying through the air was Super Cici to the rescue. Faster than a speeding furball, she swooped down and scooped up the kitten from Dogzilla’s terrible jaws.

Yet another amazing rescue by the fabulous Super Cici.

Cecilia yawned. She opened her eyes and stretched. That had been an awesome dream, but now she was hungry.

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Want to keep reading? You’re in luck, Cecilia’s Tale, story by Debbie Manber Kupfer with illustrations by Victoria Szulc is now available everywhere including Amazon, Nook, iTunes, Kobo and more, and for a limited time is just 99 cents/99p on ebook. Plus as a bonus if you pick up a copy today in either ebook or paperback and send me a confirmation number I’ll…

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Wednesdays with Yuri

Hi folks, welcome back for another Wednesday picture puzzle from Yuri Shamne. In today’s puzzle can you find the seven differences between the left and right picture?

A young magician, who mixed everything up 1. Find the 7 differences in the pictures. A young magician, who mixed everything up 2. Find the 7 differences in the pictures.

Have a happy week and come back next Wednesday for another Wednesday puzzle from Yuri Shamne.


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