Monday, October 4, 2010

Carnivale: Steampunk

C A R N I V A L E

And now folks...

Before you leave the carnivale...

You must go on this last ride...

A ride that is like no other!

A time travel device that will take you

--> here

there <--

and (hopefully)

back again!

Enter at your own risk...



Watch your step, folks.

Mind the gap as you exit.

And would you like a souvenir for surviving this ride?

-+0+o+ Book Giveaway +o+0+-
R E D R U M


Portrait of a Killer:
Jack The Ripper
Case Closed
by Patricia Cornwell

Open to all.

Offer ends: October 31, 2010

TO DO:

1. Sign the guestbook (if you signed it already in September - no need)

2. In comments, tell me a something about the author, Patricia Cornwell.

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Contest has ended - winner is here

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Hi, there.
* wink wink *


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* my weekly post on things steampunk (Victorian sci-fi/fantasy)

* first spotted video at Snarky Bytes

* image source steampunk cartoon and bearded lady

-+0+o+ October Trix-n-Treatz schedule +o+0+-


26 comments:

  1. Signed guestbook.
    I learned that Patricia received an award for investigative reporting.

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  2. This author has many credits her name,
    her first book was Post Morteum.
    She certainly has had a very interesting
    life, wow, so clever.
    I tried to sign the guessbook, but there was no submit or enter button.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  3. She was born on June 9, 1956, in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Montreat, North Carolina

    =)

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  4. Well, her books are translated into 36 languages. :) That's pretty cool.

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  5. She's well known for her philanthropic contributions to animal rescue and criminal justice.

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  6. I'm gonna pass on this giveaway, but just wanted to say thank you for posting that incredible Fangoria Machine vid.

    They did an amazing job, those grids of flashing tubes, the porthole views, all of it. Wow - I loved it :D

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  7. That video was bloody brilliant!! I'm going to create a must come here to view post.

    Mad Scientist

    madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  8. After graduating from college, she began working at the Charlotte Observer.

    Skk25@aol.com

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  9. Scarpetta is probably my favorite heroine in modern novels and I have been an avid reader of all Patricia's novels that I have been able to get my hands on. I think the character is a real "role model" type.

    I know 2010 is the 20th anniversary of her bestselling first book "Portmortem" but I did not realize that it had won so many awards i.e. the first novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure in a single year.

    I would really love to get my hands on this book.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    I am a Follower.

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  10. I LOVE her booksss!!!She's an amazing writer! I would love to read this one too =)

    And ohh, her book character Kay Scarpetta in Scarpetta series is amazing.

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  11. Patricia is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine!

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  12. Her first crime novel, Postmortem, was initially rejected by seven major publishing houses and later became the first novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure in a single year.

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  13. I read this book years ago and liked it very much!

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  14. She is one of my favorite authors. I think her Dr. Kay Scarpetta is one of my favorite characters. She is so careful with the research she does, she actually became a helicopter pilot. It shows in her books, they are really good.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  15. I love Patricia's books!

    I learned that she supported the Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center with a wonderful donation!

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  16. Patricia's books are awesome i didnt know they were translated in 36 languages

    she sounds awesome and supporting the Barry L price Rehab center just was awesome of her!

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  17. Cornwell is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine.


    giveawaymommy at yahoo.com

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  18. Here's a fact "Her award-winning biography of Ruth Bell Graham, A Time for Remembering, was published in 1983."

    -Brandy
    brandyzbooks@yahoo.com

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  19. I learned that she started working at a newspaper and her first crime novel was published in 1990.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  20. I learned that her first crime novel Postmortem was published in 1990

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  21. she grew up in NC, like me!! She also has an awesomely creepy website .

    sstogner1@traid.rr.com

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  22. I learned that she will be appearing on Good Morning American on Tues. Nov. 30th from 7-9am and I will be watching because I just love hear and her books.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  23. Patricia founded the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine!

    ninefly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Her first crime novel was published in 1990.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  25. 36 different languages into which the books are translated!
    Awsome!

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