Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Jabberwock: When a class in the Girls' Latin School in Boston asked Carroll's permission to name their school magazine The Jabberwock, he replied: "The Anglo-Saxon word 'wocer' or 'wocor' signifies 'offspring' or 'fruit'. Taking 'jabber' in its ordinary acceptation of 'excited and voluble discussion.' -per wikipedia


Amongst our guests today: if you are one of these (based on your answer from the rsvp teaser post) please answer the question that pertains to you

Jabberwock - what is your favorite fruit?

AimeeKay of How can you help? - Mulberries

Freda of Freda's Voice - pomegranate

Michelle of The True Book Addict

Misha of My Love Affair With Books - apple

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

by Daniel Coleman

“One, two! One, two! and through and through the vorpal blade went snicker-snack!” Blood pounded in Tjaden’s ears as he breathed in the acrid odor, and his sword didn’t falter. Not after the convoluted road that had led him to set out alone to find and slay the manxome Jabberwocky. But the secrets he’d learned about the Jabberwocky’s sorrowful past made it a sour victory.

How different would the situation be if the girl he loved wasn’t at risk? Why didn’t anyone tell him the dark secrets surrounding the Tumtum tree?

Jabberwocky, a short novel by Daniel Coleman, is the untold story inspired by Lewis Carroll’s epic poem. Meet the characters and creatures that inhabit the world long before Alice ever fell down the rabbit’s hole.

While staying true to every detail of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, Jabberwocky provides twists that will keep you turning pages. You might know how it ends, but you won’t believe how it happens.


Win a signed print copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: July 31, 2011

Visit Daniel's site, leave him a comment on one of his posts and tell me where.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



OR pick up a free ebook version courtesy of the author...

for kindle

for other e-formats at smashwords

-HURRY, ebook offer is good until June 30


* guests specified their character persona on the teaser post

* image source

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  1. My favorite fruit is Pomegranate.

    I have the kindle freebie, thanks!

  2. My daughter loves the Jabberwocky, although she's more familiar with the version in the Grimm Sisters.

  3. I commented on the beautiful, beautiful The Winter Sea post on Daniel's site. I also went ahead and downloaded the ebook version of Jabberwocky, but I would love to have the paper copy to put with all of the special books I keep for my kids, and my grandkids!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  4. Ok, I fixed my mistake! I commented on the Coincidence or Providence post :) And for the record, I strongly believe in providence!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  5. My favorite fruit is apple.
    I commented on this post:

    I downloaded the Ebook but would love a Print copy as well.

    Thank you!

  6. I commented on "JABBERWOCKY is exploding!".


  7. Jabberwocky pic looks weird and awesome, lol.

  8. I forgot to leave where I commented.

  9. My favorite fruit is Mulberrys.

  10. I commented on "Jabberwocky is Exploding". I really liked this book, and I have a copy on my Kindle, but I would love to have a signed copy from the auther!

  11. I commented on "JABBERWOCKY is exploding!" I'd love to win a signed copy!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  12. I left a comment on his really interesting post about music. Is it all about the lyrics or the actual music?

    Great giveaway!! I'd love to win a signed copy!


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