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{January 11, 2013}   !!! NEW YEARS HOP !!!

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AND THE WINNER IS…… TINA CONNOR MYERS!!  CHECK BELOW YOUR COMMENT FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.  CONGRATULATIONS!

HERE IS A PIC OF THE PRIZE! A COPY OF “THE POPULAR LIFE” AND WHAT GIRL IS POPULAR WITHOUT A FABULOUS COSTUME JEWELRY ITEM? I PICKED UP THESE EARRINGS AND THOUGHT THEY WERE PERFECT FOR THE POPULAR AND THE NOT SO POPULAR GIRL! GOOD LUCK! WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED! (please note this will be a personalized autographed copy and winner will receive a character role in the next book as well).

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It’s a new year and what’s the best way to start it off? Okay, exercise is a good answer, yes dieting, dumping that zero to get a hero is also a great response…. alright! alright! alright! I was going to say with a good read, so lets go with that.

If your New Year’s resolution is to read many awesome books this year, you have come to the right place.  My name is Meka (aka /pen name S. B. Robinson) you can read more about me to the right of this blog under “All About Me.” I won’t bore you with my autobiography here, even though it’s Lifetime Movie material, sad part – I’m not even kidding.  I am so delighted you came to visit me here at my blog because I have something great for you.  You can win a personalized autographed copy of my book, “The Popular Life”  along with a very special gift tucked inside (SURPRISE! SURPRISE! I will only tell after the winner is announced) and a role in my next book. You only need to do 3 small things:

  1. Like my FB page (https://www.facebook.com/PopularLifeSeries)
  2. Follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ThePopularLife)
  3. Leave a comment under this post with your FB name and Twitter ID

Once you’ve done all 3 things you are now eligible to win (NOTE: YOU MUST DO ALL 3 THINGS TO BE ELIGIBLE).  I will verify the information, drop your name in a hat, pull a name out of that hat and voila! A winner will be announced here on January 15, 2013.

Remember to go back to the main site to enter a chance to win  8.9″ Kindle Fire ( valued at $300) or a $100 Amazon gift card (http://nyhop.blogspot.com/).

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Enjoy hopping, and hey! If you hop long enough you may take care of a couple of those other New Year’s resolutions! Until next time, good luck!

Stay Tuned for Updates

To learn more about S. B. Robinson or sample her books, check out her author page: http://www.amazon.com/S.-B.-Robinson/e/B0095MRHL4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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Welcome to the hop!

Here you have the chance to find many new authors. Thanks to Sarah L. Wallace, author of the Reliance on Citizens trilogy: Price of a Bounty, Canvas Skies, and Heart of Humanity- who was kind enough to invite me to hop.

Sarah L. Wallace info:

Blog: http://CrossroadsOfHumanity.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author.slwallace

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorSLWallace

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5247133.S_L_Wallace

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/S.-L.-Wallace/e/B006NDH8C6/

In this hop, my fellow authors and I have answered 10 questions in our blog where you get to learn about our current work in progress – and the process of it all. From characters and inspiration, to plots and cover designs. Enough small talk – lets get hopping!

MY NEXT BIG THING (remember to comment, I want to here your thoughts and answer your questions as well)

1: What is the working title of your book?

The Popular LIfe: The Bundle Book

2: Where did the idea for this book come from?

Originally it was 3 different books in one series. A fellow author recommended putting the 3 books together, I took that idea and ran with it. The idea for the series just came to me one random day when I was talking to my 11 year old daughter about trying to “fit in.” I went through several phases as a kid trying to find my place. I was an outcast, a bully, an inbetweener, BUT never the popular girl. I decided I would use my imagination to give others the idea of how the popular kids lived.

3: What genre does your book come under?

Middle school Contemporary (drama/romance), tweens, preteens – you know too mature to be a children’s book and too immature to be a Young Adult Romance.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

This is a fun question because I have actually visualized this in my head

Elia – Jennifer Freeman (My Wife and Kids star) jenniferfreeman

Blake – Justin BieberJustin-Bieber-2012-justin-bieber-31643161-2000-2480

Victoria – Amanda Seyfriedamanda

Nick – Avan Jogiaavan for book

Noelle – Adrienne Bailona2901adrienne-bailon

Kara – Liz GilliesElizabeth+Gillies+Nickelodeon+Celebrates+Largest+7TBbRbQLQAnl

*Of course all of the above celebs would need to lose a few years, but that’s okay.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

What price would you pay to be popular?

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

It is self published.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I started July 2012, I finished the first draft (completely) Nov 2012.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Is “Mean Girls” a book? If so, that would be it.

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9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My oldest daughter definitely inspired me to write this book with all of the middle school drama she constantly tells me about, but my step-sister is the one who gave me that extra boost by introducing me to the world of self publishing.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

The middle school girls that I’ve spoken with that have read the books get so into the characters. I find myself reminding them that it’s fiction. They talk about the characters like they are real people, goal accomplished.

Below you will find authors who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday, December 19. Be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on Works In Progress and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

1. Athanasios Galanis

2. M. S. Fowle

3. Amber West

4. Dominique Mahon

5. Dyphia Blount





{October 25, 2012}   A Silent Scream

silent screamEvery day he comes here, touching my hand and gently squeezing my fingers.  He smells like a sweet cologne, his voice low and deep when he whispers that he loves me into my ear.  I lay in this bed stiff, each day trying to move and touch him back.  My brain is working, controlling my hearing, my sense of smell and touch.  I am sure it is controlling my sight as well but I cannot move my eyelids.  How can one be so weak as to not be able to move their eyelids?  A person who is alive but not living is too feeble to control their own body, and I am that person.

I do not know if it is day or night, it appears to be night all of my days. While I lay here all I do is dream, mostly nightmares.  I cannot see what is happening around me, only what happened to get me here.  A late night walk home from a party, it was loud and every single one of my friends was there.  I stumbled home unconsciously, laughing the entire way.  The air not only felt crisp but smelled clean.  It was no different than any other Friday night for me until that very moment, when I was knocked to the ground and each inch of dignity I had was taken from me.  My screams were lost in the darkness, if anyone heard my cries, no one answered them.  My head repeatedly hit against the hard, cold cement, the smell of garbage was near and I could feel the vomit fill my mouth.  The blood trickle between my legs as I was abused none stop, my face was pushed against the gritty ground, my skin peeled away slowly.  With the last thrust, something hard hit the back of my head and then there was blackness.

Why could I not have amnesia in this state? I lay here like a board unable to cry out, but for what purpose was there to cry out?  The only one who could hear me was my murderer, he was the only one alone with me that night and he is the only one alone with me now.  Touching my hands, and squeezing my fingers, whispering he loves me into my ear.

Thank you for reading tonight’s quick fix, so what do you think?  Hope you come back next week. © 2012 S. Blizzard Robinson



{October 16, 2012}   SNIPPETS

My Popular Life (This excerpt is a brief interaction between Kara Stephens (doesn’t fit in, so she bullies instead) and Blake Jacobson (most popular boy in middle school):

I sat down at a table directly across from theirs, not because I wanted to but because it was the only empty table in the cafeteria.

“On a diet huh?” I heard Blake’s annoying voice from across the table.

“You always have something to say don’t you? Get a life!” I responded.

“You’re lucky I didn’t mention that you look like a giant ball of constipation today.”

“Really? Is that all you got?  That doesn’t even make sense.  A giant ball of constipation?” I said, as I secretly regretted wearing this stupid brown t-shirt and black sweat pants. “I’d rather look like this instead of a broke down Justin Bieber.” The lunchroom laughed.  You would think I would be happy about this, but this was a problem.  It meant that people are now paying attention and that was only adding fuel to the fire.


My Formerly Popular Life Meet Amber Piper, an inbetweener (student who isn’t popular or nerdy) who just doesn’t get Math, or any other subject for that matter:

The class boredom was overwhelming, I decided to text my friend Megan England. One of the only people I could be goofy with.

ME: OMG! Lamest class ever!

MEGAN: Lamer than my home ec class, that’s in a trailer in the back of the school? And Y da heck are we learning about values and credit cards. I came to bake cakes.

ME: LOL

I couldn’t stop grinning as I text Megan, she was so funny.

“Ms. Piper?” Mrs. Vanderbilt interrupted my thoughts, “I know when you guys are texting, because no one stares at their crotch and smiles. How about you come to the board and find the hypotenuse of this triangle?”

The class laughed, I could feel my face turn beet red.

I go up to the board and just stare at the picture drawn, in hopes that I can magically think something up.

My Not So Popular Life: Noelle Santiago had a taste of stardom and didn’t like it, here’s a quick look at Noelle:

My first kiss was a weird, practiced on my teddy bear first type of kiss.  It was written in the script, so it had to be done. I was so excited the day of the big kiss, I brushed my teeth at least eleven times, I used the best tasting lip gloss I owned, and I ate fifteen peppermints before the big moment.

That moment came, Luke Easton or Jake Davis (his character’s name) stood in front of me, well actually my character Luisa Sanchez, looking amazing.  His blonde hair was even lighter beneath all the bright stage lighting, and his hazel eyes were like a fantasy. My palms started to sweat, my heart was doing flips, and there I was shaking like a leaf.

“And action!” The director said.

“Luisa, I can’t pretend anymore.” Luke (Jake Davis) leaned down and pressed his lips on mine.  His very hard chapped lips, was his lips made of bones?  And what was that smell? If I was a vampire I’d be dead.  It was the longest, most disappointing, and dreadful three seconds of my life!  I’d practiced all night on Ping Pong my adorable teddy bear, for this? I touched my finger to my lips and looked at my hand, no blood, shocking.

Do you think pre-teens will enjoy these short stories? Yeah, me neither. Just kidding, the book is doing okay here locally with some middle school girls.  I haven’t learned how to market quite yet, or maybe I haven’t tried because I am my biggest critic.  Am I a great author? I would say not yet because I am still learning.  But one thing’s for sure, I am a great story teller, and I plan to give you a taste of that whenever I can with this blog. See you here in the future, hope you enjoy!

I dabbled with blogging in the past, but it shows how ADD I am, but if you want a brief look, here’s a link: http://mrsrobinsonhouse504.blogspot.com/



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