ACCOMPLISHING YOUR DREAMS, AND THE DUALITY OF 22
Today the letter S gets some attention.
When I set out to write this post, it occurred to me that I’d always accepted our ABC system and never questioned how it developed or who was responsible. It turns out to be a very complicated answer.
A quick examination—very quick—places the beginning of our alphabet in the 2nd millennium BCE in Egypt. Semitic-speaking slaves who couldn’t understand the complex hieroglyphics, developed simpler phonetic symbols to communicate. A few thousand years later…well, we have 26 letters that we start learning on Sesame Street.
Thank you, ancient people, for starting the system that gave us those beautiful letters so we could create words. I’m quite sure that I, for one, wouldn’t be writing books if I had to do so in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
While the alphabet is always important to me, S has been a special letter these past few months because I just published another book—Shattered, A Story of Betrayal and Courage.
Some readers who have enjoyed the story say:
“So. Much. Fun. I had so much fun reading this and the characters were super interesting including the dynamics the characters have created. I really loved this!—Nora Fatima (Bookseller)
“I really enjoyed the mystery to this. We are given random chapters called “the arrangement” that give clues to the fact that Libby’s accident wasn’t an accident after all and was actually orchestrated by a rival skier (or was it?) I liked the character growth we see in not just Libby but some of the side characters as well. This story felt real and painful and I honestly was hooked from the first page. The twist ending made my thriller self very happy and in the end this was a really heartwarming story.”— Kortnie R., Reviewer
Evernight Teen: https://www.evernightteen.com/shattered-by-c-lee-mckenzie/
I'm a native Californian who grew up in a lot of different places; then landed in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I write most of the time, hike and practice yoga a lot, and then travel whenever I can.
In my young adult books, I take on modern issues that today's teens face in their daily lives. My Evernight Teen Publication, Double Negative was voted as one of the best top ten Young Adult books, 2019. My other books, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Sliding on the Edge, Sudden Secrets, Not Guilty, and Shattered are out to four and five-star reviews.
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In Shattered, nineteen-year-old Libby Brown's big dream is winning gold the winter Olympics. 🥇 What's your big dream?
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Congratulations on the new release!
The title of the book is very interesting and makes ne want to read it. Adding to my list of TBR and wishing you all the best for the success of the book!
Hope you check out my A-Z challenge fiction posts. I am starting every sentence of every post with the letter of the day at https://momandideas.com/
congrats on the new book, I just ordered it :)
Are you one of those who begins a conversation with the word "So"?
Even if you are, or you are not, do give my blog post a read ... :-)
S = So
My S post S Is For Sparring
Happy TGIF everyone. Congrats on the new release. I really hope young adults take advantage of reading a good book and spend more time doing that then video games. My big dream is to have more time to spend writing and reading... work gets in the way of all my hobbies! Today I was Stumperfied but did manage to slug through it all. Hope everyone has a great weekend. See ya tomorrow for T.
I just love the origins of different alphabets!
Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge My Languishing TBR: S
My "S" is not a published book, but just a continuation on our travels through the Multiverse... in this case, S is for Serra.
great post - my TBR list just got longer...
I am really kinda living my dreams now. I have a job I like and I also get to write. I have a great wife and two great kids who I all love. I have some books out with more on the way. So it has all been great.
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S is for...
Superfine Seattle: https://www.anne-m-bray.com/blog/177135/atozchallenge-2022-s-is-for-superfine-seattle
The Fluevog Somani Shoe: https://repeatsamb.blogspot.com/2022/04/atozchallenge-2022-s-is-for-fluevog.html
sounds like a good read - no surprise you are a talented writer.
Shots and Sirens
Can't wait to read all other posts on S. Will be blog hopping this weekend.
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congratulations on the new book
S is for steam engine https://heavygators.blogspot.com/2022/04/a-to-z-challenge-s-is-for-steam-engine.html
Congrats on the book. I could have sworn I posted yesterday but maybe I didn't. I was a little Stumperfied
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