Mama Diaries

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ebook Giveaway and Bringing Back the Dinosaurs

I'm giving away free ebooks on Facebook as part of a Christmas Author Fest that's going on over there.  I'm also celebrating getting 500 likes on my Facebook fan page.  Because you are all so awesome, I didn't want to leave you guys out of the fun, so here's the information on how to get free electronic copies of That Mama is a Grouch and That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN.  (I'm still giving hard copies of them each Friday in December, so be sure to stop by again for that.)

That Mama is a Grouch is available on Smashwords.  Use coupon code ZW62Y.  Offer expires December 31, 2013.

That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN is available on Amazon.  Offer expires December 22, 2013.


Now for the story:

"Mama," my nine-year-old son said.  "Wouldn't it be cool to have a Tyrannosaurus Rex?"

I looked at that kid.  "No.  T-Rexes are pretty fierce.  I wouldn't want one running around my house!'

"But Mama, if you trained it when it was a baby, I'm sure it could be good."

"No, Bubba.  A T-Rex is not a creature that can be domesticated.  And even if it was good, it would take one step and demolish everything!"

He thought about that.  "How about a pterodactyl? It would be like a big parakeet."

I shook my head.  "You couldn't have a dinosaur even if you wanted one.  They're extinct."

"I could bring them back to life from fossils."

"Really?"

The boy grinned.  "Yeah.  You can extract their DNA from the rocks and grow a new one."

"I don't think so, Bubba."

"I know it can be done.  And when I'm a grown up, I'm going to do it!"

So, ladies and gentlemen, if in about twenty years you see a triceratops in your backyard, you can thank Bubba.






24 comments:

  1. Free! Thanks!
    Don't let Science dictate what he can and can't do!

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    1. I don't think Bubba will let anything dictate what he can't do!

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  2. You can't dream much bigger than that! ;)

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  3. Sell tickets and make a bunch of dough

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    1. Good thinking! Cashing in on his big ideas is a good thing!

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  4. I would suggest staying away from the carnivorous dinosaurs. They always ruin the fun.

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  5. I told you he's a danger to society :)

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  6. Please be careful when you send Bubba to college.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes. We don't want them putting more crazy ideas in his head, or letting him actually implement his crazy ideas!

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  7. Keep them pinned in your backyard please

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  8. Now THAT is a career-oriented kid ;) Thanks for the giveaway info - it sounds great!

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  9. We'll know exactly who to contact if we have an unrelenting urge for a dinosaur. D

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  10. I always wanted a pet dinosaur too. Seriously. But I'd go for the vegetarian variety.

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    1. Yes. Those meat-eating ones can be hazardous to your health!

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  11. Hi, Sherry. I hope you will stop by to accept an award that I've nominated you for.

    http://susannedrazic.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-award-nominees-are.html

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