Quote of the Day -5/5/09

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
— Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Great Hunt Completed!

Peter here again. Today at around 9:00 p.m. in Venice, Italy, intrepid Wheel of Time fan Federico located the final The Great Hunt code's hiding place . . . and confirmed that the code was no longer there. Maybe someone saw Brandon's friend Ryan place it on top of this photo booth, perhaps via the prominent security camera, but in any case the clue is gone.

If you have a theory about what happened to the code, post it with the hashtag #wotghfinalcode. However, all is not lost. Brandon suspected things like this might happen, so he made duplicates of all the code stickers. We'll be mailing Federico the code. But that doesn't mean you all have to wait to read the unencrypted text . . . by complete coincidence, Membir guessed the code in the last few hours. It's "An Unexpected Ally" and was code #28. Jordo has now unlocked the code and you can read the full text.

Congrats to all the hunters. Federico was actually the second person to check the photo booth, but the first Wheel of Time fan and the first to get his picture taken by the booth. WoT fan Claire tracked down a tourist (Lori) who was in Venice and convinced her to check the booth earlier in the day. Even before this, not satisfied to wait, intrepid fans started making educated guesses at the partially revealed text. You can see their efforts here and compare them with the final document. Good job, everyone!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where's Rebecca?

Hi everyone!

As you may have heard, I've moved to Hawaii. Yes, my husband got a job at BYU-H and so here we are in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!

So if any of you are ever here in Laie, please stop by. We love visitors. Here's my new contact info:

Rebecca J. Carlson
55-444 Iosepa St.
Laie, HI  96762


Saturday, July 3, 2010

What are you currently working on?

Hey everyone! Long time no see. How is everyone doing? Still writing? I hope so!

Let's touch base on the writing world, too... What are you currently writing/reading? :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Writing contest

Kidlit.com has a writing contest going on--enter up to the first 500 words of your polished manuscript by January 31st for a chance to win.  The grand prize is a 15 page critique by Mary Kole, the agent who runs the site.  For more information, click here.  

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Looks like things are really changing at the WIFYR workshop. They're holding it at Waterford in Sandy, not at BYU, and they're not even offering it through Continuing Education.

Registration should open next week. The two sci-fi/fantasy teachers are Brandon Mull and Dave Wolverton. I am so excited! Here's the link to the Twitter page:


Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Hey! Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone is out for purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least, I just found out it was. I just bought it and it looks fantastic! I can't wait to read it. It's just the sort of book I love. AND I've met the author, who will have to sign it if ever I see her again. Hooray!

sorry about all the exclamation marks. I seem to have used my quota for the year of 2010.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Who's on Facebook & Twitter?

I've done a better job staying in touch with my 2nd WIFYR group than my first one. A few of us convinced several in the group to join Twitter. It's been fun and educational for me to keep tabs on their lives, but mostly it's been motivational. Since this group has withered a bit, I was wondering if perhaps you folks have moved on to Facebook and Twitter.

Here's my contact info. Please post yours in a comment. Let's try to stay in touch.

http://twitter.com/DouglasCootey - My creative stream and the one I recommend you follow. My writing centric stream. Low traffic.
http://twitter.com/SplinteredMind - A blog stream full of all the kinetic links and thoughts of my world. For some reason 820 people follow it. Mental health & politics color this stream considerably.