50,000 HITS!

WOW. I’ll say it again…WOW!!!

It’s been a little over a year and here we are at 50K. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Thank you for your continued visits, comments and linking! We’re glad for all the time you spend here at The Bookshelf Muse, and that you find our Thesaurus Collection and ramblings on writing useful.

I wanted to do something special for this big milestone, and as luck would have it, I recently attended my VERY FIRST BOOK SIGNING for a very good writer friend of mine, Janet MacLeod. She is a Canadian YA author who’s debut novel, Waiting to Score is finally on the shelf!

Did I mention I happened to be at the front of the line at the signing, and my book was the first one she’s ever signed? EVER. I mean, how freakin’ cool is that? And even cooler is the fact that I bought two signed copies. One for me, and one for you!

Waiting to Score

Quirky 15-year-old Zack Chase is a smart, talented hockey player who knows how to score on the ice. Hockey’s in his blood. Trouble is he’s not so sure he wants to follow his late father’s footsteps to become a professional hockey player. But, Zack’s Mom is determined he’ll make it to the pros, no matter what.

When Zack and his Mom move to a new town, incidents on ice and off force Zack to dig deep to find out who he really is–and what he really wants. Is it Jane, the hockey hating Goth girl he’s wildly intrigued with? Or an easier, sure thing?

Soon, Zack faces sore losers, drinking problems, and his own screw-ups with girls. Zack discovers the hard way that sometimes secrets have tragic and far-reaching consequences. He ultimately learns that there are some things that can never be undone, no matter how much he may want it.


Leave us a comment! I’ll assign a number to each of you, and then do a drawing on Monday, April 6th around noon.

Want to up your chances of winning? Here’s how…

Leave a comment, you get 1 entry. (one comment only, please)
Leave a comment stating you’re a present Follower, you will get 2 entries.
Leave a comment stating you’re linking to our contest on your blog, you’ll get 2 entries. If you tell us you’re a follower too, that’s 3 entries in total!


Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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29 Responses to 50,000 HITS!

  1. courtney says:

    I’m late to the party, but I don’t think it’s too late for congrats! CONGRATULATIONS ON 50K, LADIES! And CONGRATS ON YOUR DEBUT, JANET! Yays all around for both of you!!

  2. Becca says:

    Awesome! Keep ’em coming 🙂

  3. Inkblot says:

    *is excited, a follower, and going to post an announcement on the blog*


  4. Shelli says:

    congras on your visits!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hope your own book signings are soon, Angela! ‘Grats on the 50K! I’m now officially a follower.

  6. Roy Buchanan says:

    Well, I think I’m a follower. Could be an interesting read.

  7. Love sporty books!! Congrats!! And I’m a follower. 🙂

  8. heyjude says:

    Hey, 50,000!!! Wow! Impressive.

    And nice contest idea. I’m a follower as you know and an advocate for your site.

  9. Tabitha says:

    Wow, 50,000 hits! That’s awesome, congrats!! 🙂

    And I’d love to enter the contest. I’m a present follower (have been for ages). 🙂

    Congrats again! 🙂

  10. Hi girls I’m a follower! Geez, that sounds a bit weird, mum always told me to be a leader *g*.

  11. Kat says:

    Cool contest! I’m a follower- weee!

  12. Angela says:

    Thanks everyone! I now see a problem to this contest–I want everyone to win!

    Good luck, folks! 🙂

  13. Nate K. says:

    I’m a follower and I’m linking to the contest! 😀


  14. Bish Denham says:

    Congratualtions Bookshelf Muse! I saw in Writer’s Digest they listed only ONE website for children. Verla’s didn’t even make the list.

  15. Denise Jaden says:

    Congrats on your 50k! And I am a follower :).

  16. Lady Glamis says:

    Looks like a great book! And that is cool that you’re always first in line. 😀

    I’m a follower and have been for a long time. You guys rock!

  17. Windsong says:

    Yay for books! I’m here and a follower. 🙂

  18. Commenting…as a current follower…and posting a link to my blog.

    YAY, me!!

  19. Eric says:

    Congrats on the 50K. I’m a follower, and I’ll definitely link it.

  20. I’m a follower! Congrats on the success of your awesome blog!

  21. Casey says:

    Congrats on 50k! I’m a follower and I’ll link!

  22. Meri says:

    Fun contest. Always great to promote our Canadian authors. Love The Bookshelf Muse, can’t wait to see it in print.

  23. Meri says:

    Great contest, it is so great that you are promoting our Canadian authors. I love Bookshelf muse and hope to see it in print!

  24. Teri says:

    Sounds like a great book!

    I’m a follower and posted a link to this on my blog.

    Congrats to Janet MacLeod on her debut novel!

  25. PJ Hoover says:

    I’m a follower!
    And you rock!

  26. Serenissima says:

    Congrats on 50K! Sounds like a fun book.

  27. I agree with Andy! Great idea for a contest. I am a follower and I love the blog. I hope to see it in print soon!

    I’ll be sure to link to the contest from my blog.

    The bookshelf muse has been posted on SCBWI so I’m sure you’ll get a lot of viewers from there 🙂

  28. Andy says:

    What a great contest! I’m a follower!

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