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J.R. Sparlin discusses things

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Robin Hood Interview

When I used to teach public speaking, I had to assign an interview.  I wrote the following example to teach the concept of primary and follow-up questions.  I never used it – probably should have.

Robin Hood Interview

  1. Where did you get your hood?
    • Did you get to pick the color?
    • Was it used or new?

  1. Do you mind having a girl’s name?
    • If you could pick another name, what would it be?
    • If you could choose a different bird name, what would it be?

  1. Do you think Maid Marion is hot?
    • How hot is she?
    • Do you think anyone else is hotter?

  1. Tell us about your greatest exploit.
    • Would you change anything about this exploit if you could?
    • What would be your ultimate exploit?

  1. Who is cooler, you or King Arthur?
    • Did you ever meet King Arthur?
    • Who is hotter, Maid Marion or Guinevere?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"The Angel of the Bastille" To Be Published

I’ve spent the last few days recovering from the tornado that ripped by one-half mile from my house.  I am very grateful that my family and I are all okay.  The power went out and we lost all the food in the fridge, but that’s a very small price.

But I did get some good news yesterday.  My short story, “The Angel of the Bastille,” was accepted for publication in Timeless, a young adult e-anthology of historical and historical fantasy stories.  It’s being published by Pugalicious Press, a great new small publisher.  More details as they emerge!

I am also now on Goodreads under the name Jennifer Sparlin.  I’m still working the bugs out of my author profile, but please stop by!  

Sunday, April 8, 2012

More Egg Jokes!

What do you call an egg that becomes a priest?

What do you call an egg that wins the lottery?

What do you call an egg society that is based on farming?

Happy Easter! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Egg Jokes! AND Amazon Reviews of The Sea at Mughain

Here are some egg jokes!

What do you call an egg that knows a lot of different stuff?

What do you call an egg that believes in equality?

What do you call an egg that repeats itself?
Egg cetera

Okay, back to book stuff.  There have been two lovely reviews of The Sea at Mughain on Amazon, which is very exciting.  You can see them here:

Happy Palm Sunday!