Here's more good news for those of you who like freebies (and who among us doesn't like freebies, am I right?)! In addition to the paperback book giveaway of Clingstone I'm promoting from my website, the e-book version of Clingstone will be available for FREE from Amazon for five consecutive days, beginning this Thursday. Those dates are April 21-25, 2016, so get to Amazon and download it in anticipation of a lovely spring weekend reading beneath the flowering trees. Enjoy!
As a regular part of my blog, I’m going to decipher some of the more unusual expressions found in Clingstone. I developed my characters’ vernacular by examining 19th century dictionaries, correspondence, and civil war diaries. Some phrases were quaint, others imaginative, and still others downright odd. Several make me smile, and I can’t help but think our modern lexicon would benefit from their resurgence. A vernacular renaissance, so to speak. I’ve even provided examples reimagining them in contemporary conversations; all you need do is insert them in everyday chats, and voila! Your friends and family will instantly be baffled, but also impressed. Now go forth and share these charming colloquialisms!
Acknowledge the corn-to admit to or acknowledge a wrongdoing
Honey-fuggle-to deceive or mislead
To give him the mitten- an expression describing a girl who rejects her suitor
To give him Jesse-to thrash, to beat up
I’m giving away an autographed paperback copy of Clingstone this month!
The contest runs throughout the entire month and is open to participants in the continental United States. Simply submit your name and email address via the contact form. The winner will be announced in my blog post on May 1. Good luck!
*Names and emails are for contest purposes only. All contact information will be deleted after the contest ends. The winner’s contact information will be deleted once mailing information is received and book is confirmed delivered.*