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Hello Dumplings!

I have three things I would like to say before we start thisΒ cringy post!

  1. Please don’t throw tomatoes at me
  2. I know, this is like, THE 13th KotLC post this year
  3. Aha, yes, I have been dying! (Emotionally guys. Not physically. You would’ve already had a melodramatic post by now if I was really dying)

Alright, now we can continue. As you can tell by the title, I made KotLC quizes. And no, it isn’t easy. It takes a lot of work. I haven’t shared them yet,Β so you peoples are going to be the first to do them! And the only people to do them.

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Soo you wanna take them?

Oh, you do? That’s a surprise!

/Character Quiz\

/Ability Quiz\

/Enemy Quiz\

Be sure to leave your results below in the comments, and some feedback as well! I don’t know how well they turned out, but I kind of trust myself with these, because the others ones are unacurete, mostly because some of them were made a long time ago.

Well, that’s all! Unless you want a meme, then I can totally give you one!

HA

Signing out,

∴β™₯~Mary Elizabeth~β™₯∴

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Giveaway!!!!!

Hey! Check out this SUPER CUTE giveaway!

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Guys!!!

I can’t believe it!

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I HAVE 100 FOLLOWERS!

LIKE WHAAAAAAAATTT!

I never thought when I started this blog I would reach 100! You guys are such amazing followers and your comments always make my day! You are amazing! So just to show you how much I appreciate you, I’m doing a giveaway!!!

*throws confetti*

Yay! I am so excited!


A couple things before you enter:

This is for U.S.A residents only. I know I have followers from the UK and i’m sorry to say you wont be able to enter. 😒 It’s not that I don’t love you guys it’s just with shipping overseas it can be expensive.

The winner will be announced May 28th! You can enter up to the 27th!

Entering will get you 1 point. There are 2 other things you can do in the form where you enter…

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Interview with Author Marsha Hubler

Well Howdy! Fancy seeing you here!

I don’t know why your here, but I am here to share an interview with one of my favorite Christian authors, Marsha Hubler.

About Marsha:

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Marsha is the author of the eight-book best-selling Keystone Stables juvenile fiction series by Zonderkidz. Her newest release for kids 10 and older is TOMMI POCKETS. She also is the author of The Loves of Snyder County Amish Fiction Trilogy, three other kids’ books, a Bible study guide for ladies, and a homeschooling helps book. She has a master’s degree in education, has over 48 years experience in education, and is presently a homeschool consultant in central Pennsylvania. Marsha has always loved kids and horses. She’s been a foster parent and had owned horses for over 20 years. Her “Skye and Champ” stories in the Keystone Stables books reflect many of her own “wild” experiences with kids and horses. She also loves dogs and has two mixed terriers, Sparky and Bailey, whom she adopted from a no-kill rescue shelter. Living in a rural farm area of Pennsylvania affords Marsha the luxury of enjoying her three-acre property with her two dogs. She has a goldfish pond and a gazebo in her backyard. Most of all, she is thankful to God for allowing her to write books. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of eleven, and now she can look back and see how God prepared her to write books. She considers it a special calling to write, especially for young people, and shareΒ biblicalΒ principles with which her readers can have happy and productive lives. Marsha loves to hear from her fans and horse lovers. Visit her at http://www.marshahublerauthor.com or at her two blogs: http://www.horsefactsbymarshahubler.wordpress.com and http://www.marshahubler.wordpress.com

Credits Link

Keystone Stables

For horse-loving young readers comes……The Keystone Stables series, where a tough foster child named Skye learns about love and forgiveness through a beautiful quarter horse named Champ.

Thirteen-year-old Skye Nicholson has become an expert at making sure no one will ever hurt her again. After her cold and angry behavior and numerous offenses remove her from more foster home placements than she cares to count, she’s headed toward juvenile detention. But then she’s given one last chanceβ€”an opportunity to live at Keystone Stables, a foster home and therapy camp where she meets a beautiful sorrel horse named Champ. As hard as she tries, she can’t deny she loves Champβ€”but her refusal to accept her new foster parents and their Christian faith might mean losing Champ forever.

A Horse to Love:

  • is written by an author who has firsthand experience with horses and foster care
  • is a contemporary and realistic plot, with an inspirational Christian message
  • features a character with special needs
  • contains extensive back matter on different horse breeds, how to care for them, and horsemanship, as well as facts, diagrams, and a glossary of horse terms so girls can better know their favorite animal

 

-Google Books

The Interview

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1. Can you give my readers some insight on what your Keystone Stables books about?
The eight Keystone Stables books are about a foster kid, Skye Nicholson, who is rebellious and very unhappy when the books start. However, she goes to a loving foster home with Tom and Eileen Chambers, who also have a therapy riding academy, which has to have horses, of course. Through their love and Skye’s love for a horse named Champ, Skye comes to know Jesus as her Savior, and her life is changed for the better. Then she starts helping the other foster kids who come to Keystone Stables.
2. Skye is an amazing compassionate character. And thatΒ is mostly because of horse therapy. Can you explain horse therapy?
Horses are amazing animals. They can sense when you love them, when you’re afraid of them, or when you’re mean-spirited. But well-trained therapy horses love to work with kids who are hurting. They can sense when kids have been hurt in their past, so they’re very gentle and obedient to teach the riders that they can learn to ride a horse; therefore, they can learn to overcome their fears in life and be successful in school and when they grow up with a job and their own family.
3. My favorite character is probably Tanya. Who is (One! Hard to chose, am I right?) of your favorite characters from your books?
My favorite character is Skye because she’s kind of a mix of the 12 foster kids I had a long time ago. I also like her because after she asks Jesus to save her, most of the time she acts like a Christian kid should act, to be loving and forgiving of others.

Most of the time. XD
4. There are a lot of horse characters in Keystone Stables! Where any of them based off of your own horsey pals?
I did have horses for 20 years, and I did have a beautiful Quarter Horse named Coke, but he was a palomino. In book two, the horse is a Tennessee Walker. I had several Walkers over the years, which were my favorite riding horses because they’re so smooth like a rocking chair.
5. What was your first experience like when your first Foster kid came into your care?
Our first foster kid was a 14-year-old girl who was a student in the Christian school where I was the principal. She had major family problems and had to get away from her step dad. She was only with us a few months until her mother got divorced, and the girl was able to go home. But some of our foster kids were with us three years until they graduated from high school.

That’s very interesting!
6. Funniest thing one of your horses have ever done?
My sweetest horse was Rex, half Quarter Horse/half Tenn. Walker bay. He was only 14 1/2 hands high and sweet as sugar. The funniest thing he would do was smell that I had sugar cubes in my jacket pocket and nudge me with his nose until I’d give them to him. He’s gone a long time, and I still miss him terribly. He died of old age.

Awe! My* horse Spirit absoultly adores carrots!Β 

*He is technicly my families horse, but I still love him!
7. Your books have one amazing quality that most horse books don’t have. It’s an amazing book for kids, with Christian standards! Was it hard to get your book published because of that?
It was not difficult getting those books published because God set up a meeting for me with an editor who worked at Zondervan, the publishing company. I met the woman at a writers’ conference, and she asked me to write the series. It was a “God thing.” God has our lives all planned out. All we have to do is study hard, work hard, and pray for His perfect will in our lives, and God will open up wonderful opportunities for us to serve Him. I never dreamed I’d have a best-selling series. There are 250,000 of the series in print. I’m now writing my 21st book in my TOMMI POCKETS series.

That is such a God-thing!
8. Skye often has a hard time dealing with headstrong kids, like Sooze for example. Did you have any foster kids who had that quality?
Sooze is actually based on one of my foster kids whose name is Susan. She was thrilled that I used her name in the book. And the scene where Sooze is on the porch roof ready to burn her house down really happened. That’s exactly how I met Susan and how she came to live with me for a while. The real Susan is now 50 years old and a grandmother.

Wow, that is seriously amazing. I never would’ve thought!
9. Who inspired you to write the first Keystone book?
I must say that God inspired me to write the series through my meeting the editor of Zondervan at the writers’ conference. Up until she asked me to write for Zondervan, I thought I was to write Bible studies because I had one Bible study already published, and I was working on a series of them. Since the Keystone Stables, I’ve written 10 other fiction books, but I’ve never gone back to write Bible studies.

Very cool!Β 

 


 

Special Thanks to Mrs. Marsha for doing this interview with me! You can check out her Keystone Stables books on amazon or on Zondervan.com.

Thank you so much for reading!

~ Mary Elizabeth

🌸🌼Photography 🌼🌸

Hello Dumpling!

I am here with photography from my grandmothers house. Yeah, I know, probably shouldn’t be going over to my grandmas house, but come on, let’s not get too crazy. We didn’t hug or touch each other, so I’m all good.

Maybe.

Anyway, without further ado, my latest photography.

 

 

Angle is confusing.. But only if you are without imagination.Β 
I love it when the wind rustles through the leaves, and the sun peaks through. It’s the most relaxing thing.
My grandmother’s garden was my favorite place to play as a kid. It was like a secret garden.Β 
Not a cloud in the sky on this fine day. The trees’ bright green leaves contrast against bright blue sky.Β 
Have you ever had to blindly take a picture because the sun was in your eyes? Well this was one of them. One of my favorites actually.
“Roses are red, Violets are blue, WHY DOES EVERYONE WANT TO GO BACK TO JAKKU?” May the Forth be with you!
Pelicans, the Louisiana state bird. I love pelican dΓ©cor, just because it gives me a sense of home.Β 
Another Pelican pic! Let’s name him Morris, shall we?Β 
This one was difficult to photograph, because of the really shady area. But with the perfect filter, I gave it angle.
Don’t you love bright colors against dark colors? It’s like a little peace of hope, sprouting out of the ground.Β 
This was my 2nd favorite part of the garden. Why is this here? No idea. Sadly, the pump isn’t vintage, it’s decoration.Β 
It’s funny how some things you don’t notice until you look closer.
The fence, again. xDΒ 
When you don’t know what to take a picture of, look up. – UnknownΒ 
I am not quite sure what this is, but I’mΒ guessingΒ it’s a wind chime. Although it never chimes.

Thanks for tuning into this post everyone! Be sure to tell me which one was your favorite!

Bye!

Β  ~Mary Elizabeth



Collab With Mary @ Wild Writing Dreams

Hello Dumplings!

Today I will be doing a collaboration with Mary from Wild Writing Dreams! She is such an awesome blogger, and one of my best blogging friends! And if you didn’t notice, we have the same name! I’ll be answering questions she gave me, and later on her blog she’ll be answering the questions I gave her!Β 

You can follow her blog by clicking the link bellow!

Click here to go to her blog!

Seriously, click the link and follow her!

Now that you have followed her blog, you can continue reading this post!Β 

Lets go on with the questions!


What is something you’re really good at?

I feel like I’m really good at acting, but I need lessons. I also like/enjoy singing, and I’m pretty good at it, but not Broadway good. But pretty good. Its hard to explain.


What’s the first thing you notice when you meet a new person?

I notice their clothes, then their hair. Then I look at their face LOL


What’s your favorite drink?

I like to get a peach tea or a raspberry tea from Sonic. But if I don’t have that option (sadness) I get a pink lemonade.Β (I’m so southern lol)

Do you have/have you ever had a crush on a book character? If so, who and why?

*giggles awkwardly*

There once was a boy, whos name was Keefe Sencen. I feel in love at first read.Β  And he’s also an elf so I mean, how could you say no?!

Β (I’m cool I swear.)


Β What skill would you like to master/get better at?

Β Like I said in the first answer, I would like to get better at acting. πŸ˜‰


What’s your favorite post of yours been?

Oh um, probably the KotLCΒ  Tag, or the Woman’s Suffrage post. But sadly enough, the post I get the most comments on is a giveaway. Smh


What made you want to start blogging?

Why did you start blogging? Tell me in the comments!

(Its a long story cut me some slack)


Β What has been one of your happiest/best blogging moments?

When I swapped to WordPress, and I got 5 whole comments! (Pitiful, but true.)Β I was on blogspot, and guys, its the worst platform. No offense, but it truly is the worst. WordPress is so much easier. (I’m not saying your blog is bad, I’m just saying the platform is bad.)

 

Do you want to be famous? And if so, what do you want to be famous for?

Hmmm yes. I like acting, and singing, so maybe a bit of both. (Watch out Disney Channel, you’re about to get your next Dove Cameron.)Β 

I also like to try new things, so if anything, I’d be famous for that. (IDK where I’m going with this oh well.)

 

Where do you hope to be with your blog in the next few years?

Hopefully with better content, possibly more followers, an Etsy shop, and a new blog design.Β  πŸ˜‰

(SPOILER ALERT BELOW)

 

Write at least a sentence about why Keefe Sencen is your favorite character (from Keeper of the Lost Cities)

Keefe Sencen is my favorite character because he is funny, lovable, snarky, sarcastic, and he doesn’t let anyone break him. He always finds a joke in everything, (All hail King Keefe of the Dwarves!) and he has flaws.

His hair deserves a whole paragraph, I mean, Keefe puts the sun to shame. (Pls agree I need fellow Keefe lovers)Β 

And I don’t know why people find him annoying! He brightens up the books, and he has not disappointed anyone. We can all count on Keefe to be reliable. (Except for the end of nightfall. I threw my book across the room)

Β Keefe actually cares about Sophie, and her feelings. (He is an empath) Something Fitz has failed at. Fitz is kind of mean to Sophie in Legacy, because he is selfish.Β omgwhy

Keefe cares! So, why I’m I talking about this? Oh right, the questions. xDΒ 


 

Those are all of the questions! Thank you so much Mary for agreeing to do this collab with me! You’re the bomb!Β 

Thank you guys so much for reading this post, and I had so much fun answering these questions!Β And make sure to check out Mary’s blog if you skipped that other link.Β 

Click Here!

I also have a small announcement, and I didn’t want to put it in the title because then you would skip over everything. Anyway, I have a email newsletter! It’s owned and operated by yours truly! I didn’t use MailChimp because it was a little complicated….

Anyway, you can find the link on my sidebar! —->

 

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The Real Neat Blog Award – Thanks Karl!

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Don’t ask why this is here, for I do not know.

Hello Dumplings!

It is I, Mary. And I am here with a tag! First and foremost, I would like to thank Karl Bickerstaff for nominating me. Welcome to the blogosphere Karl!

Click here to get to hisΒ AWESOME super cool blog!: https://thewizardswarehouse.wordpress.com/

rules

1. Display the blog award logo in your blog.

2. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.

3. Do not forget to link to their blogging website.

4. Answer all the questions they have given you.

5. Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers of your choice.

6. Ask them 7 questions.

 

questions

What is your favorite board game?

Uhhh… Hmmmm…. Apples to Apples? (Don’t worry, it’s the kids version. lol)

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Given the time, what non-fiction book would you write?

I’m not sure what you mean… But I’m guessing a book that takes place in real life.. I guess a book about someone who travels the world. Kind of like a travel journal book. (C) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
What is your Myers-Briggs personality type?

I shall now look this up on le web.

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I am back, with my results. I am ENTP-A. Huh.
What food could you eat every other weekend for the rest of your life?

Dude………. Oh wait. Five Guys cheeseburgers. Duh.Β 
If A=2B, and B is not less than 7, then why did the chicken cross the road?

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….wut….

Tolkien or Rowling (choose carefully)?

Is Messenger an option? Because I’ve read neither of those..
On a scale of 1 to 17, how likely is it that this question is using binary?

17? You didn’t say he/she them/they. Is it bad I had to look up what binary means?

 

i nominate

Mary @ Wild Writing Dreams

Peranna @ Life Without A Latte

Faye J Rose @ Entrees of an Alaskan Journal

Raegan @ Raegan’s Full Mind

Kaelyn @ Kaelyn’s Life

Caryle Krul

And anyone who is wearing blue.Β 

 

the questions i have for you

When was the last time you saw a meme and laughed so hard you couldn’t breath?

Are you on any other socials? (Instagram, Twitter, Fandom…)

Have you ever eaten a whole lemon?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

What makes you unique?

If you had to save one thing in a fire, what would you save? (Besides people)

If you had to dye your hair, what color would you dye it?

 


 

That is all I have for you today! Sadness, right? But, I do have good news! On Monday I have a special collab!

Yeeeee!

I cannot tell you with who though, because that will be a secret between me and them.

Welp, That’s Mary for ya!

Byeee!

~ Mary Elizabeth ~

 

Keeper of the Lost Cites and Online Giveaway Winners!

Hello Dumplings!

First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the late post, things have been a tad hectic lately. Even in a global pandemic, a family of ten will always be busy.

Always.

Anywho, I know you are all DYING to find out who won, so lets see who won!

I used the Wheel of Names website to pick the names, and I screenshoted the wheel and the name.

The first winner is the winner of the KotLC book, which I know you’ll love.

Lets spin the wheel!

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CONGRATS LILLY!

I will be sending you an email shortly, and I will give you 48 hours to respond, or I’ll have to pick another winner.

And now the winner of the Online giveaway, which will include, a pack of 5 free images, a guest post on my blog, and a whole year of featured images!

Lets spin the wheel again!

(This one had some technical difficulties, so I only have one picture this time)

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CONGRATS FAYE!

I will be also sending you an email with your free images shortly!

That just about wraps up this post! Thank you all so much for entering this giveaway, and if you would like to purchess a copy of Keeper of the Lost Cities, I would recomend going to bookoutlet.com.

Thanks again everyone!

 

~Mary Elizabeth