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Friday Funnies: Sleep Deprived Brain ...



Hello My Happy People,


I hope your week ended much better than mine did. We are still have issues with electronics in our home and it seems like we are making some progress ... but more needs to be made!


I had a wonderful conversation with mystery author J.C. Fuller, at least what I remember was wonderful. My poor sleep deprived brain is starting to refuse to function without proper care. So I will be making this short today to go rest and try to get back to "my normal" functioning level. Have a fantastic weekend poeple!



Enjoy,

Dianne





And now ... on with the jokes!


Q: Why did the turtle sleep all day?

A: It was a noc-turtle.


Q: Why do clowns always wake up with stiff necks?

A: Because they sleep funny.


Q: If you fall asleep on a jigsaw puzzle, how do you wake up?

A: With a puzzled look on your face.


Q: Why do clowns wear horns on their shoes?

A: To keep their feet from falling asleep.


Q: Where do boulders sleep?

A: On bedrocks.


Q: Where do jellyfish sleep?

A: On the ocean bed.


Q: Where do lilies sleep?

A: In a flowerbed.


Q: What do you get when you cross a duck and a rooster?

A: A bird that wakes you up at the quack of dawn.


Q: Why did the man sleep in the fireplace?

A: Because he wanted to sleep like a log.


Q: Did you hear about the lady who likes to sleep on her reading lamp?

A: She was a light sleeper.


And last but not least ...


Q: What did the sleep-deprived cowboy say to his cow who was mooing all night long?

A: Hush up and go to sleep ... it’s pasture bedtime.



Nate Bargatze's Best Parenting Jokes



Did you catch me on The How To Podcast Series with Dave Campbell? Check it out...after you listen to today's podcast, of course!


Don't forget ...

More updates are coming on the new Book Banter Magazine coming Oct. 1st, 2023. We will have loads of mystery, thriller, scifi, horror, and anything that goes bump in the night kind of books for children and adults in this premier issue to celebrate our favorite holiday, Halloween!



Coming September 19th, 2023!

The seventh and final installment of the Into the West Saga Serial, Into the West: Family Ties.


The eBook is on pre-sale now on Amazon for only 99¢. Don't wait, click here to order your copy today and it will automatically download on September 19th. Price goes up to $2.99 Oct. 1st.



You are cordially invited to our online eBook Birthday Shower celebration. We have set the pre-sale price for the new eBook for Into the West: Family Ties at just 99¢ so everyone can help give Dianne the best birthday ever. We were going to ask for a birthday card shower to help her celebrate her birthday this year on the opposite side of the planet from her family and friends. But we decided to opt for an eBook Birthday sale instead. This way you get to give Dianne the gift of a bestseller that can actually help her writing career but you get to keep the actual gift of a new book for less than the price of even a cheap greeting card and no postage required! Click here for details.


Enjoy and have a great week people!

Dianne




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Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2023 Guest Interviews):


Carole T. Beers, Contemporary Western Mystery Author (EP 81: August 6th)

J.C. Fuller, Mystery Author and TikTok Queen (EP 82: September 6th)

Meliza Farndell, Author, Coach, Speaker (EP 83: September 13th)

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Season 2 Past Guest Interviews (2023):


LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP 51: Feb. 1)

LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)

C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)

Val Collins, author of the Aoife Walsh Books (EP 54: Feb. 22)

Kirstie Page, Visual Storyteller/Artist (EP 55: March 1st)

Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series

(EPs 56/57: March 8th/15th)

David Gibson, PhD FRSB, Author of Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes.

(EP 58: March 22nd)

Linaya DiNoto, Science Fiction Author of Lithaflora: The Chrysalis: The Forever After Series (EP 59: March 29)

Kelly Florence, Screenwriter/Podcaster and Co-Author of 5 books in The Science of Series

(EP 60: April 5)

Stephanie LaVigne, Cozy Mystery Author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies

(EPs 61/62: April 12/19)

Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), horror author/actor/musician (EP 66 & 67: May 17 & 24)

Benecia Ponder, author coach and bestselling author (EP 68: May 31)

Diann Floyd Boehm, Children's Book Author/Educator/Podcaster (EP 69: June 7th)

Angela R. Hughes, Historical Epic Fantasy Author (EP 70: June 14)

Donna Edman, Photographer/Visual Storyteller/Author (EP 71: June 21)

Wendy Jo Cerna, Inspirational Author (EP 72: June 28)

Sabrina Hammonds, Kingdom Connections Podcast and Media Agency (EP 73: July 5)

Ann Charles, Mixed Genre Mystery Author (EP 74: July 12)

Natacha Deen, YA, Adult, and Non-Fiction Author (EP 75: June 21)

Kammy Wood, The Modern Wordist, Creative Writing Consultant (EP 76: June 26)

Francesca Maria, Horror and Comic Book Author (EP 77: August 2nd)

Reenita M. Hora, Author, Creative, Entrepreneur (EP 78 & 79: August 9th & 16th)

Christopher (Chris) Denmead, Comic Book Author/Podcaster (EP 80: August 23rd)

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