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Friday Funnies: Summer Burnout!

Hello My Happy People!

I hope you are all having a great day and have something wonderful planned for this weekend. With luck, your weather is not doing its impersonation of hell on earth and you can get out and enjoy some great outdoor activities. P.R. and I plan to get out a bit this weekend and go do some shopping at an outdoor market. I just hope the rain in the forecast holds off until we can get back home.

I feel like I have been working on Into the West: Family Ties forever. This one is dragging out much longer than all of the other books. I think the nice weather has had something to do with this mindset as well. Who wants to be inside working when the weather is warm and sunny!

I think I am having a bit of summer burnout. Unlike the other books, when I sit down to write Into the West: Family Ties, I spend a lot of time just staring at my computer screen, not wanting to write. It is so different from all the other books where I would sit down and end up writing too much, which is why it originally became a serial, I had a lot more story to tell.

But now it feels like something in me just doesn't want to finish this serial and I am not sure why. I am continuing to work on it. It is progressing and I love the story as it is unfolding, but it's like trying to jog in molasses. Maybe that is a good thing, my mind is slowing down to get the story right ... not fast. I will keep trudging and it will eventually get to the end. I think next week we may have another sneak peek.

We got some great news this week here at Burckhardt Books. We have an interview set for Lisa Sillaway, The Social Media Professor. If you ever struggle with making your social media marketing effective and memorable, you will want to check out her interview. She has some great tips to improve your online presence and if you don't feel up to doing it on your own, you can always hire Lisa to do it for you. The first part of her inview will air Aug. 10th.

We also got word that, while Dianne did not make it to the finals in the HER-Abilities category for the 2022 SheInspires Awards, the judges thought she was a better fit for their SHEro category and awarded her finalist standing in that. The awards ceremony will be in Bolton in the UK this November and Dianne and P.R. are already making plans to attend.

I think that catches us up on most of our news. Be sure to check out this week's episode of Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt with special guest Allie Alvis, also known as Book Historia on social media. Allie has had a fascinating career and shares wonderful stories of the history of books, publishing, rebinding illuminated manuscripts, and so much more. If you love books like we do, you will not want to miss this interview!

Have a great weekend, people!


Q: Where do math teachers love to go while on vacation?

A: Times Square

Q: Why are elephants ready to go to the pool?

A: They have their trunks with them.

Q: Where do ghosts like to go fishing?

A: On Lake Eerie.

Q: What is a sheep's favorite vacation destination?

A: The Baaa-hamas.

Q: What is a shark's favorite place to vacation?

A: Finland!

Q: What part of a fish weighs the most?

A: Its scales.

Q: Why did the robot take a vacation?

A: He wanted to recharge his batteries.

Q: Where is the funniest place to vacation?

A: The Flint Hills, they're hill-arious.

Q: Why won’t oysters share their pearls?

A: Because they are shellfish.

Q: How does a mermaid call her friends?

A: With a shell phone.

Q: What does currency can you find on the beach?

A: Sand dollars.

Q: Why did the detectives stakeout the beach?

A: He heard something fishy was going on there.

And last but not least ...

Q: What kind of sandwich do mermaids take on a picnic?

A: Peanut butter and jellyfish.

Every Kid In Summer

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