Tuesday, March 26, 2019

#TipfulTuesday An Easy Reward For Readers

#TipfulTuesday An Easy Reward for Readers

My family always, and I mean always, watch movie credits to the very end. We point out unusual names. Note film locations, (especially cool to know the crew and actors went to the amazing place rather than cheat with a sound stage). Occasionally, we'll see a name honored, wonder why, then look up the information on IMDB. 

BUT the real reward comes when, as we sit alone in the theatre, an Easter egg rolls, (so many moviegoers miss this). That added trivia that gives a glimmer into the next movie in the series or explains a secret. The Easter egg can be more. It is also the treasure hidden in a scene, a cultural reference, something that only a fan would take the time to examine, discuss, then proudly proclaim: Did you see it??!! 

My question is: why do movies get all the fun?

You may say, she's probably crazy enough to read through the acknowledgment pages in a book. I do! You would be surprised what tips can be found there. The best one: how to write an interesting acknowledgment page, (every person you mention will read it and show it to their friends and family...and well, it says something about you, the author).

Back to the point. 

So...my newest book, Fire and Thorn, release date April 10, has...wait for it...an Easter egg. Readers who look for this treasure will find it. 

Once the idea popped in my head, I was so excited to choose what to reveal, write the Easter egg then find a place to hide it. This is so awesome!!

You gotta try it.

~Mary Vee
Image by Larisa Koshkina from Pixabay 

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Mary Vee -Rock climbing, white-water rafting, and hiking top Mary’s list of ways to enjoy a day. She was homeless for a time, was a teacher, a missionary, and married an Air Force vet. Mary has been a finalist in several writing contests and writes for her King.
Visit Mary at her WebsiteBlog, and her ministry blog to families: God Loves Kids. Or chat on Facebook or Twitter
 Meet my new fantasy story, Fire and Thorn.  Release date: April 4
The Perfect Easter Gift!

The day the king of Aerlis heroically dies and his lovely queen is viciously carried off to the dark north, dragons invade the land. Crops and homes near the border burn to the ground. Prince Gilbert must give up what he wants most to save his father's kingdom and himself.
The Keeper of the Kingdom advises Gilbert to go into the north country where he will find the answers he seeks, great wealth, and power. But the north is infested with dragons.
Gilbert's wise uncle instructs him to go to the Valley of Sharon and bring back what can only be seen by the bright and morning star. This quest alone will save the kingdom. The journey requires sacrifice and is filled with great danger, the same perils that recently killed his father. 
Time is short. One choice will save his kingdom. The other will silence him and his people--forever.

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