New and Different…For Me

I discovered a festival the other day, the Wild Sound Festival to be exact, and found a great little contest they had going for ‘log lines’ for your screenplay, script, or novel. I entered a log line for Dragon on My Neck and went on about my business. This evening they sent me an email with a link…my Dragon on My Neck has a page on their site! 

I know there are a LOT of people who have done this and have their own pages on this site. I also know that I have never had this done before so I am super excited for this opportunity! Of course, I didn’t enter the bigger contest because, let’s face it, no matter how awesome cool and great for the dragons having a professional actor read aloud would be…I don’t have the money or the supporters to enter a contest like this…yet. However, if you want to visit the page, ooh and ahh over the minimalism of it, and hit the facebook ‘like’ button so I think I’m cooler than I am…the link is:

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dragon_on_my_neck_by_elizabeth_s_tyree.html

Have a great day everyone!

Can’t Miss CONTEST

In case you  missed this “Can’t Miss Contest”, when I posted Thursday, here are the details:

1) Go Grab Dragon on My Neck from the free Kindle downloads section…it will be available today (July 11, 2015) and tomorrow (July 12, 2015).

2) Come back to to WordPress and comment on my post Free Dragons! 2 Days Only! that you got your copy (I will check numbers! Please don’t cheat me guys!) If you already have a copy, let me know that as well!

3) OPTIONAL: Share this post (or the other) on your own blog/facebook/twitter/etc. and then comment telling me that you did.

4) ALSO OPTIONAL: Have your readers and friends comment saying they downloaded theirs because of YOUR post/reccomendation.

5) Remember THIS IS A CONTEST…every pingback or social media post gets you an extra entry into the drawing. Winner chooses the Elizabeth S. Tyree book of their choice and I will personalize and autograph one to send to them! If we reach 50 comments, the prize ups to TWO BOOKS! For every 25 comments after that, the prize ups by 1 book…culminating with the possibility of receiving a complete set of my current titles, all signed and personalized for the winner (or whoever they wish me to sign it to).

So get to sharing! I can’t wait to hear from you ALL…May the LUCK OF DRAGONS be on your side!

Free Dragons! 2 Days Only!

I’m doing a quick 2 day give away of Dragon on My Neck beginning tomorrow (Saturday July 11th) and ending Sunday(July 12th). What does this mean for you?

Well, it means that you can have your very own e-book copy of the novel that started it all! My baby, the first novel I finished edits on and chose to send out to the world, the book that started me out as an indie author AND as a YA series author. As if that wasn’t enough…I am offering a very special prize.

If you download my book and then POST A COMMENT on here stating that you did so, you will be placed in the running for a personalized autographed copy of one of my books (your choice!). If you already downloaded your copy in a previous give away or (gasp!) purchased it, please make that comment as well.

Here’s the twist…If you re-blog this post you get an (extra) entry into the drawing. If someone downloads and comments on here that they got the book because of your re-blog or post, you get an extra entry into the drawing.

Basically, the more you share and get the word out there, the more likely you are to win a physical copy of one of my books!

If we reach 50 different comments (different people commenting) I will up this giveaway to 2 books. Every 25 differentiating comments after that will add a book to the mix. That means if we reach 175 different people who then comment on here that they have downloaded Dragon on My Neck the drawing winner will receive a complete, physical, set of my published works: personalized and autographed to your specifications!

What are you waiting for??? Let’s get the word out so you can win some free books!!

Ugly Beauty

A Giant Robber Fly Face (picture taken by scientists at under a scanning electron microscope at the University of Oklahoma) This is the bug my students captured and sent in to be judged. We did not win

Back in September my students and I scoured the school grounds in order to find the ugliest native Oklahoman bug we could possibly locate. (See my first blog about this HERE)This fellow won their votes (I believe he was named Harry). We wrote a paragraph describing our bug and sent him away for judging.

Four looong months later, they finally announced a winner…and it was not the H.P. Robber Fly. But isn’t his picture awesome??

To see more great ugly bugs, check out the winners, and learn more about this great science contest Go To: http://www.uglybug.org

Here is our essay about old Harry Boomer Bug…Remember, we wrote this within a few weeks of school starting and 80 students had a say in what went into this short draft. I am very proud of what they put into this! ENJOY:

Our Ugly Bug contestant is a Giant Robber Fly. Giant Robber Flies are known by the Latin name “Promachus”, which translated to ‘Promachos” in Greek means ‘Champion.” Also known as a Bee Killer or an Assassin Fly, the Giant Robber Fly is classified as follows:

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Anthropoda
Subphylum – Hexapoda
Class – Insecta
Order – Diptera
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily – Asiloidea
Family – Asilidae
Subfamily – Asilinae
Genus – Promachus

Robber flies live in dry, not cold, habitats that include short grass and sparse plant life.

A few interesting facts about these bugs are that they eat other (larger) insects, have three simple eyes between their two compound eyes, and that they are hatch in the winter and later will die in the winter. These insects also do not have a mouth. They use their proboscis as both an injector of poisoned saliva and as a straw to suck their liquified food through.

We found this Giant Robber Fly (named Harry) behind the playground equipment in a sparsely vegetated area at the edge of a wooded space. This area is full of multiple species of insects such as mustard bugs, grasshoppers, praying manti, and dragonflies.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this contest. We hope you enjoy Harry’s ugly whiskers!

Sincerely,

The 5th Grade Class of Highland Park Elementary

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Easter Baskets and Contests

Easter Baskets and Contests

If you want to find some great reading material from personable authors, check out Tyree Tomes! Not only are Elizabeth S. Tyree and Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree offering their books, they are offering conversation, advice, pithy sayings, and, for a limited time, the opportunity to purchase Easter Baskets of signed and, if wanted, personalized books from their catalogue.

A basket with two books starts at $12 and can be supplemented with crochet toys, hats, scarves, etc. from http://www.facebook.com/WhimsicalDesignESTyree

While you’re there, don’t forget to ‘like’ the page and have an opportunity to win a free personalized and autographed book of your choice (from their catalogue).

Have a Blessed Day!

Aside

Tyree Tomes is the forum in which my father and myself  announce and discuss our books and contests with our fans.

Dad, (Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree, minister for the churches of Christ and spiritual author) and I (Elizabeth S. Tyree, friend of dragons and young adult fantasy author) are pleased to announce that we have almost reach 100 ‘likes’ on this Facebook page and, as such, are going to conduct a contest when the 100th ‘like’ comes in. The winner will receive one of our books, their choice, autographed and personalized by the author.

We would LOVE for each and every one of you to be a part of this! Just go to www.facebook.com/TyreeTomes and click the ‘like’ button at the top of the page. You will be privy to inside information, research questions (mostly from me…I admit it!), and discussions of our books. We enjoy interacting with our fans/followers/people with questions. So come on over and get your chance at a free book and great conversation!