Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pete the Elf

Hi everyone! As you may remember, a few weeks ago PETE the Elf had a touch too much Eggnog at the Holiday Christmas Party and as he stumbled home, he lost Santa's NICE LIST.

The North Wind scattered the papers to all four corners of the world, and The Bookshelf Muse put out a call to help find them in order to SAVE CHRISTMAS.

Ever since I read about it, I've been on the lookout. And then today, EUREKA!

Yes that's right...I found part of Santa's missing NICE LIST. There it was, fluttering in the wind, half caught under the corner of my welcome mat. And shock of all shocks, I recognized the name, and I bet you will too.

Here it is below:

NAME: Martina Boone

LOCATION: Adventures in YA and Childrens publishing



OBSERVATIONS: Martina is super talented, intelligent, sweet, funny, honest friend/writer/critique partner/blogger. Could loosen up a bit and drink more prosecco. 

RECOMMENDATION:     a) Coal                   b) Gift

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Because poor Pete is dashing all over the place trying to hunt down the rest of Santa's missing Nice List, I decided to take care of this one myself. Martina, I feel so blessed to know you! Enjoy the card I sent to your inbox and have a wonderful Christmas!

How about you, Readers? Is there someone you'd like to say Happy Holidays to, or tell them how much they mean to you? JOIN US! There's plenty of days left until Christmas, and sometimes a kind word can lift people up in a way that they really need. It's as easy as sending a free ecard or email note, posting on a Facebook wall or sending out a tweet. So go ahead and spread some kindness and cheer!
Photo credit:
assorted gold baubles ( / CC BY 3.0


  1. Martina is an awesome choice. I love her blog and all the great advice she shares.

  2. Ooh, yes! Martina is amazing! Great choice, Lisa.

  3. Awwwwww! I love you, Lisa! I can't even tell you how much I needed this right now. Right this second. Your timing couldn't have been more perfect as I slog through my manuscript yet AGAIN to the point where my eyes are crossing and my teeth are gritting.

    What would I even begin to do without you? And I love that with the card, I got two amazing gifts from you. There has to be a way we can do figure out how to use Australia-time in revisions or something. Next time someone says they want something yesterday?

    In all seriousness, you are a beacon of joy and generosity, and as for talent, you have so much that I just know the next year is going to be AMAZING for you. Sending you back an enormous thank you, with much love and prosecco, which you need to come and drink with me so that I can practice being much naughtier for next year!

    And thank you, ladies! You have all made my day!

    Hugs and love,


  4. Aw hurray! What a great choice--I love Martina and she is such a hard working, generous soul! Thanks Lisa, for helping Pete out by finding her name on the lost list!!


  5. Boy do I have you all fooled. (Putting on my grinch hat now.)


  6. Wonderful choice!

    hey, I just finished your story, Cal, from Journey of Wonders Vol. 1. Loved it.

  7. Yay! I don't know Martina! But I lurv prosecco! :D Have a wonderful holiday, LG! <3

  8. Martina is as far from deserving coal as anyone on the planet. She is one rockin' gal.

  9. What an awesome choice! Martina is not only talented, but she generous, sharing her talent with the rest of us.