17 July 2011

"TREASURE QUEST: DISCOVERY LIES BETWEEN THE COVERS:MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (July 18-25)"

TREASURE QUEST: DISCOVERY LIES BETWEEN THE COVERS: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (JULY 18-25)

TOUR RULES:
1) HAVE FUN!!!
2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, July 18, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, July 25, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted July 26th!
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!
5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!
6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules
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As with my debut novel, The Brat, there were days while writing my current novel, Duty Calls, published by Black Opal Books,  I occasionally hit writer's block.  It didn't matter that the ideas filled my head, when I tried formulating these ideas on the page they evaporated like mist on a sunny day.  On this occasion days of frustration lead me to opening a blank document and just started writing.  I didn't pay attention to the content, the characters or the timeline, but at the end of a couple of hours I had the basis of a new venture and my first published short story.  I called this story Precious Treasures
Since the end of 2009 I have written several more short stories, seven of which have been succesfully published.  On that day my frustration gifted a new direction for my writing career. It also birthed the gift of confidence to try my hand at a 15k Valentine Cupid novella called The Wrong Target.

The comment 'write about what you know' is common, but there are some things you cannot 'know'. There are few people who have not heard of Stonehenge but few outside of Norfolk,UK and the archeologists involved, few have ever heard of Seahenge. 


Timber circle was gateway to the after-life . A circle of waterlogged wooden posts found on a remote beach in Norfolk, England, is transforming our knowledge of Bronze Age culture 4,000 years ago. 

 I watched the tv program about the removal of the henge - in the name of preservation, you understand - I also visited the reconstruction of the henge the Time Team archeologists built at a nearby site. Sadly the new henge has not fared as well as the original, but that's another story, which I may even have a shot at! LOL

The common denominator between the two henges is the power that eminated from them both when standing in their centre. It had me wondering about the people who built the original one, and the different climatic environment at the time. A couple of years ago I had a shot ot writing a story set around Seahenge. It hasn't seen the light of day yet, but who knows?

Over the centuries readers discover treasure of information and stories because authors of the day saw something special about their everyday environment and wrote about it. And now thanks to modern tecnology many of those ancient treasures are, once more, becoming available to todays' readers.

~Contest~
To win a prize, please answer all three questions below, and I'd love you to 'Follow' this blog.:-) 
The winner can select a bookmark of their choice for either The Brat, Duty Calls, or The Wrong Target.

To ensure entry into the contest, please remember to include your email information.
All winners on the blog will be drawn and posted on 26th.

~Good luck~

Where was the Seahenge discovered?
How old is Seahenge?
Which culture created Seahenge?

Next Blog Hop: Sibel Hodge                 



37 comments:

Kim Bowman Author said...

Very interesting! Thank you for sharing, Sherry:)

Sandy Nachlinger said...

You might want to participate in NaNoWriMo. The whole idea is similar to what you've described -- writing without editing. I created my second novel that way, and I'm cleaning it up right now.
PS: My blog links to yours in the hop!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for dropping by Kim, and for all the hard wwork you've put into the blog hop.

Sherry Gloag said...

Hi Sandy, thanks for coming by. I do join NaNo. It played a large part in the 'life' of my debut novel The Brat, published by The Wild Rose Press last October.
I've just finished hopping all the blogs, and enjoyed yours, too.

Jean P said...

What an interesting post.
I learned it was discovered near Holme-next-the-Sea in the English county of Norfolk and it is from twenty-first century BCE, during the early Bronze Age culture in Britain

Julie said...

I loved your post because I have never heard of Seahenge!

I found a site for the BBC News/Sci/Tech and they say the following:
It was found at Holme-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk. They believe it was built around 2050-2049 BC, and it was created during the Bronze Age. I'm not sure if that answers which culture created it, but that's all I could find!

Thanks for a very, very interesting and educational post!
jwitt33 at live dot com

Joselyn Vaughn said...

I'd never heard of Seahenge either. Fascinating.

iluvkimi220 said...

I can honestly say that Ive never ever heard of Seahenge. But now Ive heard of it, I might find out more about it.

Seahenge was discovered in the village of Holme-next-the-Sea in the English county of Norfolk.

Seahenge was made in the Early Bronze Age and archaeologists have come to the conclusion that the trees used to make it were felled in 2049 BCE.

It was created by the bronze age culture.

iluvkimi_220@hotmail.co.uk

~ Babs ~ said...

This was interesting to find out.

Where was the Seahenge discovered? Holme-Next-the Sea in Norfolk

How old is Seahenge? Early Bronze age some believe around 2049 BCE

Which culture created Seahenge? Britian

Bhitwr at gmail dot com

tammy ramey said...

1)it is loceated in Norfolk Coast North-east of Holme0next-the sea.

2)believed to be aged around 2049BCE

3)closest i could find was early bronze age for culture.

trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

shadowestr said...

Where was the Seahenge discovered? Discovered in 1998
How old is Seahenge? Built around the early Bronze Age. its exactly 4,050 years old!
Which culture created Seahenge?

grrrr, i'm gonna go with the early bronze age peoples. I can't find anything more detailed than that.

L. j. Charles said...

I'd never heard of Seahenge either. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

Lucie j.

Lisa Vaughn said...

Hi Sherry! Fun page...I friended u on FB & will like ur page too...also joined your blog. If your on twitter, follow me @thegiftedones....I'll look to see if you have one posted.
Have fun on the hop and good luck!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for dropping by Jean P and your kind words.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your support Julie. I was an awesome site, possible at the time because of the unusuaul tide-leves.

Sherry Gloag said...

Hi, Joselyn Vaughn, I visited Stonehenge many years agi and this seahenge is just as powerful even though it's a fraction of the size.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by, iluvkimi220, and participating in the contest.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by, Babs and supporting the Treasure Hunt blog.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by, tammy ramey , and participating in the contest.

Sherry Gloag said...

shadowestr, thanks for coming by and joining in with the contest.

Sherry Gloag said...

Lucie, j, I'm glad you enjoyed the seahenge info. Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Lisa V, Thanks for following me and befreinding me too. I'll surel hop over to twitter to follow you too. :-)

Judith Anne said...

Interesting post. I had never heard of Seahenge before reading this.

Where: Norfolk County, GB, near Holme-next-the-sea

When: Approximated 21st century BCE

Culture: Early Bronze Age

Sandra Cox said...

Fun contest, Sherry.

Krystal said...

Discovered in 21st century in Norfolk County. Early Bronze age -.- thank you for the great post! edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

Julie Robinson said...

"It didn't matter that the ideas filled my head, when I tried formulating these ideas on the page they evaporated like mist on a sunny day"

That's exactly how I feel about it! Also happens when I try to write my dreams.
Seahenge is fascinating. I've never heard of it, but will have to look into it more now.
Thanks.

Julie Robinson said...

Oh, answers. I got carried away by your link and googling:

Discovered in 1998, located in the English county of Norfolkj, built with Bronze Age timber

Nikki said...

Interesting...like stonehenge but in the sea! Seahenge was discovered in the village of Holme-next-the-Sea in the English county of Norfolk.

It was made in the Early Bronze Age and archaeologists have come to the conclusion that the trees used to make it came down in 2049.

Bronze Age people
viajeradelmar@aol.com

Robin said...

Where: discovered in the village of Holme-next-the-Sea

When: Around 21st century BCE

Culture: Early Bronze Age

Interesting! I didn't know anything about it before this!

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Seahenge was discovered in the village of Holme-next-the-Sea in the English county of Norfolk.

Seahenge was made in the Early Bronze Age and archaeologists have come to the conclusion that the trees used to make it were felled in 2049 BCE.

It was created by the bronze age culture.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
I'm a new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


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Sherry Gloag said...

Sandra, I apologise for not answering sooner. 'Fraid the PC decided to go walk-about again.
Thanks for coming by. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Krystal, thanks for participating in the quiz. Isn't Seahenge amazing?

Sherry Gloag said...

Julie, thank you for coming by. I appreciated your company.

Sherry Gloag said...

Nikki, thank you for taking part in my blog quiz. I saw the size of the central tree stump and find it staggering that without modern equipment they managed to move something that heavy and turn it upside down.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Robin, not many people o know about it, and when the local counci had the opportunity of using it as a great tuorist attraction, they declined!!! Said it would bring in 'too many tourists'! Honetsly!

Sherry Gloag said...

Welcome Lisa, and thanks for taking part in the blog hop. It's wonderfulto meet new visitors to the blog. Thank you too for participating in the quiz.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank you to everyone who participated in my contest this month.

=before announcing the winner, I'd like to say sorry for my tardy replies. I've had a double PC crash during the blog and been using a backup laptop as and when I can.=

And the winner is:-

Using ramdon.org the winner of my giveaway bookmark is==

*tammy ramey*

Congratulations, Tammy. I have emailed you.