Happy Holidays everyone! Here is an early gift for you: can you solve Elisa’s Riddle and find a clue about the sequel? Try your smarts against her, and see if you can figure out one of her wishes. 🙂
Here is her Letter to Santa (with the riddle) and, for extra credit, below is Aiden’s New Year’s Resolution. Can you guess what he means? An IQ of 160, an eidetic memory, a crazy author, and countless amazing readers! Piece of cake… Go!
ELISA’S LETTER TO SANTA
When my mental mum Ani (pun intended) asked me to write this, I hung up on her, using some very U.S. Marine vocabulary (I’m furious with her for other reasons). But she kept calling and calling and calling and calling (she’s truly obnoxious that way) until the musical Fur Elise ringtone that Dad installed in our old rotary phone here in Burford filled the cottage with something other than emptiness. And I suppose for that, I became oddly grateful to my mental mum, so I’m doing what she asked. Besides, it occurred to me: I’m not the only one who has ever written to an imaginary person. Stop: don’t go there!
So here are my wishes. But what would a wish list be without a wee bit of logic? Just dreams, and frankly, I don’t dream anymore (except the strange turquoise-tinted nightmares at night). That’s why there is a riddle for reading my list. If you solve it, you’ll understand a lot more than just my wishes (who cares about those anyway?).
The first letter is always strong,
Like the iron sign that follows along.
But when I am thrown into the mold
The iron changes to the first hint of gold.
Yet all that strength and all that glitter
are nothing more than a weak whisper
So if you want to find the true treasure
This one little thing you must remember:
The last clue you will find
In the periodic table, group 15, first line
Mix everything together, and there the answer lies,
Clear as cloudless climes and starry skies.
- Freedom for Javier
- One more day with Reagan
- Seeing the Solises one last time
- Stopping the turquoise nightmares and the bloody knock
- The truth
Thank you, Santa! Oh, and get my mental mum to finish my journey, please!
AIDEN’S NEW YEAR RESOLUTION
RIGHT FOUR WRONGS
Enjoy everyone! I will be back tomorrow and on Christmas with more goodies, including announcing the winner of the Thirty Nights Giveaway and a very special outtake! HAPPY HOLIDAYS and may the next year be filled with peace, joy, and unforgettable book boyfriends.