As a tour host for Buy the Book Tours I was invited to join in on their Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop. Whoo! That's a mouthful! But it is a great idea, so join us for some fun in the sun! I'm going to continue to share some interesting summer facts with you. 

Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop

I scream. You scream. We all scream, for ice cream, right? July is National Ice Cream Month. More Americans buy ice cream in July than any other month. Good on me! I love ice cream!

Summers spent throwing a Frisbee back and forth owe their game to a pie maker named Mr. Frisbie. In 1871, in the wake of the Civil War, William Russell Frisbie moved from Bridgeport, Connecticut to New Haven, where he was hired to manage a new bakery, a division of The Old Baking Company of New Haven. He soon bought the bakery, naming it the Frisbie Pie Company. When he died in 1903 his son Joseph P. Frisbie took over and manned the ovens until his death in 1940. In his time the company grew from six routes to two hundred and fifty. Shops were opened in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island. By 1956 the company produced 80, 000 pies per day! There are two camps at Yale University that are staunch advocates for their particular theory of the origin of the Frisbee. They differ in one detail. One side believes that the Frisbee originated when Yale students tossed Frisbie's pies to each other, yelling "Frisbie!" as a warning; the other believes the moniker is derived frim Frisbie's sugar cookies instead! So there you have it! You now know what Frisbees and pies have in common! 

And one last fact to share with you. We all know the month of June is the most popular month for weddings. But do you know why? Romans began this summer wedding tradition as a tribute to Juno, the goddess of love and marriage. Well, that and the weather's usually very nice!

Thanks for joining me today! If you leave a comment below with your email address (so I know where to send the prize) you will be entered to win an e-copy of my summer release, DAMAGE DONE. Here's a blurb:

When an unhappy youth leaves him damaged, will Teddy Mckee be able to find love?

“Teddy Passmore McKee was born in Cork, Ireland, with a limp and a chip on his shoulder that threw his balance off all the more.” When he falls in love with the dark haired beauty born of an Irish father and a Spanish mother, will Gabrielle Quinn be able to restore his balance? And what about the charming Sean Hennessey? When Gabby catches his eye, too, will Teddy’s playboy best friend cause his own damage?

Fourteen years later, will Teddy and Gabrielle’s son be able to overcome the damage done to him in his childhood?

“Even through bloodshot eyes he could see she was different.” But can Michael leave behind the bottle, and his womanizing ways, to win over the lovely Tess Flanagan? Tess has sustained some damage of her own. Can she and Michael overcome the terrors of the past and learn how to love each other?

And if they do, will they be able to elude those after them who want to create their own damage?

On the run after an altercation leaves their boss in a pool of blood, will Michael and Tess be able to stay one step ahead of their pursuers? Or is it simply too late to correct the damage that has been done?

Now continue your summer fun by hopping over to these authors' blogs.


  1. LOVE it! Very interesting tidbits. When I was reading about the Frisbie bakery, I thought you were going to say the Frisbie got its name from a severe pie fail, sort of like the pies I bake. :) Your latest book sounds fabulous, Wow, what an intriguing cast of characters and stories.

  2. Thank you! It's kind of fun guessing the origins of something, then finding out how it really happened and how close you were to the truth. We are constantly saying, "We need to look that up!" The Internet was a great gift! And thanks for you compliment on DAMAGE DONE. I do enjoy these characters, little danger, little love triangle, little mystery...a lot going on! I appreciate you stopping by and participating, Alicia!


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