The LadyKillers is revamping and reviving and rebooting, and all thirteen of us are offering prizes to be awarded to the person or persons who best answer our thirteen-part quiz. There are thirteen facts on the blog, one per LadyKiller, and all you have to do is match the facts to the LadyKillers to win the contest.
I have learned some of the most interesting things about my blogmates. They've done things like marry lots of men and date gangsters. Really. And one of them had a very interesting encounter with Mac Davis.
I think my blog readers should have a leg up on this contest, so I am offering a photographic clue:
And there's even a mystery-writer-related story to go with it. When Artifacts came out, I was trying to get some press coverage in Baton Rouge. The book editor was listening, but he wasn't committing himself. Being a true journalist, he ferreted out the fact that I had been Lamar County's Junior Miss in 1979. He said, "I used to be the editor of the newspaper in Picayune, Mississippi. I know what it takes to win a beauty pageant in Mississippi. Anybody who can do that, be an engineer, and write a book, has got to be interesting. I'll do the story."
And he's right. Beauty competitions...excuse me...scholarship competitions in Mississippi are a blood sport. I gave it up about a year later and earned my scholarships the old-fashioned way. You know...through scholarship. :-D But it really was fun to have an excuse to wear ballgowns and play jazz clarinet and earn a little scholarship money by doing it.
Now...hurry to the LadyKillers quiz. I just gave you one of the answers. I'll bet you can figure out the rest...