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Scavenger Hunt Answers … and WINNER!

Day 1: Monday

  • Q: How long is the Appalachian Trail, and how many states does it run through?
  • A: It’s 2,181 miles long and runs through 14 states (Georgia through Maine).
  • BONUS: How many species of Fir tree can be found in the Appalachians?
  • A.: The Appalachians are home to two species of fir: Balsam and Fraser.

Day 2: Tuesday

  • Q: Because of Charleston’s intimate, yet cosmopolitan flare and robust infrastructure, the Spoletto Festival was founded in 1977 to create an American counterpart to what counterpart festival in Italy? 
  • A: Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
  • BONUS 1:  What is the title of the festival that runs in tandem with Spoleto, but focuses on artists of the southeast region? 
  • A: Piccolo Spoleto Festival 
  • BONUS 2:  What is the most common material used as the core bundle in the traditional Gullah Sweetgrass baskets, which you can watch being made downtown in Charleston at the market? 
  • A: The most common material used as the core bundle in early work baskets was black rush, known locally as bulrush, rushel or needlegrass. The coils were bound with strips of white oak or saw palmetto stem. Sweetgrass, commonly known as purple muhly grass, became popular only at the beginning of the twentieth century, when makers in Mount Pleasant began making “show baskets” to sell to the tourists along Route 17. Later light duty baskets are commonly made of Sweetgrass stitched with palm leaf. Long Leaf Pine needles or bulrush may be added to the coil as a decorative element.

Day 3: Wednesday

  • Q: What famous drink was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, GA?
  • A: Coca-Cola.
  • BONUS 1:  Where was it first sold?
  • A: Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.
  • BONUS 2: Atlanta is one of only two cities in the world to be home to two Nobel Peace Prize Winners. Who were they? [Hint: one of them is a personal hero of mine.]
  • A: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964), and President Jimmy Carter (2002). President Carter is one of my heroes.

Day 4: Thursday

  • Q: What are the titles in my hockey series about the fictional Carolina Oak Leaves?
  • A: The Penalty Box, and Icing on the Cake.
  • BONUS: What historical romance author provided a blurb for my first romance, The Right Words?
  • A: Deb Marlowe
  • BONUS 2: Can you fill in the blank, and tell me which recipe I’m quoting?
    “I’m typically of the opinion that sweets without chocolate are simply not worth the [blank].”
  • A: “calories,” from the recipe for Bunny Cookies.

Day 5: Friday

  • Q: What are your two favorite 1Night Stand stories? Or, if the series is new to you, what are your favorite covers?
  • A: There is no right or wrong answer. I like different things about each of the stories, so I thought I’d note my favorite covers. Other than mine (which is particularly lovely, I think), I love the covers for Cinderella Wore Combat Boots, and Almost Perfect.

… based on my highly scientific method of writing the name of each commenter on a piece of paper (one entry per question or bonus comment), then having my son draw out a name:

KATHRYN ANNE MERKEL

E-mail your address to me at becky [ at ] becky moore [ dot ] net so I can mail your prize package. Thanks for playing, and I hope you enjoy the story!

PS. Apologies for the earlier mixup. The archive feature can be my best friend, and my most irritating enemy. 🙂


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The Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt: Day Five

Today’s your last chance to participate in my online scavenger hunt celebrating the release of my new Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand: The Great Outdoors. It’s been a fun week, and I’ve enjoyed all of your great responses.

Be on the lookout for my TGO Blog Tour, running from May 8 – July 18. We’re talking 11 stops, 5 prizes, and a whole lot of fun in between! Check back for details and links. For now, though, continue on down to the Question of the Day.

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Have you finished reading The Great Outdoors yet? If you liked it, please take a moment and give me a good rating on Decadent Publishing, Amazon, or Goodreads. I would be most obliged, and you’ll get good karma points for a good deed. BIG smile!

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Day 4

  • What are the two titles in my hockey series about the fictional Carolina Oak Leaves?

BONUS 4-A

  • What historical romance author provided a blurb for my first romance, The Right Words?

BONUS 4-B Can you fill in the blank, and tell me which of my recipes I’m quoting? “I’m typically of the opinion that sweets without chocolate are simply not worth the ________ .”

PS. Please spread the word. :)


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The Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt: Day Four

You should be pretty stretched out by now. Just one more day until the weekend, when you can hit the trails. Now that springtime is among us, the sun is at a higher angle, so make sure you have new sunscreen for the season. Your local sporting goods shop might even be having a sale on new hiking boots or eco-friendly canteens. Last May I discovered that I was allergic to wasps and bees, and spent the day in the ER. Now our hiking and kayaking outings include my quickie med-kit, with epi-pen and Benadryl in tow. In the fall I discovered I was also allergic to Burts Bees chapstick, and I’ve been afraid to eat any honey since then. Sigh. My quads and calves are nice and loose, and my hiking boots are watching me from the door.

Have you finished reading The Great Outdoors yet? If you liked it, please take a moment and give me a good rating on Decadent Publishing, Amazon, or Goodreads. I would be most obliged, and you’ll get good karma points for a good deed. BIG smile!

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Day 4

  • What are the two titles in my hockey series about the fictional Carolina Oak Leaves?

BONUS 4-A

  • What historical romance author provided a blurb for my first romance,
    The Right Words?

BONUS 4-B
Can you fill in the blank, and tell me which of my recipes I’m quoting?
“I’m typically of the opinion that sweets without chocolate are simply not
worth the ________ .”

PS. Please spread the word. :)


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The Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt: Day Two

I’m doing the release day happy dance!

Are you ready to escape to The Great Outdoors? I may not be able to get you out on the Appalachian Trail, to a Braves game in Atlanta, or a ticket to the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, but I can certainly send you on a digital scavenger hunt to all of those fine cities. Today is Day Two in my weeklong scavenger hunt and celebration for the release of my new Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand story, The Great Outdoors.

Post your response to the Question of the Day in the comment field and on Saturday, March 24 I’ll announce the winner. One entry per question, though I’ll also post a bonus question each day that will give you the opportunity to double up for the day. Good luck, and have fun!

Don’t forget to get your copy of The Great Outdoors!

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Day 2

  • Because of Charleston’s intimate, yet cosmopolitan flare and robust infrastructure, the Spoletto Festival was founded in 1977 to create an American counterpart to what counterpart festival in Italy?

BONUS 2-A

  • What is the title of the festival that runs in tandem with Spoleto, but focuses on artists of the southeast region?

BONUS 2-B

  • What is the most common material used as the core bundle in the traditional Gullah Sweetgrass baskets, which you can watch being made downtown in Charleston at the market?

PS. Please spread the word. 🙂


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The Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt: Day One

Tune up your compass and dust off your hiking boots … it’s time to escape to
The Great Outdoors!

I’m so excited to announce that The Great Outdoors (a 1NS story) releases tomorrow! To celebrate, I’ve devised a digital scavenger hunt that’ll take you from the wilds of my native North Carolina to the diverse forests of the Appalachian Mountains, with stops in Charleston and Atlanta to meet our two main characters.

From the air-conditioned, mosquito-free comfort of your living room you can search for clues for each day’s question. Post your responses in the comment field, and on Saturday, March 24 I’ll announce the winner. One entry per question, though I’ll also post a bonus question each day that will give you the opportunity to double up for the day. Good luck, and have fun!

And don’t forget to get your copy of The Great Outdoors!

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Day 1

  • How long is the Appalachian Trail, and how many states does it run through?

BONUS 1

  • How many species of Fir tree can be found in the Appalachians?

PS. Spread the word. 🙂