Friday, October 11, 2013

Funny Friday with M. Gerrick

Hi friends! Today's Funny Friday goes out to you word nerds and is brought to you by M. Gerrick, who is celebrating the release of her brand spankin' new fantasy, The Vanished Knight. (I can't wait to read it!)

And now on to the ha-ha. Take it away, M. Gerrick!

My feeling while editing:

Enough said.

Short and sweet, thank you!

M. Gerrick (AKA Misha Gericke) has basically created stories since before she could write. Many of those stories grew up with her and can be seen in her current projects.

She lives close to Cape Town, with a view over False Bay and Table Mountain.

If you’d like to contact her, feel free to mail her at warofsixcrowns(AT)gmail(DOT)com, Circle her on Google Plus or follow her on TwitterIf you'd like to see her writer-side (beware, it's pretty insane), please feel free to check out her blog.

And now her awesome book--which I'm headed off to buy right now--how about you?

Since the death of her parents, Callan Blair has been shunted from one foster family to another, her dangerous secret forcing the move each time. Her latest foster family quickly ships her off to an exclusive boarding school in the Cumbrian countryside. While her foster-brother James makes it his mission to get Callan expelled, a nearby ancient castle holds the secret doorway to another land...

When Callan is forced through the doorway, she finds herself in the magical continent of Tardith, where she’s shocked to learn her schoolmates Gawain and Darrion are respected soldiers in service to the king of Nordaine, one of Tardith's realms. More than that, the two are potential heirs to the Black Knight—Nordaine's crown prince.

But when the Black Knight fails to return from a mysterious trip, the realm teeters on the brink of war. Darrion and Gawain set out to find him, while Callan discovers there is more to her family history than she thought. The elves are claiming she is their princess.

Now with Darrion growing ever more antagonistic and her friendship with Gawain blossoming, Callan must decide whether to stay in Nordaine—where her secret grows ever more threatening—or go to the elves and uncover the truth about her family before war sets the realms afire.


  1. Yay for The Vanished Knight! And I love the editing quote.

  2. This sounds like a great book and is waiting for me on my kindle.

  3. I love the image and editing quote on English. Made me laugh and say, yup, tis true.

    I gotta say finding a magical door to another continent would be quite an adventure.

    Wishing you the best with this one, Misha!

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

    1. I know! I want a magical door. Guess that's the next project I'm going to have my scientist undertake. The clone machine can wait. ;)

  4. English is not getting a good rep here. Congrats Misha and I'm happy to say I won a copy of your book this week.

  5. The book sounds exciting, Misha - one for the to-read pile! Best of luck with it :-)

  6. Connie it made me snort my drink the first time I read it. ;-)

    Awesome, Jai! Hope you like it!

    Thanks, Sia! I have to admit that I tried to make the whole portal thing in my story realistic. Would like to think I could find that castle in Cumbria one day. ;-)

    Thanks Sheena! Congrats on winning The Vanished Knight. Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks so much, Linda!

    Yes it does, Alex. ;-)

  7. Well, I read this post twice and now I'm putting Misha's book on my must-read list, it sounds awesome...

  8. I have been looking for that poster (the one about English) for months (years?) since I saw it last! Where did you find it?

    Oh, and the book sounds pretty great, too.

  9. Ha! Love that badge. And yay for Misha! I have her book high on my TBR list.

  10. LOL, I have a new view of English now...

    The Vanished Knight looks fantastic!

  11. I love the cover! It's always a refreshing change to see original cover art instead of something that follows one of the 5 or so current cover trends. I hope you get a lot of sales and acquire many loyal readers!

  12. Wow thanks RG! I hope you enjoy TVK once you get around to it. :-)

    Liz, I read the quote recently on twitter, so I just put something like "English steals loose grammar" into google.

    Awe thanks Christine!

    Thanks Heather.

    Thanks Carrie-Anne, I must say I was thrilled that the cover was different from the norm. After all, that's what the story is like too. :-)

  13. LOL!!! Bad English - you are one big bully! LOL!

    All the best to Misha! Take care

  14. Lol! I'm always amazed how many people learn English when it's not their first language. It's so full of inconsistencies.

    1. I agree, but it's pretty awesome at the same time. :-D

  15. "Loose grammar" -- I'll have to share that with my students! And way to support a fellow writer. Great to see Misha's book all over the place -- and yours too.

  16. Goes through the pockets of loose grammar....that cracked me up! I hated English in school, probably why I don't pay much attention to other's mistakes, be they spelling or grammar or typing. I've often wondered if I had one decent English teacher if I might have felt differently. Their pictures come to mind even now, makes we won't to be a big fat red X over their faces, lol.

  17. Congrats to Misha!

    I love that grammar poster. It's too true.

  18. Congrats to Misha! The book sounds interesting.

    Thanks Crystal!

  19. Thanks Milo! I hope the poster hits the right note with your students. :-)

    Sandy, it definitely makes the difference if a teacher's not a good one. My brother refuses to read simply because a teacher told him he (who turned out to be highly intelligent and dyslexic) was too stupid to.

    Thanks Theresa!

    Thanks Nas!

  20. Another congrats to Misha!!! It's been a long time coming! :)
    (Love the funny)

  21. LOL, love this funny. :D

    So happy for Misha! Yay!

  22. Thanks Lynda and Julie!

    Thanks again for letting me visit, Crystal. :-)

  23. Editing is something else.

    I love Misha's cover and description.


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