Have you ever gone on a scavenger hunt? I have, and I had so much fun that I put them into two of my books – LAKE FUN FOR YOU AND ME and ZOE’S SCAVENGER HUNT FUN. Why? To get families out looking around the lake and doing things together.
I also started putting them into my vlogs. Have you ever watched to the end, until this slide comes up? That’s where I add in the hunt. To give kids, their parents and teachers a reason to look around my web site. Now it’s time to put it into a blog post.
Button #1: This is my home page. You can get there by going to rindabeach.com, or if you’re already there, click the ‘HOME’ button. Now for the hunt . . . scan my ‘Welcome’ message. Can you find the three links that are in it? Hint – they’re in blue.
Click on them, and each one will take you to one of my favorite places on the website. Enjoy!
PS – the answer is below this image.
The answers . . . kids, Beach Reads, and my Blog.
Button #2: This is another button on my website – ‘ABOUT ME.’ I posted six paragraphs on it. The first two are Reader and Teacher, but there are four more.
For the hunt . . . Can you find the other four answers? They’re posted below the image.
And the answers are . . . Storyteller, German friends & family, Writer, and Animal friends.
Button #3: This screenshot shows my ‘BLOG.’ I use it the most. I post a blog or two every week, and it usually takes 2 or 3 nights for me to finish one. The next thing to find . . . What’s posted now?
This screenshot ISN’T the answer. I took it before I started writing about my buttons. Back then Part 3 of Technophobia was up.
And the answer now . . . the first three buttons on my homepage. But if you look tomorrow night, January 30th or later, something else will be there. I wonder what it will be!
Button #4: Next up, ‘BOOKS.’ It’s my only button with a drop-down menu. When you hover, the titles of my three books appear. Do you see them, under my name?!
Now, time to go hunting. Can you find my Book Trailer?
I have three titles, but only one trailer. Good luck!
And the answer . . . NEIL ARMSTRONG’S WIND TUNNEL DREAM. Click, watch, and enjoy.
Would you believe a talented high school sophomore created it? I think he did a GREAT job!
Button #5: Welcome to my contact page. It’s how you reach out to me, and how I reach out to you too.
The next thing to find . . . What subscription is free at rindabeach.com?
The answer . . . My Newsletter!
That’s where you can see my blogs, book reviews, and videos.
Subscribe, and you’ll get new links every week.
Button #6: ‘FOR KIDS’ came from the second story I wrote. It started as a gift for a few friends.
Search and find . . . where do my friends live?
The answer – Germany. Can you find it on a map?
Button #7: I use ‘MY READS’ at least once a week. They’re not the books I’ve written. They’re the ones I read as a writer. Children’s books build my sense of story. They grow my writing skills. I pick the best ones to share with you, the ones that match the blog post I just finished. I already have one waiting in the wings for tomorrow.
For this button – can you find the last book I shared on My Reads? It’s the one you see below, and it’s legendary. You’re searching for . . . the two animals that are part of that legend.
And the answer is . . . the silver fox and the fire wolf.
Check this button tomorrow, and you’ll find the book I promised yesterday . . .
it’s about a different kind of search.
Button #8: ‘SPEAKING’ is the last one, and it’s the end of our scavenger hunt. I hope it’s a happily ever after ending for you 😊
The last thing to find . . . how many different kinds of school and library visits can I do for you?
And the final answer . . . 9! I have 9 different kinds of talks, at least I did when I put up this list.
I’ve thought of a few more since then . . . a wind tunnel demonstration and a journal writing/drawing experience. If there’s a talk that you need, but I don’t have it, ask. I’ll check to see what I can do, in person or on zoom.
Tomorrow – what can you find on my reads?
The link: Rinda Beach - Beach Reads - Rinda Beach
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!