Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sign of the Green Dragon Tour - guest post by C. Lee McKenzie

I'm happy to welcome the wonderful C. Lee McKenzie to my blog and celebrating her upcoming release, Sign of the Green Dragon. Here's Lee talking about the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dragon.

What’s It Like To Be A Dragon?

Darned hard work is my answer to that question.



If you’re a Dragon, you go out of your way to help others, but seldom ask for help yourself. You like the swash and the buckle way of doing things, and you take a lot of risks because you’re one passionate and enthusiastic creature. Sometimes these risks pay off big. Sometimes not. This is why I say it’s hard work; you’re often exhausted, yet many times unfulfilled.



You must find a tough partner to put up with your independent streak and sometimes bad temper. Your best choices in partners will be Monkey and Rat, and that partner is sure to appreciate how lucky you are. The Dragon is the luckiest animal in the zodiac.



You need a job that gives you a chance to be creative. Maybe an actor or a revolutionary or a political leader would suit your personality.



Here are some noted Dragon Children:





Bruce Lee was Dragon Child.



Joan of Arc—but look what happened there!



Vladimir Putin—Wowzer! You’ve got some spunky company.



Find out if you’re a Dragon. Here are some of the years:



1940

1952

1964

1976

1988

2000


Blurb: A crumbling map from 1859, found clutched in the bony grip of the long dead, sends three young boys on a dangerous adventure where an unsolved murder, a modern crime, some lost ancestors and ancient Chinese dragons reveal the true meaning of treasure.
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Author bio: I love to write for young readers. Sign of the Green Dragon is my third Middle Grade novel. Alligators Overhead and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster were my first two. I’m proud to be a hybrid author with three Indie books out along with four traditionally published young adult novels: Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative and Sudden Secrets. It’s fun to know both sides of this writing business. 

When I’m not writing I’m thinking about it or scratching my head over how all of this started. 

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22 comments:

  1. Fun post! Never knew these things about the dragon sign. Interesting how it's considered the luckiest in the zodiac!

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  2. Joan of Arc could've used a little more luck...

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  3. Being born in the Year of the Dragon is supposed to be lucky. Congrats on your book, Lee!

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  4. It's fantastic to have Lee here today. I loved the book! And thank you to you all for stopping by.

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  5. I love that each post is different and we learn something new, whilst stalking you on your blog tour, Lee :) Interesting to note the dragons in your list - hmmm. Looking forward to receiving your book - it's on pre-order. Wishing you lots of success!

    Thanks for hosting Christine. Have a lovely week.

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  6. I enjoyed learning more about the dragon sign. Congrats!

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  7. Ok, I gotta admit, at first I thought you were talking about really being a dragon. LOL

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  8. My husband is a Dragon. (I'm a Rabbit, but to hear my kids talk about it, I'M the Dragon in this house!)

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  9. How fun. I think by the Chinese Horoscope I am a rabbit. I was end of 1963,so just missed being a Dragon by two months, lol. Great post.

    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  10. My daughter wishes she were a dragon. A real one. I believe I'm a monkey on the Chinese zodiac.

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  11. My mum is a dragon - it gave me and my sister endless giggles when we were younger.

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  12. I thought the same thing as Patricia! I missed the small orange text. :)

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  13. Dang, I was kind of hoping my year would be in that list. I want to be a Dragon. Off to find out what I am now.
    Fun post, Lee! Hi, Christine! :)

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  14. yay for Lee! Awesome to see her here and give us these dragon facts - fun!

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  15. I LOVE dragons, but I'm year of the dog in the Chinese zodiac :) Sounds like a fun book!

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  16. Hi Christine and Lee - I'm a Rat ... but didn't realise Dragons were the luckiest .. just glad I don't sit with Vlad! But kids love imaginative settings and storylinees ... should be a fun read .. cheers Hilary

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  17. Joan of Arc was a dragon?!? One of my two favorite saints! That she was burned up is kind of symbolic or fitting for a dragon such as herself.

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  18. Hey human, Christine and of course, that human, Lee,

    Interesting to see the legendary Lee over at your pawesome site. I wont mention that "dragon" in the UK can mean, an unfriendly and frightening woman. Nope, wont mention that.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny!

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  19. I'm not a dragon, though I graduated in the year of the dragon. Does that count for anything?

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  20. I'm not a dragon, but with all of those years, I'm sure I know at least a few people who are!

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  21. I'm a little late in stopping by, but this has been one hectic month or two. Thanks so much for hosting me, Christine. I do appreciate it. And thanks to all who took the time to read and comment on the Dragon Post! Who knew Joan of Arc and Putin shared the same sign?

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