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When Jana S. Brown was eight, she knew she wanted to be an author and a mother. Now she’s both and even has a fuzzy sidekick. Jana loves to write the weird and the wonderful, usually with smoochies. She lives in Utah with her husband, kids, cat and her wild imagination.

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If you live in Utah there is a great event going on today from 2-6 in West Jordan at the Viridian Center. It’s all about books! There will be authors there doing signings and selling books. Classes for up and coming writers. Food trucks. Carnival games! It’s a family friendly and fun way to spend the afternoon! It even looks like the weather is going to cooperate with us for a change. So bring the

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We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let's suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, "Boom!" There is an explosion. The public is surprised, but prior to this surprise, it has seen an absolutely ordinary scene, of no special consequence. Now, let us take a suspense situation. The bomb is underneath the table and the public knows it, probably because they have seen the anarchist place it there. The public is aware the bomb is going to explode at one o'clock and there is a clock in the decor. The public can see that it is a quarter to one. In these conditions, the same innocuous conversation becomes fascinating because the public is participating in the scene. The audience is longing to warn the characters on the screen: "You shouldn't be talking about such trivial matters. There is a bomb beneath you and it is about to explode!"

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Jana Brown Tadiana ✩ Night Owl☽ wrote: "Hi Jana! Nice to meet another fellow Utahn, and thanks for the friendvite. :)"

YAY. Always a good thing. :) Thanks for accepting.


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Hi Jana! Nice to meet another fellow Utahn, and thanks for the friendvite. :)


Dorothy Hi Jana, Thanks for friending.


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