Monday, May 11, 2009

RPL on Nature Blog Network.

San Lucan Blue Rock Lizard, Petrosaurus thalassinus.

News! Rock Paper Lizard is this week’s featured blog on Nature Blog Network. For those who don’t know, NBN is an aggregate of blogs about, or largely featuring, natural history in its many forms. It’s where to be if yours is a nature blog, and where to search for links to plump up your blogroll. Click the link above, or the button in the sidebar, and check out the network. The NBN has its own frequently-updated blog. Visit today’s post to read the fascinating back story of Rock Paper Lizard.

The San Lucan Blue Rock Lizard? Merely one of the prettier of the many "rock lizards" found throughout the world.


Becca's Dirt said...

Congratulations. Becca

kompoStella said...


even with these pretty straight forward questions, your irony shun through. i laughed with your words on title & banner :-)

(if i've neglected to let you know; your words, info & photography aside, your humour is a major reason for me to check your blog regularly)

Karen said...

Hey, that's really great! One of my posts was randomly picked up by, not nearly as prestigious, but it definitely bumped my traffic way up for a while. It's kind of fun to be appreciated every now and again, isn't it?

April Lorier said...

I enjoyed Wren's interview with you! And I loved your thought provoking, yet humorous comments.
Now, about this lizard. I was always considered a "weird girl" because I loved lizards and horny toads. The doctor told my mom the warts on my fingers were due to these critters. (They're gone now.) But they always intrigued me. Good thing, too. Growing up in New Mexico, they were plentiful!
Oh, and I REALLY love your fanciful blog name! I do hope you get your book published, too.

Cicero Sings said...

Congrats! Enjoyed the interview.

Seabrooke said...

I'm glad they asked to interview, I really enjoy hearing a bit more about the "behind the scenes" of my favourite bloggers.

You made the comment in the interview, "The novel? Not yet published. Writing one is relatively easy. Getting one published isn’t." If you're serious about following up with that, I would strongly recommend finding a literary agent. Worth their weight in gold, seriously.

If you haven't already, pick up a copy of the Canadian Writer's Market, which provides a listing of all the Canadian literary agents (among other things). Read through the listings, find a few that sound like they'd be a match for your book, send them short query letters, and then when you find one who's interested in taking you on, provide them with your manuscript.

I don't know if the book is the interpreter stories, if they're part of something larger, or if it's something completely unrelated, but whatever the case, you've got a great entertaining writing style and sense of humour that I would have a really hard time not seeing someone take you up.

Hugh said...

Thanks, Becca.

Thank you KompoStella for the kind words. It's nice to know I'm making someone smile, far away.

Thanks, Karen. Yes, it's nice to have a bit of attention now and then. (Although I still probably receive a significant percentage of my hits from people wanting to get rid of Barn Swallows. Those I could do without.)

Thank you Cis.

Thanks, April--and it's good to hear from another lizard fan!

Seabrooke, Thank you very much for the information, and the encouragement. I'll definitely get a new copy of the CWM, and get cracking on this.

Tabib said...

My first time here, and I will be back.
p/s: Beautiful Blue Rock Lizard you have there.