Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

Guess What I’m Up To Next

Probably you guys are not going to guess what I have coming up next this year so I’m not going to make you guys guess at all.  I’m going to share with you what I’m up to instead because sometimes telling is way more fun than guessing.

Sometime in April, I’m going to be kicking off a new series:  The Missy Barrett Detective Series.

In case you’re wondering what kind of detective books they’re going to be, I thought I would share this teaser blurb I’ve been working on so you know exactly what kind of detective books they’re going to be.

This is the city: Sevierville, Tennessee. I live here. I’m a kid.

It was Wednesday in the middle of the week like always. I arrived home from school fifteen minutes earlier, and was enjoying a snack of cheese and crackers with a glass of cold milk when I started thinking about the plaque I saw outside Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg last time my family and I were there to see one of their shows.

My name is Missy Barrett, and when I grow up, I’m going to be a undercover private eye supersleuth detective. Until then, I’m a kid.  A kid who likes to solve mysteries.  Mysteries like ‘The Case of the Vanishing Valise.’

Just like with all my other books, people and places that are real are going to be in my books.  Sometimes it’s a good idea to ask people that are your family and friends and fans and followers to help you find people and places that are real to be in a book, so that’s how come I’m posting about this today.

All you have to do is share the link to this blog and ask people you know to look at it and maybe even share it with their friends.  That way, everybody’s going to see it and lots of people that are from around where I live can let me know if they want to be in a Missy Barrett book.  Here’s the poster I made up so people know what I’m looking for.

Maybe you know somebody that sounds like Question #1 or #2 or #3 and fits what I’m looking for.  Maybe your mom or dad or aunt or uncle or grandma or grandpa is that kind of person.  Maybe YOU are that person.

Anyway, that’s just a little tiny part of what’s up next in my life. Stick around to find out what else is going on.  Like I always say:  Come for the fun and stay for the excitement!

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Scrapping Can Be Boatloads Of Fun

When my Grandma Barrett talks about scrapping, she means pictures and stuff you put together in a really pretty montage and keep it in a scrapbook so you can look at it later and remember good times.

When my Grandpa Barrett talks about scrapping, he means kids fighting with each other. He doesn’t take pictures of that for a scrapbook. He just tells kids to knock it off and either be civil (that’s what he calls it) or find something else to do.

So that’s two different kinds of scrapping.

When my mom talks about scraps, she means leftovers. Sometimes it’s food she’s talking about and sometimes it bits of paper or material she can use for something else later on.  That’s a different kind of scrapping, so that makes three different kinds I know about.

But yesterday, me and Aaron were talking about the skunk cows near where we live, and when I told him I saw two more skunk cows, he asked me where.  I told him that when me and mom were driving up by where Walter State Community College is, that’s where I saw the other ones.  It was just at the turn you’re supposed to take to drive up to the college and the old house that’s falling down on the corner where sometimes the horses are in the yard eating grass.

Actually I saw one and a half more skunk cows at the new location because one skunk cow didn’t have the white stripe from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail. One skunk cow had her stripe start on her back at the front of her body but not on her head, but it went all the way down her back to the tip of her tail so that counts as a half a skunk cow in my books.

Anyway, Aaron said maybe I should have a awareness program for skunk cows, and I got to thinking that would be a great idea so I think the program needs to be called Skunk Cow Rural Awareness Program, and everyone can be on the look out for skunk cows in their area.

If you see a skunk cow, take a picture of it and send it to me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MissyBarrettFanPage and I’ll make a photo album of all the skunk cows people see near them and tag it with where the skunk cows live.

Anyway, me and Aaron, we did some research on skunk cows and actually they’re called Lineback cattle. There’s even a Lineback Cattle Association in America and that was a big surprise to me.

Anyway, the Lineback skunk cows are all black except for the white stripe all the way down their back from their nose to the tip of their tails. They’re called Linebacks by the farmers because sometimes the white line goes all the way under their bodies and back to their noses, so, you know, the line goes back to where it started and that’s why they’re called Linebacks.

So I’m really excited to start SCRAP — Skunk Cow Rural Awareness Program — so lots of skunk cows all over the world get recognized for being skunk cows.

Send me pictures of the skunk cows you see in your area, and it won’t be long before you see for yourself that scrapping can be fun.

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