Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

Celebrating Sevier County!

Maybe last week when you did not see me put a post up on my blog, you thought I did something that got me a consequence of not having permission to be on the Internet but that would be wrong because last week, instead of putting something on my blog, I was at this superly cool event.

I did not go all day because I had school, but after school, my mom picked me up and we went to the Sevier County Hospitality and Trade Show Celebration at the Sevierville Convention Center.  We went because that’s what you do when you have a business and you’re a member of the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.  You celebrate important things with other members of the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.  So that’s what we did.  We supported everyone that was celebrating, even if they were a member of a different Chamber of Commerce because business is business, and Chambers of Commerce are there for businesses.  But mostly, all I know about is the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, and if you ask me, that’s the best Chamber of Commerce ever.

Anyway, what the ad calls vendors were actually businesses and attractions in Sevier County and they weren’t selling anything at their tables.  They were celebrating and it was a big celebration because it was the 18th one and every one knows what happens when something or someone turns 18:  CELEBRATE BIG TIME!!!!

Even if the word celebration didn’t show up on any of the advertising, I know that’s what it was because some businesses were giving away FREE popcorn, and some businesses were giving away FREE candy, and some businesses were giving away FREE cookies, and even one business was giving away FREE ice cream.  And plus, every business that had a table was giving away goodies.  Also, when you signed in at the front table when you got to the Sevierville Convention Center, the people there gave everyone grab bags!  You only get grab bags at parties, and parties are always celebrations so that pretty much says this was a superly fantastic humongous celebration for everybody that has a business or a attraction in Sevier County.

The people at the front door gave me and my mom a piece of paper they called a survey for attendees, but it kind of wasn’t because on the other side was a list of all the businesses and attractions that were there, and if you got almost all the businesses and attractions with tables to sign beside their business name, you got to enter to win door prizes.

My friend Kristy Law (she takes pictures at Dollywood and they are excellent because she knows cameras and picture taking a hundred percent great), she won this lamp that had a old-fashioned lamp in it like what you see old-timey train conductors swinging in the movies when a train pulls into a station and the conductor is hanging from the train.  She said she was going to keep it at her house but I think maybe she’s going to put it in her office at Dollywood (if she has a office there) because it would fit in the way they decorate over there.

Just so you know, I saw Uncle Chuck there, too, because he went with Kristy and it looked to me like he did a lot of celebrating because he had some neat art stuff in his grab bag.  He’s not my real uncle, but he told me to call him Uncle Chuck, so he’s like a adopted uncle, but he’s Kristy’s real uncle just so you know.

The best giveaway was this toy the BBB was giving away to everybody.  The man at that table said it was a stress reducing toy, but I told him I knew he was being a fooler boy because everybody could tell he was giving away seals of approval.

And then I saw Mr. Stanfill, and he’s the Membership Director of the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.  He was manning the table for SCOC, and lots of people kept stopping there to say hello to him.  He smiled a lot when my mom and me stopped to say hello, too.  I mentioned I didn’t think I ever saw the banner at his location anywhere else before, and he told me it was one of the older banners.

I like that the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce doesn’t throw away stuff just because it’s not brand spanking new (that’s how my Grandpa Two Rivers says it).  The banner was in superly great shape and if I never mentioned anything about not seeing it before, I’ll bet nobody would’ve known it was not brand spanking new.  I liked the logo because it really said Sevierville to my way of thinking.

I talked to a bazillion people about The Case of the Vanishing Valise, and lots of people are superly interested in reading all about it when my book comes out in April.

So last week, I was busy celebrating with all my fellow Chamber of Commerce business friends, and that’s why last week I wasn’t at home posting to my blog.

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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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