Most Wednesday mornings, I have breakfast with my bestie who is NOT a writer.
She's a finance professor and we used to live across the street from one another.
Guess what we talked about this morning:
A. Aliens in my backyard who pooped oil. Or maybe it was an
oil-like disgusting substance that is now all over my yard.
B. How her son and my daughter look great together in pictures
but would be disastrous together in a relationship. Or maybe not...
C. My daughter's cat vs. mouse adventures. Or was that how do
you get a mouse away from the cat who caught it?
D. How to corner the commodities futures market
Answer: All of the above -- but mostly D! Our conversation
wanders wildly all over the place, but the bulk of our conversation this morning
was on the commodities futures market. Seriously. She had to explain it to me
(about three times) before I understood. And then we developed a bad guy
conspiracy to corner the market on something.
So what market will be threatened by my bad guy?
A. A true to life story from the headlines: treasury bonds
B. A sexier true to life story from the headlines: silver
C. Something glitzy: emeralds
D. Something prosaic: soybeans
Answer: Soybeans. Yes, since the book series (a Kathy Lyons
series as yet unnamed and unwritten to be released by the Covet line at
Entangled) is set in Illinois, we wanted something very midwest. Something
prosaic. What is more Illinois prosaic than soybeans? Possibly corn, but that
stuff at least grows tall and has a line in an Oklahoma song. Nobody loves soybeans!
Once we decided on the book storyline, we started guessing what would be really
funny markets to conquer. Remember these are bad guys! So guess which is my
A. Rare tiger parts
B. Oil pooped by aliens
C. Star Trek collectables
D. Benedict Cumberbatch
Answer: Duh. Benedict! Come on. Imagine being able to control
where he went and how. Okay, so that's not quite controlling his price, but that
doesn't matter. I'd just have him come visit me for dinner. And maybe something
So now it's your turn. What market would you control if you could?
were an evil villain, of course!
One lucky commenter will get a free Jade Lee or Kathy Lyons ebook!
18 comments posted.
Re: Jade Lee | Guess What I Plotted Over Breakfast!
Oh my goodness... I have no idea... never had evil thoughts like that, lol. Always enjoy seeing what you post!
(Colleen Conklin 1:23pm January 5, 2015)
I think I'd want to control which books got made into films or
tv series. I'd especially want to control that it didn't
differ from the book AT ALL!
(Jen Barnard 3:46pm January 5, 2015)
the b sound great and now your book they are great reads but is that your house what happen with oil what is it did it do damage
(Desiree Reilly 5:36pm January 5, 2015)
I would love to control bookstores and libraries, that way
I would never have problems finding a book I wanted.
(Lisa White 10:03pm January 5, 2015)
Coffee or chocolate! I figure that you could make a killing in
either one! And I want to know why you have the ugly oil
outside your house too!!
(Marcia Berbeza 11:13pm January 5, 2015)
chocolate and books ;)
(Denise Holcomb 11:24pm January 5, 2015)
Gold for sure!
(Vicki Hancock 11:31pm January 5, 2015)
Sorry to confuse everyone! That picture was NOT my house. My backyard
is fine right now, though it is covered in snow. It was just a picture pulled
from the Internet. And good ideas on books, chocolate, and coffee!
(Jade Lee 12:45pm January 6, 2015)
Gold market of course or diamond It takes a lot of gold to be
as powerful and invisible as I would be if I was an evil
(Vikki Wright 1:34pm January 6, 2015)
the chocolate or coffee market. just think of all the heck that would be raised if prices tripled on a small cup of coffee.
(Angela Parrish 5:30pm January 6, 2015)
Emeralds :). They're really rare and good ones are expensive and I'd love to take my pick of
them, lol. Thanks for the giveaway and I'm looking forward to your next release!
(Lenna Hendershott 7:23pm January 6, 2015)
Diamonds and chocolate!
(Janie McGaugh 9:37pm January 6, 2015)
your book seems interesting! thanks and Happy 2015!
(Tracy Simms 10:14pm January 6, 2015)
Tech market. So many variables to play with. Soybeans can be evil. The
Asian beetles that live in them bite. We always get tuns when they plant
soybeans around the house. They also stink when you squish them.
(Laura Gullickson 12:14pm January 7, 2015)
You have to vacuum up the beetles with the hose or dust buster. They also
crunch when they fall to the floor after they die and you step on them. They
(Laura Gullickson 12:16pm January 7, 2015)
Books and Chocolate!
(Denise Austin 12:03pm January 7, 2015)
Ohh.. you ask the tough question. What Market?? Indeed.
I would say the soda market since I am a Pepsi drinker
(my Coffee) and I do not care for Coke/products. As well
as the chocolate and book market. I would want to make
sure that there were enough books to let everyone read
something and have a refreshing drink and you can't read
a good book without CHOCOLATE! that would be just wrong!!
(Tina Ullrich 10:48pm January 7, 2015)
Lucky that picture isn't of the oil spill you had cuz that looks serious!
Hmmm I don't think I'd want to control ANY market--it'd be too much work for me to hold back on the control haha
(Lisa L. 1:22pm January 8, 2015)
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