Email This Post HomeHumorTyphoid Amy, Killer Turkeys, Free Books & Giveaway Amy Vansant December 23, 2016 Humor 7 Comments Good news is my husband isn’t a serial killer. The bad news is there is blood pouring out of our basement refrigerator… Ever have one of those months? Bother-in-law (Gary), Heather, Me and Mike. They’re holding the guns but I’m about to take them all out. Well, I’m back from my West Coast visit to the Bother-in-law! Picked up the flu on the plane ride there, fell sick a day later, brought down everyone else in the family like dominoes and we all spent five days sweating and coughing. Whee! Typhoid Amy. Luckily, we did get to see the Winchester Mystery House before we all succumbed. It was built by the wife of the heir to the Winchester gun fortune. A psychic told her if she ever stopped building the house she would die, so she went a little nuts and ended up with a giant mansion featuring stairways to nowhere, doors that open into walls… I used to read about it as a kid so I was excited to see it. Here we all are, with no idea the phlegmy fate awaiting us… Oh, what about that blood, you ask? Gosh I almost forgot. My mother put the Christmas turkey in my fridge almost two weeks early and it melted. Which in the end was good, because when you leave for six days and come back to find blood dripping from your fridge, you sort of start to wonder what your parents do in your house when you’re away… We called the Butterball hotline and they said the chances of us dying are about 15%, so not bad. Of course, we had a to put up a baby gate so when the zombie turkey comes to life it can’t climb the basement stairs and kill us in our sleep. Mike says we’re all going to get “Turkanosis,” so if you don’t hear from me after Christmas, you know what happened. Need Free Books for the Holidays? In other news… if you like free books and offering your opinions I have a TON of free books available in the AXP Read & Review program! The books are free, though if you ask for them, the authors are hoping you’ll take the time to review them on Amazon. If you’re looking to kill a holiday reading, you can’t do much better! Also, fellow author Duncan Whitehead asked me to share this promotion with you all… The Reluctant Jesus – Duncan Whitehead – Usually $5.99 – 99c until Dec. 28th! Winner of the Reader’s Favorite 2014 International Book Award for Comedy The year is 1999 and the millennium is fast approaching. Baseball fan and thirty-two-year-old confirmed bachelor and architect, Seth Miller, is content with his life, as long as the Yankees win and his mother stays away from his Greenwich Village apartment. Seth’s life, though, is turned upside down when he is informed by his overbearing and overprotective mother that he is God’s youngest son and by default the second coming of Christ. Win New Books for a New Year! And finally, I have a giveaway of 28 new release books, including my own romantic/time travel/comedy adventure Kilty as Charged which will be available January 2nd (and is 99c preorder now!) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Critters everywhere, giveaways and book deals… - July 10, 2020 Cover Reveal (again), Reading Poll + 4 ways to win a kindle - June 25, 2020 Why I shouldn’t be allowed to decorate cakes, book giveaways and deals! - June 16, 2020 7 Responses Jane Geiger December 23, 2016 Wow, Amy! You’re the first person in my rather long life who’s ever even HEARD of Winchester House, let alone visited it! I visited there way back in 1980, on my delayed honeymoon (we were married in November, 1979, and took our honeymoon the following summer). I took a side trip to San Diego to visit a girlfriend, and on the way back to San Francisco, I stopped at Winchester House. I found the whole story fascinating, and sad at the same time. I’d originally figured on spending maybe a half-hour there, but ended up staying for most of the afternoon! Thanks for the reminder of a wonderful memory. 3 likes Reply Jane Christensen December 23, 2016 when our family moved to San Jose in 1987 we toured the Winchester House. History is pretty fascinating and we had fun going thru it all. Had not thought about it in all these many years. Fun to remember! 0 likes Reply Kathleen Hammerlind December 23, 2016 Amy, the flu, blood pouring out of your refrigerator AND a visit to the Winchester house? The only one of your experiences that I’d like to replicate is the “house ” visit. Watch out for the turkey zombies. Happy and Blessed Holidays to you and yours. 1 likes Reply Gale S. December 23, 2016 I can’t believe someone else knew what Winchester House is, too! We lived “down the road a piece” for 14 years and despite driving by and saying, “We should really go there.” we never did. Ah well. Hope you and your family are doing better and I’m with your husband: I think I’d cook something else for Christmas. Stay well and happy holidays! 0 likes Reply Sandi Koch Bedell December 24, 2016 I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay Area so I’m also fascinated that someone else has heard let alone gone to the Winchester Mystery House. 0 likes Reply Jennifer December 24, 2016 I also visited the Winchester house on a long 2 week California adventure with my family. I loved how quirky it is. 0 likes Reply Danielle January 1, 2017 I would love to see the winchester mysery house !!! 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