Monthly Archives: March 2015

BOB Logo Design Contest

Calling all teens ages 12-18! I’m having a logo design contest right now and the designer of the winning logo gets a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Here are the answers to the questions I know you’re asking:

What are you looking for?
A 400 X 400 pixel JPEG image of a logo which incorporates the following three elements: an apple, the word “BOB” (easily readable when resized all the way down to 100 X 100 pixels), and the color tangerine (RGB=234,150,41). Combine them however you like but THE ARTWORK MUST BE YOUR OWN. I am not looking for “borrowed” clipart that you’ve slapped the word “BOB” over. I’m looking for a new logo that stands out in a crowd.

What is BOB, anyway?
BOB is short for a feature on this blog called Bobbing for Indie eBooks. Each week I search through Amazon (this is the bobbing part) and find an independently published YA eBook to read, review, and give away Kindle copies of. BOB is also short for Bobbers, a team of teens who read and review an Indie book each month for this blog.

Entry Deadline: Entries may be submitted from now until midnight (MST) of April 1, 2015.

How do I enter?
Follow these 3 Easy Steps:
1. Like the Atomic Aardvark Facebook Page.
While you are there, scroll down and check out all of the great YA eBook giveaways going on and pick up a FREE eBook or two while you’re at it. (Entering eBook giveaways is not required and will not be a factor in us picking a winner of the Logo Design contest. FREE books are just a perk of spending some time on the Atomic Aardvark Facebook page.

2. Create your logo and email it to Only one submission per person, please. Include your first name, the initial of your last name, and the state you are from in the email.

3. Then, find the post about this contest on the Atomic Aardvark Facebook Page and comment with “Mission Accomplished”
I will post everyone’s entries on this blog and on the Atomic Aardvark Facebook Page.

How will you pick the winner?
On April 2, the two members of the Bobbers review team and I will each vote for our two favorite logos. The logo with the most votes wins. The logo’s designer will get a Facebook Message with a code to redeem their $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Have fun with this. We’re looking forward to seeing your creations!

Attack of the Apostrophes


Here’s a tip to help with using apostrophes correctly when showing possession:

Just remember the phrase Attack of the Apostrophes. The “of the” in this phrase is the key to deciding where to stick the apostrophe.

First, rewrite your sentence in Noun1 of the Noun2 format.

tire of the car
litter box of the cat (one cat, one litter box)
litter box of the cats (multiple cats using the same litter box)
current of the rapids

Next, add the apostrophe to the end of Noun2

tire of the car’
litter box of the cat’
litter box of the cats’
current of the rapids’

Then remove the “of the”, add the s after the apostrophe (when the noun is singular), and switch to Noun2 Noun1 format.

car’s tire
cat’s litter box
cats’ litter box
rapids’ current (not rapid’s current which might be tempting to do)

Attack of the Apostrophes— I think this trick is the bee’s knees (or is it bees’ knees) and hope using it helps you too.

Bob Books

List of Bob Books:

1. Nightmare’s Daughter by Aurora Smith-YA Fantasy
2. Island of Time by Matthew DeBettencourt-YA Sci-fi
3. Echo of Sight by J.F. Robbins-YA Contemporary
4. Entropy by Taylor Conrad-YA Dystopian
5. The Game by Terry Schott-YA Sci-fi
6. Skeleton Park by Christina Smith-YA Horror
7. The Nexus by J. Kraft Mitchell-YA Sci-fi
8. Discern by Andrea Pearson-YA Paranormal
9. Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic-YA Sci-fi
10. A Skip in Time by Adam Drake-YA Sci-fi
11. Glimpse by Steven Whibley-YA Action
12. The Daughter Claus by D. Thrush-YA Fantasy
13. The Santa Mysteries by S. William Shaw-YA Fantasy
14. Chronicles of Kilix by T.K. Chapin-YA Sci-fi
15. Zombie Rock by J.R. Cleveland-YA Sci-fi
16. Journals of Kara and Jason by Charlie Wood-YA Contemporary
17. Cloak of Shadows by CK Dawn-YA Fantasy
18. The Bagman by Rachael Rippon-YA Fantasy
19. Travel Glasses by Chess Desalls-YA Sci-fi
20. The Keeper of the Wind by Mark Shaw-YA Fantasy
21. Ice by Jessica Wren-YA Paranormal
22. Five by Caroline Greyling-YA Paranormal
23. Hydro by A.C. Waltower-YA Dystopian
24. The Day We Are Born by Philippa Cameron-YA Contemporary