30 Books in 30 Days: Yellow Pig Day Edition

Today, my friends, is Yellow Pig Day. (Waves at Sullivan McPig.) What do you mean, you’ve never heard of Yellow Pig Day?

So here’s how the story goes: Back in the 1960s, and psychedelic drugs might or might not have been involved, a bunch of mathematicians at Princeton became obsessed with the number 17 and came up with the idea of a 17-eyelashed yellow pig. Mathematicians began celebrating the day and collecting yellow pigs. Exactly how yellow pigs came into the whole business, I’m not sure, but apparently lots of mathematicians collect yellow pigs now. I collect alligators, so I guess I can’t cast judgment.

In case you missed recent posts, in honor of the upcoming fun at Authors After Dark, I’m doing a 30-Books-in-30-Days giveaway. Okay, really it’s so I can pare down my TBR pile. Open internationally, and the book is a mystery–I can only tell you it will be either UF, SF, Fantasy, YA paranormal, or PNR. If you win, you can give me a couple of genres and I’ll match them if I can but I”m a lot heavier on some genres than others. (I don’t have a lot of adult UF, in other words because there just isn’t much coming out anymore.) You can also choose any of my books except PIRATE’S ALLEY.

Today’s question, to be entered for a mystery book, is: If you could create a colored pig, what color would it be? Personally, I think a jewel-toned tie-dyed pig would be interesting!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

49 thoughts on “30 Books in 30 Days: Yellow Pig Day Edition

    • Ah, good point! Here in the Southern U.S., we have a MAJOR problem with wild boars, so they can’t have the camouflage. Just the camo domestic pigs πŸ™‚

  1. When my son was in the high school marching band they did a song/chant about pink pigs. It was mainly a chance for the drum line to do a fancy cadence, but the kids got to chant “I see a pink pig”. Pink is kinda plain for a pig, how about a parti-colored one? Spots?

  2. My bank just gave me a lovely emerald green pig…I think they want me to save money..silly bank, I have books to buy!

  3. *waves at Suzanne*
    Any color pig is of course a great idea imo, but pink with green spots and green trotters is my favorite. *preens*
    And I should celebrate this day from now on. And create a special McPig day.

  4. My first instinct was to say green because it’s my favorite color, but when I thought about it I realized that would make pork look gross. So I’m going to go with ‘barbeque sauce colored.’ Sorry, vegetarians!

  5. A multicolored jewel toned colored pig that casts the most beautiful colors when light shines upon it. Because, why not…. πŸ˜€

  6. I say just throw a bunch of multi-colored glitter on it! Rainbow effect πŸ˜€

  7. What an interesting background story to Yellow Pig Day. I would choose a lavender color for whimsy.

  8. Green pig to better hide it in my son’s collection of Angry Birds or… Pigs (he has a bunch of green pigs).

  9. I like your idea Suzanne, tie-dyed would be pretty cool, but I’d choose reds, yellows and oranges.

  10. I’m partial to turquoise πŸ™‚ lol… but I don’t think that my dog would appreciate a pig sibling! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I would create the SpiderPig (from The Simpson’s). And if that didn’t work, it would be a plaid pig.

  12. Hmmm…may not be a color and would be awful in case of a burglary, but I am kind of set on a neon green glow in the dark pig.

  13. Since I met Sullivan, I think I really have this beautiful pig in mind, it was so cute and so tiny (I was surprised of that), but it’s a really good one.