Otterocity — Do you have it?

Otterocity?   This is a term I never heard before I met author Tim Northburg.  Tim is an author and fellow member of Northern Colorado Writers.

Actually, the new word was created for Tim’s latest novel. (See below)

Below is what time has to say about otterocity:

OTTEROCITY:  (Otter + ocity)  You can’t find it in a dictionary but its meaning is a mixture of things.  If you take velocity times electricity, and mix it with generosity and creativity, then infuse that to a joyful spirit, you get Otterocity.  Taken literally, ocity means “quality of.”  Therefore, Otterocity is having or displaying a disposition or quality of an otter. However, Otterocity is more than a play on words.  Otterocity is a way of acting, thinking, and being that brings balance to your life and focuses your energy in a positive way to help you become a better person.  Otterocity is all about showing or possessing the qualities of otters, to bring a joyful spirit to your life, in everything you do.

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OTTERING:  (Different from Tebowing)  Ottering is a verb that means, “a. to show that you are having fun, even if everyone else around you is not having fun.  b. To throw your hands in the air, or up by your face, and have a facial expression of happiness while doing something fun—usually this is accompanied by a ha, ha-ha, woo, woo-hoo, yeah, oh-yea,yes, or all-right!”

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Now Tim Northburg’s novel on the topic of otterocity is out!

Here are the details–

Introducing a novel by Tim Northburg   

Otterocity!  Bring a Joyful Spirit to Your Life

I am proud to announce the release of my book titled, Otterocity!

Otterocity is a story about bringing a joyful spirit to your life, no matter what challenges you face in society, the economic climate, or life in general. Follow Cory Samuelson as he embarks on a journey from Fort Collins, Colorado to San Juan Island, Washington to film a group of Sea Otters. Here, he meets an otter he names Lizzie and uncovers simple truths about otters that he infuses into his life, to bring about change and a joyful spirit, during his struggle with the economy, work, and the death of his friend/boss.

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One response to “Otterocity — Do you have it?

  1. Thanks Bob. You are the best! I love your blog.