"I'm not quite dead yet!"
First off, thank you Hurricane Bill for NOT beating up on the N. Carolina coast while I am there today for a booksigning - much appreciated!
Now on to the news!
Is the Kindle in danger of becoming the Ebooks BetaMax? Market Watch
How many books should an author order? A Book Inside
Helen tells us how to shape our characters - Straight From Hel
Mayra Calvani has tips for breaking into children’s magazines- Mayra’s Secret Bookcase
She also recommends an Illustrator
Has Twilight ruined all men’s chances? Babbling About Books, And More
Marketing Tips For Authors had two great posts this week - 8 Ways to Jump on Breaking News & 10 Ways to Stimulate Conversation About Your Book
Did you hear Brett’s back? One fan's take on his on-again/off-again NFL status- Jo-Jo Loves to Read
And I've been honored with a nomination for the BBAW! My little blog, written by an over-optimistic, stubborn redhead...
Thanks to everyone who has commented on my virtual tour thus far! I appreciate the support, both from fellow Bloggers, my fans, and my awesome hosts.
The tour continues through next Thursday. Please visit past hosts as well as upcoming spots:
Aug 11 J Kaye’s Book Blog & Giveaway
Aug 13 TexasRed Books
Aug 14 Genevieve's Blog
Aug 14 Jamieson Wolf
Aug 15 Jo-Jo Loves to Read & Giveaway
Aug 17Frenetic Reader
Aug 18-20 Always Something to Read & Interview & Review
Aug 19 Pudgy Penguin Perusals & Giveaway
Aug 21 The Story Siren
Aug 24 Ultimate Book Hound
Aug 25 Find Your Next Book Here
Aug 26 Belle of the Books
Aug 27 Kathy Erskine’s Blog
* MOVIE REVIEW *
DISTRICT 9 - A
Very solid movie! This is indeed movie making at its finest. It's a twist on several themes, many of which you've seen before, but never like this and especially in a summer devoid of great movies. However, I can't say I loved it because it's not that type of film. District 9 is very dark and depressing. Excellent film though.
* PHOTO OF THE DAY *
It's that time of year again - prepare for the cicadas!