Okay, hold on to your hats! It was a busy week around the Internet...
Carol Denbow is looking for suggestions on book promotion in a brainstorming session! A Book Inside
Alyce goes over some more FTC blogging & disclosure rules At Home With Books
Walt discusses the new Vook.com site Walt Shiel
Mayra Calvani discusses Halloween promotions J. Aday Kennedy
Tony talks about The Elevator Pitch Marketing Tips For Authors
Helen reveals a new piracy site Straight From Hel
Google deal to be amended… The Feathered Quill
J. Kaye wants to know YOUR thoughts on negative reactions to reviews J. Kaye’s Book Blog
School ditching all books and going digital… Southern Review of Books
The Muse Online Writers Conference begins next week!!! The Muse Online Writer’s Conference
2009 Book ‘Em Event is next weekend! Book ‘Em Foundation
Including author Dirk Robertson, coming all the way from Scotland! And this Alan Krugel of Los Angeles is bringing police dog Leda this year.
THE TOUR CONTINUES...
And thank you to my wonderful hosts!
Oct 3 - The Book Muncher – book giveaway
Oct 4 - Spunk On A Stick – Deviant Art Full week of stops & interviews on Deviant Art, plus book giveaway
Oct 5 - Bookland Heights
Oct 6 - Debbie’s World of Books
Oct 6 - Pop Syndicate
Oct 7 - Simply Books & her Review
Oct 8 – The Old Silly’s Free Sprit Blog
Oct 11-12 - Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee
Oct 11 - Writers in Business
Oct 12 - God Uses Broken Vessels
* FRIDAY FINDS/SPECIAL BLOGGER*
This is my contribution to Friday Finds and you're not following CC Chronicles, you are missing out! She fairly new to the book blogger community, but my gosh has she taken it by storm! And she covers far more than books, too.
Chris is also a very special friend in the real world. We met eighteen months ago (or so) at one of my seminars, and Chris graciously invited my husband and I to see one of her plays. (It was a HOOT!!!) Since that time, we've kept in contact, and when I returned to her area for another seminar, she and I (and her friend) went out to dinner in between appearances. And now that she's blogging daily, it's just amazing the things I discover about Chris. (She worked on The Crow - I LOVE that movie!)
This is a big virtual hug for you, Chris! Thanks for your friendship, encouragement, and the big box of goodies you sent to me this week! Mellowcreme pumpkins, body wash & stuff, and lip balm - all things I love! Thanks, Chris!
Now, go tell her she's awesome! CC Chronicles
Alice in Chains is back! Article & news video here - CNN
I was always a fan back in the 90's and their new stuff does not disappoint! New CD is incredible.
Also, Arjen A. Lucassen has a new project - Guilt Machine!
Arjen is the mastermind behind several European Prog Rock bands, including my favorite, Ayreon. He also created Stream of Passion.
The Guilt Machine CD is slower than his other music and reminds me of the first disc of The Universal Traveler. (I affectionately call it the "Mars" CD.)
Info on Guilt Machine and his other projects here: Arjen A. Lucassen
You get several today!
First, this is from one of my signings this past weekend... It was a tiny table, but I made it work!
The main character in Book IV, Mike, comes from a small town in Georgia called Perry. I snapped this shot as we were driving from Valdosta to Atlanta this past weekend:
Mike also attends Georgia Tech! Caught this on the way home. Book II's Matt and Sarah also go to GT, and I've appeared at the Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech, too!
It's good to be home, though!
Have a great weekend!