Monday, March 09, 2015

Pitching to the Media and Rich Textures

Today I am over at the The Insecure Writer’s Support Group - Finding Media Outlets and the Pitch. If you want to know how to find media outlets and how to pitch yourself and your book to the media, head on over.

I’m also posting some more photos from our recent trip to the Cape Fear Serpentarium in Wilmington. These shots show you why I love going there and love taking photos of reptiles - so much texture!







45 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Gorgeous skin on these reptiles! Love these pictures, Diane.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome pictures, Diane.

nashvillecats2 said...

Wonderful photo's, it seems a great time was had by all.

Jo said...

I love the NC aquariums. I went to the one in Wilmington one time. These pix are great. I have a photo of that little green snake, OK, maybe not the same one. It's because those skin textures are so great that people want bags and boots.

Karen Walker said...

reptiles are so fascinating and these show how beautiful they are as well.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ohhhhhh, coooooooooool. I love critters whether the run, crawl or slither.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

uh...or fly, swim...get the picture

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool photos. That's how I like to view reptiles - from a distance.

Karen Lange said...

Great shots. Hopping over to check out your post!

DL Hammons said...

**Shivers** :)

shelly said...

That one lizard looks like he was enjoying the camera. I think he was smiling at you.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm not a big reptile fan but these are great photos!

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

The images are fantastic. I especially like the last one!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It's so easy to look beyond the beauty of reptiles but your closeups really show nature's artistic talent and yours.

~Sia McKye~ said...

I love the textures of reptiles. When you handle them you can feel the texture too. It's awesome.
Really like your pictures!

Sia McKye Over Coffee

cleemckenzie said...

Keep taking these pictures, Diane! I keep stealing the ones with alligator scales. They are beautiful.

Stephen Tremp said...

cool pics! I do love reptiles and such.

Okay, I'm off to IWSG now.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! Those are some great textures! Cool pics!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Oh golly, snakes and big reptiles really creep me out! The other day my husband and I were walking down the main street where all the tourists wander up and down, and there was a guy with a snake wrapped around his neck like a knitted scarf! A big snake, maybe a boa? Not sure, he was gone by the time I got my breath back enough to talk to him.

Jemi Fraser said...

Not a huge reptile fan, but their textures are definitely gorgeous! :)

Kelly Steel said...

I'm definitely not a snake fan! But great photos.

Christine Rains said...

What beautiful and funky photos. Thanks for sharing! :)

damyantiwrites said...

Not a fan of reptiles, but these are gorgeous photos.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I love how your pairing of amazing rich textures with pitching made me think (again!) about how important depth and design are to a great pitch. Yay!
Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Multi Award-Winning Author of the HowToDoItFrugally series for writers including the second editions of the Frugal Book Promoter (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromo and The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditorKind )The latter is e-book only.for the time being.

Dean K Miller said...

I only wish I could write with so much texture! Beautiful photos.

Rhonda Albom said...

Those are some creepy photos. There are no snakes in New Zealand, even at Zoos.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Reptiles have amazing skin and some paleontologists think dinosaur skin was just as colorful which would change my whole impression of them. Great job!

Arlee Bird said...

Amazing, but kind of creepy too. Snakes are not my favorite animal, yet they are so fascinating to watch.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Romance Book Haven said...

Love the photos, shots are well done. Thanks for links.

Medeia Sharif said...

Amazing pics. I'll check out your link.

Robin said...

Your pics are amazing. Funny but snake pics affect me completely differently than actual snakes... :)

Shelley Sly said...

Oh wow, those are some high quality pics! I'm heading over to check out your link now.

randi lee said...

I love the texture of those photos. Thanks for sharing!!

Michelle Wallace said...

Wow Diane.
Such quality.
They are gorgeous.

Lynda R Young said...

I love your artistic eye, Diane. That first one in particular is truly awesome.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You're awfully brave to take these close-ups. I'm impressed - by the photos and your courage.

Lynn said...

Wow! Those are great. I really love the last two!

LD Masterson said...

Those are fabulous photos.

(If you ever decide to do a close up spread on spiders - put a warning in the post title, okay?)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. love the photos - I'm really not happy with snakes around .. but totally appreciate them and the niche they've carved out ... and the other serpents - extraordinary creatures ...

Cheers Hilary

Cherie Reich said...

Such beautiful pictures! I love the colors brought out in the second one.

Tara Tyler R said...

i think startling is my word of the day, this is the third comment that brings that word to mind - love the lizards! and pretty green snake!
heading over to iwsg =)

Vanessa Morgan said...

These photos are amazing. You captured their textures very well. Have a lovely Caturday.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

They are magnificent creatures and you did an awesome job of capturing them uniqueness.

Sherry Ellis said...

Those are great photos. You did a nice job capturing the texture of the reptiles.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

*races over there...and not just to get away from the snakes* :)