Sorry, couldn’t help it. In fact, I can’t help a lot of things. For example, I’m watching V on Hulu. And the producer for that show has the name, “Wankum.” And EVERY TIME I come to the credits, I say, “Wankum! I hardly knew ‘im!” EVERY TIME! And then I laugh at my own joke. Because I’m a dork.
In the meantime, I may be a dork, but my cover is simply awesome, and garnering even MORE CRITICAL ACCLAIM. Our lovely art department guru Lauren Panepinto got in touch to inform me that my Tempest Rising and the fabulous Soulless, by Gail Carriger, BOTH came in as New York Book Show 09 weiners! I mean, winners! How cool is that? I couldn’t love my cover more, and I couldn’t love EVERYTHING about Soulless more, so I’m thrilled. Furthermore, Gail and I are soon to kick off some shenanigans, which will start on our sites and then ramble on over to Orbit’s website. But, in the meantime, if you want to try to win a copy of both books, there’s a contest here that pairs the two together, as a lot of readers seem to be doing. And I couldn’t be happier to be in such august company!
In other exciting news, Tempest Rising has been chosen, alongside of Orbit’s Jesse Bullington, as picks for the December Barnes and Noble Book Club! More information on the Book Club and how to participate can be found here, while the person responsible for choosing my book explains why he did so here.
I’ve posted tons of new reviews, author blurbs, and other fun stuff on Tempest Rising’s home page. One of the new reviews is from the lovely ladies at Bitten By Books, and the awesome Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker series, calls Tempest Rising “one of my top three ‘oh, wow!’ books of 20o9.” There may have been some squealing involved when I read that.
From the TR page, you can also access the Yahoo Group set up in order to discuss my books. But mostly we seem to be using it to define the idea of “snark.” Go figure!
So that’s it! Right? Oh, what? Something about a contest?
HAHA. Just kidding. I’m being an asshole! I haven’t really forgotten.
Now is when I reveal the winner of the two, $25 dollar gift certificates to Barnes and Noble! One prize is a randomly drawn prize for sending in pictures of “Selkies in the Wild,” while the other is for “Wildest Selkie,” that was chosen by a panel of estimable judges (read: me and my roommate).
So without further ado, I shall partake of the contest can . . .
And the weiner is . . . .(drum roll please)
SARA MULLER! YAY!
Sara sent in the VERY first selkies spotting photo!
Sara was also posted on this blog with the winner of the Wildest Selkie contest . . . THOM MARRION!
While I LOVED all the photos sent in, and really, really appreciated every single one of them, Thom’s photos of Jane being read by a selkie girl, and being carried off by Sasquatch (Sasquatch!) knocked my socks off!
So if Thom and Sara would email me their addresses, I’ll get them their gift certificates in the mail!
And thanks, again, to everybody who participated! Seriously, ya’ll could not have treated a debut author better and I appreciate you so much!
With that, I’ll sign off . . . but not before I leave you with this parting shot . . .
“Wankum! I hardly knew ‘im!” Tee hee!