That there above is a teaser trailer based on the cover of A MILLION SUNS by the simsational April. I just wanted to show you that you don't necessarily have to have read either AtU or AMS to enter the Creative Contest--it's totally cool to do something based on the covers. Also, there's a great entry up on the Facebook Page--you should go check it out!
I'm on tour! The Ash 2 Nash Tour kicked off yesterday at the wonderful Fireside Books & Gifts, and it was so much fun bringing my friends to my local indie. Today, we're going to the Morganton, NC, public library, and following that up with Malaprops.
Confession time: Malaprops is one of the biggest indie bookstores in the South. I've always sort of felt that if you get to do an event there, you've made it. So it's extra thrilling to know that I'll be there tonight! *squee*
But....we are having so much fun (last night was Author Sleepover at my house, and we gorged on pasta and then made Lurlene McDaniels and Nicholas Sparks jokes all night) that I can totally foresee me forgetting to, er, blog. Especially since we're going to try to do posts on the Ash 2 Nash blog, too.
So....here's a mini link-spam to tide you over and give you something to read :)
- I found Allison Winn Scotch's post on author platforms--and why even fiction writers need them--interesting. I mostly agree with her; although I don't really call an online presence a "platform" so much. Just semantics, though.
- Jim Hines had an interesting post on Agents as Publishers.
- I love this post by Kiersten White so much I can't even stand it. I was going to do a whole post of my own in response, but I'm afraid it would just be a great big giant "THIS" instead of anything actually, you know, intelligent.
- Victoria's book released!
- Heather's doing book spine poetry, which I've always loved. PS: If you can get AtU into a book-spine poem, that would totally count as a Creative Contest entry! PPS: Do you guys love book-spine poetry as much as me? I've been thinking of making that another contest for a later month....