Posts Tagged ‘Blog Tour’

Random Act of Kindness BLITZ!

May 14, 2012

A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This is especially true in the Writing Community.

Take a second to think about writers you know, like the critique partner who works with you to improve your manuscript. The writing friend who listens, supports and keeps you strong when times are tough. The author who generously offers council, advice and inspiration when asked.

So many people take the time to make us feel special, don’t they? They comment on our blogs, re-tweet our posts, chat with us on forums and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.

Kindness ROCKS!

To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ. And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I’m participating too!

There is no way I could quantify the amount of help I’ve gotten from individual members of the writing community and the community as a whole, either as practical help or just encouragement. So I’m putting all the names in a hat and randomly one. If it’s not you, that’s just luck, not because I don’t appreciate ya’.

Today I’m recognizing RC Lewis! She was one of the first people I met when I started this crazy writer thing. She gave me encouragement and practical advice on an early draft of Fighting Gravity and it meant a lot! She also let me read her manuscript, Fingerprints, and I thought (still think!) is was great. Plus I really enjoy following her blog. She’s a fellow science fiction writer, but even better, to me, is that she’s a math teacher at a school for the deaf. Teaching math in sign language. How cool is that?

So I’m going to send her a $10 gift card for either Amazon or Barnes & Noble, so she can enjoy the book of her choice.

Do you know someone special that you’d like to randomly acknowledge?

Don’t be shy–come join us and celebrate! Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. Kindness makes the world go round. 🙂

Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.

Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness?  Let me know in the comments!

Blog Tour Wrapup and PRIZES!

May 11, 2012

Well that’s it, folks. Show’s over. Well, the official blog tour, at least.

One (semi) unexpected stop this week was my success story over on Miss Snark’s First Victim. If you’ve never been over there, WHY NOT? It’s an amazing support network for aspiring authors and a place where readers can weigh in and help new authors reach their dreams. I’m only one of dozens of people who give credit to Authoress for helping them get where they are now, and there will no doubt be many more. She’s a wonderful person, and I have on good authority that she’s really cute too, behind that red hat.

Also a new review went up yesterday:

Michelle Ristuccia: Review on #sffwrtcht

Then there were the official blog tour stops:

Interview on Welcome to My World of Dreams

Interview & Review on The Reader’s Roundtable – Infinity and Beyond

Interview on It’s Raining Books

Guest post on Beyond Romance: The Challenges of Writing Science Fiction

Interview on Wendi Zwaduk

Interview at Kacey’s Konnections

Drawing for the winners of the blog tour PRIZES is coming soon, so hurry over to one of the stops and leave a comment so you’ll be entered too!

And that’s it! There will be a few more things popping up here and there, including a live interview on the popular #sffwrtcht June 27, 2012, at 9:00pm Eastern which I’m very nervous and excited about.

Unexpected stop(s) on the blog tour this week… (Updated)

May 4, 2012

Boingboing.net. I won’t pretend this was an unwelcome surprise, in fact, it’s very nice to see that I’m not alone in the exciting new world of (alleged) trademark infringement and a general sense of “huh?” in response to this fun situation:

Read more about it from boingboing here.

And then The Passive Voice addressed it as well:

An Author Receives a Cease and Desist Letter

But all that excitement aside, there’s still a blog tour going on, and here’s the weekly roundup:

Several official blog tour stops this week, plus a guest post on my editor’s blog.

Guest post on Logikal Blog: Why All Writers are Secretly (or not so much) Schizophrenics

Guest post on Kool Queer Lit: Why My Boys are Gay

Interview on Have Novel, Will Edit

Guest post on Lindsay’s Scribblings: Fleshing Out Your Characters

Interview on Francesca’s Mindstream

And a random stop:

On Gabrielle Edits, my editor, Gabrielle Harbowy, let me post on hiring a manager for your blog tour.

I’ve Done a Crappy Job of Promoting My Own Blog Tour

April 24, 2012

‘Cause, you know, that’s just how I roll.

Or not.

Have you seen these lovely people who have given me a place on their blog as part of the celebration of Fighting Gravity’s release?

Interview at Lisa Haselton’s

Interview at Dawn’s Reading Nook

Guest post at Guys Like Romance, Too! about putting romance in science fiction.

Guest post at Kristabel Reed’s about where a sci-fi author goes when she needs to get away.

Interview by The Book Monsters

Interview at Rogue’s Angels

Also, several good friends and colleagues have hosted me as well:

R.B. Wood hosted my guest post The Meaning of Life and Other Minutia.

Big Al at BooksandPals let me guest post on Raising the Next Generation of Readers, and there’s a great discussion going on in the comments.

Check them out!

There’s also a Goodreads Giveaway!

Oh, and I think I’m going to give a prize at the end of this tour for whoever spots all the places my name is spelled with sOn. 😉