I’m in a flurry-hurry of last edits for LOST AND FOUND, flamingo-dancing fast as I can to send off to my editor tomorrow. I’m delighted to have received another advance quote on the book from the awesome dog and cat expert Dr. Marty Becker, woot! In other news, my publisher is working on a revised cover so consider the current one a place-holder for now.
September 20 release date will arrive very soon, so I’m working hard to line up blog tours, advance reviews and other important “schtuff” that will help get the word out. If you would be interested in hosting me/the book (or any of the nonfiction books?) on your blog for a tour–or would like an advance PDF review copy–please drop me a line or post a note in the comments.
Meanwhile the voting for NAME THAT DOG and NAME THAT CAT has the dog names Dakota and Bruno nearly neck-and-neck, while cat names Macy and Simba are top contenders. Today is your last chance to vote–as I said, I’m sending final version to my editor tomorrow!
Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Some of this “schtuff” can be hard to categorize and may fit more than one topic so I urge you to at least scan them all.
The Grammar Police don’t apply for a job here if
you’re your grammar sucks
Three Days on a Criminal Jury fascinating look from mystery author and blogger Beth Groundwater
Jodie Renner on Voice she always has such good advice
Pricing Discussion, do you agree?
RWA 2012 Keynote “Weathering The Transition” from Stephanie Laurens, well worth reading
Salty Language, how genre and timeframe dictate what’s permitted, great post!
Run to Ground book launch, virtual and real, from DP Lyle, I just got this book in my shipment from Thrillerfest and can’t wait to read it. FYI, Doug gave me a killer advance quote for my own thriller–he’s got great taste. Ahem. And is a terrific thriller author!
Cracked.com Comedy Workshop looking for writers
Marketing Pros & Cons, one indie author’s experience
The Writer Magazine Goes On Hiatus after 125 years, wow…
7 Places for Free Photos safe for blogger use? Check it out.
Pre-Publishing Checklist could be helpful for indie authors
Chuck Sambuchino Q & A on success in writing and editing
Amazing Poison Mushroom Cure for dogs, wow!
Nominate Shelter Volunteer and they could win $10k for their shelter
Novel Approaches in Canine Nutrition webinar hosted Sunday Aug. 12 by Dr. Jean Dodds
“Killed” & “Modified Live” Vaccines, issues to considered if given together
Genome Barks Podcast Series some great info
Stem Cell Veterinary Research, fascinating stuff from Morris Animal Foundation to help cats with chronic renal disease, canine back paralysis and more!
Dolphin Encounter! fabulous pictures from Dr Rayya
Raw Food Under Fire–Again (a conspiracy?!) a great discussion by Sally Bahner with terrific links to more info
I love hearing from you, so please share comments and questions. Do you have an ASK AMY question you’d like answered? Do you have a new kitten and need answers? Or is your old-fogy cat or aging dog in need of home nursing care? Stay up to date on all the latest just subscribe the blog, “like” me on Facebook, listen to the weekly radio show, check out weekly FREE PUPPY CARE newsletter, and sign up for Pet Peeves newsletter. Don’t forget to vote for your NAME THAT DOG/CAT character choice in the forthcoming THRILLER, LOST & FOUND!