Monday Mentions: Catherine Coulter, Vicious Toads & Thriller Trailer!

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.

My Internet finally came back up late last week. While it was down, here’s what I did:

You also won’t want to miss the awesome short video at the bottom of the post from Gayle Lynds interview with Catherine Coulter at this year’s Thrillerfest! Check out the shoes!

Before we get to the more serious stuff, enjoy this just-for-the-heck-of-it video. Serves ya right, if’n ya tease the toad…

WRITER-ICTY SCHTUFF

Warning Flags of Writing Contests from Writers Beware Blog

Serial Killers and Supernatural Powers lots of food for thought for authors–and others

A Celebration of BAD Writing fun stuff!

Author Activism & Critical Thinking more from Writers Beware

Develop the WRITE Biz Plan for You

What’s the Deal with KLOUT?  are you better than a squirrel? Hmnnnn.

Links & Link Building Ops penalties, cautions and more here.

Plagiarism Check do a free search to protect your work!

PET SCHTUFF

Top 10 Animals that Attack Pets  Heck, I need to do a roundup like this, I’ve written about skunks and scorpions and other nasties like snakes

The Smell of Fear and yes, even PLANTS have this, awesome article!

Chew Toy–ZOMBIE FOOT for Dogs, for the dog that has (almost) everything

Does Your Dog’s Back Need Help? 7 signs of disk disease

Sneaky-Pie for President why not a cat?

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Monday Mentions: Catherine Coulter, Vicious Toads & Thriller Trailer! — 13 Comments

  1. I missed that interview at ThrillerFest. Thanks, Amy! Hope your week’s off to a great start.

    PS Black widow spiders are on the prowl around here… No good for pets.

  2. Wonderful links, Amy, and I love the videos. Luckily, I take Monday mornings off “for me”, so enjoyed guilt-free viewing, and will be chuckling about the frog the rest of the day. But while I was already going to buy you upcoming book, the trailer hooked me all over again. I can’t find it yet for preorder from Amazon–wanted to give you the early numbers.

    • Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! Nope, it’s not yet up for pre-orders. Grrrr! My publisher continues to struggle with this.

  3. Amy, nice trailer….now you’re into what, IMO, is the hardest part of publishing: the marketing. I have found trailers only work (obviously) if you get them out there. Don’t know if you’ve considered this, but you might want to attach the url to your signature, so that every time you email someone, they get the trailer. If you create postcards or press releases or bookmarks, whatever, for the book, obviously, put it on there.Good luck with it. This is the trailer Zondervan made up for Thank You, God, from Kids Around the World.

    [edited, removed bad link]

  4. I’ve met with Catherine Coulter and she’s freaking hilarious. I don’t know that it came across in that video, but she’s really a stitch. Best dirty jokes EVER.

    And I watched that frog video three times! That’s some funny stuff. :-)