The long promised short clips from the 2012 Thrillerfest finally will be posted–and here’s the first, with the awesome Kathleen Antrim interviewing Lee Child about his Jack Reacher novels–and the movie. Honestly, I can’t imagine having written so many novels. It’s waaaaay different than writing nonfiction, and my first thriller has just about done me in.
I’m gasping, filled with Sisyphus-icity as the launch date draws near for my thriller. After screwing up my courage and sending out oh-so-polite requests for well known folks to read and maybe offer a kind word about the book, I’ve been blessed beyond my wildest dreams. But I can’t slow down. This hamster wheel is on a roll and speeding up.
So this past week, Dr. Marty Becker, D.P. Lyle and James Rollins kind words were included with polite invitations to savvy book reviewers to take an advance look. For a book to be successful it must be found, so authors can’t afford to be shy.
In the days and weeks ahead, I’ll post some of my efforts in the hopes it might also help others traveling similar publishing journeys. Fair warning–I may ask for your help because it takes a tribe to get folks to notice a new book. And I know y’all have the power to get schtuff noticed, especially thrillers with bite.
On to our regularly scheduled Monday Mentions, 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 second short video of SQUEE! cute cats is sure to relieve stress (it did mine, anyway!).
New Kindleboards Blog this is something to watch, Indies!
Bonfire of the Straw Man an awesome post from David Gaughran that debunks some of the strangest arguments AGAINST indies
5 Keys to Writing Success from social media maven Kristin Lamb
Panic Attacks and help for writers and other creative folks from Kristin Nador
8 Easy Social Media Tips from Jenny Hansen
The Science of Disgust who knew it was a protective mechanism?
How To Self Pub and Ebook some good general info
NetGalley for reviewers finding great books
FAKE Reviews? Say it ain’t so!
50 Shades of Grateful a peek into new (old) realms for writers from Tameri Etherton
Recalled Metal Pet Bowls …can you say RADIOACTIVE?! Sheesh
Call for Winn Feline Foundation Research Grants
Readers Raise Funds to Save Bookstore Cat Awwwwwwwww…
Dog Training Controversy–Or Not? Great blog for those with questions!
TNR Pilot Program Success!
Pet Population Shrinking?
Wonderful fun video below the Lee Child interview, sort of a cat’s eye review of a new cat tree, from Janea Kelly. Enjoy!
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