Monday Mentions: Stranger Than Fiction?

It’s stranger than fiction that, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” That seems to be the theme these days. So much awesomeness will happen in the weeks ahead I can barely stand it!

LOST AND FOUND releases Thursday, yeeee-haw! Hope y’all will come to the “virtual” book release party (Don’t worry, I’ll post a special blog with details when I catch my breath. *S*)  I’ll also be the guest author October 1-15 on the Dog Read List, an online book club discussion group. With my full calendar the “in person official launch party” will come later (keep reading).

That’s because KURVES, THE MUSICAL revival cast has begun rehearsing for our back-by-popular-demand return to The Rialto Oct 11, 12, 13. Yes, I’m singing and acting…again…with many of the original cast returning, plus some new blood for some fresh takes on the material. It’s soooo much fun!

Once the show closes, my official “book launch party” for LOST AND FOUND will be hosted by the gracious student members of their Writers Club at the local Grayson College from 12-1:00 on Friday October 26. I’ll sign books, answer questions and share publishing/writing secrets from the official extra-secret-spectacular Author’s Official Handbook. (kidding…) More details to come, but y’all are invited!

The first weekend of November I’ll be in Los Angeles celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Cat Writers Association, again signing books, presenting a talk on DIY Ebooks, and also SINGING a couple of songs from the next original show, STRAYS, THE MUSICAL. Whew…I’m out of breath.

Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer 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. Don’t miss the neato video from Thrillerfest with Panel Master Kathleen Sharp, Dana Haynes, D.P. Lyle, Matt Richtel, and Ann Rule   some of the best thriller authors out there. Hear about weird, wacky and wonderful schtuff — and whether or not it should go in your fiction. Enjoy!

WRITING SCHTUFF

Is Amazon “Prime” Worth It?

Harper Voyager Opens Doors to Unagented SciFi & Fantasy for 2 weeks–Oct 1-14, so get ready, set, GO!

Smashword’s Mark Coker Speaks in Sacramento, Sept 29th, check it out!

Top Indie Earners, what do they do re: social networking and marketing? You’ll be surprised!

POP! Goes the Ebook Bubble, really? What do you think?

Rules for Blogging Compensation, aka “just say NO!”

Protect Blogs from Hackers with these 8 tips, important info folks

Myers-Briggs Personality Types, valuable tool for character creation (and understanding yourself?), thanks again to Reeta Raitanen’s awesome blog.

Value of QR Codes for Writers, I’ll be using these on post cards and posters for my new thriller!

Dead End of DIY Publishing, thoughty post

PET SCHTUFF

Cheap Thrills for your cat–Rufus loves it!

Art Project for Kids & Pets from Kong Company (Magical-Dawg loves their products!)

Pet Amber Alert brings more lost pets home, from the terrific Fidose of Reality blog

Sept 22 is AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, check out the site for how you can get involved

Detecting Rabbit Pain with “Grimace Scale” Measure, fascinating study now used in vet medicine

Dog Jawbone Re-Grown, this is state of the art amazing wow-medicine at it’s finest! Photos, video and notes for those interested.

Happy Cat Month! learn more about purring from Cat Stanley

Veterinarian/Physician Parallels pet medical research helping people, and vice versa

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? 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. Stay tuned for more news about my forthcoming THRILLER, LOST & FOUND!

10 thoughts on “Monday Mentions: Stranger Than Fiction?

  1. Whew! That would be ten times ten. This new musical sounds mysterious. Hmmm, wonder about the strays – four legged or two legged!? I’ll send you a case or two of energy drinks or something like that. *s*

  2. Whew! Some great links here, Amy. I am officially in love with Rufus and his tower. What a sweet thing his human did for him. I have been a huge fan of Ann Rule for a long time and to hear her speak was a hoot! She’s just the sweetest lady.

    Thanks for the awesome links and videos.

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