A: What a day, D.
D:Yeah, man. Whew. What a day—
A: What are you doing?
D: Um, commiserating?
A: Stop. It’s just weird.
D: Oh, thank heavens. So, are you a bestseller yet?
A: (Sigh) I think I liked weird better.
D: Whatever, woman. Don’t dodge the question.
A: I’m better than a bestseller – I’ve been blessed with a tremendous amount of support, and that alone makes this day – not to mention this week (month, year, ect.) – amazing. Bloggers Dean, Pamela, Charles, Helena, John, Sue, Marie, Jack Susan, Andra and Brad either reblogged, Tumbled, Tweeted, Facebooked, reviewed – or did a combination of all four – the release of the book and I am so very thankful they did so. Then there are the people in my real life who supported the crowdfunding, spread the word and allowed me to cajole them into buying a digital or hard copy in person (Christopher, Dawn, Mom, Christine, Jim S., Judy, KC, Molly, Derek and Pat – if you’re reading this: thank you).
Spreading the word keeps us in ink and quills… er, or hard drives and software!
D: Counting your blessings indeed.
A: And that’s not all.
A: Nope – the latest Not-So-Shocking News podcast at Green Embers Recommends went live today, and it is pretty awesome. Brad did a great job editing.
D: Now, about that – I’ve been thinking.
A: Oh dear.
D: Ahem. I’ve been thinking that—
A: Stop right there. I know who should be your voice actor.
D: Oh no, not again. If it’s another Keanu Reeves—
A: It isn’t. You’ll like this one.
D: . . .
A: Chris Evans.
D: You want Captain America to be my voice? Um, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m from what is now Scotland.
A: I know, I know – and I’m not talking about Captain America Chris Evans (although there is absolutely nothing wrong with that). I’m talking about Snowpiercer Chris Evans.
D: Oh. . . . What’s the difference?
D: Oh dear. Here we go again.
Not only was the movie fan-freaking-tastic, that’s some lovely smolder.
A: Just look at the picture, D.
D: … All right. I’ll consider it.
D: But that’s not who should really play me…
A: Oi! Spoilers!
In other news – if you’ve signed up for the launch party on November 15th, be sure to check out Facebook later this evening/tomorrow for contest updates and instructions for skype! If you haven’t signed up – what are you waiting for? Even if you can’t make it in person, just by saying “I’m going” your name will be entered to win a fabulous bundle of goodies, including a signed hard copy of Changelings, a beautiful tablet cover, a poster and a ridiculously awesome mug. There will be two winners drawn – one from the physical attendees and another from the virtual!
D: And if you don’t feel like leaving it to chance, you can always check out the IndieGoGo campaign page to order signed copies, t-shirts, bookmarks and all sorts of … inventive merchandise.
A: Admit it, D. You want a mug.
D: I admit nothing… Although, it would go nicely with my cloak.
A: And there you have it, folks – from the Druid himself! The IndieGoGo campaign runs through December 5, although if you’ve already contributed, your prizes are going out this weekend! Thank you all so much for all your support. I could not have gotten this far without all of you.
D: And remember, if you’ve picked up a book today, happy reading – and if you haven’t, check it out on Amazon!