The paperback version of Parting Blue is available now!!! And I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. The end product looks beauteous, if I do say so myself (Check out the Books In Print page for an excerpt). It can now be purchased at CreateSpace, or Amazon. If you own a Kindle, and you have a Prime membership through Amazon, you can now borrow my book on your kindle for free!!! (though be forewarned about the terrible formatting on the Kindle–the paperback version is fantastic, though, so I’m not forewarning about that one–and yes, I’m still working on the kindle version. I’m hoping to have it fixed by the end of the month). And feel free to leave me a comment or two.
I’m also a listed author on Goodreads now!! Whoop Whoop! So if you have a goodreads account, and feel like stopping by to say hello, please do! And by all means, if you’re reading my book, add it to your collection! And feel free to give me feedback! I’d love it, even if you tell me it’s absolutely the worst book you’ve ever read, ever! That’s what Meeshtar would tell me–I mean, considering it’s not HIS book, after all. He wants me to publish that one. But it has a little work to do still–though it’s coming along quite nicely, and I really think everyone will be truly pleased with it when I’m done.
I’m getting ready to go to New York City in a few days for SCBWI’s National Writer’s Conference. So, it won’t happen this month, but starting next month, keep an eye on my blogs and my website, because I will hopefully have some live events coming up.
And now, I’m about to admit to something ghastly. (As Meeshtar would say) I’ve never–in all my thirty-plus-seven years of life–ever done something this geeky before! I’m afraid to have to inform you that yours truly actually entered two poems into a (a-hem…) Neopets (Oh man, I’m so embarrassed) poetry competition. I haven’t heard back yet (though I check my neo-mail account every day, at least ten times, hoping for a response). But I’m hoping at least one of the poems–namely “Petpet’s Dilemma,” will be published on their site, as it’s quite funny. But I guess, it may not be so funny if you don’t know a darned thing about Neopets, and… well… I’m afraid that I spend WAY too much time on there. I practically live on Neopets.
Oh man. Now I’ve admitted too much.
Though I didn’t inform you that I actually have a neohome on Mystery Island. I take part in the Altador Cup every single year. And I visit the Island Mystic every day to get my fortune (today’s was “You will be chased by legions of rampaging Nimmos.” I guess I had better be on the lookout, then!) Oh, and did I mention that I have a Safety Deposit Box so full of neojunk from the money tree, that I actually received the “Packrat” avatar? It takes at least 1000 unique items to get that. And I scrounged and pinched and saved up neopoints for months on end–literally enough months to constitute a near decade–to buy a Gallion for my Ogrin, and now that a few years have passed, you’d think the stupid Gallion would be worth more than I bought it for–considering it’s rare status and all–but… well, I payed 165,000 neopoints for it, and it now only costs 18,000. What a waste of my life! Do you know how many trips through the Ice Cream Machine it took to get all those neopoints? Good lord. I don’t want to know.
In any case, if I don’t end up getting one, or both (or any for that matter), of those poems published on Neopets, then I will post them on here for your giggling pleasure. In the meantime, give my poems a “Whoop Whoop” and maybe toss a few turnips at your neighbor for luck. Just don’t accidentally smack them in the head, or they may get violent. We’re not on Planet Meowse, after all. But–check beneath your kitchen cabinet, because you never know. That turbaned Meowse may be lurking in your walls, waiting to catch your cat in his trap! Maybe you can snap a photo of him with his turban slipping over his eye, put the photo on e-bay, and make a few bucks! Ok… I’m tired. It’s past dinner time and I think my brain’s going all wooblie on me–and yes, I think I just made that word up. Use it. It will get you brownie points.
On a more normal note, Valentines Day is Friday, and I will have “Dark-Side-of-Love” goodies for ya, so stop on by! Till then, have a wonderful evening!!! And if you decide to partake in Neo-nonsense, be mindful of the Skeith. He’s kinda angry cuz I owe him a bunch of neopoints.