Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Bits and Pieces

Tomorrow's Special Feature

I'll have a short review of Marvin D. Wilson's new release, Beware the Devil's Hug. Marvin is doing the Hugs Therapy Virtual Tour for the novel. Meanwhile, here's the book trailer to whet your appetite (but beware, there's a bit of adult material in here).

Where I'll Be on Friday

I've written a guest post about the Northern Colorado Writers' Retreat for Stephen Tremp's Breakthrough blog.

Where I'll Be on Saturday

Along with Beth Groundwater and Ron Heimbecher (and panel moderator Mark Stevens), I'll be talking about marketing books and e-books at the Arvada Public Library from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in Arvada, Colorado. The title of the presentation is From Real-World Bookstores To E-Book Promotion In The Virtual Universe: Strategic Marketing In 2010. For more information, visit the Events page at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers website.

A Foodie Blog for Vegans

This blogger is a writer friend who also belongs to my critique group. She posted a great article and photos about the Northern Colorado Writers Retreat at her Epicurean Vegan blog. She's called the post My (Vegan) Retreat: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. A couple of photos from our Friday night Bananagrams game are included in the post. I'm the one in the aqua shirt.

Small Batch Baking

Another blogger friend is Michelle Mach, jewelry designer and author. She posted a review of a new cookbook that really appeals to me, especially since I'm dieting again (yes, I'm a yo-yo). The book is Small-Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos. To see what recipes Michelle tested so far, visit her post at Beads and Books.

Young Adult Novel Discover Contest

I spotted this one at C. Hope Clark's blog. The Young Adult Novel Discover Contest is worth checking out if you have a completed manuscript, a partial manuscript, or just a great idea for a YA novel. All you need to enter is a great title and the first 250 words.

What I'm Reading

I'm still reading Betty Webb's The Koala of Death because I'm spending most of my time clearing up my To Do List and getting organized. I'm moving into submission mode on one book and writing mode on a new manuscript. That first draft of the suspense novel, Dead Wrong, is sitting somewhere in this mess on my office floor, waiting for me to figure out what's wrong with the plot. I've put my subconscious to work on that while I do other things.


Jan Morrison said...

Wow - what a great trailer - I'm going to get this book! I probably won't be able to visit your site tomorrow as I'm off for a few days (murder mystery weekend) but I'll check it out when I get back. Lots of fun things here to look at today, Patricia!Jan Morrison

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, you have a busy schedule! I loved the trailer and will check out the book. I come and visit you at the various blogs.


Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - Thanks for the trailer :-)! Now, let me stop and take a breath. I'm getting tired just reading about all that you are doing this week. I wish you well with it all :-).

KK Brees said...

Love the Odds and Ends and especially Marvin's trailer. Fascinating, disturbing, and gotta read it.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Well, once again I crafted a nice long response and BLogger ate it. I'll try again:

Jan, your murder mystery weekend sounds like great fun. Will you be reporting on it at your blog?

Hi Clarissa -- Yes, Sept-Oct were a lot busier than I would like. I look back and see all I did and wonder why I'm not suffering from exhaustion.

Margot -- It should get better going forward. My goal is to write a little every day for the next four months. I think I can, I think I can. LOL

Patricia Stoltey said...

Okay, I'll admit that was a shortened version of the first note, but at least it published.

Good morning, KK -- I'm getting so hooked on these great book trailers, I want to make one just for the fun of it. Maybe when I put The Prairie Grass Murders on Kindle...

Talli Roland said...

You've got a lot going on, Patricia - wow! And so much cool stuff happening around the blogsphere. Thanks for the round-up!

Hart Johnson said...

That trailer really is powerful--the book sounds intriguing! Good luck with your various projects!

Linda Osmundson said...

Michelle LaBorde in Denver is just getting started making book trailers. I have her email if you are interested. She might give you a good price since she is just beginning. She suggested I might want one but I've spent so much on this book now, I'll wait.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You have a lot on your plate!

Jemi Fraser said...

You are a busy lady! I enjoyed the trailer!! :)