Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to School!

I find myself completely amazed that today is the first day of school. Where oh where did the summer go? We went to the pool. we went to the beach for three days, we did little day trips and sleepovers, but it doesn't feel like a whole summer passed already. Weird. I wonder if this means that I going to be saying - Why is it Christmas already?!?! anytime soon!

So I have to laugh at myself because I haven't been submitting much material lately and now I have three submissions out. LOL! Feels good though! But the waiting...OY!

Since this is a catch up post, I must also make mention of the fact that the casual hidden object game, Royal Trouble, that I talked about in a previous post is now essentially DONE! Woo! I'm waiting to find out a release date for those who have expressed interest. I'll let you know as soon as I do.

Last but not least, I hope to have a more productive year in the rest of 2010 than the first part of it. I'm busy writing my little heart out after several personal setbacks. Here's to the remainder of 2010 ROCKING THE CASBAH!!!!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Funny thing happened on the way to the store today...

Okay, so today we had an awesome, fantastic book signing with 34 total authors at the Lebanon Valley Mall. I LURVE Heather who is the coordinator because she rocks and Borders is lucky to have her! So are we! Vicky B, Smith, Megan and Natalie and I were all next to each other naturally :) We talked, we laughed, everyone else took pictures because I forgot the camera my husband had packed for me in the car. Totally typical.

A rumor hit my little ears earlier this week that there were going to be Storm Troopers at the event. I was excited but nothing compared to my husband who immediately asked if they were part of the 501st. I'm with you, I said "HUH?!!?!" Then good nerd that my lovely husband is he pulled up a site about them and how they are the elite of the dress up crowd for Storm Troopers. Color me impressed. So of course today when the Storm Troopers showed up I couldn't resist asking if they were part of the 501st and the answer was a thumbs up! My husband was so jealous. LOL! Got my pic taken with them multiple times, once on my knees under arrest and another in handcuffs :) Apparently I was wanted on at least three planets! Waiting to share those since I am relying on Natalie to get them to me off her camera (remember mine was in the car - useless!). Will post as soon as I can.

Not so funny, but lovely and so incredibly brave, I met a man named Dashaun "Jiwe" Morris. Lord above I bought his book War of the Bloods in My Veins. I'm not going to get into too much history because this isn't the place, but I have experience from my growing up years that is going to make this doubly hard to read, but it has already captured me and I'm only 8 pages in. He writes slang so fluidly and so brutally honest. I know I'm going to cry but meeting him was an honor and a privilege.

And to top it all off on a fun and funny note, which is what we're all about here at Big Writer! I met Byron Morrison, who is a lovely lovely man and I swear (poor thing) my male counterpart. We were very naughty together and had a blast. Insta friend! You have to check out his stuff :) Very dark and yet he had me rolling on the floor (almost, though I did rub his head). I will link when I find one.

Also, one more and then....20% of the proceeds went to fund the library in the area and we made more than last year. Can't beat that with a stick! All in all a good day and reminds me why I became an author in the first place! I love talking to people about writing and encouraging them to read. And I have at least 8 new readers with my 11 books I sold today. WOOT!