Friday, March 15, 2013

March-ing Onward

So, here we are in March.

Time has zipped by once again, but that's okay.  Things have been busy, busy, with all my writing efforts, which in the last few weeks have consisted of a number of guest blog posts and a few upcoming guest blog posts.  So, rather than posting some of my little essays as the months move forward, I will be bringing those guest posts home.

In the meantime, I have good news to share.

First off, the Spring literary awards season is under way, and I'm thrilled that I've received one honor right out of the gate.  Oddities & Entities has placed as a Finalist in the Horror category of the prestigious ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Awards.  Final award placement will be announced in the coming months (I'll have to hold my breath until then).  
ForeWord Reviews 2012 Awards

Second, I received a very nice review for Oddities & Entities from 'The Paranoid Gamer', a blog which gave O&E a feature spot.  Comprehensive, and a proper blend and balance of subjective and objective critique, Mr. Flatt's review should be a model for writing reviews.  Check it out here:
The Paranoid Gamer/'Oddities & Entities' Spotlight

Third, I'm almost done with my manuscript prep for my third book, Prism.  For this outing I want to show some of my narrative range through different expressions in genre and written word.  Say what?  Well, it's a fancy way of saying that half the book will consist of my published short fiction, and the other half will be all new fiction.  I think it should make a nice follow up for readers who are discovering my writing through my various publicity efforts.  

And, with that said, here's a book tour link update:

I've updated the link list on an earlier post, but I simply haven't had time to keep both my website and this blog current.  So, to even the field, here's the current book tour rundown.  All the links for 'posted' events are specific to the blog pages with my event content.

Monday, February 4 – Interview at Examiner (POSTED)
Tuesday, February 5 – Interview at The Writer’s Life (POSTED)
Wednesday, February 6 – Interview at Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews (POSTED)
Thursday, February 7 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner (POSTED)
Friday, February 8 – Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit (POSTED)

Tuesday, February 12 – Guest Blogging at Delphina Reads Too Much (POSTED)
Thursday, February 14 – Interview at Blogcritics (POSTED)
Friday, February 15 – Interview at Book Marketing Buzz (POSTED)

Monday, February 18 – Guest Blogging at Precious Monsters (POSTED)
Tuesday, February 19 – First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn (POSTED)
Tuesday, February 19 – Interview at Literarily Speaking (POSTED)

Wednesday, February 20 – Interview at As the Pages Turn (POSTED)
Thursday, February 21 – First Chapter Reveal at Beyond the Books (POSTED)
Friday, February 22 – Interview at Review From Here (POSTED)

Monday, February 25 – Interview at Pump Up Your Book (POSTED)
Monday, March 4 – Book Review at Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews (Review forthcoming)
Tuesday, March 5 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book (POSTED)
Wednesday, March 6 – Interview at Between the Covers (POSTED)
Thursday, March 7 – Book Review & Book Giveaway at Urban Girl Reader (POSTED)
Friday,  March 8 – Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt (POSTED)

Monday, March 11 – Book Review at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks (POSTED)
Tuesday, March 12 – Interview at Beyond the Books (POSTED)
Wednesday, March 13 – Guest Blogging at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem (POSTED)
Thursday, March 14 - Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer (POSTED)
Friday, March 15 - Excerpt Reveal at Waiting on Sunday to Drown (POSTED)
Monday, March 18 – Guest Blogging at Bibliophilia, Please
Tuesday, March 19 – Book Review at Beauty in Ruins
Tuesday, March 19 -- Guest Blogging at Fantasy Pages

Wednesday, March 20 – Book Review at My Cozy Corner
Thursday, March 21 -- Book Review at Emeraldfire's Bookmark
Thursday, March 21 -- Interview at The Writer's Life

Friday, March 22 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Monday, March 25 – Interview at Broowaha

Monday, March 25 -- Review at Must Read Faster
Tuesday, March 26 -- Guest blogging at Emeraldfire's Bookmark
Friday, March 28 – Interview at American Chronicle
Friday, March 28 -- Guest Blogging at The Top Shelf