Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New interviews and quintupled Wicked Game giveaway

My Conestoga update will have to wait for tomorrow, as I need to finish my proposal today to stay on schedule. Plus I have a ton of e-mail/MySpace/Facebook messages to catch up on--a never-ending battle. So I need to spend my online time today carefully.

So the stuff:

Fellow author Jon Armstrong interviewed me for his podcast, "If You're Just Joining Us." I haven't listened to it yet, because we did the interview in the morning, when I'm not at my best. So if someone out there would listen to it and report back as to whether I said anything grossly stupid or offensive, that'd be swell.

Also, CK2S Kwips & Kritiques posted their interview with me yesterday. In it I discuss both series of books, what it's like to foster dogs, and discuss a tiny bit about Wicked Game's sequel, Bad to the Bone. Check out Kelley's and Debbie's sweet reviews of Wicked Game while you're there.

Renowned tabloid National Examiner is giving away 5 copies of Wicked Game in their "Fantastic" summer giveaway. If you get a chance to pick up a copy, check out page 46 of the July 28 issue (click for larger image):

So if you're wondering how I got a free ad in a magazine with a circulation of 420,000, it happened this way: Pocket sent the Examiner a review copy of Wicked Game, and I guess someone there liked it (described it in the ad as a "delightful comedy") and asked if they could do a giveaway.

Not bad, eh? And in this issue, the ad faces an exciting article about the pyramid-shaped "Car of the Future," an eco-friendly machine that uses NO gas, is bulletproof, and hits 200 mph.

There are no airbags as the nose cone and interior of the eco-friendly car is lined with a 3-inch-thick layer of bubble wrap.

Get yours today.

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You sounded great. It was a good informtive interview.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 7/30/2008 9:12 AM

What, no jacket blurb from Bigfoot?

I like the idea of an "eco-friendly" car made partially out of, um, PLASTIC BUBBLE WRAP. At least accidents will be accompanied by a festive popcorn-like sound.

Posted by: Blogger Dave S. at 7/30/2008 10:06 AM

That "safety bubble wrap" feature would be disabled the minute it gets within arm's reach of Kathy. She's pretty OCD about the bubbles.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 7/30/2008 10:25 AM

Oh my God! That's awesome. I hope it really gets the word around about the book. Is sooo good.
Sadly, I would go crazy with the bubble wrap.


Posted by: Blogger Chesh at 7/30/2008 12:00 PM

"Oddly" enough, the Enquirer give away might be the single biggest bit of PR you've gotten, given its circulation. I'm going to try to find a place where no one knows me and pick up a copy.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 7/30/2008 1:01 PM

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