Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Mishmash 1/21/13

Happy Monday! Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Touch of Death launch party!  I've been at Arisia all weekend (in fact I'm still there) for the launch of Touch of Death. Sunday was the big zombie prom! Pictures to come.
  2. Love All  The celebration continues because Love All officially releases tomorrow, January 22! Yay! But guess what? You can buy it now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
  3. Promotion  I did a reading at Arisia, and let me tell you, I'm much more comfortable in front of teens than adults. School visits are less intimidating than speaking to a room full of adults.
  4. Me crying... again  So, I made another video on the release day for Touch of Death. I tried not cry. I really did. I didn't work. So here I am, embarrassing myself again, if you'd care to watch.
  5. Blurred Cover Reveal  My writer friend and YA Bound sister, Tara Fuller's new book Blurred has a gorgeous cover.

Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’s beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.


Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.

The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?


That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

64 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the pictures! :)

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  2. Urgh! Public speaking is not my thing at all.Even thinking about it terrifies me.:)

    Hope you had a good time at the zombie prom! Can't wait to see pictures.

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    1. It was so much fun. I'll try to get pictures up on Wednesday.

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  3. Wow! Busy time for you...all good stuff, though. Congrats!

    Cool cover...love the smoke.

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    1. Thanks, Katie. It is an awesome cover, isn't it?

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  4. Kelly, I'm eagerly awaiting your pictures from the Zombie Prom and congratulations on your release tomorrow.

    P.S. I love Tara's cover.

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  5. Can't wait to see your pictures! Love the cover.

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  6. pictures! pictures!
    btw - I'm reading TOD now and my Kindle died last night right where Jodi had to run off and watch you-know-what happen to you-know-who. ARGH!!!!!

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  7. I can't wait to see the pictures. I bet it was a blast. :)

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    1. I'm thinking Friday for the pictures. Some came out really dark so I'm hunting down others.

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate it, Elizabeth! :)

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  9. Aw, Kelly, somehow when you cry it makes me cry, too. I'm so excited for you! Congratulations on all your successes, and here's to many more. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kat! I appreciate you being on this journey with me.

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  10. Congrats on all your good news, and Tara's book sounds wonderful! :-)

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  11. Awwww! Congratulations. Don't cry :0) What a day to be proud of...

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  12. Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for posting that video. It was really nice to see you and hear your voice - I feel like I know you a little better. And I would have been crying, too. :) Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Sara. There are some moments that I like to capture, no matter how emotional I get. It's just me and I agree that it's nice to be able to hear someone's voice.

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  13. There's so much awesome here, I can't stand it!

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  14. Aw, your video is very nice. Congratulations on both your books.

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  15. Hahahaha, aww, it's so sweet how you're always crying in your vlogs. I feel like when my first book comes out I need to do a video response of me crying too. "I FINALLY KNOW HOW YOU FEEL KELLYYYY"

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    1. Yes! Do it, Kiersi! I want to see that so I can cry with you.

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  16. Busy writer woman! Loved the pictures of you at the Zombie Prom. Lovely. Hope you and Trisha had good things to say .. such a very small world, don't you think?

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    1. Definitely. Trish and I had a blast. :)

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  17. Hi Kelly, soo agree about talking to teens v. adults. Give me a room full of 15 year olds and I'm happy! Kids are far more fun!!

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    1. I agree. That's my comfort zone. Though... the people from SHP are REALLY fun and they're adults. They sort of break the mold. :)

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  18. I saw some of the prom photos on FB. Looked like you were all having a great time. Congratulations on the launch party and the release too. And you're allowed to cry (with joy) when your dreams come true.

    This week is about preparing to shift gear into draft 3. I've put it off this month as I was ill and there were so many other mundane ends to tie up. Strangely, having that time away has made me look at my novel differently with a resulting massive shift in the world of the novel last night. Still trying to get my head around it but it can only improve the story.

    Have a wondeful week.

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    1. Thank, Fi. I might have cried at the zombie prom, too. I'm such a baby.

      I hope draft 3 goes well and that you're feeling better.

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  19. Awww, Kelly! That is a very touching video. I'm so happy for you!

    You go girl! :D

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  20. Woot! Woot! The other day, my daughter was practicing reading comprehension and we google free worksheets and one of your stories came up. It was so cool. i was like, I know her! congrats. Loved your video! <3 Jodi

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    1. Yes, I write for Super Teacher Worksheets. I'm glad to hear you use them. :)

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  21. You are so lovely and your heartfelt emotions come through, Kelly. Always happy to have your tears of joy...

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  22. Congrats on all the excitement!! When it comes to public speaking, I'm totally the opposite--I'm fine in front of adults, but a room full of kids makes me sweat. :-)

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    1. Funny how that is, isn't it? I'm used to being around kids though from my teaching days.

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  23. My copy of Touch of death arrived today. I'm so excited! I'll let you know when I start reading it :)

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  24. Way to have an awesome 2013 so far! Also I love the book's you share on here. Maybe during maternity leave I can catch up on reading!

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  25. Nice cover for Blurred.
    And I look forward to reading Love All.

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  26. Read Touch of Death! Enjoyed it very much! Well done!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Covina! I can't tell you how happy that makes me. :D

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  27. I look forward to the zombie party pics.

    Awww, you should be crying. This is a very important milestone in your life and you should bask in every minute of it.

    That's a great cover.

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    1. I'm such a big baby, though, but they're happy tears. :)

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  28. Can't wait to see the Zombie prom pics. So excited for your release. Thank you for sharing the video, and congrats on this big accomplishment.

    I downloaded Touch of Death today on Kindle... Can't wait to read it!! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you, Emilyann! I really appreciate that and I hope you like it. :)

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  29. A big week for you!

    Blurred looks good!

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  30. Hi Kelly,

    I am new to your blog,but your blog and article seems to be interesting.I dont know much about this event but half story is always undiggestable .So i am also interested to see the pictures..


    Thank You
    Shorya Bist
    From Youthofest

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    1. The pictures are up on a more recent post if you want to see them.

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