February 10, 2013—Giveaways, Donations & Revisions, Oh My!
That notorious holiday invented by greeting card tycoons is swiftly approaching. Nothing makes a better gift for your sweetie than a copy of Wakefield. If you can't afford to shell out a few bucks in the name of L-O-V-E, you can always enter our upcoming giveaway and hope you get lucky. Jaidis (how epic is her name?!), queen of Juniper Grove, has graciously agreed to host us on her blog on February 26th. The feature will include a hilarious interview with yours truly and a Wakefield giveaway to a few of Jaidis's voracious readers. We've got a Goodreads giveaway lined up for September—more details on that to come.
In other news, we've begun our first round of professional edits for Tunnelville, book two in the Mad World series. Our highly skilled content editor, Joelle Walker, promises to work us to the bone so we end up with a quality product for your enjoyment (yay Joelle!). She certainly would not approve of the dreaded question mark/exclamation point combo we used above but, fortunately, this is a news blog, not a novel.
Finally, we've donated a copy of Wakefield to Brenda Novak's fundraising auction. All proceeds help fund diabetes research and Wakefield is bundled with a few other choice MuseItUp selections. If you're feeling generous, check it out here.
Happy New Year, Mad World fans. We found Terrence "Teddy" Theordore chilling in a "time-away" room after he dumped a steaming tray of mac and cheese over a bully's head in the dining hall. Since he had nowhere to go for a good twenty to thirty minutes, we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions.
Hi, Teddy. Nice place you got here.
Thanks. I'm thinking of adding a big, plushy armchair to contrast with the bare walls. And maybe a little coffee table with a chess board. Do you think Director D'Arc would go for that?
Most definitely. So, what is your favorite word?
Thrice. But it sounds so old-school I can never work it into a conversation organically.
What is your least favorite word?
Do you take issue with the 007 film?
No. I just don't like the sound of it. It's ugly and round.
What turns you on?
*grins cheekily* The color green. It reminds me of things that I like.
Hmm. Care to elaborate?
Fair enough. What turns you off?
Obviously. Do you find yourself frequently picked on?
Almost never. But I hate people who prey on those that they think are weak.
What's the best revenge you've ever gotten against a bully?
The mac and cheese was pretty classic, but my all time best is probably locking myself in Dr. Lycen's office when he left the room to get a file. His secretary was supposed to keep an eye on me, but she was busy taking phone calls. After one of the staff finally kicked the door open, Lycen just frowned at me and said, "I'm extremely disappointed, Terrence."
You think Dr. Lycen's a bully?
No comment. What’s your favorite curse word?
That made both of us blush. Okay, moving on. What sound or noise do you love?
The word "velvet." It's very tactile and rolls off the tongue nicely.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Your own or someone else's?
Both. Unless it's someone I hate.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Something where I have to wear a hat.
Fireman? Policeman? Construction worker?
All of those sound fun.
What profession would you not like to attempt?
Big time executive.
Understandable. They get to work in a nice corner office, make lots of money, tell people what do to...
My dad's a CEO and he's a total dick.
Oh. Got it. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"I’m proud of you, son."
Slightly disturbing, yet still somehow endearing. We wouldn't expect anything less from you, Teddy.
Who will we subject to James Lipton's infamous ten questions next? Check back to find out.
December 29, 2012—Vote for Wakefield!
Like the shameless self-promoters that we are, we've nominated ourselves for a Preditors & Editors award in the YA category. But a nomination only goes so far. We need your votes! Click here and then choose Wakefield. You'll also have to enter your email address so Critters.org knows you're a real person and not the authors trying to vote for themselves over and over (they promise not to send you spam).
Thanks, readers! And Happy Almost-New Year.