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Welcome to Episode 20 of “The Word Count” podcast!
This is the SECOND HALLOWEEN SPECIAL cast with macabre stories to enthrall and frighten you all! As it is also Release day for my book, The Prodigal’s Foole, I read a bit of chapter one which fits nicely into the Halloween themed cast.
Links to the show:
iTunes (and remember, iTunes takes their sweet time in posting. If you don't see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989
Our guests this week:
The theme song for the ‘cast this week is from Monica’s Webcomic: Skeleton Crew.
Monica is a caffeinated stay-at-home mom, artist, writer, composer and eccentric. Her debut novel Must Love Dragons is came out through Hunt Press September 2010. She writes a column on obesity in America for Frum Forum and draws/writes webcomics for the company she co-created: Tangent Artists. Monica lives in the D.C. Metro area with her very supportive husband, blogs at the Attack of the Muses and is also on Twitter.
On the day that Matthew planned to record this (the day of submission), he had practically consumed his body weight in cake at some events ... and is quite impressed that the nausea he felt during the recording process doesn't seem to show through.
His debut novel - Fall From Grace - has just been published and is available online and in all good bookshops, so go buy it! Matthew would also like to seriously congratulate R.B. for his success with his book, and is very excited about getting his edition in the post across the pond in good old Blighty!
Awantika is developing her bio, but in the meantime, check out her site and what’s she’s working at ithunkit.wordpress.com
C. THOMAS SMITH
C. Thomas Smith is just starting out into the big bad world and this is only my second submission of any kind (a short story titled “Sinnerman” on www.write4all.ie under the name Krstvr being the other). I’ve written two novels this year, Godkiller (122000 Words) & Tale (100000 Words). And I hope to hone my craft to the point where others enjoy the stories in my head as much as I do.
Twenty-four hours before the official launch!
The Magical Mystery Blog Tour bus heads north to chilly Canada to visit with writer EDEN BAYLEE this fine day. Heaters on the bus are not needed, especially if you've ever read Eden's work. Wordsmith of fine erotica, and contributor to the Word Count Podcast, Ms. Baylee weaves words into the most sensuous and enticing narratives. Her anthology Fall into Winter is a must-read.
Today, she takes her smoldering, simmering pen and offers up both an interview with me (as a part of her Inside the Author’s Mind series) and a marvelous review of The Prodigal’s Foole.
Please head over and read both: http://edenbaylee.wordpress.com/
Beginning today and running for the next week or so, any of my followers on twitter, I would LOVE it if you found away to use the hash-tag:
I want to see if we authors and readers can impact the ‘trends’ on Twitter, and quite frankly part of my global launch will be a conversation with all of those using the tag through-out the day tomorrow!
24 hours to go…
The heat is ON!
We'll be going around the world for the next week so make sure you stay tuned as the launch date for the first novel of The Arcana Chronicles launches in just TWO DAYS!!
The tour bus stops in Canada tomorrow with author EDEN BAYLEE who reviews TPF and posts an interview with yours truely, and on Launch day we spend time with LEAH PETERSEN for the first of three blog stops (one of which includes my return stint as a judge for #5MINUTEFICTION on Tuesday). The bus continues on to a lovely spot 'down under' with Aussie author EMMETT SPAIN (a fellow Urban Fantasy writer) then spends time traversing the United States with thriller author, AL BOUDREAU, SFWA writer and poet MERCEDES M. YARDLEY and the lovely and talented writer and artist, SESSHA BATTO.
On MONDAY 31 OCTOBER (Launh day!!) I'll be holding an internet-based "eLaunch" where I will be asking all my friends on Facebook, Twitter and around the net to help me get the word out about The Prodigal's Foole. On twitter, we'll be using the hash-tag #TheProdigalsFoole as much as possible, Facebook will have links and stories, and of course the 2nd Annual HALLOWEEN PODCAST for the Word Count will be released which will include a reading from the book!
Crazy week ahead...so please head over to L.M. STULL's site today to kick it all off! Click HERE: http://lmstull.com/2011/10/29/the-prodigal’s-foole-a-letter-from-symon-bryson/
And as always, my thanks to my followers, readers and fans for all your support!
What a wonderful way to wake up this morning!
There is nothing more satisfying than receiving a fantastic review from a writer you respect. In this case, The marvelous Sci-Fi author STEVE UMSTEAD has posted his 5 star review of The Prodigal's Foole!
Head over to his reviw page to read it. These are the days, as a writer, that make the toil and effort all worth it.
The Magical Mystery Blog Tour continues today with an interview over on "I Must Be Remembering the Future" with fantasy author Christopher Blanchard! Head on over for a read, and a few links to where The Prodigal's Foole can be purchased...
And a reminder I'm still accepting submissions to the Second Annual Halloween podcast. For guidelines and details click over to THIS LINK
Thanks Chris! His site is HERE:
The Magical Mystery Tour bus has traversed the Atlantic Ocean to stop in the UK with voice-over artist, wonderful friend and fellow Pfoxpub author, Bill Kirton!
Head over to his blog, “Living, writing and other stuff” to see why social media is a double-edged sword for me. And While there, check out some of Bill’s wonderful books such as The Sparrow Conundrum, The Figurehead and the very recently released Shadow Selves (the fourth novel in his Jack Carston series).
Here’s the link and enjoy!
Release day approaches!!
Only TEN more days until The Prodigal’s Foole is officially released.
I have 25 copies of the book that arrived a couple of days ago. I still can’t believe launch as almost here.
With Ten days left, the next stop on the Magical Mystery Blog Tour bus is with the amazingly talented SHAY FABBRO and her site “The Immortal Words of Dr. Fab”
Enjoy the interview!
Today, the lovely SUZY TURNER posts and interview with moi as a part of the Magical Mystery Blog Tour!
The articale is entitled: "What Inspired Me to Write The Prodigal's Foole"
I hope you enjoy and look for Suzy's review in the coming weeks!
Well, isn't this nice!
Fellow Urban Fantasy author J.D. Robinson has posted her pre-release favorable review of The Prodigal's Foole! She'll be joining me in November for a very special event as a part of the Magical Mystery Tour--a Google+ Hosted reading of a bit of the book. Head over to her site, J. D. Writes, to read the review and RSVP to the G+ event as spaces are limited.
Read and RSVP: http://www.jdwrites.com/