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Interests: I'm a writer. So I write. Mostly middle grade fantasy. Visit my site www.christine-norris.com , and my publisher's site www.lbfbooks.com to see my latest books! I also enjoy reading, sewing, scrapbooking and crafty stuff like that.
Expertise: I am an expert at keeping a five year old occupied. Other than that, I'm still learning.
Occupation: Substitute teacher,Writer, Mom
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Yes, I gave in. I am a
twit , I mean Tweeter-er (there's a joke in there somewhere) now.
As if yesterday's job losses weren't enough, today we lose another speculative fiction magazine. Realms of Fantasy is closing after the April issue.http://sfscope.com/2009/01/realms-of-fantasy-closing.html
Whoops, I keep forgetting to update this thing. I know there used to be a way to import my LJ to here, but I can't remember how I did it.
Anyway, just one more week until The Crown of Zeus hits stores! Today my local paper ran a little piece about the book and the upcoming launch party:
Yeah, four days after Christmas. But what can you do? LOL. Hopefully I'll have enough people show up to eat the cake we got. Yes, there will be cake.
|I am thankful. I know I stress about money, but the fact are this:|
-I have a job. I have a job that I enjoy, even though it might not pay as much as I'd like. Lots of people have no job, or jobs they don't enjoy.
-I have a home. We might struggle, but we make the mortgage on time every month. We're not one of those people who borrowed more than we could afford, and we aren't in danger of losing our home. Lots of people are.
-I have a family. We don't always get along, but we're there for each other. Lots of people are alone.
-I have food to eat, everyday. We might have to be economical, but we have food. Lots of people don't.
-I've sold four books. Lots of people write and write and never sell one.
-I have two publishers and at least two editors who believed in those books, believed that they were good enough to sell, worth enough to put time, energy, and their own money into. I am SO thankful.
-I have readers. Not millions or even thousands, but I'm thankful for each and every last one. That I write stories people want to read and that people like is almost a miracle, and I'm thankful.
Wherever you are, I hope you have something to be thankful for.
Tomorrow begins the Holiday Madness. I almost never get up and do the Black Friday thing, but I'm planning on it this year. I don't have that much left to buy, and Target is so close, I think I am going to get up and hit the sales. I can go drool over the ebook reader again.
And in that vein...I know you all know that books are great holiday gifts, right? Unfortunately, the way the print release day falls for Samhain (the last Tuesday of the month), The Crown of Zeus won't be out in time for gift-giving. I know some people out there have pre-ordered it - I don't know how many have ordered it as a gift for someone.
So here's the deal: If you already pre-ordered the book to give as a belated holiday gift, OR would like to order the book for someone as a gift, drop me an e-mail and let me know, along with your snail mail address. I will send you a SIGNED postcard with the COZ cover that you can give to your recipient on the holiday itself. Sort of like a card you give to someone telling them you've bought them a magazine subscription. Only better, WAY, WAY BETTER.
And pay attention to the blog: I anticipate a holiday pre-release giveaway of a copy (or two) of THE CROWN OF ZEUS, suitable for gift-giving.
|Today, while not a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (whoa, I am spending far too much time in elementary school) was not the best day ever. |
Then I got home and THE BOX was waiting. I was hoping it'd be in time for Philcon. And it is:
Yes, it IS a box of real live copies of The Crown of Zeus. Ain't they purty? Yes, they are, even on the back:
Yessss......love the books, so pretty and shiny.
And the product in proper usage:
Wow, I hardly remember how funny that part is! Go me!
Don't fret - I'll be giving away a copy to somone else soon so they too can partake in the hilarity.