Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Mania!

Oh hello, Monday. Good to see you! It's another week, and there's plenty o' fun in blog land! Before I get to that, a massive thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to last Friday's post. Some really interesting thoughts and opinions there.

Let's get started!




His new book CassaFire is coming out tomorrow, and I'm helping spread the word! Alex needs no introduction for many of us, but he's a real stalwart of the blogosphere and incredibly generous. I read and enjoyed CassaStar, and  I can't wait to get my mitts on this one.




Look at this! Isn't it gorgeous? It's the cover for Sangu Mandanna's coming novel, The Lost Girl. Pop over and say hi to Sangu if you get the chance!







And I could be wrong, but I have down on my calendar that Heather McCorkle's Channeler's Choice is out today. Happy happy!

Finally, I've received a wonderful award from Kathy McKendry at Imagine Today: the Dream Launcher Award. I'm supposed to give it to someone who helped set me on the path of my dream. And I'd like to give it to everyone I've met in the wonderful blogosphere, since you've all been so wonderfully supportive. That's not a cop out - I really mean it!

Thank you!

Who's your dream launcher?

51 comments:

  1. My daughter has partnered with me in launching the dream of publishing my novel. She works as my publicist, so my hat's off to Mary :)

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  2. Yay Alex! Congrats! BEAUTIFUL new cover...yay for Heather's book...lots of good news this Monday! Yay!

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  3. I love The Lost Girl cover! So excited to read that one. Hope you're having a happy Monday, Talli!

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  4. Love the reviews Talli. Back home with jet lag but enjoyed the trip especially meeting Arlee Bird.
    Have done Alex's Party post as I have to go out early tomorrow.

    Have a good day.
    Yvonne.

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  5. Sean Connery.

    Oh wait.. what was the question again?

    XD

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  6. Definitely going to read The Lost Girl...thanks for the link! Happy Monday : )

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  7. Congrats! to Alex and Kathy! Not sure if I really had a dream launcher outside of my editor. I pretty much did this solo, although I did have the support of my family.

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  8. Aw, Talli, thank you so much for the shout out! :-)

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  9. Such wonderful news for so many!

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  10. It's going to be quite the party tomorrow for Alex and no one enjoys it more. My dream launcher is definitely my hubby. All he wants is for me to be happy. What more could a gal ask for?
    karen

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  11. Thank you, Talli! Hope you enjoy the new book just as much.
    My wife is definitely my dream launcher.

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  12. Very cool award! Congrats! I have to agree that everyone in the blogosphere is a dream launcher. My blog buddies are so inspiring and motivating and helpful!

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  13. Yay for your fabulous award!!

    Hoorah for Cap'n Ninja!! Yay for the Lost Girl!! Oh the excitement!!! Take care
    x

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  14. That's definitely a striking cover for The Lost Girl!

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  15. hmm... my dream launcher is kind of far away at the moment, but I do love that idea. Best of luck to Alex, and Lost Girl looks very interesting.

    Have a great week! <3

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  16. Best of luck to the books you featured. Lost Girl sounds intriguing. And three sheers for the award!

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  17. I actually went to a rocket launch at Cap[e Canaveral years ago. That was quite something!

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  18. Hi, Talli,

    Congrats to Alex and Sangu.

    I think my dream launchers are the many people who helped with critiques that got my books in shape for publication.

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  19. Hi Talli .. congratulations to Alex for tomorrow, and to Sangu .. and then Heather too excellent idea for the Dream Launcher - everyone deserves at least one.

    Cheers - have a fun week .. Hilary

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  20. Great job, Talli, in helping promote others. I've known about Alex's (and I bet he's on pins and needles) but I hadn't heard of the others. They are all beautiful covers and sound good.

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  21. Congrats to everyone with books coming out this week/month! And congrats on the award. It's wonderful.

    My dream launcher would have to be my husband. He's my sounding board when I have a problem and my sanity when I need clarification :D. Dream launchers are priceless!

    Cheers,
    Jen

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  22. What a busy week! Congratulations on your award. :D

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  23. +1 following., i like it here.

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  24. Awesome. I am looking forward to those books. Always exciting when you get a new, awesome book available to read! :)

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  25. Congrats on your Dream Launcher award! Looking forward to Alex's big day tomorrow! Julie

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  26. Wow - that's a monday full of news.
    And I'd say the writing is ALL YOUR FAULT :)
    One little meeting last April, and that was that :)
    Happy nearly Tuesday
    Laura x

    Woot woot - can't wait for captain Alex's book!

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  27. Congratulations on the award! :)

    Lots of great news throughout the blogosphere these days--book releases! Covers!

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  28. Many congratulations on the award! Those covers are excellent. And I do love a great cover. :)

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  29. Cool award. Congrats! Congratulations, too, to those with new releases!

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  30. I have to call my local chapter of RWA was my dream launcher. They taught me so much.

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  31. I know about Alex's book - but the others are new to me. Thanks for the tips! :)

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  32. Just love the humour in your blog. Super. Great blog. I am from New Zealand and blog on books amongst other things. You might be interested in this post about Janet Evanovich http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/janet-evanovich-stephanie-plum-series.html. Will enjoy following your blog.

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  33. My dream launcher is my third grade teacher, who told my class to write a story as a way to get us to practice writing when we were still learning how. She also gave us small rewards like gift certificates to Pizza Hut (I think it was part of the Book-it program or something) for reading books from her classroom library. I liked both reading and writing so much that I never stopped, although I don't earn free pizza for reading anymore (sometimes I wish I did).

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  34. Really cool stuff. Congrats to Alex and Heather. Hope they sell well.

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  35. Whoo for Alex! And congrats on the award, Talli!

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  36. What a lovely award, Talli - richly deserved!

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  37. Thanks for the info on the book releases. Best wishes to Alex, Sangu and Heather!

    And congrats on your award, Talli!

    Jai

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  38. Man, what a busy day on the blog! My dream launcher is my co-author, Meagan Spooner, who hauled me into line and got me to start showing my writing to people. One joint book contract later, she was right!

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  39. I'd have to say I've had several dream launchers, starting with my mother.

    LOVE the cover of Sangu's book!

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  40. I love that book cover! And congratulations to Alex.

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  41. Congrats to Alex and Sangu and Heather! And that really is a wonderful cover.

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  42. My dream launcher is to get more Press Releases in newspapers. This will give me a little more promoting clout and and help open doors for some radio interviews I'm working on.

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  43. What a great day! Yay, Alex -- and Yay, Jessica Therrien. Lost Girl's cover is awesome!

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  44. Alex has cornered the web today! Thanks for the other books, too. They look very interesting.

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  45. Ooh, these look awesome!

    I'd have to say my dreamlauncher is my high school English teacher. He taught me everything I know about words.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  46. And happy Tuesday too. Some good book titles listed here and I'd like to nominate my writing crit group as my dream makers. They're great.

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  47. Always good to see new writers and encouraging books come into the world, Talli! :)

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  48. Lots of awesome books coming out today!

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  49. So many great things going around! Congrats to Alex, Sangu and Heather!
    I loved reading everyone's Dream Launcher! We are lucky to have this great community of people! :)

    Thanks Talli for being such a great inspiration.

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  50. Congratulations to Alex! And Heather too...excellent news.

    Great award.

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  51. How exciting for all! These are the best moments. My dream launcher would have to be my publisher. I am deeply grateful. They've also accepted a second book! Just goes to show that if you work and believe hard enough, the good energy comes around! Xxcat

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