Friday, October 14, 2011

Re-release Pic and Pay It Forward Blog Hop!

First, I'm pretty sure I've shared this before, but it is totally worth posting again, especially as NaNoWriMo is coming up, and even if you're not doing NaNoWriMo, but you're working on a book--go have a look at it.

Jim Hines' "Stages of Book Love" Graph

Second, my copy of my relaunched book, Restoration Book 1: Awakenings, (co-written with Faith King), came from my publisher today, which was really cool.  Here's a picture, courtesy of my eight-year-old son. ;)

(I know some people were looking at getting it at some point, so I'll mention quickly that Amazon is currently selling the paperback and ebook here for under $6 ; they've been slashing the price all week. The paperback usually sells for almost $19.)

The book came right when I was busy trying to whack a fly with a flyswatter. I had been making fudge and truffles, and it kept trying (and failing) to land on my food, so I cornered it in a window. The stupid bug was hiding behind plants and I'd been trying for ages to kill it, moving plants and smacking all over the window, but I just couldn't get it. The doorbell rang at the same time my little brother woke up, and I'm standing on this bench in the dining room hitting at the window and shouting, "WHY WON'T YOU DIE!?!" *smack smack smack* "...Zach, can you get the door?"

Third, because I have been so out of the loop this week, between being sick (I'm feeling much better; thank you for all the well-wishes!) and writing like a mad person, I didn't even know there was a blogfest going on, but I wasn't too late to sign up! This blogfest takes place today, so here we go!

The way this works is that I get to share three blogs that I enjoy reading. (Ack! It is so hard to limit this to three!)

1. Donna Weaver over at Weaving A Tale or Two. She's an awesome, encouraging person with lots of fun stories, writing advice, book reviews, and other cool things happening on her blog.

2. Barbara Kloss over at ScribblesNJots, who is super, super amazing and another incredibly encouraging person.

3. Mooderino over at Moody Writing, who has fantastic advice and thoughts on writing.

Go check them out, and there are lots of other people participating in this today, too--feel free to blog hop away!


  1. Thanks for the mention.

    I hadn't come across Scrinbblesnjots before, now following that one too.

    Moody Writing

  2. Love the cover of your rereleased book! That's great. :)

  3. Congratulations on the book! I know Moody and Donna, but Barbara is new. Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

  4. Hey Laura! Glad I stopped by. I see we have some friends in common. I'm a follower now. I'm also doing this little bloghop thingy, so come on by if you've a mind. I'm picking a select few to visit and follow today. And you're one!

  5. Thanks for the shout out, Laura. I know all your suggestions. =D

    Love the picture of you and your books. I just can't imagine what that would feel like.

  6. Great pic of you and your book. :) I'll be doing NaNo this year too. I hope my toddler has naps, so I get the time to write! Fantastic links for the bloghop. It's been a lot of fun.

  7. Hi, I am visiting from pay it forward. I will be back to read more after I visit more blogs from the blogfest.

    You have recommended some that I have not read so I am off to check them out.

    It is nice to me you.


    and thank you!!

  9. Yay! Book covers, unite! LOL. You know, because now all the books in the series will have covers similar to that!

    I've been meaning to ask you, how is The Guardian Race's publication date coming along?

    LOL. I'm going to be so excited when all these books come out! Partly so I have a clearer idea of what the characters look like. LOL.

    Hmm... maybe I should buy another copy so the cover matches the next ones.

    And Anikan seems to be an amazing photographer. I could never take that good of a picture with a phone. Probably because I've never actually had a cellphone. LOL.

    I love the picture and your hair, by the way!

    Much love, dear.


  10. Hi Laura. I'm here as the co-host from the Pay It Forward blogfest. Thanks so much for signing up.

    And I wasn't following your blog until just now, so the fest is working!

  11. Hey Laura. Just popping over from Write Escape! So glad I did! You reminded me about Moody. Haven't been over there in a while! Thanks for that!
    Best, Linda

  12. This is a HUGE blogest. It's been great finding other blogs. Thanks for the links. I know a couple, but I think one of them I haven't seen before.

  13. Following Mooderino and Donna already. Will check out that other blog. Nice to 'meet' you.

  14. Oooh! Good luck with your re-launch! And I think I follow all of your recommended links! Great choices!

  15. missed the pay it forward blog, so stopping by fashionably late! nice to meet you :)

  16. I'm catching up on all the pay-it-forward peeps. Congrats on your book. It looks really good.

  17. Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

    Lola x

  18. Hi Laura!
    I'm still Paying it Forward. I move slowly!
    Hooray for socks. My feet are always cold, and there is such a comfort in socks. Kindred spirit in sock-appreciation!

  19. Moving slowly as well, as I blog hop about, will check out your picks too!


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