Monday, August 22, 2011
Monkey Madness Monday
I need a vacation. Seriously. I've been doing all this marketing work for the book (discussion guides, postcards, bookmarks, etc, etc, etc, and the day job has been INSANE!!
But I have no vacation time until next month. And even then, I probably need to save it because I have no idea what I'm going to need once this book comes out.
So, I have my first author gig this Friday. A reading, Q&A with a few other writers, Danny Marks, a fellow 2k12er whose book, Velveteen releases next fall, Kim Derting, Gwen Hayes, and Tom Llewellyn. It's a teen after hours party at the Dupont Library. They only have 15 spots left, so if your 12-18 year old is interested in going, click here to register.
I'm completely nervous. I have to pick an excerpt from my book to read, which I should have done ages ago yet didn't. I need to pick one like tonight so I can practice. Ugh.
This will give me some good practice though because I have another event in October, Bookfest NW where I'm going to be on a panel with a few other 2k12ers and Apocalypsies.
Wish me luck and happy vibes that I don't throw up all over my audience.
My Dad. He's awesome.
John Messina, Personal Injury Attorney