Sunday, August 29, 2010

Holy Smoking Monkies I Am Excited! I Have to Give Stuff Away to Celebrate!

When I started blogging last December,   I was just happy to think that someone out there would be reading my stories.  I wasn't overly ambitious about the blog.   I was just happy to have a few people reading my writing.  I never once imagined  someone would like it enough to ask me to write a book.  However,  this is exactly what happened in February of this year.   An editor of the history press asked me to write a Haunted America book for him.  I was, of course, thrilled.  I really had no idea what I was in for, however.  I write fiction.   Nonfiction is an entirely different beast.  I drove all over the state.  I chased people around and struggled to get interviews.   I spent late nights up researching supposed haunted locations to find out if  the stories behind them were true.   Sometimes,  the stories were just legends, which actually just made them more interesting.    It was a journey and I learned more about Alabama history in the 4 months it took me to write this little book than in the fifteen years I'd lived here.

And now here it is.  The book that this blog made is now available for preorder on amazon.  I am dizzy with excitement.   I'm putting together a party and a give away to celebrate.  Keep your eye on this blog!  Over the next week I'll be giving away over $200 in cash and prizes to celebrate my book!   I really am thrilled. 
My blog book is now available for preorder!!!!!!!

7 comments:

The Wild Fairy said...

Wow! Congratulations! And well-deserved! The cover of the book looks amazing! ~Siobhan

Pam Morris said...

wonderful! can't wait to read it...I"m heading over to amazon now!

pr0udmom0f3 said...

Congrats,hun!! You deserved this, with all the hard work you do here on the blog. I'm glad that you are able to fulfill your dream.

Brenda Hooser said...

Congratulations! It looks fantastic!

magikalseasons said...

Congrats! How exciting I'm going to get me a copy!

Jessica Penot said...

Thanks Everyone! I appreciate it!

GMR said...

Congratulations on the book release! *throws confetti* How exciting!