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I are a happy writer!




It's been a good few days.

On Wednesday morning, I got this review of Fur-Face via Oz Whiston (aka birdhousefrog):

...[my daughter] keeps taking my kindle to keep reading Fur Face. She said tonight "Tell that friend of yours thank you for writing this book!" ...She keeps laughing out loud, too, while she's reading."

A great start to the day.

 Library talk
That evening, I gave my 10 Things Every Writer Should Know talk at Somerville library. Due to a slight hiccup in the library's promotion department (as in, they didn't promote it much, and when they did, they had me down as coming on a different day), not many people showed up. Nevertheless, I had a hoot-and-a-half, plus, I got to meet the excellent Irene Peterson (aka peachette48) and her lovely daughter, as well as aspiring horror writer, Jerry Kimbrough, and a nice lady who (I think) only stopped by because she liked my accent.

Fun with Fiction school program
Yesterday, I confirmed a seven-date, Fun with Fiction program at Lakehurst Elementary in Lakehurst, New Jersey. I'll be doing a school assembly, plus three modules for six classes at Grades 3 thru 5.

On Thursday, my I are a writer! pens arrived. They're for my 'Order a signed copy of Fur-Face' promotion, which I'll anounce over the weekend.



All in all, an excellent few days. 


 



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snapes_angel
Oct. 8th, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
Sweet. XD
jongibbs
Oct. 8th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
definitely a week in which to savor the moments :)
bodgei
Oct. 8th, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
Sounds like an awesome few days!
jongibbs
Oct. 8th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping they continue :)
msstacy13
Oct. 8th, 2011 11:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, that would be good...
:)
jongibbs
Oct. 8th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
:P
seekerval
Oct. 8th, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
All Right! Days worth reveling in, for certain.
jongibbs
Oct. 8th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
I was especially pleased to meet Irene :)
seekerval
Oct. 8th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Being able to put a face and living personality to the electronic words and character is a good step along the Pathways.
lizziebelle
Oct. 8th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Don't ever underestimate the effect of a British accent on American women! ;)
jongibbs
Oct. 8th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
I keep my Mary Poppins DVD close at hand, to remind me how it's done :)
karin_gastreich
Oct. 8th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
What a sweet comment from your friends daughter. Congratulations. YOu know you're doing something right if the kids like your book -- they can be the harshest critics of all!
jongibbs
Oct. 8th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
In my experience, the old grans are by far the harshest critics :(
bogwitch64
Oct. 8th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
Now that is an amazing review! Woohoo!
bogwitch64
Oct. 8th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Or shall I say


jongibbs
Oct. 8th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
My eyes! My eyes! :)
bogwitch64
Oct. 8th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Must be a British/Irish thing---all that cloudy, rainy weather must weaken the eyes, because you and Peadar always have the same reaction to my sparkles.
Hehehee!
p_m_cryan
Oct. 8th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!

By the bye, I had my ace photographer take large and small photos for FUR-FACE promotional purposes. i'll be dropping those to you in e-mail, but they are also up on Facebook.
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks, Patty :)
jongibbs
Oct. 11th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
By the way, where did you get that excellent cat/guitar icon?
p_m_cryan
Oct. 11th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
Longish story. The sleeping cat in *this* icon is my old cat Phinneas, who lived to be 23, but was youthful and kittenish until five days before he died.

The black kitten with guitar icon is a twiat on my very first icon when I joined LiveJournal back in 2003. There's a fellow named Joel Veitch who does hard rock music videos with animated kittens; he has one called Punk Kittens that features a white cat playing a red Stratocaster, which summed up Phinny's personality. I used the color version of that one until Phinny died, then did Photoshop on it to invert and greyscale it.
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jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
Definitely a 'Savor the moment' kind of week :)
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