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Yay! It’s the start of M&M Week

 

Back in May, I thought it might be fun to host some kind of networking tea and crumpets/soda and chips event here on An Englishman in New Jersey, where people could meet other folks with the same kind of writing interests. 

I called it Mix and Mingle week.

It was a lot of fun, so I thought I'd do another one.

Here’s how it works:
I’m very lucky to have lots of talented, wisdomous, writerly friends. Many of these good people share common interests, but don’t know each other...yet. Not all of them are on Live Journal. Some have accounts (or in the case of LJ users, additional accounts) on Twitter, Facebook, Blogspot etc.

If you’re interested in making some new writer friends, share a few words about yourself and your writing, along with a link to your website, Wordspace, Blogspot, Facebook, Twitter accounts etc. where folks can find out more about you and your work, then add/follow/friend you on the relevant platforms if they so desire.

If you don’t have an LJ account, you can still take part via an anonymous comment, but don’t forget to include your name. 

Of course, it’s up to you, but this is ‘Mix and Mingle’ not ‘Find a Fan’ week, so I recommend sticking to general info: how long you’ve been writing; what you usually blog about; preferred genre; favorite authors etc. 

As for me, I’m looking forward to finding out more about my friends. 

Have fun. Now, where did I put those teabags?


 

 




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jongibbs
Nov. 2nd, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
So what's the story behind the monkey? :)
writertracy
Nov. 2nd, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
He is a lemur and the resident of a local drive-through animal safari-type attraction. My husband and I took our nieces there one summer when it was hotter than the blue blazes of hell. Poor guy, his handler pushed him onto my shoulder and he stayed there not a moment longer than it took to snap that picture before retreating to a wading pool to cool off. I remember thinking in that moment that I would have liked to have joined him.

I started using that picture as part of my publicity package because I though it was unusual and fun, which is the message I wanted to get across with my work. It is probably time to change it out though. Because I'm starting to think that when people see it, they don't think: Unusual and fun. Instead they think: Monkey.
jongibbs
Nov. 2nd, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Lol, I thought it was parrot in fancy dress :)
writertracy
Nov. 2nd, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no. My publisher has a parrot, though. I won't let it near me. The thing can sense fear, and if it thinks that you are afraid of it, it will bite your ear off.

It flirts with me from across the room, but I'm not fooled.
jongibbs
Nov. 2nd, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
I always liked John Silver's lobster in Muppet Treasure Island :)
pgiunta
Nov. 2nd, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
Tracy, in that profile pic, you remind me of Karen Allen in Raiders of the Lost Ark with the monkey on her shoulder. :)
writertracy
Nov. 2nd, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'm doing very well if I'm being compared to Marion Ravenwood
pgiunta
Nov. 2nd, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Considering that I met Karen Allen a few years ago and had a wonderful experience, yes, you are doing rather well!
writertracy
Nov. 2nd, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
I saw her at Dragon*Con in 09, but didn't get the chance to talk to her. The con is a very busy place.
pgiunta
Nov. 2nd, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I have yet to get to DragonCon but I want to. I attend Chiller Theatre in Parsippany, NJ twice a year. Also a huge show. Lots of great celebs for an autograph junkie like me. :)

In fact, a few other notable cons I attend are:

http://www.shore-leave.com

http://www.farpointcon.com (I'll be a writer guest at show again in February).

Phil Giunta
Author, "Testing the Prisoner"
A paranormal tale of child abuse and redemption from Firebringer Press!
http://www.firebringerpress.com
writertracy
Nov. 2nd, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
I've heard of both of those conventions, although I've never been to either. I do a lot of regional conventions in flyover country, ranging from Memphis up to St. Louis, over to Kansas City and down into Dallas.

And I try to get out of my comfort zone for one major convention a year. I think next year I will try to get out to Reno for Worldcon, since I have never been.
jongibbs
Nov. 3rd, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
You know, I never thought of that before, but you're right.

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