This is quite possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.
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I was going through my smart phone this morning – quickly reviewing the dozens of pics I took during my visit to London. A ghost perhaps? Best answer gets a free signed copy of POLTERGEEKS!
So feel free to comment and please leave an email address so that I can pick the best/most plausible answer. Me? I’d like to think it was something supernatural – a fitting end to a trip to promote a book about ghostly activity, witches and slamming evil. (Not that ghosts are evil. Are ghosts evil? You tell me!)
Now that I’m back from London, I want to thank all the bloggers who took part in my Blog Tour for POLTERGEEKS. Thank you so much for spreading the word! And finally, we have a winner of all four of my books – Zara Alexis!!!
So Zara, send an email to info AT sean DASH cummings DOT ca and I will fire off the books for you this week!
Canadian urban fantasy author mugging for the camera. Better half is giving him an”alright, tone down the schmaltz” look as she takes the picture.
Fellow ANA authors Michelle Newell and Helen Moss chatting it up. Michelle is wearing a KILLER dress and I told her so. Lovely book bloggers in the background.
Here’s me, my agent Jenny Savill to my left, her awesome assistant Ella Kahn to my right and enthusiastic book blogger Ellie.
Here’s my editor Amanda Rutter and my agent Jenny Savill extolling the virtues of middle aged authors from the frozen Canadian prairie.
Here’s me trying to get the secret password from Ella Kahn.
What can I say? I’ve never had a launch party before but it was a lovely time. I met fantastic fellow authors including Keren David whose books everyone should read. (Actually, read all of our books … just start with Keren’s). We had wine. We had cheese. We had back wrapped sausage (YEAH BABY!!!) and I met fantastic bloggers who took time out of their personal lives to come and celebrate the launch of a pretty special book. (One blogger, Sister Spooky, brought me a bag of candy.)
And here’s what’s massively important, I think. A handful of bloggers actually came to see me.
Um … wow.
Each one of them were warm, wildly enthusiastic and at the same time, down to earth people. They each shared their thoughts on their favorite books and I learned just what a tightly knit community exists among book bloggers. You know, you see bloggers tweeting back and forth online. You seen them leaving comments on each other’s blogs – but the shared love of books and dare I say even fellowship – that’s truly a sight to behold when you get them all together in one room.
Very simply, book bloggers – you are all fantastic people. Keep doing what you’re doing and to those who came to my launch last night – I was really very touched by the amount of support that you’ve thrown my way.
Three more days in London. Two big events this weekend. I hope I get to meet more bloggers because they’ve been the highlight of my trip to England.
I’m keeping the meme alive – Fellow Strange Chemistry Books author Gwenda Bond tagged me so here’s my little contribution.
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
To be honest, I don’t really remember. It sort of occurred to me over the past couple of months to write something a little bit different that didn’t involve witches, zombies, etc.
What genre does your book fall under?
University of Life
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Well I’d like to say Samuel L. Jackson because he’s awesome but in truth I think the father in this book would be Colm Feore and the son would be a yet to be discovered new talent.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Jamie Godfrey’s mother passed away one year ago and in the twelve months since he’s watched his father die a little inside every single day. Jamie is going to save his father’s life.
(Two sentences. I suck.)
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Well the draft isn’t quite done yet. I know, I suck.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Dang, that’s a good question. I’ll have to think on it.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Hope. It’s a book about hope. We could all use a bit of hope these days.
Oh and one last thing:
I’m off to England tomorrow. Be cool until I get back!