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Sunday, November 4, 2012

The I'm Thankful For My Readers Bloghop

Today I'm participating in the I'm Thankful for . . . My Readers Bloghop which is hosted by Tara Tyler and Vikki and takes place between 11/5 and 11/8/12.


To find out all the details, go here.

Basically this is my chance to say thank you to some very important people.

But before I do that, although I'm quite late, I want to send a big CONGRATULATIONS out to Julie Flanders at What Else is Possible? whose novel, Polar Night was picked up by Ink Smith Publishing and is due out in 2013.  YAY!  I'd also like to thank Julie for her willingness to receive and review an ARC of my first novel!  Much appreciated.

Also, big CONGRATULATIONS to the ridiculously talented Libby Heily whose novel, Tough Girl will be out in January 14, 2013.  I'd like to thank her as well for receiving and reviewing and ARC of my first novel.  I'd also like to thank her for inspiring the hell out of me.  You'll want to read Tough Girl.  It will blow your mind.



I'd also like to thank J.C. Martin and David Kessler for the wonderful blurbs they provided for my debut novel.

Now I'd like to thank two very talented writers who also happen to be amazing people whose support and encouragement kept me going through the submissions process.  Literally it was their words at critical times that kept me from throwing in the towel altogether.  They were there for me on a daily basis--as fellow writers, critique partners, beta readers and friends.  They picked me up, held me together, lent me their virtual shoulders to cry on and pushed me across the finish line. Also, they are both hugely talented.

Nancy S. Thompson and Michael Infinito, Jr.

Nancy's thriller, The Mistaken is out now.  Michael's first novel, In Blog We Trust comes out in January and his second novel, 12:19 comes out in March.  Support these writers.  They deserve it.



Next I'd like to thank the fabulous Carrie A. Butler over at So You're a Writer.  She too, is amazingly talented and she is my go-to person whenever I have some sort of idea (usually revolving around technical stuff) and can't get from idea to execution.  She helped me with my trailer for Finding Claire Fletcher (will be released on 11/16/12).  She also handles all things that revolve around me venting and ranting.  Carrie's first novel, Strength is due out 3/7/13 and it is crazy good.



I'd also like to thank Jeff O at the Doubting Writer for all of his encouragement and for checking in with me now and then.  When I'm getting totally overwhelmed, a hey-how's-it-going email from another writer goes a long way.  Jeff, I promise to finish my WIP so you can finish critiquing it!  Also Jeff is such an incredible writer, he inspires me and makes me want to get better.

I'd also like to thank my main readers-who-are-not writers, my close friends: Melissia McKittrick, who has read every word I've ever written since I was 11 years old and Laura Aiello who introduced me to my husband.

And while I'm at it . . . finally, I'd like to thank all the wonderful writers/bloggers who have agreed to host me for my Finding Claire Fletcher blog tour.  I've created a separate tab for it here on my blog so you can see all their names.  Thank you so much for volunteering your time and your internet space to help me get my book off the ground!

Also stay tuned . . . on 11/9/12 the cover for my second novel, Aberration will be revealed!

27 comments:

  1. D'aww... thanks for the shout-out, Lisa! You know I heart you big time. :) Thank you for being such an awesome friend/CP/pub sister!

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  2. Hey, I know just about every single one of those folks! Awesome, each & every one. But seriously, you do for each of us what we do for you. We're a team and play as such. I couldn't imagine going through this process without you. I guess together, we all prop each other up. We'll never fall! It's been the best ride ever and you've been the best partner ever. Thanks for EVERYTHING!

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  3. Simply put...you're the best! The pendulum swings both ways. There were hundreds of times when I was in a funk and you pulled me out of it. Thank You!

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  4. Critique partners and test readers are the best!

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  5. It takes a village...yay, my first morning cliche! :P

    Really, gotta love and appreciate the support from good people. Keeps us going on the days we'd rather quit.

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  6. we have such a giving community! many congratulations go out here! and lovely words of thanks!

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  7. Awwww, Lisa, thank you! That was really sweet.
    I am so excited to see your new cover. And I cannot wait for FCF to be published! So exciting!

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  8. For aspiring writers, I think this is truly the value of social media/blogging. I know I have gained so much - personally and writerlyly (yeah, it's my day for made-up words)- from getting to know you and a lot of other people on that list. Thanks you, I can't wait to see what Carrie whips up!

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  9. What a wonderful way for you to promote for your CPs! You're a kind blogger, Lisa. :)

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  10. You're an awesome friend...way to go!!

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  11. Congratulations on your second novel coming out!

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  12. Congrats having a second novel coming out and thank you for joining in the bloghop, what a lovely set of thanks!

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  13. So many more books for my to-read list. And congrats on your second book, how exciting!

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  14. Awwww... Go Nancy and Carrie! And great post... Very stoked for you, Lisa!

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  15. I love all this awesome news! And totally agree with all you on all your awesome supporters. I love these people!

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  16. We have a lot to be thankful for! And like Morgan said, go Nancy and Carrie! Nancy and Carrie are awesome! Lots of people to love around here! :)

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  17. What a great post. I love your attitude. :)

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  18. A very talented group of readers. Libby has blown my mind with her short stories. Can't wait to read Tough Girl. Have Nancy on my Nook, and need to pick up Carrie's book.

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  19. Wow. Sounds like you have an amazing support system!Thanks for the book recommendations. :)

    I'm a new follower btw. Glad I found you through the bloghop!

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  20. So busy! I can't wait to see your next cover real.

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  21. I see a lot of familiar names there :D

    It's so exciting to see these people reaching success! It gives me hope :) I'm a new follower. It's nice to meet you!

    Sam
    Writing Through College

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  22. Great support makes a lot of things that much easier and it helps you keep perspective too. Don't know what I'd do without the blogosphere now! Can't wait for the cover reveal of your second book!

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  23. Wonderful list of fabulous people and spectacular news! Congrats!

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  24. Ooh, I'm looking forward to the cover reveal.

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  25. Congrats on your book. Sounds like you've had a lot of wonderful people help you along your way.

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  26. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Lisa! I really appreciate your kind words.
    Can't wait for the Claire Fletcher blog tour, I'm so excited for you!

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  27. Wow! What a wonderful, specific post!!!

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