Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Random Sauce: New Followers, Ahoy!

You know something? I forgot to do (what I think) is important on my Monday post--give a shout-out to my new followers! There is a slew of them too, so this post is completely dedicated to you guys! Without further ado, let's give a cosmic greeting to our new recruits:

Merry King and Reece Hanzon - while without blogs for the moment (or that I could find), I thank you for coming aboard and thinking that I'm worth following. Welcome! (If you do have a blog, please let me know)

JoAnna King - I'm proud to say that this woman has had the greatest impact in my life--and got me into writing YA fantasy. Thank you for following the blog, love :)

Jonathon Arntson - his "odd" blog covers a wide range of topics and he likes to write books! Anyone who likes to write books is a friend of mine. Welcome!

Deren Hansen - we've met at writer gatherings and a book signing. He's an affluent writer with a deep love for LEGOs, just as I do. Good to have you!

Alyssa - she is the conductor of a fantastic blog called The Lit Express, chock full of book reviews, author interviews and creative writing tips. All aboard!

Bethany Mattingly - this versatile author in the making has a deep-rooted love of writing and agriculture. And the best part, she gives away cyber donuts! YUM!

Jackson Porter - go check out his awesome video that James Dashner responded to. It's hilarious. Jackson has the makings of a great author. Good comedic timing!

Demitria Lunetta - she's a YA author of science fiction and fantasy (that's what I do!), who is represented by Veritas Literary. We can expect great things from her!

Kelly Dexter - an epic fantasy writer, represented by The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency, who loves high fiction with a passion, be it movie, TV or book!

That about wraps it up for this week's followers (I don't know how much longer I can do these shout-outs, but I'll try anyway, because you're not just people--your my people, and everyone deserves a shout-out).

I'm David, and Costco bananas have thick a-peal. 


  1. Ahh, I know most of these people, but not all of them! Always great to discover new ones.

  2. Aw, so nice you give a shout out to your new followers! I know Kelly- she's great!

  3. Thanks for the shout out and the kind words. I love connecting with other aspiring writers.

  4. Those sound like really amazing people. It's awesome that you have them following your blog. :D

  5. Hey! Thanks for the shout out! You described me perfectly.

  6. Thanks for the shout out! When you commented on my blog I wondered "How in the heck could he remember my name?" But when you mentioned Dashner told everybody to look at The Maze Jogger I understood.

    Great blog by the way! I've been entertained by the past few posts I've read.

    How do you make the whole "I'm this far in this book" on the right side?


  7. Thanks for the kind welcome! I'll be back for sure.

  8. This might just be one of my most commented posts. Nice! A warm and hearty "thank you" for stopping by and liking what's going on here.

    Jackson - you can find "word count meters/progress meters" all over the Internet. I got mine from because it fits so well with the bluish color scheme.

  9. That is awesome that you give everyone their own shout out. That's because you're an awesome person :) And I LOVE that you pointed out that Costco's bananas have a thick peal.

  10. Thanks for the shout-out! Nice to know people notice you sometimes. I actually do have a blog (recently started) and I'd love you to visit!

  11. I love your shout outs! That is so cool. And I totally agree with you...Costco bananas do have think-a-peals. Great to find your blog David!

  12. Reece - I'm having the darnedest time finding your blog. Hasn't registered yet? I don't know. I'll try again later, and thank you.

    Michelle, Carolyn - it's the least I can do :)

    Elana - you know "Yay" is one of my favorite exclamations? +10!