Monday, July 8, 2013

"900" Members ARC Giveaway Winners, 3 Months to WOVEN Release, Pre Orders, and Shine On Award!

First things first, thank you everyone for the warm welcome that literally increased the temperature of my house by ten degrees. I hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend. We took it easy this year, ate more burgers than is healthy, and took a four mile hike in flip flops - maybe not the smartest thing to do in the history of ever, but my legs were screaming for adventure.

You guys are awesome beyond what meager word I can come up with the describe it. Seriously - within twelve hours of inviting the Sphere to help reveal my cover and participate in a blog tour, I have more than enough volunteers to run a month-long tour! This is amazing and truly humbling. No one gets turned away in this next of the cosmic forest, so some days my be double booked. Thank you all!

I'll be in contact with the details as they come in.

Oh yeah, there's giveaway winners to announce! Let's get to it!

"900" Members ARC Giveaway Winners!

Chosen completely at random using the Random Number Generator, I hereby present the honored winners of these three fine ARCs!

      Suzanne Furness       Krista McLaughlin        James Duckett

The winner of a hot-off-the-press ARC of Woven is Crystal Collier!

However, there was a bit of oversight on my part. The number of ARCs are limited and most of them are going out to reviewers and those who requested them months ago, so I'll try my best to secure one. If not, I hope you can wait a little longer for a for-real copy?

Awesome! I'll let you know what I find out when I find out.

To claim your prize, please send your mailing address here.

Congratulations, everyone - thanks for making this possible!

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Today is July 8th, which means in exactly 3 months, Woven will be available! We're working hard on the cover this week and the trailer is almost done, so we hope to have a reveal next month. Until then, if you absolutely can't wait to secure a copy, the hardback is now available for pre-order - at a reasonable price, I might add.

Pick your poison - err - favorite online bookseller for more details! 

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If things weren't already awesome enough, has honored me with The Shine On Award (which has an anime character - I approve!)

Rules for accepting The Shine On Award are as follows:

Display the Award on your Blog.

Link back to the person who nominated you.

Disclose seven random facts about yourself.

Nominate 15 other bloggers to receive the Award (except I’m going to have to run with 5 ... got to get some things done on this end).

Ready for some random facts? How about some Studio exploits from when I used to live in Burbank California?

1) I watched the filming of a Drew Carry show dance number.

2) Cartoon Network was down the street from my dad's office.

3) I was born across the street from Walt Disney Studios.

4) I sneaked into the WB garage and checked out all their cool cars, including the Bat Mobile and many more (and when I say sneak, I mean my sister showed me while she was working their).

5) This same sister took me to many movies on the WB lot a month before they released (including such titles as Contact, Sphere, The Perfect Storm, and Batman and Robin (at least that was free ...).

6) A Dreamworks directer lived across the street and donated his old drawing table to me (back in my aspiring animation days).

7) My other sister was a big Lois & Clark fan and would often stalk the cast. I happened to be with her when we ran into Dean Cain.

I'd like to pass this award on to these five most-excellent peeps!


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That's all I got for now. Check back this week for random post and maybe a few laughs and unexpected news that may hit you like a ton of "Bricks" or put you in the mood for Pulled-"Orc"-sandwiches.

I'm David, and bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapenos are da bomb!


  1. Born across from Walt Disney Studios? Not many can say that!
    Glad you got your tour set. You can always spread it out longer to avoid double-booking.
    Three months to go!

  2. I wanna see Contact again now. I love that movie. And where the heck do you get bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos?

  3. That would be cool to get to see big movies before they released. Though I suppose nowadays you'd have to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the Internet and all. I had to pay a whole $0.75 for Batman and Robin and still felt ripped off.

  4. Congrats to you and the winners of the books. My husband would enjoy those jalapenos, but I learned the hard way that I can't eat them.

    I agree with Alex. If you can avoid booking multiple stops a day, that would be better for those hosting you.

  5. I own dreamworks stock. Just sayin'...that's a kind of connection, right? DAVID I'M SO EXCITED FOR WOVEN!

  6. Awesome fun facts! (I totally was a Lois & Clark fan and would have loved to run into Dean Cain back in the day, haha!)

  7. Wow, I won a prize! Thank you. Hope your feet have recovered from the hike in flip flops, ouch those blisters!

  8. Thank you for the award David, your life rules and can't wait for your book to come out. Also congrats winners.

  9. I missed your request, apparently. (My blog presence has been sporadic.) But I would love to interview you about WOVEN a couple months after release. You know, when the initial hype has died down and you look around and say, "Hey! Where did all the excitement go?"

    I think it's a good idea to spread out the promotion so people don't forget about your book!

  10. Congrats on getting your blog tour set up. I agree with everyone on not double booking stops, especially if it's the same group of blogger friends. And Dianne's suggestion to spread out the promotion is good too.

  11. Our fourth of July was wet. Apocalyptic wet with thunderstorms all day. Probably the most unexciting fourth I've ever had.

  12. Our fourth was a small, calm gathering with swimming and naps.

  13. Woot, woot! I'm a winner! Can't wait to read WOVEN.

    Goodness, all that awesome while living in CA? What an amazing grouping of memories. :)

  14. So that means that if you would have not been born, Disney would have created you? :D Cool! Congratulations to the winners! and Congratulations for the award! Easy on the jalapeños.

  15. Congrats to all the winners!!! I seriously cannot wait to read WOVEN. And what with all of your connections to show biz, maybe that's a sign that your book will become a movie one day! Disney/Pixar or Dreamworks? Choices choices!

  16. This is party central with such good stuff to celebrate. Congratulations on your huge, Alexesque type following and your upcoming book AND your terrific and well-deserved award. :)

  17. Oh, bacon wrapped jalapeños got my attention. Well, the book, the launch, the other things, too, but bacon wrapped jalapeños. . . Do I need to say more?

    Congrats on the book. My very best wishes for a wonderful launch. Yay to another writer who actually got his work out there. I'm very impressed and excited for you.

  18. Congratulations to the winners! Also, you seem to have lived a pretty cool life :)

  19. You know there is a story waiting inside you - about living across the street from all that Hollywood-ness you mentioned:)

  20. Congratulations to the winners! Sounds like you had an interesting childhood :)

  21. This post has so much going on :). Look forward to your book, and congrats to the winners!!

  22. Way to go winners!

    That would be so awesome to live so close to all of that Hollywood stuff. I ran into Dean Cain too, but that was out in PA for a football game.

    Looking forward to a cover reveal!!!

  23. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can most certainly judge a book's cover to be a thing of beauty. And those are.

  24. Hey David! Uh, right off the bat I'm a little jealous of you and your sister and the Dean Cain well as your getting to sneak into the WB lot! How fun.

    And I ate WAY too many sliders on the 4th that is healthy for you too; but I skipped the hike in flip flops. I kind of just floated around the pool after that, trying to shake off the meat sweats...LOL

  25. Am I on your list of reviewers? If not, can I be put on that list. I'm totally fine with an ebook. I just want to read it!!

  26. Pulled-"Orc" that's good! Ha ha.

    Fun quote o' the day: "What about their legs? They don't need them."

    Also, thanks for the Award! Major shout-out to you on my blog.