Well, here we are, almost two weeks into the New Year, and I'm finally making my first blog entry of 2013.
And I'm happy to report that the year's started with some very positive news. Firstly, the alarmingly talented narrator Wayne Farrell and I recently received a terrific review of the audiobook edition of my BrokenWorld short story collection. It was so good to see Wayne getting the kudos he deserves for his work, as he really is that good. And, of course, it was lovely to see that someone enjoyed and "got" those stories as much as the reviewer seemed to. All in all a very gratifying response to our efforts, and I'm very grateful to the Narrator Reviews blog site.
I was also thrilled to find the cover for The End of theWorld has been nominated on a Pinterest page for Awesome Self-published Book Covers. The page was set up as an antidote to a very mean-spirited blog site that was ridiculing what it considered to be the worst self-published book covers out there (which I refuse to link to). Worse yet, the creator of the site is supposedly professional [sic] book cover designer, so the stunt was really a thinly-veiled attempt at generating business at the expense and hurt feelings of others. All in all, just very bad taste.
However, finding one of my own book covers on this lovely antithesis of the mean site was such a lovely compliment and completely made my day! Check out the Pinterest page to see all of the fantastic covers that I'm humbled to be in the company of.
(And in case you'd forgotten, The End of the World is also available as an audiobook :)
So far, 2013 is off to a good start. I hope it keeps going that way. As the bingo callers say, "Lucky for some, number 13!"