Monday, July 19, 2010

A World of Thanks!


Thanks everyone for the awesome comments on my book trailer last week! I had no idea what to expect and was almost afraid to click on the link when I received the email from my publisher last Wednesday. The video was amazing and I’m glad everyone else enjoyed it as well. Wish CassaStar was a real movie! Someone call Nolan or Cameron for me…

And a special thanks to these blogs - Grasping for the Wind, Hollywood Spy, Mithril Wisdom, Sci-Fi Hub, A No. 2 Pencil Stat, Speculative Book Review, Spunk on a Stick’s Tips, Glynis Smy, Beth: A Work in Progress, Edi’s Book Lighthouse, LaFemme Readers, and Tossing it Out for featuring the trailer! Thank you for your generosity – I am overwhelmed!

Now an award - One Lovely Blog from Cassandra Jade in the Realm Thanks, Cassandra!
Rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share some things about yourself. (Supposed to be 7…)
3. Pass the award along to some bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (Supposed to be 15, but I’ll leave that amount up to the recipient.)
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

Some things that are perhaps not as obvious as I once thought…
1 – My first book will be released in October. I signed the contract last year with Dancing Lemur Press. Yes, I will soon be an official author!
2 – I am married. Sex is legal in our house.
3 – I minored in music in college and currently play the guitar – for fun. Don’t ask for a concert performance, though. I want you to continue to like me!
4 – I’m a total movie geek. Between the theater and NetFlix, I watch close to a dozen per week. Yes, I do have a life outside of films!
5 – Pet peeves include mowing the lawn (paving the entire lawn sounds better every day) and driving (I ask Santa every year for blasters on my car but he never delivers. Fat guy’s off my Christmas card list!)

I’m passing this on to:
Rayna at Coffee Rings Everywhere
Talli Roland
Rashelle at A No. 2 Pencil Stat!

Creative Liar Award from Lee at Tossing it Out Thanks, Lee! This is the second time, so I will just accept it with grace.

Lee also tagged me to list the contents of my bag, wallet, purse, whatever. Okay, no purse here and the wallet’s kinda boring, so we’ll go with my gym bag:
Empty water bottle
Ipod & earbuds
Small towel
Gym clothes & shoes
And a stray work sock… wonder how long that’s been in there?

I’m tagging I’m tagging Beth: A Work in Progress!!

56 comments:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thank you for the Award, Alex.

I was looking to feature your trailer today, but it would seem too much like my doing in it response to the Award, so will feature it tomorrow. Anyone would be proud to have your trailer on their blog- it takes the quality of the blog up a whole notch.

Will Burke said...

So I guess we all need to buy your book so you can afford a driver, eh?

Matthew Rush said...

Great stuff Alex! Nice to get to know you a little better.

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on your awards! Also, thanks for the review of Inception. I just read it this morning - can't wait to see it!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congratulations on your award well deserved, and I sincerely hope your book does well when on sale.

Yvonne.

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats on your awards! And your upcoming publication! That is super awesomesauce!

Stephen Tremp said...

A stray sock? Of course. Maybe you can find that set of keys you lost ten years ago too.

Stephen Tremp

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on your awards and to your winners too! I would send you a duck butt, but I did that yesterday.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rayna, that is so nice of you to say that!! I appreciate it so much.

Will, as long as the driver is allowed to shoot the cars in front of him, I'd be happy with that arrangement.

Carol, you'll really dig Inception!

Stephen are they black? I think that's how the sock went missing - my bag is black.

Betty, I'd never turn down a duck butt from you!

DEZMOND said...

As much as I love CASSASTAR, the tittle of your book, Alex, I must admit I love the name of your publisher "Dancing Lemur" even more :)) Where on Earth did they find such an adorable name? :)

Back in the past I had a plan of opening a school of English lg for kids with the name "Traveling Elephants" :))

Peggy Frezon said...

Way to go! I bet you can't wait til October!
Peggy

Sugar said...

You're just awesome..is all I can say :)
Have a great day!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the awards, well deserved. BTW, there should be a movie because the trailer is amazing.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

KarenG said...

Oh wow I somehow missed your trailer, I'll have to go check it out!

Charles Gramlich said...

congrats on the award. And the trailer turning out good.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dezz, don't give up on that idea! Especially if it involves real elephants.

Thanks, everyone. Mason, wouldn't that be so cool if it was movie? Probably cost and arm and a leg to make, too.

B. Miller said...

Ha!! Nice lists.

Congrats on your awards and again, I really love the trailer for CassaStar! :D

RaShelle said...

Alex! Thanks so much for the award. =D

Thanks for sharing some cool stuff about youself. So you're a blogger, a writer, a movie buff and a gym geek + you play the guitar . . . and you're married. WOW!!! I'm impressed.

Thanks again Alex!!
ps: my pleasuse on the book trailer. It's awesome. ;-)

Jemi Fraser said...

I can't play guitar - my hands just won't do it. But my son loves to play - nothing better than listening to him :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

RaShelle, thanks, I'm a well-rounded geek I guess!

Jemi, you just keep encouraging your son!

RaShelle said...

Alex - LOL gym geeks are the best. =D Thanks again.

Liza said...

It must be amazing to anticipate your first book's publication. Enjoy every minute...and congratulations on your awards.

arlee bird said...

Thanks for the shout out.

A dozen movies per week, plus a job, plus a million comments on blogs, not to mention every thing else you do. I don't know how you do it. What's your secret? Apparently sleep is not part of your day.

Lee
Tossing It Out

DEZMOND said...

well, maybe if you send me or buy me a Dumbo or two after you earn billions from your books ;))

Talli Roland said...

Whoop whoop!

Thank you so much, Alex! I love awards even though I am an
award hoarder extraordinaire! :)

And your trailer is FANTASTIC!

The Old Silly said...

Very gracious post, and again kudos on yet another well deserved award!

rogue evolent said...

o cool! I did not know we could re-post your video trailer. Yeah, I know it was on YouTube, duh? I should have been more "on the ball." I'll be puting it up on tROAD pronto.
best,
r/e

Jules said...

Congrats! on the publisher, I guess we all can now say I knew him when...

I've been meaning to comment on your guitar, NICE! I have 2 Gibson's but the same applies, I play for my dogs only.LOL

The Yard Bard said...

I play like I have eight thumbs and two fingers. Congratulations on the awards!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh no, Lee - I like my sleep! Let's just say my job is feast or famine. That and I can work and watch movies at the same time!

Dezz, I'm going to get you an elephant!

You're welcome Talli!

Rogue, that would be great.

Jules, pets don't tell you when you're off key! I also have two acoustics as well.

Hart Johnson said...

COngrats on the awards, Alex! And nice choices on awardees!

Cheeseboy said...

Alex, the awards and all the attention are deserved. you are terrific.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Geesh, Alex, I'm going to have to start stopping by earlier. It takes forever to get to the bottom of your reader comments this time of the evening. But maybe that's why you just picked up two more awards. This is the "in" place to be.

Congratulations. I'm a few days behind so I haven't even seen your book trailer yet. I'm off to do that right now.

cassandrajade said...

I think we could have guessed you were a bit of a movie geek.

Glad you enjoyed the award, you totally deserved it.

BStearns said...

A very well deserved award! As for your movie, I say we write to Nolan for the screen play and directorial magic, and Cameron for the CG effects. Good and good!

-Bryan
www.sff-hub.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's okay, Patricia.

Cassandra, that's a little obvious, isn't it?

Bryan, let's set it up!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Can't wait to read your book! Congrats on the awards, Alex!!!

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Now it's time for the book....

SFDaddy - Bryan said...

You need to fix the wormhole behind the couch. It should go somewhere more exciting than the gym bag. Congrats.

sylviadickeysmithbooks said...

Congrats on the award, Alex, and the review sounds great! Looking forward to reading it!

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations on your award. You deserve it.
I is good to see what it means to have an excellent trailer for the book.

To be honest I was a pleasure to spread word about the great trailer.

Fingers crossed that CassaStaR will have a hell of success.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Nicole!

Bryan, it should go somewhere more exciting! Someplace cold would be good right now.

Thanks again, Michael!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Glad to feature the trailer, Alex. Wish mine was as cool!

Kate said...

Hadn't seen the trailer - off to take a look now :-)

Geofree Capodanno said...

It must be raining awards or something, because I just awarded you a special one at ETMC! Check it out: http://www.theman-cave.com/2010/07/etmc-wins-truly-meaningful-and.html

Congrats on both. Well deserved!

Helen Ginger said...

Congrats on the awards.

I've been seeing your trailer everywhere! It's awesome and it's a great taste of your book. I'm excited for you, so I know you're excited.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Geofree!

And thank you, Helen. Yes, I'm very excited!

Ellie said...

Congrats on your awards~
It is nice to get to know you a little better; great list! No concert, darn...that guitar is gorgeous~

WritingNut said...

Congratulations on the awards! And I am very excited about your book too :)

Green Monkey said...

congratulations on being published!
I'm new here, time to stomp around :)

Green Monkey said...

congratulations on being published!
I'm new here, time to stomp around :)

Green Monkey said...

congratulations on being published!
I'm new here, time to stomp around :)

Green Monkey said...

what the!!! SORRY have no idea what happened here!

Glynis said...

I was proud to feature your video. As you know I like quality on my blog. :)

DL Hammons said...

Excellent choice!!!

I despise mowing the grass as well. Luckily my 11 year old is now big enough to handle our mower and anxious for spare cash...so relief is in sight.

I'm looking forward to reading your book!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

DL, I need to kidnap a teenager then.