Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Announcements...

First, some things happening around the Internet...

I won the book trailer contest at Spunk on a Stick’s Tips! Thanks to everyone who thought my book trailer was awesome. I’m thrilled CassaStar’s trailer has won two contests now.

Jamie at Mithril Wisdom is hosting a 100 followers giveaway! The prizes include some cool books, so go to his site now to enter: Mithril Wisdom
Jamie reviews books and graphic novels and talks about movies and Egypt. He’s also a panelist for the Indie Lit Awards. He’s an awesome young man with a cool site – if you’re into fantasy, you NEED to follow his blog!

Ali Cross is hosting a 300 followers giveaway! Two Amazon gift cards are at stake, so visit her site to enter: Ali Cross
Ali is just a doll! Go check out her site.

Prayers for L’Aussie - she lives in Brisbane, which recently experienced flooding and a flash flood. Many are dead or missing. L’Aussie is all right, but the destruction is devastating. Please keep everyone in the area of Brisbane in your prayers.

Now for some awards – because I try not to hoard!

You Inspire Me Award from Yvonne at Welcome to my World of Poetry. Thanks Yvonne!

Passing it on to
Hannah at Musings of a Palindrome
Hannah (whom I always call Palin, as it was months before she ever fessed up her real name) just celebrated one year in the blogging world and never fails to inspire – especially on Tuesdays!


The Stylish Blogger Award from James at Dance on Fire, J D Brown, AND Margo Benson! Wow, didn’t realize I was stylish.

Rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award... thanks James, JD, and Margo!
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award on to ten newly discovered bloggers and let them know.

You’ve already heard about me! And in the interest of time and keeping this post short, I’m passing it along to three bloggers, each possessing a unique style:

Anne R. Allen
Alex at Breakfast Every Hour
The Happy Whisk

Happy blogging and stay safe!

80 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

You don't just not hoard, you are efficient.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congrats on the other award well deserved. A good newsy post, plenty going on. can't wait until the music fest, quite alot have entered.

Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Ocean.

Yvonne, I know! The blogfest will rock.

AlexOngNYC said...

I'd like to thank the Academy...

Thanks!

Now I have to glean a clever Knots title.

In progress...

Alex
Breakfast Every Hour

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Alex,
Congratulations!!

P.S. You are so cool! :-D

Doris

The Happy Whisk said...

That's very nice, Alex, thank you. Thanks for thinking of me. Very cool.

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations on the book trailer. That's awesome!

DEZMOND said...

congrats on the awards and wins. And I see the upcoming blogfest is reaching 100 blogs! As usually I tend to break the rules a bit ... as expected from me ...

Hannah Kincade said...

Awww, thanks!! I'm glad that someone finds my pictures inspiring!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Yay! Congrats on another win with your trailer. You are on FIRE! (but not literally. I hope)

Jules said...

Just big congrats all the way round! I told you I was going to know a famous author one day :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

baygirl32 said...

another congrats to you!

Kelly said...

Yay, glad your trailer won! And congrats on the other awards bestowed upon you!!!

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! on winning the book trailer contest. Your Wall of Fame must be getting crowded.

Carol Kilgore said...

Yea! for the win :)
And congrats on all the awards.
I'll definitely keep L'Aussie and her near and dear ones in my thoughts and prayers.

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats on the book trailer award, man. Cool.

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Thanks, Alex. I'll have to check out the news on Brisbane.

Justine Dell said...

Wow, thanks for all the updates and linkage!!

Congrats on the awards. ;-)

~JD

Teresa aka JW said...

Congrats on everything especially winning the trailer contest. It is awesome.

Jennee said...

Congrats on winning! That's awesome!

Helen Ginger said...

You definitely deserve both of those awards, Alex. And your trailer deserved to win, in my opinion. This sounds like a Happy Dance Wednesday for you.

Summer Ross said...

Congrats on the awards Alex! Its nice to see you being recognized! I'm so glad you won another contest with your book trailer! What wonderful news.

Clarissa Draper said...

I know, isn't what's going on in the weather insane! I hope that all the Australians are all right down under.

Congrats on the awards.
CD

WritingNut said...

Congrats on the awards Alex, and to all the recipients. They are very well deserved :)

And thanks for the links, I'm off to visit now.

iZombie said...

man you are the man... congrats on the awards...
jeremy

Colene Murphy said...

Awesome stuff!! Congrats, I knew you would win that trailer! And on the awards, congratulation too!

Have L'Aussie in mind a lot lately. Glad she's okay!

Old Kitty said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Cassastar trailer wins!!!! Yay!!!!!

On a serious note - I'm sending tons of prayers to L'Aussie!! My sister and her family (who lives in Brisbane) were evacuated last night and we can't get in touch with her and are just in limbo. What a terrible time for Queenslanders! :-(

Take care
x

Haleine said...

Not to sound like a broken record, but congratulations on all your recent accolades!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Congratulations!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

Hoarding.. that is a whole new topic.. LOL Have you done a post about the show V.... I want imput if you think I should start DVRing it...

Matthew Rush said...

Just when I think I already know about every cool blog out there, you always introduce me to a few new ones. Thanks Alex!

gideon 86 said...

Alex... YOU GO! Congrats on the award for your trailer... and also the STYLISH award....

You deserve BOTH>>.

Michael

Anne R. Allen said...

Stylish, huh? Why, thank you, Mr. Cavanaugh!

I've been looking at the terrifying videos from Queensland. Man-made stuff is so flimsy compared to the power of nature. Hoping L'Aussie is safe and dry.

N. R. Williams said...

Ales, inquiring minds always want to hear more. Even if it is silly.

Marian has the post up now on my blog book tour.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Melissa Bradley said...

Love your picks for stylish blog, I will definitely be checking them out. Congratulations on your own stylish award. :)

Positive thoughts to L'Aussie and everyone affected.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Yay for your book trailer winning. Woot.

I'm sending lots of good thoughts to L'Aussie (and the rest of Queensland). Fingers crossed the water subsides soon.

M Pax said...

Congrats on winning the trailer award! Glad L'Aussie is all right.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Alex, and the Academy appreciates your short speech!

Thanks, Doris.

Whisk, you are welcome.

Dezz, break those rules! That's why they are there.

Palin, you are welcome.

Falen, gosh I hope not!

Jules, let me know when that happens!

Thanks BayGirl and Kelly.

Stephen, I need to set up slideshow or something - I'm running out of room.

Carol, thank you.

Thanks, Charles!

Bryan, the videos are heartbreaking/

Thanks Justine, Teresa, and Jennee.

Thank you, Helen - too bad I'm a crappy dancer.

Clarissa, the news footage is scary.

Writing, Jeremy, and Colene - thanks.

Kitty, that's terrible!!

Thanks Haleine and Holly.

Wasabi, it didn't grab me, so I stopped watching V after the third episode.

Matthew, it's never ending.

Thanks Michael.

Anne, you're welcome. And yes it is.

Nancy, it's more boring than silly.

Melissa and Lindsay, thanks and yes, pray for Brisbane.

Melissa Gill said...

I'm out of touch, I'm going to have to watch the news. Thanks for the heads up on Brisbane, and congrats on your awards.

Karen Peterson said...

Congratulations on winning the book trailer award! I totally voted for you.

The devastation in Brisbane is terrible. It brings back a lot of memories of Katrina.

Cruella Collett said...

Congratulations on the book trailer contest victory (from now on known as BooTCoV, since book trailer contest victory CLEARLY is too long to keep repeating...)! Well deserved!

And that is terrible about the flooding in Australia. I've got many friends down under, and I keep thinking about them, hoping they're okay. It must be such a terrifying experience.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the book trailer, Alex! It's fantastic and a very deserving winner.

And congrats, too, on all the awards.

Simon C. Larter said...

Congrats on the awards, good sir! It appears that you are an awards magnet. It's like being a chick magnet, except with awards. Although, to be sure, most of the blog awards you've gotten have been from the ladies, so maybe you *are* a chick magnet after all. Nice! :)

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats on the trailer and awards!
I'll be checking out the links...

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I see this is the place to visit for the best updates on the blogoverse.
I didn't know about Brisbane. Thanks for the info. Will send prayers.
I'll be hopping over to the other links too.
Be well, Alex.
xoRobyn

Abby Minard said...

Thanks for the links Alex, I'll go check them out. Congrats on winning for the trailer contest!! And great job on the awards! You always find new people to give them to, which is awesome.

Lynda Young said...

Huge congrats on the book trailer award! How awesome!!! And congrats too on your blogging awards.

Definitely praying for everyone in the flood regions. My brother lives in Brisbane too, but thankfully on high ground.

Kal said...

I have to step up my game to get one of those beauties from you.

Jen Daiker said...

Holy Award Day... My Oh My... of course all of them are well deserved but I must say you are looking particularly good these days!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Melissa, it's all over the news now.

Thanks Karen! And yes, it does.

Cruela, can I use that acronym?

Thanks, Talli!

Simon, I'll take that title.

Thanks, Pat.

Robyn, it didn't hit home until I read L'Aussie's blog.

Thanks, Abby!

Lynda, glad your brother is safe.

Kal, you just did!

Why thank you, Jen!

Julie Dao said...

Congrats on all of your awards and on the book trailer! I haven't seen it yet... I'll have to change that immediately!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Wow, it's like an awards show today on here. Congratulations on all the accolades.

Copyboy said...

Hey congrats! Finally! My votes counted for something worth while. And congrats to the award winners.

Jemi Fraser said...

The videos are so sad. My heart goes out to all the folks affected.

Congrats on the trailer win - well deserved :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Julie, it's posted on my book's page up above.

Thanks, Susan.

Copyboy, they did indeed.

Jemi, I know - I watched a couple of them just so I knew what was really happening.

The Words Crafter said...

Congratulations...times three!!!

It's really devastating what's happening in Aussie Land. Keeping them in prayer, for sure.

Heading over to visit the links...

Hope you're having a good week. We finally went back to work today :)

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the book trailer win and the awards. Keeping L'Aussie and all the others in Brisbane in my thoughts and prayers.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Melissa said...

Congrats on the awards and thanks for all the linkage!

Jennie Bailey said...

YAY Alex! Congrats on winning the book trailer contest! And congratulations on the other awards as well.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Crafter. And work - bummer!

Mason, please do.

Thanks Melissa and Jennie!

lbdiamond said...

Congrats on the wins and awards!!!!

So sad what's happening in Brisbane--I visited several years ago & loved it there.

Michele Emrath said...

Congrats on the book trailer win and all the blog awards. You are stylish and inspiring to the end, Alex.

Also, thanks for sticking with me during my down-and-out months of blogging. I really appreciate it! I think I'll have to come up with an award for you special followers who follow me to the end...or no matter what. :)

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Lydia K said...

Congrats on your awards! And thanks for all the links, and well wishes on my writing goals.
:)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the book trailer contest and on the blog awards! :)

Thanks for all the links, too.

Cheeseboy said...

They might as well just give you every blog award that is ever invented to you now.

Chris Phillips said...

Congrats on the trailer contest!

Jai Joshi said...

Congrats on the awards! And thanks for the links.

Jai

Karen Lange said...

Congrats on the book trailer win! That's wonderful. Congrats too, on the awards. Thanks for the links!
Have a good weekend,
Karen

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

LB, then I'm sure you can envision the damage.

Michele, I wouldn't give up on you!

Thanks Lydia and Golden.

Cheeseboy, I'm running out of room!

Thank you Chris, Jai, and Karen!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Congrats on winning the award, Alex! It's doing me wonders to see you enjoying so much success for CassaStar. It's even giving me hope that maybe my own Flettleglag Force could enjoy.

I couldn't help but notice on Chris Phillips' blog that you would rather be Iceman from the X-men? Is this correct? I'm just curious to know.

L'Aussie said...

Congrats on winning the book trailer award. Yours was definitely the stand out. After viewing them all I wondered who puts these together? I'd really like to know...

Also congrats on your other awards. The 7 things about yourself gets a bit old after awhile.

I especially came by to thank you for responding to my 'disaster' post and now I see you mentioned it in this post. Thank you. I appreciated your thoughts and prayers. I kept my head above water and am now watching the river go down. I am still isolated in the CBD as am surrounded by water and no businesses are operating. A huge clean-up ahead.

BTW the Publication Party has started on my blog. If you have time I'd love it if you could come by and read what Christine Bell has to say about getting published. The champagne's free!

Denise :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Jeffrey! And it will happen for you, I just know it.
I picked Iceman just to be different. Besides, I'd hate to look like Val Kilmer now!

Denise, I was going to email you tonight - thanks for checking in! Everyone's been concerned.

Trisha said...

This music blogfest should be interesting... top 10 songs?? how the heck am I gonna choose? hehe

ali said...

Aw, thanks for the shout-out, Alex! And congrats on the awards!

Saumya said...

Wow, congrats on everything! Not surprised that you won that contest...the trailer was awesome :) Congrats on the awards and winners!! Haha, I loved your comment about sex on my other post. I literally laughed out loud.

Powdered Toast Man said...

you need to stop hogging all these awards. Save some for the rest of us not-so-cool bloggers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Trisha, it won't be easy! Glad you're on board for the fest.

You're welcome, Ali!

Saumya, thanks and glad I gave you a chuckle.

PTM, you're cool!

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Thanks for the shout out, Alex! And you're right, all fantasy fans should follow me, hehe.

Congrats on the awards too!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Yay on your win! Though, I'm not surprised at all. It's an amazing trailer!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
*throws confette*