Friday, January 7, 2011

This Awesome Blogging Family!

I’ve seen several posts this week expressing gratitude for online support. I have to agree – the blogging community is awesome! Let me show you…

First, I have a guest post today at The Movie 411. They graced me with the Best Sci-Fi Blog Award and all winners were invited to do a guest post. Dempsey maintains a cool site, so check out my take on Laugh It Up Fuzzball!

Jennie at Garden Full of Lily posted the sweetest review of CassaStar this week! She claims to suck at writing reviews, but her words made my day.



iZombie Lover gave me the You Make Me Scream Award. Thanks, Jeremy!
TS buddy, this one has your name all over it – enjoy!


Finally, a big thanks to those who’ve voted for my trailer at Spunk on a Stick’s Tips! CassaStar’s book trailer is one of seven finalists and prizes include the donation of books to the winner’s choice of library and an Amazon gift card. Voting ends Sunday though! (And special thanks to Jeffrey Beesler for breaking his one week hiatus to plug my trailer.)

For those who’ve not seen my awesome trailer, created by my publisher:



If you think it rocks, go place your vote at Spunk on a Stick’s Tips!

Yes, I am groveling for votes. CassaStar will probably be my only claim to fame, so it deserves some groveling…

87 comments:

iZombie said...

well deserved on all accounts, it has been a great week, i hope the year is good!
happy friday...
jeremy

Leovi said...

My sincere congratulations on this successful harvest and the hope that 2011 will be a great year for you. Leovi greetings.

Dempsey Sanders said...

Thanks for the mention, and thanks again for being guest writer today at TheMovie411 as I personally enjoyed your review like I know many will.

The blogging community is getting better and better, and I feel I have made a few genuine friends since I started.

I wish you luck in the contest and hope many more vote for you as it is fully desreved. I voted already.

Ellie said...

Congratulations on the award and reviews - I'm popping over to vote for your book trailer now!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

CassaStar being your only claim to fame? Doubtful. What about your passion for movies? Seriously, I only see this as the start of something great for you, Alex. And with the support of such an awesome blogging community, how could we just let CassaStar be your one and only claim?

(Thanks for the mention by the way!)

Have an excellent weekend!

Pk Hrezo said...

You go, Alex! Rock on with your bad self. ;)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great trailer...I've voted!

Christine Danek said...

Congrats on all your awesome awards and stuff. You rock and deserve it all.

Cold As Heaven said...

I certainly agree regarding the blogging community.

I voted for your trailer, Alex.

Cold As Heaven

Ricky said...

Heading over to vote now.

Melissa said...

I voted!!! I hope you WIN! You so deserve it!

Misha said...

Congrats!

You deserve every one of those awards.

:-)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I agree Alex the blogging family is wonderful, there is always someone around should you have to stay in because of the weather.


Who could possibly NOT vote for your CassaStar trailer.....I did.

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

Teresa aka JW said...

This is a GREAT trailer, I'll say it again.

Vote-Done.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Jeremy.

Thanks, Leovi!

Thanks, Dempsey - glad the review was up to snuff.

Thanks Ellie!

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Jeffrey.

Pk, I'm rocking!

Thanks you everyone for the kind words - and votes!

DEZMOND said...

I'm off to Dempsey place!

Old Kitty said...

Well I voted again for your trailler and am glad my vote was accepted!! Yay!! :-)

Thanks for the review of Family Guy's Star Wars spoofs!! I love it!!!! Stewie (who gives me nightmares and whom I adore to bits) is just excellent as Darth Vader!!!

Take care
x

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'll have to go check out Movie 411. And doubtful CassaStar is your only claim to fame.

Margo Benson said...

Off to vote on your trailer and have to say how brilliant the music is too. I've popped a link to your Top Ten Music Countdown on my little blog as that is going to be a fabulous day! Many congratulations!

Stephanie M. Lorée said...

Go, go, author Alex! CassaStar is a worthy claim to fame. But the sequel... that should be even better, right? :)

I voted for you, as always. Good luck!

Scribbler to Scribe

Tara said...

Shoot! I forgot to link the music countdown in my sidebar - off to do that now.

Congrats on the awards.

Chris Phillips said...

That is a great award badge.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, glad you enjoyed it!

Diane, I hope not.

Margo, thank you so much and glad you could join the blogfest.

Thank you Stephanie. And I'm editing the sequel right now, so hope it lives up to expectations.

Thanks Tara.

Laura Eno said...

Yes, the blogging family is awesome and I'm sure that CassaStar won't be your only claim to fame!

Matthew Rush said...

Every day when I assume you can't possibly get any cooler, I get proven wrong.

You rock Alex, and I'm proud to call you my online blog bud!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

"only claims to fame"? Pshaaa. What about the illustrious sequel?

Stephen Tremp said...

Everything's turning up Alex today! I'm on my way over to 411 now.

Melissa Bradley said...

Alex you're so right, the blogging community is awesome. I started my on blog only six months ago and already I have made so many wonderful new friends. Best of luck with the Cassastar trailer, it rocks and I will vote as many times as I can. :)

Your review at The Movie411 was great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Laura.

Captain Ninja Alex is cool? That's good to know, Matthew. Sometimes I wonder.

Falen, working on it!

Melissa, glad you enjoyed the review.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Hiya Alex! Missed ya! :)

Have a great weekend.

Bossy Betty said...

I wuv my blogger friends--like you.

Carol Kilgore said...

I think maybe all of us are realizing how great the blogging community is. Fingers crossed for you and your trailer :)

Jules said...

I so agree bout this community! A warm fuzzy on the award and the review. Have a great weekend!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

You have had a busy week. Congratulations and good luck with CassaStar in the trailer contest.

gideon 86 said...

You GO ALex!

Congrats! I going over 411 now.

Our community rocks!

N. R. Williams said...

Congrats for everything Alex. I disagree though. CassaStar will not be the only thing you do. I know you have a lot more to give.
Cheers,
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Karen Peterson said...

I voted! Good luck!

Eric said...

Dude, there's no way CassaStar will be your only claim to fame. You're too good a writer for that. And yes, you got my vote. You're awesome.

Oh, and thanks for the link to TheMovie411. I didn't know about the site, but I like keeping up on stuff like that. Great guest post too.

Lydia K said...

Go Alex! Go CassaStar!

MDV said...

Awesome trailer. Just voted for you!

I do not mean to hijack your comment section, but I am new to blogging. I am running my own film blog @ http://filmmatty.blogspot.com and I am looking to increase my "blogging family." If anyone is interested in reading and joining my film centric blog, I'll reciprocate the favor by joining your's.

Thanks and good luck Alex :)

Mason Canyon said...

A great trailer. Good luck.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, Elizabeth! Glad you're back.

Aw, thanks Betty.

Carol, it is!

Thanks Jules and Jane.

Michael, it does rock!

Thank you, Nancy.

Thanks, Eric. And yeah, Dempsey has a great site.

MDV, thanks and I'll check it out.

Thanks, everyone!

erica and christy said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm so glad I found the writing/blogging community. Everyone is supportive and amazing. Best of luck to you! Christy

TS Hendrik said...

Thank you sir, the award is by far one of the coolest looking ones I've seen.

M Pax said...

The blogosphere is great. Voted. Wishing you all success, Alex. :)

Jennie Bailey said...

Final seven - excellent! Voted again! Fingers crossed. I'm glad my attempt at a review that was really just a recommendation made your day. I really enjoyed it and wanted people to know they need to buy it!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! On . . . well, everything. :)

Melissa Gill said...

The support is well earned. And Congrats.

Colene Murphy said...

SO much awesome for you Alex! Congratulations!!

Clarissa Draper said...

I've already voted for you. I think your trailer's fantastic.
CD

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Christy!

TS, wear it with pride.

Jennie, I thought it was very sweet!

Thanks everyone!!

Saumya said...

Heading over there to vote, Alex! And I don't think this is your only chance for fame :) You're far too talented to not have multiple opportunities!

Lynda Young said...

congrats getting so far with your trailer. Awesome!

Holly Ruggiero said...

I agree. I’ve been so amazed with the blogging community too. Congrats on the awards!

RaShelle said...

Hey Alex - You know I voted for your trailer. It totally rocks. I'll go check you out at the 411. =D

Gail said...

Vote polled.

Congratulations of the fine awards and the success with your trailer.

Julie Musil said...

On the contrary, Alex, I think CassaStar is only the beginning!

Yep, the blogging community rocks!

Susan Fields said...

I love your trailer - great job!

Congrats on all your good news, sounds like the year is starting out nicely! :)

Copyboy said...

Good for you. I'll have to check it out and vote.

Abby Minard said...

Yes, the blog love has been heavy this week :) Congrats on the award!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm on my way to vote for you Alex...

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Twas a kick ass guest post too :) Best of luck with the trailer awards too!

Liz Fichera said...

The book trailer does rock--no groveling required! ;-) Happy to vote for it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Saumya, thank you, I appreciate that!

Thanks, Jamie!

And thanks everyone. Hope this is only the beginning for me.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Alex on my post Inspirational there is an award for you.

Yvonne.

DL Hammons said...

I have a feeling that CassaStar is just the tip of the ice berg!

Congrats on the awards...and kudo's for not hoarding them like some other people *ahem* I know. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw that Yvonne - thank you!

DL, I try not to hoard and I certainly wouldn't name names of those who do!

Helen Ginger said...

I seriously doubt CassaStar will be your only book. Once hooked, you're hooked for life.

WritingNut said...

I agree - the blogging community is awesome! Congrats on all your success Alex - I know there's lots more to come! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helen, I hope you're right!

Thanks, Writing.

Ann Best said...

I'm casting my vote at Spunk!

Ellen aka Ella said...

Hi Alex, I will check this out, grovel away, life is too short, not to! ;-D

Congrats~

Holly said...

VOTED!! ;D It rocks!! Good luck with it!

Thanks also for leaving such awesome comments for me, too!! <3

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Ann!

Ella, life IS too short...

Holly thank you and you're welcome!!

Powdered Toast Man said...

I think I will need some sort of bribe to sway my vote in your direction. Say a delicious sandwich or nice pair of slippers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

PTM - what kind of slippers?

The Words Crafter said...

I gotta disagree with out. I believe CassaStar is your only FIRST claim to fame.

Loved the review of the Family Guy sets. We watch it (Hubby always, me quite often) and it's irreverently hilarious.

Congrats on the award and the review. Now, off to vote!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations on all of the accolades, Alex. I think you're pretty cool, too.

Psst, send PTM slippers made of banana peels. I think he'd like them, and would vote repeatedly for CassaStar.

xoRobyn

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Words!

Robyn, banana peel slippers for PTM - check! I'm on it.

L'Aussie said...

You've had a great run Alex. Enjoy your success! Congrats on your awards and accolades.

Jemi Fraser said...

Bloggyland is a wonderful place! I've definitely voted for your trailer - there sure are some terrific trailers out there!

Golden Era said...

I like your trailer. Nice!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, L'Aussie!

Jemi, you rock!

Thanks, Golden.

Patricia Stoltey said...

It really is an outstanding book trailer, Alex. I bet you're the winner.

Vicki Rocho said...

You're too modest. CassaStar is just the beginning!

Jai Joshi said...

Congrats on your book trailers winning Diane's contest, Alex! That's so cool. And it is a great trailer. The graphics and music all works so well with the text to build a sense of the characters and story.

Jai

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Patricia!

Vicki, I hope you're right.

Jai, thanks - I thought my publisher did a great job with all of that as well. Somedays I watch it and can't believe it's for MY book!