Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Plus RiffTrax Live, June Movie Preview, Members of Band Mastodon Die, and New Release From Heather Gardner

Today (Wednesday) I am visiting Lynda Young and discussing why writers need support. Thursday, I am visiting Patricia Stoltey and discussing the best way to market a book. Please stop by and visit both amazing ladies!

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

My awesome co-hosts today are M. Pax, Tracy Jo, Patricia Lynne, Rachna Chhabria, Feather Stone, and Randi Lee!

We are also adding new things to the site. The Publications page now includes conferences, conventions, workshops, festivals, retreats, and seminars, broken down by month. Plus we announced some upcoming stuff, so check it out today.

I’m in a good place now as far as books and writing go. Dragon of the Stars is selling well. There have been many ads in program guides and bookmarks handed out at science fiction conventions. (Next conventions are Space City Comic Con in Texas and Pensacola Comic Con in Florida.) I have guest appearances online through the middle of July. (Monday I visited Rachna’s Scriptorium and discussed the importance of characters.) I might even write a short story about what happens after Dragon ends. (For a very special fan and friend.)

The big news came yesterday from my publisher - CassaFire has been picked up by a publisher in Turkey for Turkish translation into both print and eBook. My book will be available in another language! That is just too wild. Never in my wildest dreams...

Otherwise, I intend to focus more on the IWSG this summer and what I can do to help other writers!

RiffTrax: Live!

Coming to you live, 8:00 pm, July 9 – RiffTrax: Live – Sharknado 2!
If you’ve never seen Mike, Kevin, and Bill, the members of RiffTrax, do a live event, now is your chance.
It will be held in Nashville, TN and broadcast live to hundreds of screens across the country.
Visit the RiffTrax site to get tickets.
And if you want to know more about RiffTrax, check out my interview with Kevin and Bill from earlier this year.

Ninja News

From Entertainment Weekly - Three members of the metal band Mastodon were killed Sunday night – on Game of Thrones! Bill Kelliher, Brent Hinds, and Brann Dailor were all Wildlings, killed and resurrected by the White Walkers. The guys said it was an incredible experience.

Out this week!
Already Home – A Maguire’s Corner Novel by Heather Gardner
Find it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads
Congratulations, Heather - you rock!






June Movie Preview

Here are the upcoming theatrical releases for June! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snarky comments by me.

5 –

Entourage
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince's directorial debut.
Director: Doug Ellin
Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon
I’ve never watched the show. Good chance I’ll never watch the movie.



12 –

Jurassic World
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer
Star Lord battles dinosaurs and a fifty foot tall Rocket – awesome! (And if you didn’t get that, go rent Guardians of the Galaxy this minute!)



19 –

Inside Out
After a girl moves to a new home, her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind.
Directors: Pete Docter | Ronaldo Del Carmen
Stars: Diane Lane, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan
I want to love Pixar again. I hope this does it.





26 –

Ted 2
Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman
Foul mouthed Teddy bear wants to have baby with a woman – what’s not to love? (Oh wait, this could be in really bad taste…)

Big Game
A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.
Director: Jalmari Helander
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber
I know it sounds awful! But it’s from the director of Rare Exports, the strangest and most unique Santa Claus film you will ever see.




Going to see RiffTrax? (Go once and you’ll laugh so hard, you’ll never miss another one!) Did you see Mastodon die in Game of Thrones? Picking up Heather’s new book? Any of those movies catch your attention? And what are your writing insecurities today…?

Don’t forget to visit Lynda Young today and Patricia Stoltey on Thursday!

172 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Congratulations on being translated into Turkish. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. Karma at its best.
And huge congratulations to all the other authors with books coming out. And those who are working on others.
Writers rock.

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on getting it translated into Turkish, that's awesome. And yeah, hopefully Pixar is back to form with this one.

Cindy said...

Great news about your book. And to think you were unsure about writing another one not too long ago. Inside out looks interesting.

Rhonda Albom said...

Big Congratulations Alex. That is really exciting news. I hope it is even more successful than English. I rejoined the IWSG this month. Some interesting movies coming out. Jurassic World caught my eye.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Wow, CassaFire in Turkish is super duper good news. Congratulations Alex. Really very happy for you. If you remember I had told you that a movie deal too will happen :) Please write some more books.

Inside out and Ted 2 look good.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Congrats on your book. That is great! I'm torn on whether to see Ted 2. Such a stupid movie for the uber hot Mark Wahlberg to be starring in.

SittieCates said...

Congratulations, Alex! That's great news.

Congrats to Heather, too, for her book! All the best to her.

Huntress said...

Agree with you about Pixar.
Congrats to you for the Turkish edition of your book.
Yay for Heather!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Congrats on the book news. Big game looks like cheesy fun.

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats on the Turkish translation!

My son is branching out from Star Wars Legos into Jurassic sets, but I don't think he's ready for the movies yet.

Sandra Almazan said...

P.S. I almost forgot about your comment on my blog. I'd be happy to discuss Broad Universe for IWSG. Do you still have my e-mail? It's ulbrichalmazan@sbcglobal.net.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - that's brilliant news re the Turkish translation - interesting first country - now where - ... great news: I'm so pleased for you.

Wonderful the IWSG has so much going on .. the Publications Page looks to be so helpful for your readers.

Fantastic that you'll be helping others during the summer months - you set standards for all of us ... cheers Hilary

Elsie Amata said...

I just told hubby about Mastadon - he's going to look for them when he watches it again. Yes, he watches it twice when they're as good as it was last week.

Great to hear things are going well with the book sales and tour. Good for you!! And, what's left to do for the IWSG? You already do so much!

Elsie

authorcgcoppola.com said...

Congrats on the Turkish translation! You sound like you have a lot of good things going (and you can handle them, so two thumbs up for you). And that GOT episode was intense!

Christine Rains said...

Happy to hear everything is going well. And congratulations on the Turkish deal! :) That's awesome. More RiffTrax, yay! I just found out that Crow (Trace) is going to be at Gen Con this year and will be doing some puppet shows. I hope to go at least one day to the convention.

Karen Walker said...

Turkish! That is so totally cool, Alex. Congratulations. I'm not a huge fan of animation but I want to see Inside Out cause it's about the internal voices we all have.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elephant, thank you for your kind words.

Cindy, ironic, isn't it?

Rachna, I'll take that movie deal!

Just, I'll admit I found the first movie funny.

Sandra, the movies are really intense. And I will email you later today!

Hilary, appreciate that.

Elsie, I'm going to have to watch it again to catch them. And we have so much more to do to make the IWSG site awesome.

Christine, I hope you can go! Take photos.

Thanks, everyone!

Cherie Colyer said...

You are busy as ever. Always a good thing. Congrats on CassaFire! That's awesome!

I'm excited about the new Jurassic Park. Of course, they had me the moment I saw Starlord and the kid from Ironman in it.

mshatch said...

Congrats on the Turkish deal - very cool!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Turkish? That's amazing! I'm so glad Dragon is getting out there! Congratulations, Alex!

Thank you for the mention. *blush* I'm just so happy its back out in the world.

I'm so torn on Jurassic World. Sure another dino movie would be fun, but the story? Really? They didn't watch the first 3? Dinos and humans don't mix. We are not on the top of that food chain. DUH! They want to eat us!

I still want to see the Sharnado movies. That would be awesome to see RiffTrax live, but not really within driving distance for me. :(

Have a great day! Thank you for IWSG! It's only getting better!

HMG

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Wow on the Turkish translation!

Don't you already do enough to help out writers, Alex?! :)

And I'm looking forward to Jurassic World. Maybe because it reminds me of going to see the original many, many years ago....

Annalisa Crawford said...

Wow, the translation news is fantastic. Congratulations :-)

Melissa said...

Great news about your books. A foreign translation--how cool!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's great news about the publisher in Turkey.

I really want to see Jurassic World.

Kristin Smith said...

Congrats on the big news that CassaFire will be translated into another language! That's awesome!!

I'm excited about the Publications page! What a great resource for anyone looking for conferences, workshops, etc. :)

Jurassic World looks awesome! And I hope Pixar delivers too! :)

Jennifer Lane said...

So exciting about the Turkish translation of Cassa Star! And I'm glad your latest release is selling well. :-)

Jo said...

Wonderful about the Turkish translation. Not a country one would expect to "get into". I'm so glad dragon is doing well and that you are going to write a short story after the ending. There are definitely a couple of loose ends or so.

Not sure I like the sound of most of those movies except maybe helping the downed president.

Jennifer Hawes said...

Congrats to you and to Heather on your books and your translation! I've got the babysitter (aka my oldest teenage boy) lined up for Jurassic World. Can't wait!! The premise for the Big Game sounds really cool. It's all in the execution. Hope it's a great movie.

Cathrina Constantine said...

That is so awesome that your book is being translated into different languages!! More International Sales! There's many movies I'd like to see, and Jurassic is one of them. I plan on slowing down for the summer to enjoy the season which doesn't last long here in Buffalo. Have a nice weekend.

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

A translation! So cool! do you get a copy in Turkish. that would be fun to see.

And that's a great page addition to IWSG.

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations Alex! That is fantastic news. I hope you're going to celebrate. Have a great weekend.

Yolanda Renee said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Ted 2, I think I'm going to be sick...

:)

Tara Tyler R said...

so Tomorrowland wasn't about tomorrow? what a bummer. they could've at least made it about a family in the 60s coming to our time, then it would be much cooler, right?

yay for your sales and translation!!!

i hope the new pixar movie will perk up pixar, too - was big hero 6 the last one? what were they thinking? they need my anti-princess story! and whatever happened to another incredibles? that could be awesome or heartbreaking...

and GOT is WICKED!!!! how cool would it be to be part of it! i've heard lots of famous people want to be extras. it's really straying from the book, but i still love it and he hasn't written any more anyway...

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

omg that is AWESOME!! huge congrats about the translation...must be such a cool feeling!

kaykuala said...

Congrats Alex! You are blessed with potentially high stakes in your impending Turkish connections.The Turkish govt might even be involved. That's great, so happy for you!

Hank

TBM said...

Congrats on the Turkish deal. That'll be so cool to see your book in another language. And you're writing a short story for a special fan. Will it be released?

Lot's of big movies coming out. Too bad tickets are so expensive in London.

SA Larsenッ said...

LUV the publications page! Very, very cool that your book will be available in another language. You must be so excited to see what it will look like!

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Wow, Turkish! That's so neat! Congrats on your book selling well, and congrats to the new releases! I'll see Jurassic World at some point, probably on DVD. I'm not expecting much from Pixar anymore. I haven't loved them since the first Cars movie. Happy IWSG Day!

Megan Morgan said...

That Game of Thrones episode was the best one this season! AAAH!

Congrats on the books selling well and all your appearances--you are one busy person!

Julie Dao said...

Ahhh, congrats on your Turkish rights, Alex! Isn't that awesome that people across the globe will be reading your story?!

Nicki Elson said...

A Turkish ninja! So exciting, congrats.

Last week I sent a young writer I connected with in fanfiction over to the IWSG site -- it felt great to have such a wonderful resource to point her to, and she was appreciative. Thank you!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Congratulations, Alex. So thrilled for you on the success of your new book.

Charity Bradford said...

Congrats on getting foreign rights for CassaFire! That's super exciting. Do you attend the comic cons, or just send bookmarks? I'd love to do some of that but always wonder how to pull it off. Maybe when my kids are older and all moved out. LOL.

Mark Koopmans said...

I just think it's awesome you're now in another language, too!!

In fact, it's a Turkish Delight (and if you don't get that, one of the English bloggers will sort you out, mate :)

Congrats on seeing the fruit of all your *hard* labor!!

Cherie Reich said...

That's awesome about your book selling to a Turkish publisher!

I'm so excited about Jurassic World. It looks epic.

Michael Abayomi said...

Congratulations, Alex. Also glad to hear your new book is still doing so well.

I am still trying to decide whether to see Jurassic World on day one. I guess it would come down to what the early reviews say.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That was a gory scene in GoT but I didn't know who those guys were. I'm going to see Jurassic World for sure.
Congrats on making it to Turkey. That's great.

Gwen Gardner said...

Wow, Alex, congratulations! Your books in another language! I'm squealing for you. I'm glad things are going so well. You deserve it.

It's such a great idea about the new page for conventions and such. I've never been to one, but some day.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations on the great news about your book. I'm looking forward to reading it.
I'm off now to visit some new blogs.
Have a great day.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Heather, you're welcome! Sorry you won't get to see RiffTrax. I will give a review of the event.

Madeline, I can always do more.

Kristin, we hope it helps a lot of writers.

Jo, Turkey surprises me, that's for sure.

Jennifer, your son isn't bummed he's not going?

Holly, I hope so.

Tara, their last films included Monsters University, Brave, and Cars 2.

Hank, that would be cool!

TBM, not sure yet.

Lori, I did really like Ratatouille.

Julie, yes it is!

Nicki, thank you for doing that!

Charity, my publisher sends bookmarks, books to giveaway, and places ads in the program guides.

Mark, I know my Narnia references!

Michael, I know I will be there day one.

Thanks, guys!

Crystal Collier said...

Wow, Alex! That's terrific news! I'm so glad to hear things are going well. I feel so out of the loop after my blogging break. .Now I'm off to check up the additions to the webpage.

Charles Gramlich said...

On the run this morning so I'll have to stop to visit later.

T. Drecker said...

Congrats to getting published in another language! Sounds like you're keeping super busy, in general. I'm amazed at how much IWSG is growing - something new all the time!

Chrys Fey said...

Turkish translation? That is awesome news! Congratulations!!!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Congratulations on the translation! Woot!

Looking forward to Jurassic World. :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Woo Hoo! A Turkish translation. That is awesome!

A foreign translation is a goal I have not yet met with any of my books, so big fist bump for achieving it! They are not as common as some people would suggest.

Can't wait to see the cover of the Turkish version of your book!

Spacerguy said...

Congratulations, Cassafire is going from strength to strength! That first comment always gets the ball rolling and bloggies lock and loading. I'm looking forward to Jurassic World, it sure has one big fish, hehe.

Julie Flanders said...

Wow how exciting about the translation!! Here's to tons of sales in Turkey. Congrats!!
Those guys picked the right Game of Thrones to make an appearance on. That episode was so freaking amazing.

S. L. Hennessy said...

That's amazing, another language! Congrats to you and the entire Cassa series! And oh good lord, I can't wait to see Starlord take on dinosaurs!

M Pax said...

Cool about your book in another language. Will you read it in Turkish?

I'm looking forward to Sharknado 3. I'd love to be eaten by a shark in one of the sharknados. Or a dino. Majorly looking forward to Jurassic World.

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on the foreign translation! I suppose these days, it's no longer expected the first foreign version will be in an obvious language like French, Spanish, or German. It's so neat to look at a book in another language, even if we can't understand a word.

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations on having your book translated! So cool! I also like the addition of a publications page, great idea. :)

Toinette Thomas said...

That's so awesome that you're going to be published in Turkey! So happy for you. Not sure about these movies. Jurassic World might get a theatrical viewing, but it might not.
Thanks for letting us know about the Publications tab. I know might have never checked that.

EEGiorgi said...

congratulations!! what will teh title be in Turkish? :P

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey Alex,

AWESOME!!!! CONGRATS! That is so cool that a Turkish publisher is picking up CassaFire... the rest will soon follow I'm sure.

Congrats to Heather, too! All the best!

Laura Clipson said...

Oh wow, it's amazing that your book is being published in a different language! That's pretty big news.
I'm about 4 episodes behind in Game of Thrones, I really need to get a move on!
I'm looking forward to seeing Jurassic World, it looks good :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations on getting your book translated into Turkish and all the good things happening with Dragon of the Stars - well deserved attention for your excellent writing!

Congrats to Heather!!!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations on your book being translated into Turkish! That's such a wonderful thing and an amazing experience! I'm so happy for you!

I can't wait to see Inside Out - I think it's going to be the movie that makes me fall in love with Pixar again too. :)

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Congrats on your book sales, Alex! I'm thrilled that your new release is doing so well. You definitely deserve it.

I appreciate all your support and encouragement. It means a lot to me.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I hope you get many Turkish fans! I actually want to see BIG GAME. Samuel L. Jackson as the President being hunted -- you know it will be fun with him! :-)

Stephsco said...

I did not know about the Mastadon/Game of Thrones connection. Awesome. That was a great episode too, and shows what the show is capable of when it's not recycling the same torture plots ad nauseum.

Also, just one more weekend to binge watch the Jurassic Park trilogy before the new movie!!

Stephsco said...

For the programs page, which is great and I plan to tweet it!, you can also add to July: Midwest Writer's Workshop: http://www.midwestwriters.org/ Muncie, IN

Nissa Annakindt said...

Congratulations on your Turkish edition! I think Turkish is a cool-looking language and the Turkish edition will be a great addition to your trophy shelf.

Fundy Blue said...

Awesome news about CassaFire, Alex! Congratulations! I really liked the new Publications page on the IWSG website. I can't wait for "Jurassic World!"

Caffe Maggieato said...

Wow, congrats on being translated into Turkish! Very exciting news indeed! And congrats to Heather on the book, too! I thought Entourage (TV show) was great, but not sure if I'll see the movie... Inside Out looks interesting, though ... and more deaths on GoT, as usual lol.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm all in this time with RiffTrax. I'll take the kids. Wifey will probably not go. She doesn;t have that sense of humor, at least not for ninety minutes. But then again, after all these years she still doesn't find farting is funny. Go figure.

Chemist Ken said...

I cannot believe I forgot this was the first Wednesday of the month. Sorry, Alex.

On a happier note, I'm really looking forward to seeing Jurassic World.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dianne, no they're not.

Julie, yes it was!

Mary, if only I knew Turkish...

Carrie-Anne, Turkish certainly surprised me.

EE, next year I think.

Michael, I hope so!

Laura, you need to catch up.

Roland, I think it will be a lot of fun.

Stephsco, I will make sure it's added.

Stephen, go with or without her!

Thanks, everyone.

Sher A. Hart said...

Wow, Turkish! When I talk turkey, it's only to gobblers. We hatched 7 chicks, and they all seem to be jakes if watching them puff and fight each other is any indication. Want one to take home when you come to Pensacola? It's only an hour's drive to Crestview... Now I need to check the news and see if I can make it to the convention. Cool!

Sherry Ellis said...

So cool that your book is being translated! Turkish is an interesting language. Will you get a copy?

Sarah Foster said...

That's awesome that your book is being translated!!
That scene in GoT was epic. I think my mouth was hanging open the whole time. :)

Suzanne Furness said...

That's fantastic news, congratulations on the Turkish publisher.
I am looking forward to Jurassic Park movie.

Birgit said...

You floored me that your book is going to Turkey! That is great news and you deserve it! I am so happy for you that the book is doing well and you are representing it at these shows also. I have to snicker at the Jurassic movie. I mean doesn't the average public remember people being eaten when they brought back one in movie #2? OK so I probably will see this film and maybe even in the theatre which deserves to be seen in the theatre. I love Ted so Ted 2 better be in poor taste-it has to be:)

Kimberly said...

Wow, congrats on your book being published in another language - that's so cool!

I'm definitely looking forward to Jurassic World.

The Happy Whisk said...

Congrats on doing well, Alex. But then, how could you not? You had this in the bag, from day one.

Julie Musil said...

Alex, how exciting about your book being translated! Wow, what a ride, right?

I absolutely love Heather's cover. Congratulations to her. And...I cannot WAIT to see Jurassic World. Oh, and Max, about the military dog. Sons and I will probably see that on opening night :)

L.G. Keltner said...

Congratulations on the Turkish translation! That's amazing news! I think anyone would be curious to see their work in another language.

Mary Aalgaard said...

My kids are having a Jurassic Park marathon at a friend's house, then going to the movie. Doesn't that sound like fun?
Congrats on getting your book printed in another language. Super cool.
Play off the Page

Liz Blocker said...

Congratulations, Alex! That's so cool! You're an international author now :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

A Turkish CassaStar?!! That is wild, awesome, and wildly awesome, Alex! Much congratulations! I'm thrilled for you.

Loni Townsend said...

Woot! Turkish! That's pretty awesome. I'm so glad your books are doing well. :)

shelly said...

Yay for you, Alex! Anyway, I'll post my ISWG post tomorrow. Long day at work.

Lan said...

Congrats on your Turkish publishing rights! That must be amazing. Some day I hope to be published in a foreign country too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ken, no worries!

Sher, that made me chuckle.

Sherry, I hope so.

Birgit, thanks. And you would think they would learn by now about those dinosaurs.

Julie, very wild ride!

Mary, yes it does.

Shelly, no worries.

Thanks, everyone!

Lisa said...

I kinda wanna see Big Game. Wow Alex on your book in Turkish! How cool is that!!! And yes, write another story about after Dragon!!! Happy to hear about Heather's book too. Is it just me, or does it seem that this month the IWSG posts are so much more positive than insecure?! That is a great way to start the summer I think... Lisa @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

J E Oneil said...

Summer movie season is underway. Though I probably won't see any of these...

Glad to hear that Dragon is selling well. I hope it keeps it up :)

Lexa Cain said...

Yay for Dragon's good sales and for being translated in Turkey! That's awesome!

Congrats to those Mastodon guys for being on GOT! Congrats to Heather for her new release!

I'm dying to see Jurassic World, but stuff comes late here...

Jay Noel said...

What's going to be REALLY wild would be holding your book all in Turkish. That would be pretty amazing. Congrats on that feat.

Kids want to see Inside Out, and hopefully it helps get Pixar back on track.

Karen Peterson said...

I can't WAIT for Jurassic World. I've been wishing for this movie for YEARS!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'll check out your post on Lynda's blog.

Sharknado in theaters? I wonder how those special effects hold up on the big screen.

Denise Covey said...

Hi Alex! I'll pop over and catch you when I visit Lynda. One day I'll have the time to come to your site and trawl through all the blogger books and go on a buying spree!!

Denise :-)

My IWSG post on Mindfulness

M.R. R. said...

It's great that you're doing so well.

I doubt I'll watch any of the movies you listed here. One of my friends plans to go see Jurassic World, but unless I hear something that makes it sound amazing, I'm staying away.

Arlee Bird said...

Good news Heather!

And now a translated Cassafire! Have fun on your author tour of Turkey. They will bring you over there for book signing right?

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Road trippin' with A to Z
Tossing It Out

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats on all your success with your books Alex. Translations are always exciting. Inside Out and Jurassic World are must see movies this month. So is Spy, that I plan to see next Tuesday as I wait for the other two to reach Jamaica. I also hope to see Aloha, that will be my first indie film for 2015 (as long as it gets to Jamaica while I am still breathing). Definitely got the Star Lord reference and am so there! Enjoy your day Alex and thanks for hosting IWSG every month along with your helpers and minions.

Lynda R Young said...

That's so great about CassaFire going to Turkey!! Next will be a movie deal ;)

And yay that Dragon is doing really well!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lisa, they do seem more upbeat!

Jay, that will be wild.

Theresa, not good!

Denise, bring lots of cash.

Lee, doubtful!

Sheena-kay, I hope you're still breathing!

Angela Brown said...

Congrats to Heather for her latest release and to you, Alex, for having your books make international moves!

I've got to catch up on Game of Thrones on HBO. I love the books :--)

Truedessa said...

Alex - Congrats on CassaFire getting picked up in Turkey. That is very cool and exciting. I am glad Dragon of the Stars is doing well. I have already read it 3 times. What can I say? I enjoy a good story.

I am hesitant to see any movie after the let down of TomorrowLand.

Liz A. said...

Congrats. Glad the book is doing well.

It's hard to see the Entourage ads. Every time I see Jeremy Piven I think "Mr. Selfridge".

Kim Lajevardi said...

Foreign translation is huge. Congrats!

Patricia Lynne said...

Congrats on the Turkey news! Do you know the publisher yet?

Jenni Enzor said...

Congrats on being translated into Turkish! That's huge! I think Inside Out looks interesting. I hope it's good as well. Heather's cover is gorgeous.

dolorah said...

I've been dying to catch the final GoT episode, and have had tons of company who take over my front room TV and say "ewww" to my tv viewing preferences. The things we do for company!

Glad things are going well with your books, and I will check out the new additions to IwSG site. Have fun in Texas.

Stephanie Faris said...

I love that your plans are to spend your summer helping other writers. You're an amazing person!

Cynthia said...

That's great that your book is selling well. Also excellent news that your book will be translated into another language.

I guess I wasn't aware you had a Publications page. I enjoyed seeing all the resources listed.

Cynthia said...

That's great that your book is selling well. Also excellent news that your book will be translated into another language.

I guess I wasn't aware you had a Publications page. I enjoyed seeing all the resources listed.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

How sweet of you to write such a thing for a fan and friend!

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

S.K. Anthony said...

That is fantastic news, Alex!!! Congrats on getting it picked up for Turkish publication :D

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats on the translation! The world domination plan is coming together. Hoping to see Jurassic World soon.

Shell Flower said...

Yay that Dragon of the Stars is selling well. You've come a long way in this writing game. Hahaha on Entourage. I feel the same way. I'll have to check out your other guest posts today.

Helena said...

I'm so glad Dragon is selling well! You and your book deserve big honkin' success! And yes, I want to catch RiffTrax at some point, and what better movie that Son of Sharknado?

As for writerly insecurity--I had a major smackdown of my current writing project. It hurt but was deserved, and I'm mentally re-plotting my whole story before tacking it again.

DL Kennedy said...

I’m happy for you Alex. I'm so glad you're in a good place with your books and writing. You deserve it. You've worked hard.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on being translated in Turkish! It's also fantastic that Dragon of the Stars is doing so well! Thanks for the movie previews. Congrats to all the authors!

Julie

Shannon Lawrence said...

Big Game could possibly be so terrible that it's awesome. Rare Exports was definitely worth watching once. Congratulations on being published in Turkish! How cool is that!?

Medeia Sharif said...

Interesting entertainment info here and Heather's book looks good. That's awesome about the translation.

Vanessa Morgan said...

I've seen Sharknado 2 at a film festival last year. It was VERY similar to the first installment ;-)

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Congratulations I look forward to seeing his books also in Spanish!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Truedessa, check with my reviews first before venturing out to the theater again. Next up for me is Jurassic World.

Patricia, yes. Will have to look it up though - unusual name.

Donna, how dare they!

Stephanie, thanks!

Nick, yes it is!!

Helena, definitely see them riff Sharknado 2. And sorry about the smackdown.

Shannon, they say don't take it serious and it's really fun.

jamieayres.com said...

That is toooo cool that you'll be in Turkey :-) We're going to see Rifftrax Live here for sure!

Joanne said...

congrats on your book's progress to take over the world. Very cool.
As far as new movies - I liked early Entourage the TV show. I may see the movie just to trash my brain. I liked Ted 1. From the previews, this sequel looks too annoying. High hopes for Inside Out. And Chris Pratt could be the new Jurassic man. Hmmm. When shall I get writing done?

Patricia Stoltey said...

Alex, it's such a pleasure to have you visiting my blog today. And congratulations on getting a foreign language edition! That's so cool!

I'm in for viewing Jurassic World for sure. I love those kinds of stories.

Robin said...

Alex, first things first... congratulations! So exciting to have your book published in another language and available to an entirely new set of fans!

Second, I've been sick, which is why I missed the IWSG posting for yesterday. I will be traveling in July and August, my internet will be iffy, so I'm not even going to put the pressure on myself to try and participate in IWSG. I'm undecided about Battle of the Bands. It's a much smaller list of visiting for me, so I might try it. Anyway, I know that on the third strike your name is wiped from the list. I went to the IWSG page to try and remove my link, but couldn't figure it out. If you'd remove me from the IWSG linky list, I'll add myself again when my traveling summer is over (later in August) so that I'll be there for the September post. Thanks so much for your help!

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,

Glad to see that Dragon of the Stars is selling well, my esteemed friend. Those Turks are in a delight. I'll contact my partners on Mars and get all your books translated into Martian.

You do well in your support within IWSG aka...never mind....

I still cannot fathom how you get so much done. Send in the clones.

Nicely presented, as per usual, Alex.

Gary

C.D. Gallant-King said...

Turkish? Can you read Turkish? How will you know it's just not some Turkish erotica with the characters name-swapped?

Elizabeth Los said...

Stopping by to say hi. So...'Hi' :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, awesome!

Joanne, he'll be the Jurassic Star Lord!

Thank you again, Patricia!

Robin, if you're sure... I can remove you.

Gary, that would be cool if you could put in a good word for me with the Martians...

CD, I'll just have to trust that my publisher picked someone who wouldn't do that!

Al Penwasser said...

I see the previews for "Jurassic World" and wonder why in world people would still visit a park with such a horrible track record for safety. I mean, "It's a Small World" may be annoying, but Chip and Dale don't kill you in the bathroom.
Then, I realize...it's only a movie.
Unlike Star Trek.
Yeah, I'm in my own little world.

Al Penwasser said...

I see the previews for "Jurassic World" and wonder why in world people would still visit a park with such a horrible track record for safety. I mean, "It's a Small World" may be annoying, but Chip and Dale don't kill you in the bathroom.
Then, I realize...it's only a movie.
Unlike Star Trek.
Yeah, I'm in my own little world.

Al Diaz said...

Congratulations on your book being translated to Turkish! You'll be known on the other side of the world. That's awesome. Dragon and Dwarves are very happy for you.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Turkish? That is so cool! Congratulations! And glad to hear your newest one is selling well. We knew it would! :)

Jan Morrison said...

Turkish! what a delight!
Seriously good news Ninja Captain, what next? Klingon?
I don't look at your movie list because I live in the weirdest place and we don't get real movies - not ones I want to watch anyway. So...I'll just wait until I'm in the big metropolis of Halifax and see whatever flicks are showing there.

Andrew Leon said...

Will they book you a Turkish book tour?
Maybe some Turkish Delight?

I finished 'Storm and hope to have a review up tomorrow. With the way things have been going, though, I can't say that for sure.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Al, chip and Dale just strip for you, which is about as scary.

Thanks, Al! My books are sold worldwide, but this will be the first translation. Very exciting.

Jan, Klingon would be cool. And sorry you don't get real movies where you live.

Andrew, I'll take Turkish delight as long as it doesn't come from a White Witch. And will I cringe tomorrow?

Intangible Hearts said...

Congratulations on getting the new translation of your book in Turkey. Sounds fascinating!

Susan Kane said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy---Jurassic World, Chris Pratt training 'raptors! Super-sized T-Rex! I'll be there.

Ted 2? Don't go...you don't want to know.

RiffTrax was so hilarious with perverted Santa Claus, so we must see what they do the 'Nado 2.

Mason T. Matchak said...

Huge congrats on your book getting translated. That's awesome! Just think of how many more people will now be able to read your work, and that could lead to even more translations, which means even more readers...

And since you asked in my blog, I'm doing well in my new home, for the most part. I constantly find myself wishing I'd moved here years ago. ^_^ I'm still looking for a job, but I'm sure I'll find something soon enough.

~Brandy~ said...

Huge congrats on the book success! As for Ted 2 - I can't believe there was enough interest in the first movie for it to warrant a second one! Ridiculous! But that's just my humble opinion.

Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

Michelle Wallace said...

Cassafire - spreading like a wild fire!! AMAZING!
Exciting too!
Congratulations Alex!
Congrats to Heather too.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your book! I am so happy for you! :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Congrats on getting your book picked up and translated into another language. Very cool

Hubs has already said that we're going to go see the new Jurrasic. He wants to see it on the big screen. :-)

Have a great week and weekend.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan, I'm not missing RiffTrax for anything!

Mason, hope you find a job soon. Glad you really like it there. And be cool to have more translations.

Thanks, everyone! Have a great weekend.

Diane Burton said...

Have a great weekend, Alex. Congrats on your Turkish edition.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Really it seems Impressive Jurassic World !!

Tia Bach said...

So much great information in one post! Congrats on the translation. I'm excited about summertime and all the new movies. Enjoy June!

The Armchair Squid said...

Inside Out is the most likely choice at our house.

Tess Julia said...

Congratulations on the success of your book! That is truly amazing about it being published in Turkish. I can't imagine how that must feel- so happy for you! Thanks as always for your support.

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations on the Turkish translation, Alex. Great news! I have a friend there now studying the language (advanced) and will ask her to look for your book! About snakes: I was a bit paranoid because a coral snake had bitten me early in May. It was a "dry bite," fortunately, and, trust me, I'm grateful beyond words. The fang marks are a tattoo-like, forever scar.

Sandra Cox said...

I am so pleased Dragon is selling well. It certainly deserves the sales.

Terry Lee-Rosing said...

Alex, how does one get their works translated? Do I wait to be asked or are there steps I can take? Glad I'm aboard this team...

D Biswas said...

Congratulations on your books doing well, and the translation to Turkish! I hope your publisher considers an Italian translation as well-- that would rock-- to read you in Italian!!

You work so hard at your books and your networking. You deserve all the success you can get.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Congrats on your book being translated into Turkish! Very, very cool!

I'm on the A to Z Road Trip. It was a pleasure to visit. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder
Take 25 to Hollister

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tess, thank you.

Kittie, that's scary! Glad you were all right.

Terry, I'm not sure if my publisher asked them or if they asked my publisher.

Day, if it gets an Italian translation, I'll let you know!

T.F. Walsh said...

how cool being translated to Turkish... huge congrats:) Woohoo.

And so many cool movies to watch:)

DMS said...

How cool that your books is being translated to Turkish. That is just awesome. it will be fascinating to look at a copy of it in another language (assuming you can't read Turkish). :)

I am planning to see Jurassic World. Happy movie watching.
~Jess

Milo James Fowler said...

I'm hoping Jurassic World rocks it. The lead actors are solid. Here's hoping the story is, too.

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations on the Turkish translation. That is SO cool! :)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

What wonderful news, that you're going to be published in Turkey! Congratulations!

Marie Moody said...

Well, Congrats, Congrats, Congrats to you. So your books are going to be read all over the world. How does that feel? I bet pretty darn good. Well good for you and pat yourself on the back there my friend! You've hit the big time... but I'm sure you've been there for some time. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

Your work with the IWSG is amazing, thanks for all you do with it, I'm proud to be a new member:) Congratulations on getting published in another language, that is awesome!

Debra McKellan said...

LOL At your Star Lord reference. I really want to see Jurassic World. I hope it's better than Jurassic Park 3. Why do they never show Lost World on TV?

I really want to see Ted 2. lol

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh my, in Turkish? That's awesome! Let me know if you need an extra set of proofreading eyes... Sometimes they miss English nuances :-)
There's a bit in Outlander for instance where one character tosses a hat out the window, calling it "that ruddy thing" (he's English). The Turkish translator missed the slang and translated it literally as "that red thing"!

indah nuria Savitri said...

wuhuuu..a lot to choose from...Do you think for the Jurassic World, the book is much better than the movie? I have seen or read them..