Friday, October 29, 2010

The Big Wrap!

Last stop of my tour! I’m at Mason’s site, Thoughts in Progress, confusing her mystery readers. (As in, what the heck is a science fiction writer doing here?) I talk about the origins of CassaStar and why we shouldn't forget older projects.

And thanks for visiting Breakthrough Blogs yesterday!

This has been a wild journey and I appreciate everyone who’s come along for the ride. Thanks to everyone who’s supported my book release with posts and tweets and reviews and requesting my book at the local library. And purchasing CassaStar! (Hope you guys still like me after reading it.)

My contest for a copy of CassaStar ends Sunday at 9pm EST. Comment HERE and at just one of my guest posts to enter. (Don't forget to comment on a guest post! Several of you have entered but not commented on a post yet. That's a crappy way to lose out!) The full list is below. They are all awesome blogs – visit one that’s new to you!

Speculative Book Review Review and Inteview
Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee The Balancing Act
Patricia Stoltey Science Fiction is Just the Backdrop
Edi’s Book Lighthouse Review
Scribbler to Scribe Interview and Review
SFF Hub Interview
Hollywood Spy Interview
Mystery Writing is Murder The Importance of Test Readers
The Non-Review My own review
Straight From Hel Don’t Underestimate Your Audience
Sharp Pen Dull Sword Interview
A No. 2 Pencil Stat! Interview
Grasping for the Wind Blogging to Reach Readers
Confessions of a Watery Tart My Writing Snafus
Spunk on a Stick’s Tips Window into the Soul
Breakthrough Blogs Interview with my characters
Thoughts in Progress Going Back to the First Story

I also made it through NaBloWriMo, with weekend posts counting as one. Come next April, I’ll be ready for another A-Z Challenge. Okay, Lee?

Coming this weekend – are you ready for a list of November’s movies? Well, are you?

And just because it's the last time I get to post it:


Vicki Rocho said...

Whew! What a whirlwind. You'll have to spend the next couple days resting up so you can be ready for NaNoWriMo

(you'd think they'd come up with a better acronym, that's just awkward...)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Vicki, you're right! I usually don't use acronyms, but that one is too long to spell out.

Golden Eagle said...

Can't believe NaBloWriMo is almost over . . . it feels like it just started! (the N-acronyms are hard to type; why don't they just call it something like NNWM?)

Awesome trailer, although I've said that before. :D

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Congrats on finishing the October wriMO. I'm off to visit Mason.

Gail said...

I look forward to owning your book.

If I win this, I want a very special autograph.

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on a great blog tour! Lots of fun posts! :)

Ellie Garratt said...

I can't believe your blog tour is over already. A couple of days to re-group and you'll be starting NaNoWriMo!

November movies? How will you find the time? LOL.

Hannah said...

Congratulations on getting through this with your brains intact. And now we jump right into nano!

DEZMOND said...

you will need a big wrapping paper to wrap this one up!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

i am going to have to take a breather, this has been a great tour... hopefully the support from all your friends and blogging post let you know we all care and hope all the best... for you and all you do...

Talli Roland said...

What a month for you, Alex! Big congrats on all your many successes!

And have a great weekend.

Old Kitty said...


Thanks for taking me along a brilliant and exhiliarating ride too! LOL! Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Golden! Yeah, October went by fast.

Ellie, I always find time for movies!

Palin, don't know about the brain intact part...

Thanks, Jeremy!

Thanks, everyone - what a month!

Unspoken said...

Very cool video about your book! CONGRATS :).

Laura Eno said...

Congrats on a great tour!
I'd love to do the A-Z challenge too. I didn't know any of you last April.

vic caswell said...

so- you going to disneyland now? :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You put together a great tour, Alex! said...

I have never seen a book trailer, and yours is amazing, Alex. Did you create it yourself? I'm in awe.
Keep enjoying.

Arlee Bird said...

This was a very successful tour--good job! Now to get thru NaNoWriMo. And April will be here before we know it!

I'm a 3rd of the way thru CassaStar--an interesting talent has just been revealed. Now I'm hooked on the story.

Tossing It Out

Jules said...

Congrats on the tour and may someone gift you with a massage :) All that hunching over a keyboard is bad for you. :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Helen Ginger said...

The end of your tour doesn't have to mean the end of posting your trailer. Wait a month or two then hit us again! It's good enough for a revival.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laura, the A-Z Challenge was a blast!

Aspring, I might just sleep this weekend!

Robin, no - my publisher created it.

Lee - cool! Knew you'd like that twist.

Karen, what the heck is young? Haven't been there for some time.

Thanks, Helen. I'll do that!

Colene Murphy said...

Wow congrats on finishing out the month!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Great job, Alex. And great trailer. I love it, no matter how many times I watch.

Southpaw said...

Whew! It’s over. Time to relax---NOT. Here comes NaNo. It was a great tour and I love reading each and every article.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Alex on an awesome virtual tour. This has been a smashing success. Simply smashing as the British would say.

Stephen Tremp

Lydia Kang said...

Great job on your blog tour! And on NaBloWriMo!

BryStearns said...

Congrats Alex! Glad to hear everything's going so well! Looking forward to the movie list. Hope we get some good ones, ie: SKYLINE!!!!!!

Elana Johnson said...

I'm going to need to pick your brain about how you organized and did all this digital tour stuff. You are my hero! Congrats on a successful launch.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Carol - I'm glad you enjoy it so much.

Holly, thanks - you visited every one I think!

Stephen - smashing!

Bryan, you KNOW that's on the list!

Thanks, Elana - I learned from some pros. Be glad to tell you anything!

Melissa said...

I still like you after reading your book! I like sci-fi but hadn't read any in a while. I remembered why I loved it as well as fantasy.

I recommended it to my uncle because I KNOW he'll love it too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Melissa - thank you! Thrilled you enjoyed it.

Mason Canyon said...

Alex, congratulations on your book release. Wishing you much success. Thanks for including Thoughts in Progress on your tour.

Thoughts in Progress

Michelle D. Argyle said...

This was the first time I watched your trailer! Pretty awesome!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I would be exhausted after a virtual tour like yours. Good thing you're young and full of energy. :)

The Words Crafter said...

I watched the trailer a while back and seeing it again, after reading the book, made it so much more meaningful. Looking forward to the sequel!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you again, Mason!

Michelle, isn't it amazing? I still dig it.

Patricia, still don't know about this young thing...

Words Crafter, just happy you enjoyed the book!

Karen Lange said...

Hey, who says it's the last time you can post your trailer? It's your blog and all...:)

Have a great weekend!

Cheeseboy said...

Wait. Am I entered? I hope I am entered. I don't know.

I did request it for my library, but I might buy it too. We'll see how fast they get it in.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I just wanted to tell you that I think you ROCK! I bet you were on pins and needles (Do you still have your cuticles intact?)

So happy for you! Congrats on your new baby boy!


(See ya November 5th--I can't wait!)


shoxnzshoe said...

This is my first time to come here.
I like your blog!

Unknown said...

You must feel like you've been in a three-ring-circus!

Well done, Alex.

All the best.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Karen!

Cheeseboy, did you comment on the contest post and one other tour stop?

Thanks, Elizabeth! And hope the first topic on November 5 is easy.

Wendy, it's been wild - next week will seem so quiet.