Monday, February 27, 2012

CassaFire Tour Day One, News, Trivia, and Contest

Day one of the party and tour – and today’s tour host is the lovely Ciara Knight!

I began following Ciara last summer, and the day after I found her blog, she began her “Did I Notice Your Book” series. Much to my amazement, her first book selection was CassaStar. Ciara is also an author with two amazing books to her name. She’s an awesome and special friend, so I hope you take the time to visit her.

Don’t forget that everyone who comments here on my blog over the next two weeks will be entered to win this cool prize package from my publisher:

Ninja News

Roland Yeomans, an amazing writer and author, posted a most incredible story involving me with a hangover and kidnapped by Mark Twain. Thank you, Roland for the incredible honor of appearing in one of your stories!

Someone in my BBTCafe Yahoo group posted this site for Twitter - WhoUnfollowedMe. Wonder who’s following or not following you? You’ll be amazed how many followed to get you to return the follow and then immediately unfollowed.

The Golden Eagle is hosting her Evil Genius Blogfest today.

We’re still hoping for a thousand A to Z Challenge participants by March 1. Details and sign up HERE

I only cared about one category last night - and thankfully, Rango did win Best Animated Film at the Oscars!

Random Ninja Fact

I hate to fly!

Trivia Time – Movies

1 – Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell appeared in what 1989 action film?

2 – Marlon Brando won an Oscar for his performance in what film?

3 – What was the password used to break into the government’s computer system in 1983’s WarGames?

4 – Movie quote – name the film: “If you build it, he will come.”

Answers tomorrow!

Let me know your best guesses. Even if you don’t know, comment for a chance to win the CassaFire prize package. Feel free to comment on last night's Oscars as well. And then go visit Ciara Knight!


Civil War Horror (Sean McLachlan) said...

"You’ll be amazed how many followed to get you to return the follow and then immediately unfollowed."

Yeah, that's annoying. I follow people if they cover any of the subjects I do: archaeology, history, writing, horror, travel, and the Horn of Africa. If they don't, well, they're welcome to read my feed.

I get all sorts of random followers like dentists, insurance companies, lawyers, etc. Some leave, some stay. Those who stay are obviously interested in my feed. That's great as long as they understand that I don't want to read about insurance news!

Oh, and my feed is @Writersean. I'm trying to break 1000 followers. I'm at 996 and counting!


Great post Alex. good luck with your new book.


RaveAir said...

So, the answers:
1. Tango & Cash - It's a great classic with Sly famoust sentence "Rambo is a p....!" :)

2. On the Waterfront (I'd to mention The Godfather... but he refused this Oscar.)

3. Joshua

4. Field of Dreams

Annalisa Crawford said...

Good luck with your book. I'm not even going to try to answer those questions, though!

Randy Johnson said...

Loved the book and posted my review this morning. Good luck with the tour.

Ciara said...
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Rek Sesh said...

I know answers to the first two...
1. Tango and Cash because my dad watches it whenever its on cable with other action(blood and guns) movies and I get fed up with their pathetic attempts at humour. (Sty is supposed to be a well read man and all he does is mumble)

2. On the waterfront and for Godfather...never knew he refused it.

Good luck, read Roland piece and mighty impressed...
Mine is dull in comparison but I always have the excuse of ill health to fall back on. ;)

Leigh Caron said...

Thankfully others answered the questions so I didn't have to rack my brains. I only cared about the Best Actress award last night. Yeah Meryl.

Huntress said...

The Oscars were dead to me this year. No significant nomination for Harry Potter left me pouting.

W/o cheating:
1. I KNOW this but memory fails me
2. Gotta be Godfather. The American Native woman gave a strange little speech.
3. Joshua? Or Tic Tac Toe?
4. Easy Peasy. Field of Dreams

Looking forward to your launch tomorrow!

Ciara said...

I'm so excited and honored that you will be on my blog today.

Oh, that is some cool swag. I'm so excited about this giveaway because my son, who is on the spectrum, LOVES your cover. He wants that mug. I hope you don't mind an 8 y/o sporting your stuff. We've been talking about reading your book together, but I told him he needed to be a little older.

Sorry for the comment delete above. Kitten ran across the keyboard.

The Angry Lurker said...

1. Tango and Cash
2. The Godfather
3.Don't know off hand and didn't want to google it...
4. Field of Dreams

Natalie Aguirre said...

Interesting about people following to be followed and then unfollowing. I had no idea.

Loved your interview with Ciara. Let someone else win this contest since I've already won your book. Good luck with its release.

Rusty Carl said...

So the madness begins.

Looks like the Lurker took my answers except for number 3 - I haven't thought about that in years. Hey, was it Alex?

Jeremy [Retro] said...

great post as per always... happy monday. countdown in place. i am on my way to play a game, do you want to play a game... how bout a game of chess.

just say i know the trivia...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sean, I think you'll break it easy today!

RaveAir, so close!

Thanks, Randy!

Rek, that's funny your father watches it all time. I haven't seen it in years. And I'm sure your post will be awesome.

Huntress, you got three of them!

Ciara, if he wins, that will be so cool! And very funny your kitten messed up your first comment.

Lurker, you got three!

Natalie, thank you.

Brinda said...

I try not to worry too much about the Twitter thing. I do think people play "numbers" games on there.

Great interview over at Ciara's.

Heather M. Gardner said...

To wish someone luck on Broadway they say Break a Leg.

How about in this instance we say Break a Pencil?

Looks like the all the trivia was answered.

"The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? "

Creepy Query Girl said...

I assume someone above must have gotten all the answers right up there. Movie buff I am most definitely not. Congrats on the shout out on Ciara's blog! That's awesome!

Miranda Hardy said...

I'm not going to cheat. I only knew the answer to the last trivia question, Field of Dreams. Loved that movie. Good luck on the tour.

T. Powell Coltrin said...


I have a Twitter account but I don't tweet yet.


Unknown said...

Congrats on the shoutout, the story and on CassaFire. Yay!! Thanks for the link on the unfollowing. I get some strange followers who seem to unfollow right after I follow back.

I'm happy Rango won , too. That was a great film. I wish Michelle or Viola would have won, but hey, I love Meryl, too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rusty, sorry, wasn't Alex!

Jeremy, figured those would be easy for you.

Heather, I like break a pencil!

Thanks, Katie!

Melissa, now you can unfollow right back!

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Not going to answer the questions, seeing how you've already gotten the answers. Great questions, though.

Already hopped over the Ciara's blog. Nice interview!

Amy said...

Congrats on the start of your tour Alex! I prefer not to fly too, although sometimes the upcoming location can make me suffer through it. Answer to number one is Tango and Cash - I love that movie!

Happy Monday! :)

Karen Lange said...

Congrats, Alex! Will hop over to Ciara's place. I know the answers to the trivia...they're on the tip of my tongue! Number 4 is Field of Dreams, I think. :)

Old Kitty said...

Yay!! Party time!!!

Erm... I disqualify myself cos I cheated-googled the answers. Ahem!


Take care

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the Twilight Zone, I used to hate flying when I was little.

I am glad Rango won!

Rick Daley said...

In the event I actually got all of these right, I would like to state that I did not use Google or other references:

1. Tango & Cash
2. On the Waterfront ("I coulda been a contender")
3. Joshua ("Let's play global thermo-nuclear war." "How about a nice game of chess?")
4. Field of Dreams

Anne Gallagher said...

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya' tomorrow, you're only a day away.

And leave me out of the prize pack. You know why.

Anonymous said...

Trivia first:

1. Tango & Cash - I should watch that again).
2. On the Waterfront.
3. If I didn't know it was "Joshua" that would be bad? Although, technically speaking, didn't David use some advanced 80's techniques like hacking and phreaking to get into the system, and the name Joshua is used as a "name" for the computer? I suppose one could argue that he used the name Joshua as the password based on what he found out about Professor Stephen Falken, but then they just kept referring to the computer as Joshua from then on. Hell, even Falken did that multiple times. Damn I need to watch this one again. And soon!
4. Field of Dreams, though for some reason, every time I hear this, I immediately think of the old Dunkin Donuts, "Time to make the donuts" guy. I miss Fred the Baker (Michael Vale).

I'll head over to Ciara's in just a bit.

Charles Gramlich said...

I remember Tango and Cash. Good movie. Saw a good review over on Randy's blog. Cool!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Oh Alex, so excited for you! Congratulations on the beginning of your tour - hope the book sells like proverbial hotcakes! I will be posting your 'letter from a friend' today as well.
And here's my best guesses, cause your stuff looks cool:

1 – Tango & Cash - I saw this at the movie theatre and LOVED it. Saw it again recently and wondered what the heck I was thinking.

2 – On the Waterfront.

3 – What was the password used to break into the government’s computer system in 1983’s WarGames? I don't know but I'll guess... FRED.

4 – Movie quote – name the film: “If you build it, he will come.” Field of Dreams

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Alex
Whoa ho, the first day of your blog book tour. I wish you great success. I only know two of the trivia questions. 2. The Godfather, Brando didn't go because of the Native American protest over Wounded Knee. 4. Field of Dreams.

I hate to fly too.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I didn't even know the Oscars were on last night until I got on Twitter. I guess my focus has been elsewhere this year, which I'm really okay with.

Can't wait to see the success of CassaFire!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amy, I'll fly if I have to, but that doesn't mean I have to like it!


Rick, three of the four.

Anne, no problem.

Joshua, if you didn't know the answer, that would be bad. And now I need to go watch the movie again to confirm all of that.

Cathy, thank you!

Nancy, you are correct!

Anonymous said...

Sadly, WARGAMES is not on Netflix Instant. But TANGO & CASH is, so I know what I'll be watching over lunch today.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

I mean tomorrow... geez... what day is it? What's my name? Where are we?

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

I mean tomorrow... geez... what day is it? What's my name? Where are we?

DL Hammons said...

I hear ya about flying! I used to fly all the time for work, and now I avoid it at all cost. :)

Luanne G. Smith said...

Congrats on the book release.

You always stump me with the trivia. No fair!

And I usually don't mind flying, but the trip over the Atlantic is never fun. Not looking forward to that.

Anonymous said...

Cool looking coffee cup! I'm thinking big thoughts on winning that!

Laura Eno said...

I've used WhoFollowedMe for the last several months. It's annoying to be dropped as soon as I follow back, just to pad their numbers.
Looking forward to tomorrow!

PR said...

Not sure about 1 and 2 but 3 is Joshua and is 4 the scene where his Dad appears? :)

Universal Gibberish

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

You hate to fly? Well, it seems we share the same fears. I'm TERRIFIED of flying, and as crazy as this may sound, I've never been on a plane in my entire life. Not sure if I ever will be either.

Regarding Twitter UNfollowers, I've noticed that too. But how does this site work? I don't get it. I signed in, and then nothing... Hm..

What did you think of last night's Oscars?

Leovi said...

Tomorrow you will have no choice but to fly, I expect a great day. Greetings.

Empty Nest Insider said...

I did a little better on this trivia quiz than the last one! I'm off to read your book review. I thought the skit with Oprah on Kimmel was more entertaining than most of the Oscars. Julie

Marta Szemik said...

I hate to fly too and hate is not even strong enough word.

My favorite part of the Oscars was the Cirque du Soleil performance. That's talent.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Alex! Lots of cool looking swag. Stopped by Ciara's blog and left a comment. Best wishes for your tour.

Emily R. King said...

Tomorrows the big day. How exciting!!!! : D

Christopher Hudson said...

1. Tango and Cash
2. I believe it was Last Tango
3. ?
4. Field of Dreams.

M.J. Fifield said...

I know the answers to the last two trivia questions:

3. Joshua
4. Field of Dreams

Have fun with the blog tour...

Cassie Mae said...

Oh my gosh! So stoked for your book tomorrow!!!!!


LTM said...

Hey, best of luck with the new book! I've got the first one waiting for me to read it on my Kindle, and this one sounds even better. Congrats, and hope you do very well~ :o)

Unknown said...

I reviewed the trailer for CassaFire

Let's just say Alex gets an A. :) Hope it's a successful week my friend!


StratPlayerCJF said...

You're doing a kick ass job of generating blog-buzz for CassaFire!

I wish you a tremendous launch and nothing but enormous success!!!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I need to watch that movie again (WarGames). Loved it. And it was the name of his son.

Jay Noel said...

1) Tango & Cash. Now, what movie did Kurt Russell and Steven Segall "star" in?

2) The Waterfront
3) Joshua
4) Field of Dreams

I'm flying tomorrow - but my post will go live at 7 AM CST for your CassaFire party!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Joshua, glad I gave you something to do during lunch then!

Cathy, it's cool!

LG, I'm better when it's a trip over the ocean because that means I'm going to a foreign country - and that's cool!

Anna, you definitely have the password right.

George, all it took was one turbulent flight to ruin flying forever.
After you sign in, there should be four buttons on the right - one says who's not following me. Click on that and the icons will appear.
I watched about half the Oscars. Outside of pulling for Rango and Apes, I didn't really have a stake in any of the categories.

Julie, yes it was.

Christopher, you got two right.

MJ, you got it.

LTM, thank you!

EJ, really? Wow, thanks!

Thank you, Chris.

Donna Shields said...

Woohoo!! You blog tour is going to be awesome!!

I know the answer to #4 but the others are on the tip of my tongue. I'm going to try NOT going to google to find out lol.

Jen said...

Hi Alex! Best of luck these next 2 weeks!! I'm excited about the big to-do tomorrow :D It should be loads of fun!

I am so far behind on my movie viewing; I saw none of the nominated films. Sad but true. It was kind of interesting that the underdog won.

Off to read about your hangover adventures with Mark Twain!!


farawayeyes said...

Hate to fly? I would be in trouble,it's a long boat ride anywhere.

I actually knew two answers this time.

Oscars - are you kidding me? See my blog, for my Oscar story.

Enjoy the tour!

Budd said...

1. was it a buddy cop movie involving a dog?

2. Apocolypse Now

3. the son's name.

4. Field of Dreams

ediFanoB said...

I'm glad that I read your post today.
Need to rewrite part of my post ;-)

The honor of the blog tour start goes to Ciara Knight - Will visit her blog after writing this comment.

Your post promise a lot.
Fingers crossed and good luck with CassaFirE - an awesome book which will draw attention with the blog tour.

cleemckenzie said...

I'm so bad at remembering yesterday, let alone the 80's. But I do remember Field of Dreams. Do I get a point?

I really enjoyed last nights Oscars. It was amazing what they did to entertain AND the recipients didn't go on and on.

Here's to April.

Johanna Garth said...

Hi Alex, looking forward to A-Z challenge. Even though I'm not participating I loved reading all the blogs last year. Those were some of my first blogging friends!

Andrew Leon said...

I finally picked up your first one over the weekend. Hopefully, I'll be reading it soon. See, I'm all sneaky and will post a review of your first book in the midst of all the hoo-ha over your new book. I hope it works...

Margo Benson said...

I don't expect your feet will touch the ground for the next two weeks Alex - I'm happy to be joining the party!

I'm not a happy flier either.

I'm rubbish at your film trivia (but I can tap dance along with The Artist)

Wishing you every success with CassaFire. said...

This new comment format is already driving me crazy. But I digress. I LOVED War Games and wish I remembered the password. But I do know #4, Field of Dreams.

You're already on fire, Alex. It's going to be a great launch party!

Luna said...

Yay! The big day is almost here! Hope you have a fantastic week, Alex. :)

Anonymous said...

Alex, I'm impressed that you are so good at commenting on my blog. It really means a lot to me because you have so many followers and blogs that you could spend your time else where. So thank you :)

Woot woot for getting your book noticed! And for the trivia's I only know number 4... Man I need to get better at my trivia!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jen, you'll enjoy the hangover story!

Budd, you got two right.

Edi, sorry if I messed you up! And I'm honored that launch day is at your site.

Clee - you have one point!

Andrew, thank you! Hopefully you don't hate it.

Margo, thank you!

Robyn, you got one right.

Melanie, you're welcome - I enjoy visiting your blog!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Now i totally want to watch Field of Dreams!
Also, people actually do that horrible follow/unfollow trick? What asses.

Cate Masters said...

Kidnapped by Mark Twain? What a cool adventure that would be. :)

Copyboy said...

Kidnapped by Mark Twain? No way. Gotta read that.

1 – Tango & Cash

2 – Godfather

3 – checkers? games?

4 – Field of Dreams

Cherie Reich said...

Awesome prize pack from your publisher. I do hope you have a CassaStar coffee mug. :)

And I totally don't get the follow and immediately unfollow thing on Twitter. Okay, I do understand why, but it seems to defeat the purpose of making connections.

And, man, I can't think of any of the answers to the trivia questions. Sure I could look them up, but what fun would that be?

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Hi, Alex, I kept trying to leave a comment on Ciara's blog, but Blogger kept telling me I wasn't me! I could have sworn that was my face staring back at me when I shaved this morning!

May your sales shoot to the stars! Roland

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sarah, yes they do! Give it a try - you'll be surprised how many.

Cate, it was wild!

Copyboy, you got three!

Cherie, I don't have a mug. Maybe I'll get one this time. And I guess they do it to make themselves look more important.

Roland, sorry you can't comment!

Unknown said...

Lots of great news. I have planned to spend the afternoon planning your post. Hope you have lots of success with your book.

Tara Tyler said...

always fun and frustrating trivia, always just out of my mind's reach!

i found the answer to #3, joshua in the comments...

a to z is going to be ca-razy!

and happy blog tour/ grand opening style =)

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Congrats on the book. I am ordering the kindle version. I have posted about the A-Z challenge and what it has meant to me this week. Hopefully I can get some sign ups. Here is to many sales!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Ready to Catch Fire tomorrow!

Christine Rains said...

Can't wait for the party! I'm not a fan of flying either. I prefer road trips.

Leigh Covington said...

Is it pathetic that I didn't watch the Oscar's last night? (Don't answer that!) I had to get some writing in though. I had a few chapters just itching to get out!

And - I'm so excited about CassaFire. I'm off to check out Ciara's post today! :)

Liza said...

The only answer I think I know is Marlon Brando...On the Waterfront? Congrats on your 2nd book launch Alex! Awesome!

Carrie Butler said...

On my way to Ciara's blog!
(#4 made me smile. I love Field of Dreams!)

PK HREZO said...

Yay for your big book bday! Hope it's an extra special week and everything goes along smashingly!

Emily Genther said...

#2 is Ed Wood
#4 Field of Dreams

ali cross said...

CONGRATULATIONS Alex! Welcome to the world CassaFire!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the release of your book, your book tour and the Catch Fire Blog Party tomorrow. Wishing you much success.

Thoughts in Progress

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I'd attempt to answer the questions but I accidently cheated and read everyone else's replies ;)

Yay for Rango!!!!

Yay for Cassastar!!!

I already use WhoUnfollowedMe. It's a nifty little tool.

TL Conway said...

I know the last one--Field of Dreams!

Looking forward to your big day tomorrow! Congrats!

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Oh and by the way, the link to The Golden Eagle isn't working.

David P. King said...

This is awesome. Congrats to your book launch and a well wish to your great success. Just so you know, my blog post tomorrow is dedicated entirely to you. :)

Laura said...

Hi you
Okay... here's Himself's answers for you movie trivia...
1. Tango and Cash
2. On the Waterfront
3. ...the name of the scientists son... erm?
4. field of dreams

There you have it from one movie geek to another - these were quickfire answers straight from the horse's mouth...
Happy Monday
Laura x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Clarissa!

Tara, A to Z is going to be fun!

Debra, thank you for ordering it.

Leigh, you didn't miss much.

Emily, you got one of those.

Lynda, it is a nifty tool. And I'll fix the link - thanks.

David, thanks - I appreciate that.

Laura, really close!

Thanks everyone!

M Pax said...

Congrats, Alex!!

1. I know the movie, but can't remember the name. They played cops. Was sly's name Oscar in the movie? Damn my memory.

2. Streetcar Named Desire?

3. Loogie. lol I don't know. Just guessing.

4. Field of Dreams.

Nick Wilford said...

Best of luck with your launch and the blog tour Alex! Congrats!

I can be OK at trivia, but not movie trivia. I've looked at some of the other answers and I'll post the ones I first thought so people can laugh at me.

1. Cliffhanger (was trying to remember if Kurt Russell is in this... he's not is he?)

2. Apocalypse Now.

The other two I had no idea. (hangs head)

I find Roland's stories both witty and profound, but I kind of wish he would cut down on some of the videos and the overall size of his blog. It makes my puny system freeze to a halt, so I don't comment as much as I would like.

And finally I have to give props to you Alex, for your amazingly swift comments on my blog (13 minutes after my post just now), given you follow about 1000. You have ninja skills indeed!

Author A.O. Peart said...

Congratulations on the tomorrow's release of CassaFire. I'm working on the post right now!

As for the answers, I know some:

1.Tango & Cash

2.I would say The Godfather but I'm not 100% sure.

3. It was someone's name, darn, just escaped me. Okay, that's a good excuse to watch it again :-)

4. Field of Dreams

Author A.O. Peart said...

I forgot to add that I'm on my way to Ciara's blog :-)

Jo Schaffer Layton said...

Will check out Ciara.

Roland is a stud.

1. ?
2. On the Water Front?
3. I forget
4. Field Of Dreams


Anonymous said...

Today's the big day of your blog tour... very exciting...

Anonymous said...

I've been curious about the "unfollowing" on Twitter -- that's why I never autofollow and why it may take a while for me to follow back, even when I'm intrigued by a writer's work!

Golden Eagle said...

Thank you for the shout out about my blogfest! :)

I'm off to check out the post over at Ciara's.

No idea what the answers are . . .

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary, you got one! And now I don't remember if his name was Oscar or not...

Nick, I get around the blogging world like a Ninja - what can I say? And my next round of trivia won't be movies!

Angela, you got three!

Jo, he'll be happy to hear that!

TF, yes, it's Tuesday in your neck of the woods now isn't it?

Milo, you're a smart man.

Ella said...

Great listings of items!

I am so excited for you; I am working on my post tonight.
I even bought some... You will see soon ,lol

I wouldn't think Ninjas would like to fly. They would rather kick and rock the world ; )

Nancy said...

Rango probably deserved it but I loved the message behind Kung Fu Panda 2 so I hoped it would win. Hope you have an incredibly productive week.

mshatch said...

movie trivia:
1. don't know
2. Apocalypse Now (not sure on this)
3. now dammit, I should know this one!
4. Field of Dreams (this one I'm pretty darn sure of)

re: following and then unfollowing: wow. that surprises me. Maybe it shouldn't but it does.

Arlee Bird said...

The comment box looks different. Now what?

Have to check the Twitter unfollow thing now that I'm on Twitter.

Looks like A to Z should hit 800 tonight. On our way to 1000.

See you at the party.

An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
Twitter: @AprilA2Z
Blogging from A to Z

Heather M. Gardner said...

Have you seen this?
It's got your 'girlfriend' in it.

Sarah Tokeley said...

Yay! The party's started. I'm gonna be a wuss and go to bed, so I'm ready to go tomorrow :-)

Jemi Fraser said...

My computer's back and my post for tomorrow is loaded and ready to go! CassaFire's going to be a great success!!! :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

My mother is terrified of flying, and I've found that I suddenly become terrified of flying when I fly with her, haha. Panic is catching!

1. Tango & Cash (love that movie)!

2. Dunno...Godfather?

3. I can't believe I don't remember this, but I enjoy saying "Global Thermonuclear War." Now say it three times fast. Did you know I live minutes from NORAD? Oh wait, was it the son's name? Simon or some such thing? Crud, I really nee to watch this movie again.

4. Field of Dreams?

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Carol Kilgore said...

You're not going to believe this, but I think I actually know all the movie trivia answers. I'm heading to Ciara's while I'm good :)

Gail said...

I'm still reading...just not talking much. Good luck with your new book!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ella, thank you! I can't wait to see your post. I'm sure it's creative beyond words.

Nancy, I really enjoyed that one as well.

MsHatch, some people do it.

Lee, I know! Sometimes it looks the same, sometimes different. No idea what is going on.

Heather, you mean Kate???

Sarah, be ready for tomorrow.

Thank you, Jemi!

Shannon, you got three!

Carol, good for you!

Lydia Kang said...

I used to love flying, now it makes me way more nervous than ever.

Happy Monday, Alex. :)

Melissa Sugar said...

Another long day, Alex and by the time I get a chance to comment on blogs you have like 500 comments so I always wonder if you even stroll down this far on the list. I am kidding. You are the best about comments and reciprocation.

First of all congrats on the release of Casa Fire. I will make my purchase tomorrow. Second, I understand why people will follow on twitter to get follow backs, but why the need to unfollow. Is it such an inconvenience? I mean they don't have to actively follow and tweet back and forth like Paris and Lindsay.

I know I had a lot more to say after reading your post, but I have forgotten most of it. That and DL has me working on a new concept called "brevity" yea right.

Tango & Cash. Got that one. I almost said Tequila Sunrise, what?
The Marlon Brando question is a trick question. He won the Oscar in 1954 for On the Waterfront & he won again in 72 for The Godfather, but he refused to accept the award. I cannot even remember why he refused it.
I have no idea about the next one but "If you build it he will come" That is Field of Dreams.

Have a great day tomorrow. We are all very proud of you. I am off to work on "brevity"

Cindy said...

What nice prizes! Congrats on your latest release. I'm terrible with movie trivia. I would have to cheat to get the answers.

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,
And somehow scrolling down and down and leave a comment on this latest blogger version, oh my, I just wanted to pass on my hearty congrats for your latest novel release.
Good to see you put in all those links and note such things as The Golden Eagle is having her blogfest in regards to her upcoming second blogging anniversary.
And shy, humble, unassuming me, appreciates you taking the time to leave a comment on my evidently, 'well kept secret' blog.
Looking forward to putting up my alternative, satirical postings to the A to Z Challenge. Rather ironic, I mock and yet it brings more attention to the Challenge. Oh on!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lydia, I used to like it as well, but no more!

Hey Melissa! Of course I scroll down to read all of the comments. You guys are awesome. You're really close on the answers.

Hey Klahanie! I appreciate you stopping by. I wish I had time to visit every single one of my followers every day, but it's become impossible now. Promise to visit you more often!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I don't know a single answer to the trivia questions. Good luck on your really, really busy two weeks.

Nancy Thompson said...

Tango & Cash
On the Waterfront
Field of Dreams

And I DID NOT CHEAT! I swear!

So I've got your book release posted on my blog tomorrow. Congrats on the big day!

Donea Lee said...

Alex!!!! Well, of course - I just had to come back for your launch party! Wow - amazing support here, already. :) I wouldn't expect any less.

Still haven't seen Rango, btw. Or - actually, any of the big winning movies at the Oscars the other night. I need to get out more...

And my guesses to your Movie trivia quiz:

1 - Tango and Cash - (loved this movie when it came out!! I've actually got Yazoo's "Don't Go" on my iPod...)
2 - Ummm...On the Waterfront?
3 - Ummm... "Peace"?
4 - Field of Dreams, of course!!!

I'm 75% sure I got those right... :) Anyhow - CONGRATS on the release and the par-tay! Hoping that best-seller list finds Cassafire, stat! :-D

Tony Laplume said...

Brando did win twice (for the two movies listed, and should have won more), and to disambiguate, he refused to attend for the Godfather win. Easily one of the titans of American film and culture.

Glynis Peters said...

Congratulations on the release, Alex. You really are going places. Hugs.

PS: Don't forget I will showcase you on New Book Blogger. When you have time to breathe send over the info (found in side bar of blog).

New Book Blogger

Jamie Gibbs said...

The Twitter site is a damn good one, thanks :)

Yay for CassaFire! Shall head over to the Kindle store and nab myself a copy :D

dolorah said...

Its late and I'm too tired to think, so I'll just wish you good luck on the tour :)


MISH said...

Great post Alex! I wish you everything of the best with the book launch!

Q: If you hate to fly, do you take tranquillizers when you have to fly?
What happens when you have to fly long-distance? Let's say to another continent (which takes about 14 hours flight-time?)

Deborah Walker said...

Congratulations on the release, Alex. And congratulations on being tuckerised.

Unknown said...

Hey Alex, good luck with the release! I am sure Cassa Fire will do well. Here are my answers:

1. Tango and Cash
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
3. Joshua
4. Field of Dreams

Savannah Chase said...

Congrats on the book. I've been hearing about this book on other blogs and must say it really sounds good.

miki said...

^^ great event, i hope when you say everyone that's mean international too^^

all the best

Southpaw said...

So, you hate to fly yet your write about flying in space? Interesting.

Unless I recognize the twitter or see that they are an author I wait a few days before I will follow. Most just unfollow if I don't immediately follow them.

Dafeenah said...

congrats sorry i'm late but better late than never

Carol Kilgore said...

I wanted to be sure and visit you on your special CassaFire day. Hope you had fun. I just peeked at your Amazon cool. I'm smiling for you :)

And I did get all the trivia answers right! That's a first.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nancy, you're good!

Donea, 75% correct! And so glad you are back.

Tony, yes he was.

Thanks, Glynis! What's breathing?

Jamie, thanks!

Mish, I just endure. And I do better on flights to other countries, probably because I am excited.

CM, you got three right.

Savanah, thank you!

Holly, clever girl.

Carol, I need to go look!

Jeremy Bates said...

Great posting everyone!;)