You’ve been waiting for this moment for months. I’d like to say I was coerced, but nay, I was TOLD this blogfest event was happening. Hosted by Mark “The Madman” Koopman, ”Marvelous” Morgan Shamy, Stephen “Breakthrough” Tremp, and David “Kingpin” Powers King, here it is:
Or as Mark has nicknamed it, the "Hi, my-name-is-Alex-and-I'm-squirming-with-embarrassment" blogfest.
I’ve dubbed it the Day the Ninja Died blogfest.
I’m going to let Mark tell you about it in his own words:
Ever attended a Christmas party where you bump into the person who was always there for you during the last year. You’d thank them for being such a RockStar, right?
If there’s one person in the Blogisfear who you want to say cheers to, who would it be?
For us, it was a no-brainer: Alex “no hyperlink needed” Cavanaugh.
Alex is an awesome blogger who’s helped hundreds of us via book releases, guest posts, guest interviews and always positive comments. While we can’t have a live part-ay for the Ninja Captain, we can host a BlogFest:
Welcome to the “Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest.”
Hosted by Mark “The Madman” Koopman, ”Marvelous” Morgan Shamy, Stephen “Breakthrough” Tremp, and David “Kingpin” Powers King, the BlogFest runs from December 10 - 12.
While Alex is an awesome blogger, he’s also an enigma. J
So, here’s four questions:
In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?
In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
For Bonus Points:
In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing J
Join the Linky List
Be a follower.
Post your 200 (total) word contribution Monday, Dec. 10.
Two winners – chosen by Alex – will each win one prize:
FIRST PLACE: A signed copy of CassaStar. (Or CassaFire)
GRAND PRIZE*: A picture of Alex and a download of him playing the guitar. (There might be another prize… all depends!)
(*One caveat: Alex asks the picture or download NOT be shared online.J)
The Linky is open until Dec. 12, 2012.
Now the dead Ninja’s thoughts…
When Mark informed me of this blogfest back in September, I was speechless. Literally. (You can ask him.) I NEVER expected anything like this. I’m not co-hosting this blogfest – I AM the blogfest! I’m humbled beyond words.
When I began this journey, I had no idea what would happen. I was just establishing my author platform. I had no idea I would make so many good friends along the way. I couldn’t see more than one book in me, but you encouraged me to keep writing. I didn’t foresee the IWSG taking off and bringing so many writers and authors together. I never imagined I would be so blessed to be a part of this community.
That is why I am so driven to give back to you guys. It took all of you to get me here, and here is far beyond my expectations. I am here before you now as a servant, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to help all of you achieve your dreams.
Thank you Mark, Morgan, Stephen, and David for thinking enough of me to put this blogfest together.
And I want to mention last Friday’s I Miss You Blogfest. I was stunned at the number of people who mentioned me. That meant a lot to me. Julie had a wonderful poem – “A special thanks to our Fearless Leader, Who tends to his devoted ducklings, Like Father Goose on speed reader.” Lisa created an amazing video. Nancy, your words were the most touching. Thank you. And thanks to all who participated. (The links all lead directly to the blogfest posts, so feel free to keep browsing.)
So yes, this is the day the Ninja dies – of embarrassment. (Thanks, Madman Mark!)
Of course, if no one signs up, that would be even more embarrassing…
And if you weren’t expecting this, trust me – neither was I!