Shelly Arkon is donating all royalties from her book, Secondhand Shoes, to the Red Cross for the next three months. Visit her site for purchase links.
EJ Wesley posted a lot of links to places you can donate to help as well.
Marcy at Maine Words signed a deal with WiDo Publishing for her book Paradise. Congratulations, Marcy!
Jeffrey Beesler’s next book will be out soon and he revealed the cover art for Optical Osmosis yesterday. It rocks, Jeffrey!
Karen Lange just signed a book deal with Helping Hands Press for her homeschoolers book. Congratulations, Karen!
Lisa Regan is hosting The Aberration Blog Hop: Finding the Most Aberrant Characters. Prizes are involved!
Roland Yeomans’ book, The Bear with Two Shadows, is now available as an audio book! Congratulations, Roland! Now we can hear Hibbs in stereo…
Stephen Tremp, L. Diane Wolfe, Michael Di Gesu, and myself!
Wednesday Movie Quote
Post your favorite here or play along on your own blog.
Today’s genre is sports movies.
Mine comes from Major League. (Censored for obvious reasons!)
Coach - “Nice catch, Hayes. Don’t ever f_____ do it again.”
Next week – apocalyptic films!
Because I haven’t done any trivia since the Challenge.
Name the director:
1 – Goodfellas – 1990
2 – Empire of the Sun – 1987
3 – The Fifth Element – 1997
4 – Unforgiven – 1992
5 – Contact - 1997
Answers on Friday!
Secondary Characters Blogfest
Hosted by Rachel Schieffelbein and (several co-hosts) in celebration of her upcoming book, Secondary Characters. (Available May 28.)
I had several ideas for great secondary characters, including Lt. D’Agosta from Preston and Child’s Agent Pendergast series. But I decided to go with the best secondary characters ever created:
The cast revolves around Mal. The show is all about him, his ship, his past, and the side he chose during the war. And what a great bunch of secondary characters:
Zoe – Second in command and a devoted, level-headed fighter.
Wash – Skilled pilot and comic relief.
Inara – Companion and romantic tension.
Kaylee – Mechanic and the sweet soul of the crew.
Jayne – Hired gun who is blunt and looking out for number one.
Simon – Skilled doctor and overprotective brother of River.
River – Child prodigy and just a bit unstable.
Book – Shepherd and the moral compass of the crew.
Throw them all together with a captain who aims to misbehave and you have one heck of a show!
And one more time for the record – curse you, FOX!
Excited about all the cool book news? Ready for the Get Healthy Blogfest? (Or in desperate need?) What’s your favorite sports movie quote? Know any of the directors? And who is your favorite secondary character?
I have something really cool planned for Friday!