As you may have noticed, we have a new batch of books in our Violet Showcase Sidebar. First up is Alisa Libby, author of The King's Rose. Alisa, a self confessed fellow introvert, also has a terrific blog entry up on how she tackled her first big speaking engagement.
Cindy Pon’s new book Silver Phoenix is just out. She also has a great viral marketing contest going on on her blog. Pop on over and check it out, and don’t forget to enter! (Hint: There some very cool prizes!)
Michael Grant has a newest book in his GONE series, Hunger. Michael just received a glowing endorsement from Stephen King! How cool is that? I would faint dead away should that ever happen to me. Luckily, Michael is made of much sterner stuff. (And just for the record, I have misspelled Michael every single time I've typed it today! What is up with that??)
And wrapping up this month’s showcase is Roscoe Riley Rules #5: Don't Tap Dance On Your Teacher, Katherine Applegate’s newest in her ongoing chapter book series. However, since she is an extreme introvert, I have no other news to report on her. ;-]
Violets, do keep us posted on your good news! We love to show it off when we can.
The new Shrinking Violets yahoo group is up and running! Here’s the link to join:
Shrinking Violets Yahoo Group
Come on over and join up, if you're so inclined! Like Mary said in Monday’s post, the group will be for brainstorming, looking for critique partners, moral support, whatever. A Violet collective where we can wrestle privately with some of the nuts and bolts of being a promoting writer.
(For maximum safety and comfort levels for shy violets, we’d like to keep it restricted to SVP readers, so when you click to join, let us know how you came to hear about us. In fact, maybe we should come up with a secret code word...ya think?)
And lastly, I’d like to give a big shout out to Indie Bound’s May 1st is Buy Indie Day! (Dare we hope that SVP's two previous National Indie Bookseller Months may have inspired them?)
We can’t think of a better way to launch SVP's Third Annual Indie Bookseller Month than to participate in this terrific event. Speaking of which, more on our own Indie Bookseller Celebration tomorrow.