Monday, December 14, 2009

Busy time

I haven't been able to come up with any creative blogs lately. I've had book signings every weekend and have been doing lots of Internet promoting of my book. Also, I'm finishing up the semester with my UVU students. I'm hoping after this week things will open up more.

This Friday, I'll be doing a book signing at Confetti Antiques from 3 to 6. I'm working on getting another one set up somewhere else on Saturday, but I haven't heard back yet.

The Galactic Adventures
of Doug had to be put on hold but I plan to restart them this week. I've decided to take a different approach from the one I started with.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Galactic Adventures of Doug (in 3D)

Yesterday I started working on a new project. Of course, I'm also swamped with marketing book 1 and editing book 2, but I thought, what the heck. I decided to start working on a series of short stories with Doug (a character in my book) as the main character. I would post these on my website every so often. I wrote the first installment, but I need to write several more before I get an idea of where the story is going. I'm going back into my discovery writing mode, so I don't know what's going to happen until it pops out of my brain. I don't know when I'll start posting these, but I hope to get them going later this month.

Until then, do the Havoc Stomp.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Call for Reviews

I was wanting to put a plea out to all my friends to have you post reviews at the online book sites, like Amazon, B&N, Borders, or Goodreads. Of course, I want positive reviews, but do feel free to be honest. I know as a writer that I can't please everyone, so not everyone will like what I've done (it's the same in music).

Also, I'm looking for quotes I can put on my website. If you want to give me a quote containing what you liked about the book, your first name and last initial, your age (optional) and your "area of expertise", I'd greatly appreciate it. The best ones will go up on my website. By "area of expertise", it could be your real day job, or something like, "Lead singer in polka band" or "Underwater basket weaver" or "Elf Expert". You get the idea. Be creative and have fun with it. You can email me or leave a comment on The Blog of Berin.

There is now an official magazine review of my book. It's at: .

Lastly, there are less than two weeks left in the $20 Borders Gift Card Giveaway. The odds are pretty good that you will win. For more details, see my previous blog post.