Archive for February, 2009

Musically Challenged…Again

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The latest episode of Coverville features a Timely Persuasion themed musical quiz, similar to the one I did back in May. Check it out here:

Coverville 551: From morning until night, some atomic yellow roses for your (post) valentine

Musically Challenged starts at around the 34:40 mark.  My production values are painfully amateurish, but I was proud of my theme and song selection this time around.  The best part is hearing Brian and Tina guess what the songs have in common.

Thanks to both of them for playing along, and extra thanks to Brian for including it in the show.  Though I had never heard of him when I wrote the first draft, I’ve become a huge fan over the past few years and based on what I think I know about Mr. Ibbott from his podcast I can’t think of anyone more predisposed to enjoy Timely Persuasion.  I can’t wait for him to read it!

(Hope I didn’t just build it up so much that I jinxed it…)

PS:  Forgot to mention this in the actual quiz, but bonus points for anyone who can identify the background music that plays behind my intro and outro and how it ties into the same theme.

Amazon, et al.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Just a quick post to announce that Timely Persuasion is now available on Amazon.com, Powells.com, and BarnesAndNoble.com. (Though only Amazon correctly capitalized the ‘C’ in my last name, earning them top billing in this blog post.)

Now that the ISBN is officially approved other websites should be just around the corner.  Brick & mortar stores should also be able to special order it by title or author under the ISBN of 9780615188829.

Special thanks to Bryan Davidson for his tweaks that helped get this final edition greenlit.

For any early adopters out there, the changes this time around were minor compared to the remastered edition.  A couple of typo fixes and a few more lyrical allusions that I couldn’t resist.  I’m pretty sure I’m done meddling — though I am working on a reformatted file to submit for an Amazon Kindle eBook edition, so you never know…

If anyone has a gift certificate burning a hole in their pocket, now you have something good to spend it on!

someTPcards

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

I’m a huge fan of someecards, a site of slightly off-color, snarky, and downright hilarious online greeting cards for any occasion. (By the way — some of the cards are definitely NSFW…)

When I discovered a feature where users can create their own cards I was inspired to grab some quotes from Timely Persuasion and give it a try.

Last warning — some of these examples are also NSFW

Bowler

Neck Bruise

Learned

Balls

Euphemism

Special thanks to Annie, a reviewer from the Providence Daily Dose who called out that final one as her favorite line in the book and inspired this little side project.