Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Now Appearing Across the Interwebz...Part Two

This is a big month for me.  I'm doing all I can to promote my new Christmas book, The Man in the Cinder Clouds (which is a great Christmas gift idea, hint hint).  Yesterday I met with a school librarian to prep for an author visit this Thursday, and later in the afternoon I visited a 4th grade class to read to the students and take them through a writing workshop on the elements of story telling.

Bane of Anubis (aka Real Name Withheld) posted a fun interview with yours truly yesterday on his blog, Bane's Blogging Blues.

Today, Michelle Davidson Argyle is hosting a guest post on the origins of Christmas stockings (as revealed through The Man in the Cinder Clouds) on her blog, The Innocent Flower.

Also hosting a posting today is Bryan Russel of The Alchemy of Writing, with my guest post on the challenges of writing a story no one in particular was asking for, and why I'm glad I followed my heart and told the story anyway. 

Thursday I'm scheduled to appear on another blog, details will be provided Thursday morning...and Thursday afternoon I will be visting two more 4th grade classes and then the aforementioned library author visit in the evening.  Still more clasroom visits on Friday and next week, and another library visit on Thursday the 15th. 

And I'm loving every minute of it!!!

And for the other bloggers who have agreed to host a post but haven't received said post, I'm working on them, I promise!

If anyone else is interested in hosting a guest post or interview, let me know and we can coordinate a date / time.

For those that have been supporting my promotional efforts, thank you!  Every voice counts...


Bane of Anubis said...

Rick Daley, a.k.a. The Machine.

Rick Daley said...

Hey, I thought I was The Mer-man ;-)

D.G. Hudson said...

That's great, Rick, and I bet the little 4th graders are loving it too. To get to meet an author of an book would have been a biggie for me.

Did you arrange for the speaking at the schools or did it get arranged for you? That's perfect for MG books.

Best wishes for the Man in the Cinder Clouds (Good name, BTW)and for your success.

Rick Daley said...

Thanks D.G. My son actually kicked off the school relationship last year, when he told his 3rd grade teacher "My dad writes books." Of course, that was before I had anything published, but I was invited into the class to read to the kids from my manuscripts and build a loyal following of kids and teachers.

I've been continuing to grow those relationships, and they have extended to local librarians and an independent bookstore.

If you get the chance to read the book, there's more to the name then you might presume at first...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that's a lot of appearances! I wore myself out with my first book doing multiple appearances a day. Saw your book on Bryan's site today as well.

Rick Daley said...

Alex- Tomorrow will be a test of my voice, for sure. I'm looking forward to it, though. I have a few more posts that will be cropping up over the course of the next week, keep your eye out for them!