Or...The Dragon starts an online tour for What Choices We Made
I should have posted this yesterday to give everyone time to make plans for this evening's radio program, but, you know, life is so chaotic that I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown, so let's just consider it lucky that I'm blogging prior to the event at all. Yes? The thing is that I have cool news to share. I'm starting an online tour to support the upcoming release of the short story anthology What Choices We Made. I invite you to check out the trailer in the post below.
To start the tour, I invite you to visit An Aspie's Review site at this link to see today's review of a "chapter" out of What Choices We Made. My thanks go out to DJ Kirby. You can do this anytime you have a chance.
But tonight, Sunday, Nov. 9, from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern, you can catch me and a set of other fab authors on PIVTR. Check out Host Rowena Cherry's special program on Mermaids and Manatees in celebration of Manatee Awareness Month at http://www.internetvoicesradio.com to listen in. All you have to do is go to the PIVTR Web site, look under the drop-down menu "Host" for Rowena Cherry's name and click. The authors featured tonight are Judi Fennell of Sourcebooks, Jo Webnar of Highland Press, Joey W Hill of Berkley Sensation, Rowena Cherry of Dorchester Publishing and yours truly Sandy Lender of ArcheBooks Publishing.
Now, those of you who are already familiar with my fantasy work might be scratching your heads and wondering why I'm participating in a program about mermaids and manatees when neither appear in the Choices trilogy. Well...you all should know I'm a freak for those ocean critters. My work with the sea turtles isn't limited to just monitoring their nests. I've done more research on marine debris effects on marine creatures than you can shake a stick at, and our waterways' manatees are as affected by pollution as our turtles are. October was Marine Debris Awareness Month, but that doesn't mean the average person realizes the detrimental effect plastic bags, plastic straws, cigarette butts and the like have on the creatures in the water. I could speak on this ad nauseum, but, tonight, I'll keep it to a dull roar and I'll keep it within my time limit.
I also have a wee bit I could say about mermaids because one of my works in progress is a young adult fantasy about an adventurous mermaid, but I'm going to keep my excerpt reading to my published (well...my almost-published) works. I'll be reading a scene from What Choices We Made in which a cute little sea turtle makes an appearance. How sweet is that?
If you'd like to listen in to the excerpts from Judi, Jo, Joey and me, you can access the show through the PIVTR Web site. You can also call in on the toll free line 866-97P-IVTR. So, you know, if you've got something to ask me about manatees, turtles or the Choices stories, I encourage you to call in and add to the discussion. (There's a 5-minute limit to each call.)
Thanks for checking in!
I'll let you know about each stop of the tour as we head into it this week and next.
"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."
Tags: PIVTR, internet radio, manatee, mermaid, Sandy Lender