From the Mind of Master Imaginationist Crystal Connor ~"A Trusted Name in Terror."

The Darkness, Artificial Light, In The Valley of Shadows

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy All Hallow's Eve =D

How to Survive a Horror Movie tip# 48:

Happy Halloween you guys!

So today is the 3rd day of my book tour sponsored by my friend Jadis Shaw, the owner of an author's services company called Juniper Groove Book Solution and todays stop is an interview with Darcia, Maria & Michael over at Bestseller Bound Recommeds, be sure to swing by and check them out. All the links are below.

Yesterday and Monday's stop are hosting a contest where one lucky follower will win a signed autographed copies of my anthology. The last time I check over one hundred people entered the contest =D It makes me super happy because I was so afraid that that maybe people wouldn't enter. I have no idea why I would think that, but like they say, we are our own worst and hardest critics.

Speaking of critics, the reviews so far are pretty good and the layout is well received.  The story that's emerging as an all time favorite is Amber's New Friend because all but one person who reviewed the book rave about it so I think I'm going to be ok.

What's everyone doing tonight for Halloween? When I was little and my father was stationed at Ft. Lewis every single year the dentist dressed up as a tooth and his wife was the tooth fairy and instead of giving us candy he gave us a zip lock bags that had small tubes of tooth paste, a tooth brush, small bottles of mouth wash that would turn our teeth pink to show us the spots that we missed, and appointment cards for our parents to remind them of our next dental appointment. =D I'll never forget that and its one of my fondest Halloween memories. =D

In closing guys know how a feel about the whole stupid ass damsel in distress lunacy in horror movies so in preparation for my super mega horror movie marathon I bought some tea and warned my neighbors lol. To celebrate my delusional belief  that I think horror movies are interactive experiences and that the people in the movie I'm screaming at can actually hear me, my sister posted this to Facebook. OMG I thought I was going to choke to death on my own laughter. You guys have got to see this!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

See, what had happened was...

OMG you guys I am so sorry I haven't update my blog in awhile, but I can explain...

So 1st off ...And They All Lived Happily Ever After! is now available where ever fine books are sold (but mostly Amazon) but...a week before my launch date (which was on my birthday) my harddrive crashed and it happened to crashed the day after the final edits. I can not begin to explain how stress out I was, I had two book signings schl'd and the only books I had on hand were the unedited ARC copies. I was so devastated I nearly canxl'd my events and that would have been stupid. I ended up selling the ARC copies at the booksignings but I spent two whole days writing little notes on my wordsmith postcards explaining the errors in edits and begging for leniency. Everyone was pretty understanding and both booksignings went very well. Actually it was more fun than being at a convention!

Kicking the day off at 12:01 am at Denny's for breakfast

Look at this kick ass cake my kid sis got for me, It was so fucking good!

At Burien Books for the 1st signing of the day

Lunch w/the girls after the signing...look at how tired I look. lol

Look at all my books!

This is at 3rd Place Books in Seattle. I heart this bookstore
I was also interviewed by the very sexy Morgue Anne, host of the Sex and Death podcast! Click to watch.
Book Launch interview

I am really going to try and get a handle on updating my blog and fanpage so that you guys know I'm still alive and kicking and what's going on as far as the writing goes. ...And They All Lived Happily Ever After! has been doing very well, things are moving along with Book III and I have two more projects that I am working on that you'll all know about coming up here soon =D

But for the most part like I said I am going to do my best to be more active online but its hard because when things are going realy good for me it sucks for those of you who are following me because when I'm writing I'm not updating my blog or posting to facebook. But I am going to work on it I promise.

Two big announcements before I go...Next week I will be on tour promoting the anthology and there will be an audiobook! I'm super excited about both! Here are the dates for the tour and I'll leave you with a teaser from the audiobook!

Click to listen...
Audiobook Teaser