Happy Friday, good people of the blogosphere! How about that post yesterday, huh? I know, I know. Sorry. Sometimes, I see what's going on around me and it makes me so angry on behalf of others. Yet other times, I read something in a book that sparks me digging around further. Yesterday was a case of both. What book was I reading? Well, that's coming next week. You'll have to wait and see. Trust me when I tell you, it'll change the way you look at writing and publishing forevermore. Anyway, on to the news! Grab your mouse, get your clicking fingers ready, and let's get going!
**Any and all quotes below are fictional. Photos do not depict actual authors. Authors quoted did not actually say any of this, but I thought I'd have some fun with the post today. Enjoy!**
This just in...
Several sources say a group of seven young adult authors have gone crazy and have begun to give away paperback copies of their books. These books range in sub-genre from Horror to Paranormal.
Authors included in the giveaway are as follows: Heather Topham Wood, Shawna Romkey, Jo Michaels, Lindsey R. Loucks, S. G. Daniels, Tia Silverthorne Bach, and Meghan Riley.
We were able to get in touch with a couple of the authors and asked them what possessed them to offer free copies of their novels. Shawna Romkey said, "We were like, hey, readers love books, we write books, why not connect A with B?" When asked who came up with the idea, she responded, "Heather did. She's so awesome we couldn't help but join in, you know?"
Yes, we do know.
Heather Topham Wood is the author of the popular New Adult Paranormal Second Sight series. It's a four book set telling the stories of a psychic named Kate Edwards who saves women and children that have been abducted by madmen. We attempted to contact Ms. Wood but our queries have gone unanswered.
We were able to contact author S. G. Daniels and ask what she thought the cause of the insanity was. "I think Heather may have what's know as Authoritis. It attacks writers who've just finished a new novel and causes them to act overly happy and generous. Symptoms are extreme and usually include flash giveaway fever (where the author is prone to giving away swag and other items suddenly and with no warning), social media shaking (this includes many Facebook and Twitter posts over the course of a few hours), and word wooziness (self-explanatory)." When we asked Ms. Daniels how an author stricken with Authoritis would treat symptoms, she appeared terrified and refused to answer. All we were able to get out of her was a violent shaking of the head and a short comment. "No, no, no. I can't talk about it." Ms. Daniels then fled the scene.
When asked about the affliction, Authoritis, author Jo Michaels fell into a trance and began repeating the word "insanity." We were unable to get any further comments from Ms. Michaels.
Apparently, the only thing that can cure Authoritis is time. It seems these authors just have to live in their happy heads until it works its way out. There is no way to prevent the catching of Authoritis unless you simply refrain from writing a novel. We asked Tia Silverthorne Bach why this tactic isn't used. She responded, "Wow. You really don't get it, do you?" Ms. Bach refused to elaborate.
We could find no mention of Authoritis when we did an internet search. It only returned: "Did you mean arthritis?" It shall remain a mystery. Ms. Wood is preparing to release her new novel, Falling for Autumn, expected to release April 15, 2014, therefore is a prime candidate for the illness.
If you'd like to enter to win one of these novels, the Rafflecopter entry form will be included under this article. To find out more about the books up for grabs, please visit Ms. Wood's blog at AuthorHeather.com.
Article courtesy of Tammy Thibodeaux, Channel Nine News, Lake Charles.
I hope you all enjoyed that. Tammy Thibodeaux is the fictional news anchor in I, Zombie (just in case you didn't know).
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!