Wow, I'm bad at blogging. I go like weeks at a time. Never again! Neeeeveerr Aaaaagain! OK, so let me bring everyone up to speed on what's been going on as of late.
So, I guess I kinda lied when I said that my book would be in bookstores around the first of June. Heck, I even stuck one of those nifty little countdowns on my blog, but it was not meant to be. I blame it on my newness to this whole grand world of publishing. Turns out, it will be more like the first of July, but don't expect another countdown. Now, for those that pre-ordered, I think there's a good chance you'll get your copies soon. And a huge thank you to all of those that did. You really impressed my publisher and that makes me all warm and fuzzy. They've even gone to a second printing which is huge! And, I have a pretty good hunch that Hashbrown will show up in bookstores all over the country now. Now, for those that didn't pre order, no worries. We're still cool. You'll get your chance to read my wonderful book in a couple of weeks.
I did receive my copies of the book, several of them to be exact and they are the most glorious things I have ever seen. I just stare at the cover all day long. I take it to work and glance at it while I'm stopping at street lights. These books are going to some family members and what not, but I'll have a few copies lying around the house. I wonder what I could do with them..
I happened to Google The Adventures of Hashbrown Winters the other day and while there were several different entries that linked up to stuff about my book, there was quite a bit of stuff that was not about it at all. Now, I wonder... what sort of adventures can one have with hash browns in the winter? Odd don't you think? At least mine is about a boy named Hashbrown, but these were about different meals. No offense to anyone out there, but you need to branch out a little more. Though, Heidi's hash brown casserole is a little on the adventurous side, when she adds carrots.
I just finished up reading a couple of really amazing books. Fablehaven 4 and The Last Olympian which is the final installment of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I was sad to see that saga end, but man was it awesome! And Fablehaven 4 blew me away. Brandon Mull is one of those authors that comes around every now and then. He's got me hooked and if you haven't started the Fablehaven series you need to repent and crack one open. I mean it! You won't be sorry.
I saw a peacock last night in the boys' bathroom. It had a man's head and it kept saying "Sauerkraut" over and over again. And on a side note, never ever take cough medicine and an allergy pill at the same time, especially if you have a long history of night terrors. Luckily, I woke up right before I disassembled the toilet.
Moving right along... If you ever need to watch a show on my bedroom television (don't know why you would, but if ever...) you'll need the combination on the remote control to get it to work. I don't know what the buttons do because the writing has worn off over the years, but you need to push the top middle one at least a dozen times and then turn the volume all the way down. After that, it will work. Poor Heidi still hasn't figured it out.
And now, I have a theory... Cat poo floats. I firmly believe this. It has to! Every time we turn on the sprinklers the yard fills up with it and I swear it wasn't there before. We don't have a cat. Who has a cat? Anyone? Anyone? I'll be more specific... who has a cat that yields floating poo? I need to have a word with your cat.