Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dad, Husband, Cubmaster...Author?

I have been having a rough month or so between work and stress so I attempted to take a short hiatus from blogging to regroup and refresh my brain for the A to Z Challenge that lays ahead of me in just over a week.  Well the hiatus lasted about three days thanks to Mod Mom At IndieDom who broke me out my hiatus, then there were a couple of awards and of course Wordless Wednesday (which is easy by the way).  So in a nutshell my hiatus lasted less than 72 hours.

As I was watching TV last night, Duck Dynasty by the way is an awesome show, I received an email.  I had to read this email several times to make sure it was sent to the right person and to my surprise it was.  I didn't want to jump the gun last night so I teased a little on Facebook and Twitter about big news.  Well it is big news, at least for me...you see there is this site called Life Well Blogged and they have three published e-books (all of which have cracked the top 10 on Amazon's Best Sellers in Parenting).  I was prompted to submit a story and I did a few months back.  I didn't think anything of it until the email...

I'm going to be published in Life Well Blogged's fourth book!  I will repeat that...in bigger letters...I'm going to be in the next Life Well Blogged book, complete with a bio!  Holy crap on a cracker!  The last time I was this excited was all you can eat wing night at the Hangar and that was a messy night.

Not only am I going to be published in the book but I get to be part of a charity that helps Autism because the book is getting released on April 2, 2013, which is World Awareness Autismday.  A portion of the proceeds go to Autism Speaks, which is pretty awesome.

On top of that, once the book is released I will have a chance to give away five copies to my faithful followers, so that means I get to figure out a cool giveaway/promotion idea.  Hmmmmmmm, the wheels are turning.

So there you have it, my big news, yours truly is going to be a freaking published author!  Maybe this whole blog thing is working out after all.

12 comments:

  1. nice job Kevin! See you there!

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  2. So fantastic!!!!!! Congratulations!

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  3. THRILLED TO PIECES FOR YOU!!! Congrats!

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  4. Sounds like you should attempt to take hiatuses (hiatuses? really?) more often.

    Congrats!

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  6. Damnit man, this is the third time I attempt to comment on the blog. First time it ended up being on the wrong post, then I added the wrong comment...third time's the charm, I guess?

    Was just saying congrats on the book part. How about adding to that streak by competing with the rest of us for a place at bytestories.com?

    200-300 words of a true life story? Should be easy for a published author like yourself ;)

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  7. Congratulations!! That is fantasmic!

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  8. Congrabulations on becoming a published somebody!

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  9. Your blog ate my comment. Anyway, thanks for the mention on your blogroll and CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BOOK! Can't wait to read it. ;-)

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  10. (Insert virtual slap on the back here) Congrats!

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