Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thank You! (Yes, You.)

Before 2009 ends, I wanted to stop in here and thank every single one of you who has shown kindness toward me or The Dust of 100 Dogs this year. I hate to get sappy, but seriously--without support from readers, librarians, teachers, bloggers, reviewers and AWESOME BOOKSELLERS, a book can fall into obscurity really quickly. I'm happy to say this didn't happen to D100D and it's because of YOU. Thank you! Thank you! This just in: The Dust of 100 Dogs was the bestselling book of 2009 at Aaron's Books, my local-est independent bookstore. ROCK ON Sam, Todd & Aaron! Some of you may know that I spent quite a bit of my life as a semi-hermit who interacted more often with rare fowl than human beings, so this whole promotional angle of my job can sometimes scare the heck out of me. Fact is, you guys made it easy. I threw weird contests, and you entered. I threw more weird contests, and you entered again. Thank you for this. Stay tuned for more contests in 2010. I'll be back in the new year to show off the cover art for PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ which comes out in October 2010. Until then, feel warm and fuzzy for me, will you? I just can't thank you enough. Happy New Year! PS--in case you didn't hear this, you can now download a FREE copy of Lisa McMann's WAKE. ENDS TONIGHT!! Go HERE.

5 comments:

Diana Dang said...

I wish you a great year ahead! :)

Memory said...

Thank YOU for writing an enjoyable book and hosting such fun, creative contests! I'm looking forward to PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ.

Liviania said...

Happy New Year!

Keep hosting weird contests; yours are the most fun to enter!

Lenore said...

Yes! I loved your novel (it made my top 5 of the year - of course) and your contests. Looking very forward to the next one, and to someday meeting again.

A.S. King said...

Thanks, guys. I will most definitely keep running writing contests, and I hope you enjoy VERA DIETZ. It's very different from D100D, but it's still me, so I think you'll dig it.

Lenore--thank you! I chased up that link and I can't tell you how much your support has meant to me. We'll bump into each other very soon, I'm sure.