Mark Terry

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blog Tour Wrap-Up

April 22, 2010
I'm basically done with my blog tour, although there might be a couple more here and there. I would like to thank everyone who hosted me. You've been great. And I'll be glad to return the favor. There are a number of terrific writers with great books on this list, so think about picking up a book or two or three and checking them out if you haven't already.

Robin Agnew, owner of Aunt Agatha's Mystery Bookstore in Ann Arbor not only hosted my launch party and book signing, but let me guest blog for her on the Hey, There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room blog. Thanks for both, Robin! My piece was called Let's Dance and was posted on March 13, 2010.

Tobias Buckell, SF novelist of Sly Mongoose, Ragamuffin, Crystal Rain and Halo: The Cole Protocol, hosted me for "It's All Science Fiction, Right?"

I was over on The Page 69 Test.

Julia Buckley, author of The Dark Backward, interviewed me on her blog.

JA Konrath, author of so many things I don't know where to start--the Lt. Jacqueline Daniels novels under JA Konrath, a novel called Afraid under the name Jack Kilbourne, and a whole slew of things as inexpensive e-books on Kindle and other sources. I blogged about my adventures in e-book publishing, which resulted in my e-book, DANCING IN THE DARK, popping onto three of Amazon's Kindle bestseller lists for a couple days.

Jude Hardin, whose first novel, POCKET-47, will be released on May 2011, hosted me to talk about Launch Roller Coasters.

Natasha Fonden, who jealously guards her pseudonym's identity in a way that would make Clark Kent blush and Tony Stark chortle in derision, hosted me for I FEEL BROAD ALREADY.

The Divine Ms. O, AKA Erica Orloff, AKA Erica Kirov, AKA Tess Hudson, AKA... and author of, among many things, FREUDIAN SLIP (Orloff) and MAGICKEEPERS (Kirov), hosted me for HURDLER.

Stephen Parrish, The Great & Terrible, whose first novel, THE TAVERNIER STONES has JUST ESCAPED!, and who is hosting a worldwide online treasure hunt with a REAL LIVE ONE-CARAT DIAMOND as the prize for winning, interviewed moi.

Eric Mayer, who just released his eighth, yes, eighth! novel featuring John the Eunuch, AKA John, Grand Chancellor to Emperor Justinian that he writes with his wife Mary Reed, titled EIGHT FOR ETERNITY, hosted me for DIG A LITTLE.

My Book, The Movie blog hosted me as well. (Same gent who runs the Page 69 Test blog).

Gerrie Finger Ferris, author of the new and/or recently released novel, THE END GAME, hosted me for TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE--WELL.

My friend Ron Estrada, with whom I have little or no political agreement or overlap, hosted me on PET PROJECTS.

Joe Moore, who co-wrote several thrillers including THE GRAIL CONSPIRACY and THE 731 LEGACY with Lynn Sholes, hosted me on The Kill Zone blog for WRITING FOR A LIVING.

Jon Van Zile, otherwise known as LurkerMonkey, hosted me for UNTIL. Jon is a freelance writing compadre and future bestselling writer of kids' books (I'm convinced).

Tom Schreck, author of the Duffy Dombrowski novels, such as OUT COLD and TKO and ON THE ROPES hosted me for TODAY'S BRAND NAME BOOK QUIZ.

Travis Erwin, hairy Texas guy (loved by women and children, feared by fish) interviewed me.


Blogger Eric said...

Hey, it was a pleasure hosting you. I hope the tour resulted in some sales.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Natasha Fondren said...

*snort* LOL! Hey, even Joseph Finder has one he guards with his life, LOL. And I tell people. If they tell me their sexual preferences first, and I discover we like the same things, LOL. I've hooked a couple of my readers up with gigs. :-)

10:36 AM  
Blogger Mark Terry said...

Although I think my publisher has done an amazing job of promoting The Fallen--I'm quite pleased--I think the value of a blog tour can't be underestimated. I think it is by far the best way to get your name out there to other readers. My hit counts increased a lot, made even more noticeable by the exponentially higher number of page loads, which suggests that people aren't just swinging by, they're checking out various pages and possibly going back over different pages of the blog. I plan to do it for future books and would recommend it to any writer.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Mark Terry said...

Finder has a pseudonym? No shit? What kind of stuff does he write?

10:41 AM  
Blogger Natasha Fondren said...

I know! I was shocked, too! When he mentioned it, he basically said he will never release it and no one will ever find it. I don't even think he added, "over my dead body," because it's so locked down, LOL.

2:02 PM  

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