Another long, crazy month down. Two more to go.
In honor of today's holiday, (and because MailChimp seemingly lost my newsletter list), I thought it might be nice to give you all a couple treats.
The first is this horror parody of Lady Gaga's Pokerface some buddies and I made several years ago. Featuring some of your fave horror movie villains and poking a little fun at the Twilight franchise, here's Monsterface.
What's the other treat I have to give you?
Oh, nothing big....you probably won't be too excited about it. I mean, it's just the cover reveal of my newest book and the sequel to Salted that all three of you have been hounding me about. ;)
Are you ready for it?
Oh yeah, people. We're making another commercial.
For those who've not heard of this amazing opportunity, (and genius marketing campaign), Doritos is once again hosting their annual Crash The Super Bowl competition. Anyone can make and submit a 30-second commercial featuring pre-selected Doritos products. Two of those commercials will air during the Super Bowl and the grand champion wins a cool "$1 million", (actually around $300k after taxes - still, nothing to scoff at).
Pretty sweet, eh?
I think so. Especially because if we win, the plan is to use the money as seeder capital for adapting a certain novel into a feature film.
What's that? You want to know what book I'm obviously dying to name drop?
Oh, just some little YA novel with stellar reviews called Salem's Vengeance. ;)
Before anyone rolls their eyes, the answer is yes. This is probably a pipe dream. There are tons of worthy commercials submitted for this competition and our odds of winning are slim.
But dream big or go home, people. We're filming this weekend.
Should have our submission uploaded for you all to see within a week or two. Oh, and in case you missed our commercial from last year's competition. Here's the link.
Whew. What a weekend I had attending the Orange County Children's Book Festival (OCCBF). First, I have the greatest family in the world. My mom and aunt flew out to help me prepare for the event and babysit Little Miss. (We may also have slipped in a little Game of Thrones marathon while they were here too.)
The OCCBF was my first festival as an exhibitor, so I had no idea what to expect. Thankfully, the coordinators were awesome (yay, Barry, Pat, & Robyn!) and I met some amazing other authors who shared tips of the trade with me.
In fact, I'm going to give some ideas I received and thought for any of you who might also be looking to write or exhibit someday! But first, a picture of our booth! :)
Author. Actor. Rascal.