2014 is finishing on a fantastic note - my debut novel, Salted, was nominated for Best YA Novel of the Year in the annual P&E Reader's Poll! How crazy awesome is that?
Readers determine the outcome. And because you obviously rock if you're reading this, I hope you won't mind heading on over to P&E to vote for Salted. I'd really appreciate it.
Well, friends, 2014 was insanely good to me and I hope it was for you too. I dunno about all of you, but methinks 2015 may just top it.
Thanks for sticking with me this past year. I can't wait to see what's in store for all of us.
And now...I have to get ready for the annual Galvin NYE Bash. Should have some hilariously awkward pictures for you later. Happy NYE!
Merry Late Christmas, all!
Meant to have this posted before leaving for the holidays, but happy to finally have a chance to sit down and write it out now. Christmas rocked! My fam says I'm pretty tough to find gifts for - books, movies, and Indianapolis Colts gear.
Simple and I love it.
Btw, I might've received this Christmas present a day late, but you won't hear any complaints from me. I received an awesome email this afternoon - my debut novel, Salted, has been nominated for Best YA Novel of the Year in P&E's Editor's Poll! If you have the time and enjoyed the book, please follow this link and give me your vote.
Onto the final recap then, shall we?
Whew. Day 3 of writing another blog post recap.
I gotta say, it's kinda nice knowing that I'm not just shouting these recaps into the void. Thanks for the emails, guys and gals, and for urging me to write about the last few days of my book tour.
Before we delve into the book tour 3 recap though, guess who signed up for the 2015 LA Times Festival of Books yesterday?
I haven't been before, but it sounds like quite the event...as in the largest 2-day book selling festival in the U.S. Pretty sweet, eh? If my Hoosier fans check out the Festival's website, you'll see another familiar Indy author who attended last year. Some upstart named John Green.
I dunno. I hear he's kind of a big deal. ;)
Anyway, the festival is April 18-19, 2015, so mark your calendars if you live in the L.A. area. It's held at USC's campus and admission is free.
Onto the recap!
Well, folks, before we get to pt. 2 of the recap, I have an important announcement to make...I'm going to the Shiva Bowl!
The answer to your question is yes: Aaron Galvin rocks at fantasy football.
In fact, methinks I might just organize a Salted league next year for any uber fans who think they have what it takes to beat The Commish. Anyone who thinks it's a good idea and wants in, hit me up: firstname.lastname@example.org We'll see what we can do. ;)
Anyway, the odds are against me winning this Sunday, but I have faith in my Indiana roots and that my QB Andrew Luck will lead me to fantasy gold. If not, it'll make for a loooong holiday with the Grinch.
On to the recap!
I promised on the last tour that I would be better at updating you this time around.
Turns out, I'm a filthy, little liar...
Honestly, your humble narrator might have bitten off more than he could chew when scheduling this past tour. I've been paying for it ever since. The exhaustion/flu bug hit me hard after wrapping up nearly a week ago and it's kept me laid out since.
I wouldn't change a thing.
I had an absolute blast running my tail off throughout my home state. Saw some familiar faces, met a slew of new readers, and, my favorite, spread the word about the importance of reading to a ton of students. More on all that to come, but first a video post.
Oh, and I'll give a free ebook of Taken With A Grain of Salt to the first person who correctly lists the number of times I say 'Awesome' during the video post in the comment section. Gotta keep things fun, right?
Author. Actor. Rascal.