Saturday, April 30, 2011

Books can be bought at local stores...

And don't forget that if you miss my book signings, you can still pop in at Box TV & Video OR Walgreens in Highland where my books are available to purchase!

Two Down, Three To Go

I survived two book signings today! The time goes by so fast when I get to talk to people about my books & I really DO have fun! I have 3 more to go...
Tues., May 3 from 6 - 8 at DiMaggio's in Highland,
Sat., May 7 from 11 - 1 at Pizza Man in Troy,
Sat., May 21 from 10 - 12 at Walgreens in Highland.
Both books are for sale at the signings & include matching bookmarks!
In about a week, I'll post photos from each signing on my website.

Friday, April 29, 2011

World News

I missed the live showing of "the wedding" this morning...but saw the TWO kisses on the balcony. I think we all know whose wedding I'm referring to!

Can you believe all the tech and internet problems this week? Scary. Several affected my status, especially Verizon Wireless being DOWN for about 22 hours!!! That's how I get on the internet! And Yahoo Mail was down...I have an email account with them.

"Thor" - new article I've written

Thor  (2011) The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders (a brief synopsis).

Read full article here:
http://www.examiner.com/speculative-fiction-in-st-louis/thor-2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Another Store Selling My Books

Walgreens in Highland is now selling my books as of today! You can't miss 'em as you walk in the front door! Woohoo! Also, they are hosting a book signing (my 5th signing location) on Sat., May 21 from 10 - 12. As with all the other locations, both books will be available, signed & include free bookmarks.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday Book Signings (+ others)

Sat., April 30 - Book Signings at two spots:
Marine Library from 10 - noon.
Box TV in Highland from 2:00 - 3:30.

Two more book signings will roll around on:
Tues, May 3 at DiMaggio's in Highland from 6pm to 8pm.
Sat., May 7 at Pizza Man in Troy from 11 - 1.

BOTH of my books will be available to buy that I will happily sign. If you are interested in the first book AND the second book, I am offering a special deal for the two together that will save you $3.50!! (Both come with free bookmarks made for that specific book.)

I look forward to chatting and chilling with lots of old AND NEW friends, fans and family!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

New article on movie "Stake Land"

Stake Land (2010)...Storyline: Vampires/Zombies---Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden. (Written by Anonymous)

To read the entire article, click here:

http://www.examiner.com/speculative-fiction-in-st-louis/stake-land-2010

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Article on "Unknown Scent" - Gina Marie Long

Unknown Scent - Article in Troy Times-Tribune

Whee! Or is it Weeee?! Troy paper published an article on my books & me today! Looks great! Lots of personal touches to it with quotes! They don't have an online presence so I'll scan & post the article sometime today. If I can get it to post here, I will, otherwise head over my website:
http://www.ginamarielong.com/
Oh! And in the article info was left out on the date of the Marine Library book signing - which is Sat., April 30 from 10 - 12...for those who do read the article and wonder what's up!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Feedback, Storms & Promo Info

I love hearing feedback about my books - obviously the positive kind! (I did today!) What author doesn't? It makes me smile, brings tears to my eyes, my heart thumps faster with excitement and inspires me to want to write more! To create an emotional response in a reader, to know you've got them wrapped around your finger in suspense, is thrilling!

On another note, these crazy storms we've had recently and more to come, are...well...crazy! Sick of it. It's as if we are being punished for having a nice day here or there. Can't we just have spring and if it rains, that's okay, but no more severe weather as in: hail-producing, gale-force and straight-line winds, massive temperature swings, torrential downpours and tornados! The destruction and loss (all across the country!) have been overwhelming!

Promo Info: I'll be putting up flyers in Troy on Thursday for the book signing at Pizza Man on Sat., May 7 from 11 - 1. Can't wait!
And the Troy Times-Tribune alerted me that an article about my book/me will be in this Thursday's paper (April 21). I'll be nabbing some extra copies of that! Also, I will scan the article to place on my website.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Comings & Goings

Sent out 4 copies of Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book 2 last week to book reviewers &/or book bloggers. Printed out more bookmarks. Created a sign/flyer for Box TV in Highland where my book is now available for sale! Waiting to hear about another possible location in Highland where book may be sold. Really needing to get back to actual writing again! Plastered Marine & Highland with a total of 24 flyers promoting the upcoming book signings I've scheduled. If you see me out & about & would like to buy either of my books, gently tackle me because I should have copies stuffed in my car =) I don't bite - even if my characters do!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reminder-Book Signings plus Newspaper Article

People have asked about the signings again...here you go:

ALL BOOK SIGNING LOCATIONS:


Marine Library, 202 E. Silver, Marine - Sat., April 30, 10 – Noon.
Box TV & Video, 100 Woodcrest, Highland – Sat., April 30, 2 – 3:30.
DiMaggio's, 808 Broadway, Highland – Tues., May 3, 6 – 8.
Pizza Man, 611 Edw. Rd., Troy – Sat., May 7, 11 – 1.
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Also, in the Highland News Leader TODAY, a wonderful article was published about the books & me!
Here's a link:
http://www.bnd.com/2011/04/14/1671001/local-author-pens-second-book.html

NOTE: there's an error w/the Library signing times as it should read that it's from 10 till 12.

Locally Looking for Unknown Scent?

Great news! Local store - Box TV & Video, 100 Woodcrest, Highland, IL (618) 654-8022 - is now stocking my brand spanking new novel - Unknown Scent - Werewolf Series - Book Two !! They also have the first book in the series available - Unknown Touch - Werewolf Series - Book One. The books are signed & include a bookmark! This means a lot to me to have the books offered to the public for sale at a local location! Yippee!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

New Article on "Scream 4"

Scream 4 (2011) Another movie sequel…do we groan or applaud? It appears we "scream!"

Entire article here:

http://www.examiner.com/speculative-fiction-in-st-louis/scream-4-2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Article I've written on the movie "Paul" (4/8/11)

Paul (2011)
Brief synopsis: Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.
Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) Users gave Paul a rating of 7.4 out of a 10. (With 9,000 votes at time of posting!!).

104 min – Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure - March 18, 2011 (USA) in theaters.
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen.

Full article:  http://www.examiner.com/speculative-fiction-in-st-louis/paul-2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Stock of Books Arrived

My stock of Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book 2 have arrived!

Book Trailer: Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book 2

[squealing with delight...] New book trailer for Unknown Scent - Werewolf Series - Book Two !!
Created by:  Cheryl Lombard - CL Productions
(Her sample videos - Vimeo:  http://www.vimeo.com/22041291  )

BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkGSOCYLSkc

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Unknown Scent - Available on Amazon

Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book 2  IS available for sale at Amazon.

Here's the direct link:
http://www.amazon.com/Scent-Werewolf-Book-Two/dp/1612960197/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1

Book Signings

BOOK SIGNINGS SCHEDULED: I will sell/sign copies of both books I've written at:

Marine Library, 202 E. Silver, Marine - Sat., April 30, 10 – Noon.

Box TV & Video, 100 Woodcrest, Highland – Sat., April 30, 2 – 3:30.

DiMaggio's, 808 Broadway, Highland – Tues., May 3, 6 – 8.

Pizza Man, 611 Edw. Rd., Troy – Sat., May 7, 11 – 1.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New article I've written on the movie Insidious

Insidious
Synopsis:  A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

(Normally a more detailed synopsis is posted, but to be honest, the above one-liner really sums it up perfectly. Nothing further needed.)

PG-13, 102 min, Fantasy | Horror | Thriller   - April 1, 2011 (USA) in theaters.

Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) rated Insidious a 7.0 out of a 10 with 582 votes, at the time of this posting.

 To read the full article, click here:
http://www.examiner.com/speculative-fiction-in-st-louis/insidious

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Unknown Scent Updates

Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book Two is showing up on Amazon.com now as a pre-order as it is still in the printing/shipping stage. I was told it could take a few weeks to completely show up on the online ordering sites - at least you can pre-order thru Amazon right now, though!!
I have 3, probably 4, book signings setup. Within the next few days I'll post the locations, dates, times for these selling/signings events. BOTH books will be available.
Been requesting book reviews from book reviewers & book bloggers ("any" out there interested?). When I receive my copies, I will mail out to a limited number.
Spent loads of time updating my websites & all my profiles & such at social networking sites.
Been creating printed promo material for new book...
Whew! =)

Chapter 24 Teaser (last one)

"At this moment, it is my decision and it could change my life forever." - a TEASER from Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book 2, Ch. 24 (the last one).

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Chapter 23 Teaser

"He twitched in his effort to keep from transforming and I felt the atmosphere in the room turn hostile." - a TEASER from Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book 2, Ch. 23.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Article on Christian Bale

New article I've written:

Christian Bale - Batman - Mega Movie Career

An actor who deserves high recognition for his numerous and varied film career is Christian Bale.  [Standing ovation]

He is slated to revive his intimidating black costume as Batman once again in July of 2012. Read full article here:

http://www.examiner.com/speculative-fiction-in-st-louis/christian-bale-batman-mega-movie-career