Friday, February 15, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things, News, and Champion in the Darkness Blog Tour

Champion in the Darkness Blog Tour Stop with Laura Josephsen today!

We're supposed to be celebrating small things, but this has been another huge week for me.
1. My book, Champion in the Darkness, is out in ebook format! (Paperback is coming soon)

2. Awesome people helped spread the word about my book in big and small ways. Friends, family members, blog buddies, homeschool co-op friends, and even random acquaintances congratulated me throughout the day. My homeschool co-op group sent out a mass e-mail about my book. Bloggers posted and tweeted. My family took my out to dinner and gave me balloons and flowers. It was amazing, and I felt overwhelmed by all the amazing support! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

3. A local book club chose my book as their March book! Wow! I found out while standing in line at Costco.

4. I started my blog tour, and it's been fun. Today I'm at Laura Josephsen's blog discussing How a Rejection Letter Started a Novel. Come check it out!

NEWS This is what I know, there's probably more.
Cover RevealCover reveal for Sheri Fink's new book, the Little Firefly

 Christine Raines' book The Dragonslayer is out, and she's touring. Look for her around the blogsphere!

Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn is currently free! I highly recommend it!

Champion in the Darkness Tour
Today's Stop: Laura Josephson     Topic: How a Rejection Letter Started a Novel
Next week:


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

At Costco? That's funny! Congratulations.
Excited for Christine!!

Aurora Smith said...


Al Diaz said...

Those are all great news, Tyrean. I am glad you are enjoying this sooo much! May more success come to you!

Amy Jarecki said...

Wow, those are not such small things, but AWESOME things to celebrate! Good for you :-)

Anonymous said...

I love seeing your book on so many blogs-- congratulations!

Nickie said...

That is so cool that a book club is picking up your book. What a fun way to expand your audience. And it's sweet that your family threw you a party! Sounds like a good week all around.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - It was totally unexpected! And I'm excited for Christine too!

Aurora - Thank you!

Al - Thanks!

Amy - Thanks!

Julie - Thank you! It's exciting!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Nicki - It has been a very good week - with a lot of unexpected sweetness!

jaybird said...

Oh my gosh you found out at Costco? That's awesome.

Best of luck to you.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Jaybird - Thanks!

Laura Clipson said...

Congratulations on your book release! That must be so exciting :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your book! Cool that it's going to be out in paperback soon!

SK Anthony said...

How exciting!!! Congrats on your book and the tour ;)

Will tweet in a minute!

Tyrean Martinson said...

ML - Thanks! I'm super excited about the paperback version!

SK - Thanks! And thanks for the tweet!

Mark Means said...

I think it's great that you only have 'big' things to celebrate :)

If only we all had that 'problem' :D


M Pax said...

Yay for your new book! That's funny, a rejection letter sparked my Backworlds series.

Chancelet said...

Those are huge accomplishments. Congratulations big time!

michelle said...

Tyrean I am soooo excited for you! You have done well!
Your book chosen by a local book club... awesome news!

I've heard so much about Open Minds - thanks for the heads up - just downloaded it now!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Mark - It's kind of amazing. I did a year of celebrating blessings, and there were days that I had a tough time coming up with more than 1 or 2 and they were tiny, and these last few weeks, I just feel hugely blessed and full of stuff to celebrate!

M Pax - I didn't know that. That's cool!

Nancy - Thanks! Big Hugs!

Michelle - Thank you! And You're welcome.

VikLit said...

OMG this is tons of excitement! CONGRATS! I don't know where to begin with the celebrations except to twirl you madly.

Cherie Reich said...

I'm glad to hear the launch went so well, and that's awesome about the book club!

Annalisa Crawford said...

That's great news about the book club :-)

Sean McLachlan said...

Hi! Sean McLachlan here. I'm back from Estonia and I have some photos of castles for you. I can't find your email addy and I'm not on Google Plus. Could you send me an email at seansontheweb (at) yahoo (dot) com? Thanks.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Viklit - Thanks for the twirl!!! I've been doing little happy dances all week! Thank you!

Cherie - Thanks! It was surprising and unexpected news!

Annalisa - Thanks! I think the best part was the unexpectedness of it.

Sean - Thanks. I'll e-mail you soon.

Brinda said...

What a very cool thing to learn in the Costco line. :)