Friday, February 23, 2007

The PC EZ-Bake Oven!?

This was just too funny to keep to myself...

For those of us who are too busy with Email, blogs, and discussion groups to extract ourselves from the computer, help has finally arrived!

It's no joke, ladies and gents...with the advent of the latest handy dandy computer add-on accessory, it is now possible to enjoy all of life's necessities without ever having to step away from your PC!

What, you ask, is this life-changing gadget? Feast your eyes:

This is not a gag! For a mere $29.99 you can experience the wonders of hot baked goods, fresh out of your own PC! The PC EZ-Bake oven fits into a standard drive bay and works off your computer's power supply. Imagine the enticing aroma of chocolate chip cookies swirling around YOUR PC tower while you read the latest witty blog entry! Not just for cakes and cookies, this wonder of wonders also allows you to toast PopTarts, mini pizzas, and other culinary goodlininess.

This latest gadget joins the accessory pantheon necessary for die-hard computer users intent on ne'er straying from their desks again! For maximum convenience, you will also need the following classics:

*"Commode" Chair


*Credit Card (for ordering grocery delivery and other necessities)

*Travel-size toiletry kit and spray bottle of water (for webcam appearances)


*Automatic electrical muscle stimulator

So there you have it! A big thanks to Rida at Draumr Publishing for discovering the PC EZ-Bake Oven, in response to my comment about the wonderful on-board cup holder on my PC that my husband keeps insisting is something called a "CD drive."

If you're wondering where to order this little baby, no needn't leave your chair to do THAT, either! Simply visit ThinkGeek and order right from your commode, er, CHAIR: .

So what do you think should be next? I vote for a PC autowash with blow dryer attachment.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Get a FREE kick butt book trailer! making it yourself!

I've just added a new section to my website at ... Workshops. Workshop #1 is a DIY tutorial on how to put together a book trailer/video presentation that will have people talking. It's easier than you may think, and what's more, it's based on software that Windows users already have on their systems!

Whether you're a writer looking for cutting edge ways to promote your work, make trailers already and are interested in tips on how to make them even better, or simply want to take photos or home movies and create a jazzy presentation like no other, the DIY Book Trailer Workshop is just the thing for you!

The self study course contains a wealth of information, including:
1. Why you need a trailer
2. What goes into an effective presentation
3. Common mistakes to avoid
4. How-to's for producing a trailer, including timing your piece to a musical score and adding special effects
5. Where to showcase your trailer once it's finished

A brand new forum has been added for discussion and questions along the way.

So don't hesitate! Visit today and click the new Workshops link to get started! Oh, and for those who have or will be making book trailers, stay tuned for information on a trailer CONTEST that will be sponsoring early this summer.

Happy "Trails!"

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Dr. Seuss Wrote...My Book??

Just when I thought I've seen it all...

A mere twenty-four hours into riding the high a new author experiences when debuting their first novel, I received a complaint from a Borders in Illinois. Seems they tried to order copies of Visions for their store, but couldn't find it. Curious, I did a little recon on my listings. It went something like this:

Publisher site....CHECK.
What's wrong with this picture:

Seems that my book was actually published and illustrated by none other than Theodore Seuss Geisel, aka "Dr. Seuss!"

I wonder what fans would think to know that the author of The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs&Ham switched to paranormal romance...

fifteen years after his death!

Thought I'd share this to give you all a laugh. It's not every day that a world famous writer tries to take credit for a newcomer's work...posthumously!
I've contacted my publisher, who is working with the distributor to fix the error. Meanwhile, Visions is available on Amazon, or my publisher site: Draumr Publishing.