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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Big Reveal

It's been a heck of a tour, hasn't it? I wasn't sure I could pull it off. Most of it was fun and that was due to you guys. I was tickled so many of you visited me at all my stops.

I hope you found some new blogs to visit and I hope those host blogs added you to their friends list too. I wanted this to be an interactive resource for everyone.

I know you're all anxious to find out who the winner of the big giveaway was so I won't keep you in suspense. But am I ever glad I didn't have to choose! I let do it for me.

The winner for the True Believers Blog Tour is Dru of DallNotes. Congrats, Dru! I'll email you for mailing information later today.

So which was your favorite post? The Tank and Iko Show interview? Greg Tells All? The photo journal? Or was it the business posts like the ones on networking and promo tips?

I think the photo journal and Greg Tells All earned the most comments. But I got a lot of additional comments here about the interview with the dogs.

It was all good. I earned several new followers along the way and I hope you did too. In all, I can safely say the blog tour was a success.

By the way, if you followed me and I haven't followed you back, be sure to leave me a comment so I know who you are.

For some reason, I thought the Kensington contest was over today. I checked the web site and it's actually going on through November 28. So more days to vote for Mistress Of The Stone if you can.

I really need to keep better track of that thing. Between the blog tour and working on edits for next year's release of Apocalypse Rising, I don't know what day it is anymore. We're still in 2010, right? :grin:

We're celebrating Thanksgiving today since Greg is leaving me tomorrow. I'll probably post a Thanksgiving tale tomorrow depending on how my edits are going. Stop by and visit if you get a chance.

Off to start the turkey and wake the husband. We're still working on our latest 'sekrit' project and I'll be in and out all day checking on big bird.

Talk to you soon.


Marianne Arkins said...

Congrats to Dru!!

And, I thoroughly loved following your tour. All the posts were good to read and always enjoyable to read.

When's the next one? *G*

Happy Thanksgiving.

PS. I don't think I've ever been the first comment on your blog!

Lia Bal said...

First of all, congratulations to Dru.
Secondly, loved the dog interview. That was my favorite one, followed by the promo tips and Greg’s interview.
I hope you have a good Thanksgiving and have fun with your edits. Hug Tank and Iko for me.

Joanna St. James said...

congratulations Dru , i am now an Iko fan

Jayne said...

Congratulations to Dru! Maria, it was a fab blog tour. I really enjoyed being your hostess for the post Greg Tells All - such fun! Have a happy Thanksgiving, guys. :)

Dru said...

Thank you, thank you!

I had such a fun time following your blogs and my favorite were the interview with the dogs and when Greg hijacked the blog from you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru won? Great! And can you believe it, I missed the photo journal during a couple chaotic days at work. Glad I got a chance to see it now. But my favorite is still the Tank and Iko Show.

A very Happy (early) Thanksgiving to you, Greg, and the boys.

Liz Fichera said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Maria!

Maria Zannini said...

Marianne: I'll probably do one around May. That's when Apocalypse Rising comes out. But I might do the odd guest post here and there before then.

Maria Zannini said...

Lia: I will definitely give the boys your hugs. :)

Joanna: I need to do an Iko post to show how he grew from 9lbs to 90. He's a character!

Maria Zannini said...

Jayne, your regulars cracked me up. LOL! I had a blast over at your place. I'll hope you'll invite me back some day.

Maria Zannini said...

Dru! Congrats, woman!

Give me to this evening to touch base with you. I am in and out a lot today. My hands either have sawdust or turkey juice on me. :)

I am very popular with the dogs today.

Maria Zannini said...

Linda: I'm glad you caught the photo journal. I didn't think it would be interesting to anyone, but Jackie Burris had good instincts on this one.

That was around the time you had so much on your mind. I was so touched you took the time to visit me considering how burdened you were back then.

Maria Zannini said...

Liz: Happy Thanksgiving, darlin'.

Mason Canyon said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thoughts in Progress

Kim said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Maria Zannini said...

Mason, Kim:

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, guys. Thanks for stopping by.

Cathy in AK said...

Congrats, Dru!

Turkey juice and sawdust? Sounds....interesting....

Happy Thanksgiving!

jackie b central texas said...

Congratulations Dru, enjoy that little green alien and the Teddy Bear too!

No real favorite on the tour Maria, did love Tank and Iko for sure and even when did not stop by and comment still enjoyed reading everyone of them as they came out!
I thank you kindly for making my day with your photo journal, it was so nice to see everyone come out and take a peek in as it was on a weekend....

Have spent all day mostly doing odds and ends on the side dishes for tomorrow, out Turkey is almost thawed and maybe can get it all together in the morning and go back to bed for a few hours... Sorry to hear Greg does not get the actual holiday to spend with you, at least if he is driving on Thanksgiving day most of the idiots will not be on the highway with him but stuffing their faces instead!

Jackie >_<

Maria Zannini said...

Cathy: Don't ask. LOL. As it is, we won't finish in time, but I think we made a dent in the project.

Jackie: I hope you do the photo journal with other authors in the future. It really was a lot of fun. I don't see myself living in a very 'exciting' place, but I guess even simplicity can be unique. Thank you for having me on! I thoroughly enjoyed it.