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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Apocalypse Rising

It seems I've invented time travel. Unfortunately, it's not quite perfected yet. My brain went back in time while the rest of me kept going forward. :rolls eyes: I thought I had another week before Apocalypse Rising released. I thought wrong.

We'd been working on the goat pen for days. This requires cutting trees and brush, breaking equipment and bruising flesh. Then there's drilling holes, setting 8-foot posts, and finishing it off with concrete at each base. We're not even close to stretching fence yet.

I went to my physical therapist Monday and he said my damaged muscles were deeply knotted. He probably figured that out when he pressed down on an especially tender spot and I jumped off the table. Yeah, it hurts right there. :grin:

After a session, I'm always very tired, but yesterday knocked me flat. I had to lay down and rest for a bit--missing most of the confetti many of you threw in my honor.

A big THANK YOU to: 

Jackie Burris (I'll be appearing on her blog Wednesday with Professor Iko) She not only posted on her blog but also Facebook.
Linda Leszczuk who it turns out shares her birthday with my book birthday. Linda was nice enough to paper Facebook with my cover.
Charlie Alden gave me a plug on her blog.
Dru Ann Love showed me the love on Facebook.
Cathy Pegau also honored me with space on her blog.
I almost missed Sherri Meyer's post, but caught it on my Smartphone. Finally, it's smart about something!
Cate Masters tweeted me and also had me as her guest just recently to celebrate my book so I want to acknowledge her too.
This morning, Marianne Arkins gave me a mention too.

What makes this so amazing is that I didn't ask for any of this. You guys just turned up on your own. I can't begin to tell you how special that made me feel.

And then there were all the people who stopped by the blog or my Facebook page to congratulate me. You bowled me over with your support.

Yesterday was my heaviest traffic since I started blogging. Deb Nemeth is obviously a very popular draw. I'm glad you stopped by to see what she had to say. If you missed it, just scroll to the post before this one or click here.

In the meantime, I hope you'll buy Apocalypse Rising, and if you already bought it, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

UPDATE: My post at the Carina Press blog is up. I have an interesting story to tell. Do stop by and visit. I'll be in and out all day, but I'll be sure to greet each of you.


Joanne said...

Hey Maria, Raising my coffee cup in a toast to much success ... Congrats on your book release :)

Maria Zannini said...

Thank you, Joanne. I feel duly toasted now. :)

Kay Theodoratus said...

May your muscle kinks smooth out soon. I know what it's like to jump [launch ?] from the table.

Maria Zannini said...

Kay: It makes me laugh (after the fact) because it always surprises me that I can move that fast and jump that high.

Thanks for coming over, Kay!

Angela Felsted said...

Congrats on your new release!

Maria Zannini said...

Thank you, Angela!

James Garcia Jr said...

Congrats, my friend. Very cool news. Much success to you.
I don't have any coffee to toast you with as your friend Joanne did; however, I do have wine. I hope that's okay... ;) *raises glass*


Meghan Schuessler said...

Congrats on your book's release!

Maria Zannini said...

Jimmy: It's so good of you to stop by and wish me well--especially with wine in hand. :)

I have your latest blog post on my reader. Give me another day to catch my breath to visit you. I wanted to contribute my two pence.

Maria Zannini said...

Meghan: Thank you! I'm always glad to see your name pop up. I hope school hasn't been too hectic for you.

Ellie said...

Three big cheers! Congratulations!

Shelley Munro said...

Congrats, Maria. Off to visit you at Carina :)