Monday, August 29, 2011

You, Moonface Tibensky, are no John Green

Moonface is my nickname for myself when my face, especially on tv or video is as illuminated, white, and round as the effing moon. I know I shouldn't be so hard on myself. I should be grateful that I even have a head, moony or otherwise, and that there are people that actually want to record whatever I have to say forever on digital film...

Being in Chicago was amazing and hilarious. I love it there and now I'm back in New York and totally homesick. While there I paid a visit to my hometown La Grange Public Library where I met the lovely and amazing Noel Zethmayr, head of young adult services. And then she interviewed me and I went on and on and on about And Then Things Fall Apart and reading and writing and etc.

And it is on YouTube and now, here...

Noel was cool to talk with and really interesting and funny and smart. I gave her some Sylvia Plath pins as a parting gift and she was so punk rock she put them on her shirt sleeve!

Hope you weren't bored to death watching the video. I'm a little in love with John Green and his vlog is really and truly entertaining. I'm working on it...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Winners! Rockers! Writers!

Oh dear thank you so much for randomizing the winners of the Sofa King Amazing And Then Things Fall Apart Giveaway!

BrittLit and Pantalones... email me your info (like, privately) and I'll shoot your loot out to you asap!

Thanks to everyone for following and signing up to win and just- I dunno- for being so great!

While I'm at it, feel free to rate And Then Things Fall Apart on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Every Star Counts!

In other great and fun news, I wanted to let you know about this interview I did with Stephanie Kuehnert at her blog, Life, Words, & Rock 'N Roll. It came out last week but here it is in all its glory. Ozzy Osbourne, Africa, writing... it's all in there. We met for lunch when I was in Chicago for a signing and we ate organic chips and salsa at this restaurant that was ALSO a house. It was fun and a great break from my family to talk about writing and writing and writing with someone who was way more punk rock than me. Thanks for everything, Stephanie.

Friday, August 12, 2011

100th POST and a HUGE GIVEAWAY that is SOFA KING HUGE I Can Hardly Stand it!

I am alive!

And have now graduated with the publication of AND THEN THINGS FALL APART from "Writer" to... say it with me... "Author."

I have had enough experiences the past two weeks to blog about for a lifetime. There are photos, interviews, videos (!), announcements, tearjerking coincidences and etc.

This does not even include all the guest blogging I've been doing and totally digging.

Thanks for all the great reviews, savvy readers of mystery, it makes me feel like I'm onto something with this writing thing.

Meanwhile... This is my 100th post (I know! I can't believe it either) and I wanted to really live it up and give fun crap away to those who come knocking.

This amazing and heart breaking giveaway of staggering genius shall include:

  • One (1) signed copy of a AND THEN THINGS FALL APART
  • One (1) hand made hideously ugly and one of a kind AND THEN THINGS FALL APART soapdish
  • Four (4) Punk Rock Sylvia Plath button pins
  • One (!) Sylvia Plath stick mask from the AND THEN THINGS FALL APART Book Launch Event at Books of Wonder
  • Eight (8) signed bookmarks for you to pass around to your most amazing friends and librarians

All you have to do is become a follower of my blog (if you are not already, my darling) AND (as well as) leave a comment in this post's comments. I will use some sort of randomizing application to choose not one but TWO (2) lucky winners!!

What are you waiting for? You will have until August 20th to enter. (Shipping is US only...)

This is like, my first contest. It may be my last... so don't miss out!