Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

All Kinds of Awesome!

Last week just rocked!

Not only did I celebrate twenty years of marriage, I also started edits on Defenders of the Covenant! I should finish those up this week, and the book will go to press shortly after that. It's hard for me to believe that the time is almost here. I. Am. So. Excited! I have been waiting for this for a very long time. I can't wait until I have a cover to show you!

But that's not all! I also got a contract from Rosehaven Publishing for my short Christmas Story, "With Love," to appear in an anthology to be released around Christmastime! That was completely unexpected, but most welcome. Not all the time you get a surprise acceptance. =) That will bring my short fiction total up to lucky number 13.

So, yeah. I'm feeling pretty happy and I want to share the joy!

First off, I'm running a little promo on my Facebook page. When I get to 200 likes (or maybe even sooner, since I'm way excited), I will send out a paper airplane Avenging Angel to anyone who wants one.

The Avenging Angels are the super cool fighter jets in Defenders of the Covenant. You know you want one of these! All you have to do is like the page if you haven't already. Also, I'm offering my sci-fi novella, "The Bearer's Oath," for free to anyone who shares my page with their Facebook friends. So, come join the fun. I try to keep my page active and enjoyable.

And because I want to celebrate the release of my first novel and get the word out about it, starting next week, I'll be holding the Defenders of the Covenant Release Celebration from Feb. 27-Mar. 16! Here's a sample of the prizes up for grabs:

That looks like an interesting assortment, eh? The prizes correspond with the characters in the book. I'll be introducing some of them to you over the next few weeks and you'll have a chance to win these and more. (I haven't quite got all the prizes yet.) Plus, a signed copy of Defenders of the Covenant will be up for grabs, too, of course. So stay tuned for all the details!

What successes (large or small) are you celebrating?


Aubrie said...

Hi Angie! Congrats on the short story sale and the edits! Let me know if you'd like to tour on my blog once your book comes out!

aubriedionne at yahoo dot com

I'd love to host you!

Linz said...

Oh, Angie! I almost cried as I read the first paragraph of this post! I am so proud of you! Congratulations!

My success for today - finishing a beaurtiful baptism dress for Auri. It was my own design, had a few sewing techniques that I have never tried, and turned out better than I could have imagined! :)

tiffany said...

im with lindsay i am so proud of you you are so inspireing to me you make me want to be a better person becuse og the great sister and person you are

my success for today is i started my new diet yesterday and i weighed myself today i loct 2 lbs

Angie said...

Thanks, Aubrie! I will contact you about that. I'd love to be on your blog.

Lindsay, woohoo! I'll bet it's so beautiful!

Laura Josephsen said...

Oh, congratulations!!! Twenty years of marriage is awesome. And how awesome that you got a surprise acceptance on your Christmas story!! :D Good luck with the editing--I'm looking forward to learning more about your book.

Today, I'm celebrating the release of my speculative fiction novel over on my blog, so I'm super excited about that. :D

Okay, off to like your Facebook page!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats on your edits, your marriage, and your acceptance! Woot!

I'm waiting to celebrate the birth of my third child - since yesterday was my due date, it should be any day now!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! What an awesome week! Happy Anniversary! Congrats on your fiction sale, and go, fight, edit! (could that become a victory chant for writers . . .LOL)
I'm in the midst of editing and there are moments when it's fun and moments when it's painful.

Angie said...

Go, Tiff, go!

Tyrean, thanks. I think because I'm so used to editing and being edited that it hasn't been painful yet. Keeping my fingers crossed! I love you're victory chant.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on twenty years and on your upcoming release! Is it your first book?
The tour for my next book also starts on February 27 with a huge blog party on February 28. Looks like we'll be celebrating together!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so happy for you, Angie! What a banner day for you!

Cherie Reich said...

Yay! Congrats on everything! It sounds like you've had an exciting week!

T. M. Hunter said...

Congratulations on all the awesome news!!! I'm still celebrating the completion of DEATH BRINGS VICTORY, and hopefully will be celebrating its release soon...

ali cross said...

I am so excited that we get to celebrate YOUR success! Truly can't wait to read your book--I know it will be made of awesome!

I am celebrating LIFE. Just living it, loving it, and all the people and things it brings me. Happiness, man!

Angie said...

Yay, Todd! Thanks for stopping by!

Taffy said...


I'm celebrating writing three chapters this week :)

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha that I spent a week doing nothing major and not feeling bad about it. :-D

It's a big thing for me.

Jewel Allen said...

Woo-hoo, Angie! Congratulations. That is really exciting!!

I am celebrating getting good research info for this novel I am writing, which means I can write some more without feeling like a fool :-).

Jolene Perry said...

Very cool!! Congrats!!

I'm celebrating the release of book number two, which is just happy :-D

Carolyn V said...

Woohoo! Congrats Angie!

I'm celebrating finishing my revisions! It's only taken me forever! ;)

Larry and Cindy said...

I can't wait for the book to be in my hot little hand. Enter Me!!!