Welcome to our new blog site! Whether you followed us over from blogspot or are new here, we’re happy you’ve found us. I always hated the word “journey” in reference to my cancer experience, because hey, if I’m going on a journey I want it to involve exotic locales, sunny beaches, umbrella drinks and lots of rest, not surgery, sickness and a bald head. But, “journey” does seem to apply to this strange and wonderful trip to publication of “The Dog Lived (and So Will I)” memoir. So welcome to our journey—thanks for following Seamus and me. AAAARRRRROOOOOOOOOO!!! (And don’t forget to buy the book—see link on the side bar—it keeps Seamus in toast!)
Archive for February, 2012
The Dog Lived (and So Will I) memoir was “debuted” at the Sourcebooks sales conference today, where they also saw:
and there was a second video…and the cake pops…and some super cool bookmarks…but we’ll pace ourselves a bit.
So what do you think? Are you ready to read the book??!!
Seamus thanks you (and asks that you send him toast…he always asks that).
Thanks for all your kind comments on the book cover. I absolutely love it! And Seamus of course thinks it’s the best book cover ever. But just when we thought he couldn’t get any more famous, this happened:
These are cake pops made to look like Seamus on the book cover. (Pup pops? Seamus suckers?) 75 of these adorable pops are being over-nighted to my editor at Sourcebooks Publishing to hand out at their sales conference on Thursday. And I didn’t forget the Seamus’s in their lives either. There will also be “doggy bags” handed out with homemade (um, not by me…I custom ordered them) peanut butter/ banana dog bones. They look like this:
|The bone is green in “real life” the photo coloring is just off|
So yeah, we’re sending
bribes treats in hopes that the sales people notice the book, remember the book. love the book and….go out and sell the book! I also had two book trailer videos made that will be shown at the conference. And after that happens, you know I’ll be sharing them here!
Phew! This publishing biz is hard work!
(And speaking of that…if you haven’t clicked “like” yet for our Facebook page, please do…it’s right over there in the sidebar just begging to be clicked.)
Next up, I’ve still got to finish the acknowledgements section for the book. Who do you suggest I acknowledge and thank? (I think we all know who the book will be dedicated to…and no, I don’t mean Seamus!)
So what do you think?
That’s it–the “real” cover of my now seeming really, really real book! There are so many thing I love about this cover, not the least of which is that it’s actually Seamus on the cover (no stunt dogs for Seamus–he’s like the Tom Cruise of beagles).
We also have a really real Facebook page for the book and we really really hope you will both like it (small “l”) and Like it (big “L”) that actually requires you to click on the Like button which should be over to the right in the sidebar.
Oh and all those “really, reallys”? That’s how you know me’s a professionalist writer person….who just happens to be really really excited right now.
Chemotherapy Treatment for Dogs | Animal Fair | Wendy Diamond | Pet lifestyle Expert | Animal Rescue AdvocateFriday, February 10th, 2012
Seems like this is all over the media these days (or is it just what I’m paying attention to? Hmmmm). Seamus is here to attest: cancer isn’t always a death sentence in dogs! (And he really wants me to point out he did not lose his hair in chemotherapy. He remained his diabolically cute self.)
Seamus and I knew this already of course.