Monday, September 10, 2007

Book Trailers, Books and Baby Birds

“When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.” - Christopher Morley

Go over to The Long and the Short of It and enter to win an autographed copy of "The Twin Surprise" by multi-published author, Jacqueline Diamond. And then come back and finish reading this post.

I'll wait.


My friend, Pam, just made up a trailer for her latest novel, "Lies Too Long". Give it a look:

I have yet to mess around with making a trailer... Pam told me it took her "more like 80 hours than 8" to make it. She was referring to Allie when she mentioned here that it took her about 10-12 hours to make her trailer for "One Night In Boston":

If you're interested in what goes in to making a trailer, Brenda Coulter has a seriously great blog post about it. Here's the trailer she made for her most recent novel, "A Season of Forgiveness":

And that's everything I have to say about trailers. Until I make one for MY UPCOMING NOVEL, "Isn't She Liv Leigh". And, yes, it's still cool that I can say that...


I lied... I just found out that Allie made ANOTHER trailer, for the lady who is the featured author at LASR. Here's that trailer, for "A Fiery Secret" by Diane Craver:


I'm going to strangle my DD -- she found THREE more monarch babies out back in our milkweed. GAH. I'm officially out of containers, and one of them is in a box. So, Pillar Place: Monarch P2 now has eleven occupants. Dear heavens.


I'm fighting some serious guilt. Outside my house is a fledging blue jay who can't fly. He's hopping around my feeders and all around the yard. I feel like I should go scoop him up and take care of him -- or, at the very least, take him to the bird rehabiliator I got to know so well last year (last summer was the summer of the baby bird). But I'm tired. I've raised a gazillion butterflies. I've done a thousand various bug rescues. I have to bring my feeders in every night at dusk, and then put them out every morning at dawn so the birdies can eat, but not the bear. I did chase off the murder of crows who swooped down -- so they didn't get him. And, if he's smart, he'll huddle up in my garden for safety.

But I can't do it. I can't care for a wild bird, and I can't find the energy to chase it down and then drive an hour, one way, to the bird rehabber. And I feel awful about it.



Your Aura is Violet

Idealistic and thoughtful, you have the mind and ideas to change the world.
And you have the charisma of a great leader, even if you don't always use it!

The purpose of your life: saying truths that other people dare not say

Famous purples include: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Susan B. Anthony

Careers for you to try: Political Activist, Inventor, Life Coach


I dare any one of you to hire me as a life coach.



Ceri said...

I tell ya, you should be a character in a book, with all your animal rescue and rearin'. Poor bird, hope it'll be alright, but I can understand you're pov.

I'm intrigued by this book trailer thing. I may have to look into it for Finally Home. My DH is pretty clever with the computer, I'm sure he could help out.

Have a good Monday!

anno said...

Book trailers! What a cool idea! For me, though, one that must wait for a high bandwidth (library/cafe) day...

Sarita Leone said...

I love reading about the butterflies! We have a yard full of them and I get such joy from the gorgeous creatures.

Have my fingers crossed for your little bird. Last night my husband saved a snake--it was sure to get squashed where it was sitting in the middle of the road. I squealed while he saved it, but I guess all creatures deserve respect. Even snakes. *shudder*

Diane Craver said...

I enjoyed the book trailers. Thanks for including mine. Allie did a great job on hers and mine!

Have a great day!

Melissa said...

I'm a total YouTube addict and I could imagine making a book trailer becoming a total time suck. I envy those who have the talent to do that or those who can afford to hire it out!

Tori Lennox said...

We've got our twin thing going today. I've got a violet aura (or should that be violeNt? *g*) too. Maybe we could have a life coaching business. LOL!

Dru said...

I love all the book trailers. They are all so different and unique.

Your Aura is Blue

Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.
You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.

The purpose of your life: showing love to other people

Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah

Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

Jen said...

I like the book trailers, too. It's such an interesting idea!

Brandy said...

I like book trailers. They've become more and more popular lately.
Poor Birdie, I hope he's okay, but I can relate. We feed so many strays and have started getting their shots. It's alot of work.
Mu aura was the same as Dru's!

I hope you had a good day!