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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Green-Eyed Monster Awakens.

Okay, I know I've repeatedly preached that a writer needs to ignore what other writers are doing. And I really do try to practice what I preach. But this book was featured on The Tonight Show.



I'm jealous. I'm soooooo jealous! And I want to read it.


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  1. From what I heard it was savagely mocked on The Tonight Show, but anyway. :P Yeah, this is probably a case where past a certain point, publicity is publicity even if it's overtly negative. So sure, if what's-his-name wants to make fun of one of my books on The Tonight Show, he has my blessing. :)

    Angie

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  2. So what you're saying, Angie, is my titles aren't warped enough to get Jimmy Fallon's attention? *grin*

    Yeah, I knew there was a beatdown on The Tonight Show, but I was looking at Kerry's reviews on Amazon, and they sound a lot like mine for the Bloodlines series. "I thought I would hate this, but I loved it."
    "It sounded stupid, but it was great."
    "You would've thought zombies were this much fun."

    Now, he's getting attention from the secondary markets he wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

    Also, the response on The Tonight Show is kind of like the old Siskel & Ebert movie reviews for me. Two thumbs down meant I would love the movie!

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    1. Whatever works, right? :) Getting the book in front of a few million people is worth it, even if they're laughing. I'm sure Kerry is crying all the way to the bank this month. [grin]

      Angie

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  3. I saw that cover a few weeks ago-couldn't wrap my head around it. The Amish are known for their woodworking skills. The wooden stake per person ratio has to be higher there than anywhere else; so it has to be incredibly risky to "vampire" someone in the Amish community.

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    1. I checked out Kerry's book because he explored Amish life through SF like I did with fantasy in Amish, Vamps & Thieves. The funny thing is he gets the same type of reviews I do--people go in planning to hate it and end up loving it.

      Fallon may have thought he's trashing the book, but a similar thing happened with Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies.

      The far scarier thing is Kerry Nietz's bio reads like a male me! Grew up in Ohio, computer science degree, left for better job elsewhere, brought his family back to Ohio...

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  4. 'brought his family back to Ohio...'

    Voluntarily? Why?

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    1. You'd have to ask Kerry that, Stu Rat.

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