Friday, June 26, 2009

Interviewing my Author Friends

Look what arrived for me today! Yay!

If you're not familiar with Beth Kephart, you can read my interview here. And over at My Friend Amy's blog, Amy and Lenore throwing a book drive party with fabulous prizes. They are trying to get 200 sales for Beth through their blog, so if you haven't bought the book yet, do it through their link.

I've enjoyed interviewing authors on my blog, and I have to say, I've noticed a trend...these friends of mine are doing well, winning awards and gaining momentum in the marketplace. And who, you may ask, is this happening to? Well, since being interviewed on my blog:

Jessica Burkhart's Canterwood Crest series has been optioned for a TV series or movie, and the first book of the series has gone to reprint.

Thalia Chaltas was named as a Flying Start author by Publisher's Weekly. Her book, Because I am Furniture, is also going into a second run.

Val Hobbs' book Sheep was chosen as this year's California Young Reader Medal winner for intermediate readers. Sheep was extremely popular in hard cover and was reprinted in paperback in April.

I love success stories. I'm so excited for all of them and thrilled that I got to share their stories here on my blog. Now, I'm off to the sofa. The kids are gone, the house is clean, and I can't wait to read Nothing but Ghosts.

Have a great weekend!


Kelly Polark said...

I love reading success stories! It gives me hope!

Meg said...

Yay! Success is always fun to read about. :)

Love your blog!

Kelly H-Y said...

Hmmmm ... could that success be linked to your blog interviews?! :-) Happy reading! Love Beth too ... so talented!

lisa and laura said...

you've got friends in high places! if we ever get published will you please interview us?

PJ Hoover said...

Oooh, I had no idea Jessica's series had been optioned! How cool is that?

Sherrie Petersen said...

Kelly - That's why I love them too :)

Meg - Thanks!

Kelly H-Y - You never know! Beth is amazing :)

Lisa & Laura - I would LOVE to interview you guys! It's only a matter of time :)

PJ - It's very cool for her. And you're on my list to interview when Navel comes out!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

How do you know so many famous authors!? That is just awesome. I know you're going to be on that list, and I'll be interviewing you about your huge sales one day!

Thank you for sharing. :)

Rena Jones said...

Awesome! I hope that means something good is in store for me in the near future. ;) Thank you SO MUCH for interviewing me, Sherrie, as well as including all the info for A NEW JOB FOR DILLY! The tour has been lots of fun and all my hosts have been so creative!

Sherrie Petersen said...

Glam - Some I know personally and some I've met through blogging. Here's hoping some of their mojo rubs off on us!

Rena - I'm glad the blog tour turned out well for you! Good luck with the upcoming books :)

Beth Kephart said...

I so love this picture of you.

(love you, too)

Thank you.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

love the look

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