In a month where announcements for The Silhouette are coming like rapid fire, I wanted to share a few more. It's exciting for me and could be just as exciting for you.
-I am proud to announce that I've been welcomed into the Independent author's network, allowing me to connect with readers and authors just like me. I am currently featured on their site, so take a few minutes and check that out! http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/thomas-william-shaw.html
-Tomorrow, my BookDaily campaign will gear up in full swing, getting the word out to the 25,000+ users who take advantage of that cool site.
-The first draft of book two is coming along nicely. I learned a lot from the year and half it took me to get The Silhouette release ready and I am excited with the direction I am taking the story.
What does this all mean to you? The more copies/royalties that come in will allow me to do giveaways and hopefully one day--tour. Now, that is exciting.
Today I got the email letting me know that The Silhouette is now available in paperback and nook formats on www.barnesandnoble.com. You can purchase your copy for .99 through March by clicking the button below.
Also, Amazon has made my paperback edition of The Silhouette on sale for 8.92 (More than likely price matching the Barnes and Noble edition.) That is five dollars short of the list price of 13.99. Take your chance on this deal (36% discount.)
So, the 2013 Oscars came and went without any surprises unless some of you had some insider knowledge on the sound editing categories. I just got my copy of Argo on blu-ray and plan to watch it very soon, but I have no doubt with having watched Affleck's two other directorial works that it is going to be everything Hollywood told us it will be. But I digress.
The elephant in the room is the winner of the Best Director category. Ang Lee has done a lot of fantastic work, making Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and I even enjoyed Taking Woodstock to some extent (he also directed HULK, but that is neither here nor there). I have no doubt in my mind that he should have deserved that award at one point, but twenty or so other award ceremonies can't be wrong: Affleck should have been nominated and won that award. How do you have Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture, and still not achieve Best Director. Some politics in there didn't add up. Affleck had the last laugh by producing Argo, so the trophy was not kept from his hands.
Other than that, great show. MacFarlane was a great host and I loved the introduction of the Jaws theme to usher long speeches off of the stage. I think it is something they should keep for the future.
What? You noticed my titled had the word "Muse" in it. This is why:
Have a nice day!
Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor from Birmingham, AL. He lives with his wife, Lauren, their children, and their cats in a quiet place. Occasionally he will post about it.