Saturday, April 3, 2010

News & Links & Such

My launch for my first novel HEROES OF THE FALLEN is at the Borders in Murray, Utah and scheduled for 6-8 p.m, Friday, April 16th. The novel will be available shortly before that, the 13th? 14th? IF you are in the neighborhood please drop by. I will come up with some type of goodies or other.

I guarantee to shout in the store,
"Are you not entertained?"

And on Saturday the 17th at the Borders in Provo, Utah (the Riverwoods) I will be signing from 4 to 6 in the afternoon, if you can't make Murray, I'd like to see you there.



I will also be signing books at the LDStorymakers Conference April 23rd & 24th. Related to that Saturday night is the Whitney Awards and I have been asked to be a presenter for the Best Novel by a New Author Award. It's exciting and about as close to the Oscar's as I feel I'll ever get-besides I have high hopes I'll be presenting to Who I voted for.

Over at Krista Lynne Jensen's Blog she is doing an Interview with me and a book giveaway.

And finally The Cimmerian, a favorite blog of mine, has mentioned me a second time, due to my story Whispers of the Goddess being accepted for publication with Rogue Blades Entertainments anthology collection-Roar of the Crowd. Yeah I have mentioned it before, but I am very proud of a 12K story I cranked out in one week, thanks to M. Gray for helping me edit the rough patches out.

End communication and Happy Easter.

21 comments:

Melanie Goldmund said...

Oh, man, I wish I could be there, especially for the "Are you not entertained?" bit! Are you going to bring a sword and everything, or just a pen?

Theresa Milstein said...

Your comment on Karen G's blog made me laugh, so I decided to check out your blog. Congratulations on your book. I'm all the way on the east coast, but I wish you good luck.

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely exciting times. Savor 'em!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

You go, David! So excited for you. On your way to greatness!

David J. West said...

Melanie-I am tempted to bring some colorful props but I don't want to scare people either.

Theresa-thanks for dropping by and the good wishes.

Charles-Thanks I will, glad you're back.

Tamara-thank you, right back atcha.

Gary Corby said...

Good luck! And I hope you enjoy the experience.

I wouldn't mind being there for the, "Are you not entertained," bit as well.

David J. West said...

I appreciate that Gary. I am getting psyched.

Daron D. Fraley said...

Great news, David! I am looking forward to seeing you do the presentation at the Whitney Awards. Very cool!

Congrats on having signings lined up and such. I hope they put us at the same table at the conference. :)

David J. West said...

Thanks Daron.

We might as well insist that they do.

Morgan Ives said...

I'm planning to come! I'll look forward to meeting you in person.

David J. West said...

Thanks Angela, look forward to it.

Voidwalker said...

That is so exciting. I'm just a state away (AZ) but that's a bit out of my gas/time budget to come out there. Sounds like you need to do a book tour and stop by Phoenix! :)

David J. West said...

Void-Thanks, IF I can fanangle it I will evantually.

Voidwalker said...

You're a fighter David. You won't try, you WILL do it! :P

Hey, at the very least, you ought to pay some homeless kid $5 to videotape you doing the event at the bookstore, especially the "are you not entertained" yell.

David J. West said...

Void-Nah I don't need to pay a homeless kid, my wife will be there.
The quality of the vid will be better too.

Lisa said...

Congrats David! Is writing your full-time job or a hobby?

David J. West said...

Both.

Lisa said...

Lucky guy! What kind of swords do you have? My brother served a mission in Spain and brought home two amazing decorative swords. When I saw them I regretted my decision to buy a Lladro.

David J. West said...

I have all kinds of swords, I just like em. I do have 2 Spanish decorative swords.
I had to google Lladro-I didn't know what that was. There are some nice ones.

Rob Larsen Family said...

I'll see you in Provo. :)

David J. West said...

Excellent Katie, thanks.