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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Few Random Things...

I just realized that I never blogged about the interview I had on Better TV. But I'm doing it now. Back in February, Rhiannon Ally with the syndicated show Better came and did a piece on me. She was incredibly nice (as was her camera man), and I thought it turned out really great.

Also, I need to give a shout out to Kyle who runs the Coffee House on Main where we filmed this. (He's also on the beginning of the video explaining what a Monkey Mocha is). He was incredibly gracious letting us film there, and he's let me do about a hundred interviews there. He's a super nice guy, and he makes the greatest iced latte in the history of iced lattes. So if you're ever in Austin, MN go to the Coffee House on Main, order a iced latte with raspberry syrup, and give Kyle a really big tip. You won't regret it.

Here's the video for Better TV:




And I just found about this - http://heathersauction.blogspot.com. There's a ton of cool stuff to bid on - from getting business cards made to a book autographed by Kristen Chenowith. All the proceeds go to help Heather, who's been sick for sometime. I urge you to check it out.

In fun news, Black Lab - the band behind the beautiful music in the trailer for Letters to Elise - is currently having a contest to make a video for the new single "This Ship Goes Down Deep" (awesome song, by the way). If you'd like to enter, check out their site for details: here.

Tomorrow, I'm meeting with people from St. Martin's Press, and we're going to be talking about things in regards to my books. I'm pretty excited. If I learn anything fun that you guys will enjoy hearing, I'll definitely pass it along. I do think I get to see some ideas for covers for the Trylle Trilogy for when St. Martin's releases it next year, but I can't really share that with you. At least not yet.

Oh, and thanks for all the Figaro and Delaney love on the blog yesterday. They appreciated it, even if they are fish and don't understand human emotions. Or English.

I'm ending with this song, which is my new favorite thing. I dare you to listen to it and not get it stuck in your head.

32 comments:

  1. If you chat with Matthew Shearer from SMP, say hey-- he's a good guy.

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  2. This is fantastic! What an inspirational piece, Amanda - thanks for this! :)

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  3. Fun interview! Best of luck, although you don't need it with your skill and style!
    :)

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  4. Awww Eric is so cute and shy in that video. Love it!

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  5. Awesome interview! Your high school and mine look exactly the same on the outside.

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  6. i love ur interview, it put a huge smile on my face for ur success.

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  7. I love your interview with Better TV. Actually, I think it's my favorite one so far. I am over-the-moon happy for your success. And Eric seems like such a sweet little cuddle bear in the video. :)

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  8. Aw, you and Eric are so cute! Great video Amanda!

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  9. Thanks Amanda... Loved your interview. I have been following you and read all your books. I gobbled them up in the winter. My friend and I were sitting in Barnes and Noble with our ereaders on a cold night in February. I told her about My Blood Approves. She bought it right there on the spot for a whopping 99 cents. She loved it! And bought the rest of the series too. I have been telling everyone about your books over the past few months. AMAZON is what lead me to you.

    I have also read some other good stories. LURE by Stephanie Jenkins was good.
    C.C. Hunter's BORN AT MIDNIGHT was great. I laughed so hard I was crying. Only people in love with paranormal get the amazing humor. I highly recommend it.
    Keep the stories coming, and I am anxiously awaiting a sequel to Hollowland.

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  10. It was a great piece and I think it did really well telling your story, Amanda! Can't wait to see where things go for you in the future.

    Just 1 Writer

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  11. Super cool! I love that interview!

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  12. Dude, that whole album is AWESOME! I dig that song but I had never seen the video. I also really like Born, and "Hurt Makes It Beautiful" for whatever reason really reminds me your MY BLOOD APPROVES series. I think it's mostly "I forgive you because I love you, it's why I cut you just to heal you." and "Love Makes Ugly, Love Makes it easy. Love makes me forget the things you do, but the hurt makes it beautiful." or something like that, it's been awhile ::runs off to listen::

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  13. You look so relaxed in that interview. I would be a wreck if I had a video interview.

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  14. Haha, that's awesome! Eric looks SO nervous, it's cute, haha!

    Congratulations, anyway, on your continued success!!

    YA: Cheat, Liar, Coward
    Adult: Shackled

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  15. Terrific interview, Amanda. The BetterTV segment is probably the most relaxed I've seen you on camera. Well done! (I'm still partial to your comprehensive ScriptSuperhero.com interview, thought... not sure why, LOL)

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  16. I <3 that song!! Congrats again on everything!!

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  17. I really enjoyed that :-) Great interview!

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  18. Really good interview, Amanda. You deserve all the success you're getting for not giving up your dream, and for giving so much back to the rest of us struggling through self-publishing. Thanks.

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  19. Awesome. Great interview, Amanda, you're an inspiration.

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  20. Wow,wow,wow thats a great interview.Congratulations you are famous!!!!!!

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  21. Don't know why but I'm in tears. This is so awesome Amanda. I hope your blessings continue.

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  22. I loved your interview! I'm also published at Smashwords.com and Amazon's Kindle publishing website. Your friend was very adorable in the video. I wish you the best with your success...

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  23. Amanda,

    Loved that interview. Congratulations! I can only imagine, you must feel like you're in a dream world. :-D

    Also, that was so cool that your books were in your local library--and you didn't even know!

    As for that song, make no mistake, I love rock, but I stopped listening after about a minute. This is a remake of J-Z's hit, 99 problems, and I like J-Z's version waaay better. JMO.

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  24. What a great interview! That part of town looks like an awesome place to live! I recently bought my dream house, so I know exactly how it feels to finally be at home.

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  25. Speaking as someone who has dealt with many paper-and-ink publishers and has written 97 published books, I urge you to remember that you are the boss. If you do not agree with something the publisher proposes or wants you to agree to, don't! You have hundreds of thousands of fans who love your work. Keep us in mind as standing behind you.

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  27. I really enjoyed that interview Amanda :) thanks for posting it, it's something that would never show on TV here in NZ. I kinda feel like I've 'met' you now which is rather cool *grin*
    Re-edited vsn of The Arrival now up and just .99c for May ONLY

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  28. Awesome and inspirational interview. Like you, I had given up ever owning a nice house as well. Or even renting a nice apartment. But after seeing this interview all of that has changed. I still live in a refrigerator box in the woods, but not for long...

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  29. I saw both interviews and I was impressed. I agree. They did a great job and it came out professional and uplifting. The first interview I saw was on television some time back. But I saw the one you mentioned in your post yesterday. I guess life just keeps getting better. Your an inspiration for anyone who wants to succeed and chase their dreams.

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  30. What an inspiration. Personal development is important for everyone and I think you've shed new light on the fact that the American Dream is still alive and well in America and that the pursuit of happiness is still very much the goal of most people not only in America, but globally.

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  31. Loved the interview! Have you thought of doing book signings in the Minneapolis area?

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  32. Hi Amanda! Thanks for sharing the video. I really enjoyed watching it and now I know what Eric looks like too! Thanks for living the dream and for not giving up! You are an inspiration to everyone. Just keep being you and I am sure we will continue to see the best of Amanda Hocking.

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