Monday, November 3, 2008

Blatant Self-Promotion ... yep, all about ME!!

I had last Monday off so that you guys could all read cool stuff by Austin Camacho. I'm sure you all enjoyed it as much as I.

Speaking of me and myself ... I, of course, spent the time productively and diligently working on my next book.

Hah, I'm lying, of course. I watched Monday Night Football.

Anyway, I didn't have anything to write tonight ... heh, lying again.

No, actually, I'm not lying, I'm not going to write today. I'm going to point y'all at a really cool interview that Billie Williams of Manic Readers inflicted on me, ... er, ... gave to me, ... er, ... interviewed ... uh...

Here's a slice:

The reason you find the humor in everyday life is because you examine it. Did you always write humor? If not, what did you write before humor? What genre haven't you tried that you would like to write? (Though I can't imagine that, I'm sure if you wanted to try something that you wouldn't have already done it.)

Yeah, humor's my thing. Let's see. I wrote a horror book ... didn't sell. Then I wrote a kidnapping thriller ... didn't sell. But don't tell anyone. (Wait... I just did). I didn't mention above ... mostly because I knew I'd mention here below ... that I write an award-winning humor/business column for a credit magazine. The subject of construction law is so dry that the Sahara would weep, so I spice up the articles by making them fun and breezy; and I pick on attorneys for their bad spelling and for being poo-poo heads. Well, a few people noticed and they sent me emails and money, not money ... anyway, they asked me to keep doing it. So I wrote a funny book where attorneys, telemarketers and Grand Prix drivers are the bad guys.

Fang Face is due out in 2009 - do you dare give us a sneak peek? I'm intrigued by the idea of "a funny vampire book" to use your own words.

I’m all a-trembly with excitement about it! Most writers just gloss over all of the funny things that can happen with vampires. Not me. The premise is that a teenaged girl … Erin, gets bitten by a vampire … twice. It takes three bites to turn her all the way. So her parents and sister go, “Nuh-uh, we’re not going to let her to over to the Dark Side.” So they start wearing garlic necklaces and making blood smoothies and stuff. Meanwhile, as she becomes more vamp, her fangs grow in (messing up her braces), she gets more Goth-like, darker, prettier. The guys at school, of course, start noticing … so do the girls. But here’s the kicker. Erin’s becoming so pretty, more than pretty …but she can’t see her reflection. Bummer. The book offers sympathy to vampires that you might not see in another book, like how important a clean neck is to good vampire hygiene. There’s a lot of other stuff, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

There's a lot more, too much for here, so go check out the entire interview:

(okay, I'm not very tech savvy, so do one of the three):

1) If the link is live, click this ...

2) If the link doesn't work, cut and past the link onto your browser.

3) If 1 and 2 don't work, go to - go to the 'authors' drop down menu - choose 'interviews' - then pick "Norm Cowie October 27, 2008" (easier than it sounds)

4) Try 1,2 and 3.. .and if they don't work, well, turn on Monday Night Football

A fun interview ... so I hope you check it out.


Fang Face (young adult - coming 2009)
The Adventures of Guy ... written by a guy (probably)
The Next Adventures of Guy ... more wackiness
The Heat of the Moment
Missing (coming 2009)


Morgan Mandel said...

Fang Face - I love the title -
I love the cover -
Waiting for the release

Morgan Mandel

Austin S. Camacho said...

Welcome back, Norm! And if I'd known you had news about Fang Face I wouldn't have gotten in your way. ;-) Now I can't wait to read it, and that's the tooth... er, the truth.