I am taking over the blog this week going on endlessly about being a finalist in the DABWAHAs, sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches Trashy Books review blogs.
Now, it has come to my attention that authors in the running are encouraged to *bribe* people to vote for them! I am shocked, shocked I say, that two such respected book blogs would lower themselves to such shenanigans.
I have been scurrying around like a headless chicken looking at what my competitors are offering in bribes, and I gotta say--I got nuthin'. Other authors are offering new stories, have cute drawings and artsy stuff. Can I help it if I'm not talented that way?
My l'il shortie is the dark horse in the tournament. The underdog. David among the Goliaths. (Have I gotten your sympathy yet?) I'm the ninety eight pound weakling with the coke-bottle glasses going up against Russell Crowe in Gladiator.
Still, I'm prepared to get down and dirty with the rest of them. So in that spirit, here's what I'm offering:
If I make it past the first round of votes (I'm up against KJ Charles' The Magpie Lord, which has 900+ ratings on Goodreads, for God's sake!) I'm prepared to reveal a whole bunch of humiliating photos of me trying to pose for what would laughingly be termed a "head shot." Nothing professional, mind you. Just photos taken by my sister holding her smartphone the wrong way!
Still, these pics will provide you with many a hearty guffaw at my expense. They'll be worth years of finger pointing, snickering and exclamations like "Look at that!" and "What was she thinking?"
So that's it. First round voting begins March 20. My book is #14 in the Fourth set. You can see the roster at http://dabwaha.com/
I'll be posting links and updates on my Facebook page and Twitter. Stay tuned!
Have a great day!
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