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Carolyn Tann Starr 2011



Today's book club project: Vote for Kim Harrison - The Hollows Series - on NPR



I love blogging beach side by Emmy's condo. It's soooooo relaxing (sigh). I have two more blog posts and a book chapter to write before I go so time to get down to business. Today's book club project is NPR centric. Wanna join us in a bit of blogging mischief? Cool. Read on... We have a social media task for each of you to do while we run amok in cyberspace attempting to unite our writers and readers in an effort to get out the social media vote for author Kim Harrison (http://www.kimharrison.net). We not only want your vote, we want the votes of your friends and family too (LOL). I would accept the support of your toddler, cat, dog and goldfish if it means keeping Kimi on this list. Think spreading the word through your sphere of influence instead of your cat clicking on the mouse (yeah, some of you DO need to be told - I have three specific friends in mind but I digress - LOL) ;-)

When it comes to my urban fantasy reading fetish, everything I do is a spin off from my fave three writing divas:

      Kim Harrison on Amazon          Vicki Pettersson on Amazon            Jocelynn Drake on Amazon

 @BurningBunnies                            @VickiPettersson                                 @JocelynnDrake

These three creative, lovely ladies are directly responsible for 168 (and counting) Kindle downloads on my laptop (LOL). I'm kinda responsible for those same downloads being in my book club members electronic devices of choice. We chatter incessantly about the writers we like (and their social media peeps) while happily following Kim, Vicki and Jocelynn around cyberspace. We simply love to keep up with our favorite authors and their projects, frequently sending each other bookie-alerts as soon as something interesting pops up. Cool authors are easy to chat about and I will never forget the first time I met Kim and Vicki (what fun - very silly, happy crooked grin).

Turns out the NPR Sci Fi vote has our book club's attention. The fact that NPR has 58,930 responses as of this writing means this is going to be a very tough, highly competitive social media battle. The on-line voters are narrowing down a stellar list of science fiction work to the top 100 selections. If you click the voting link at the top of this post you'll discover that: "Last month we asked you, our audience, to nominate titles for a top-100 list of the best science fiction and fantasy ever written. The response was overwhelming — almost 5,000 of you posted to the NPR site alone, and many thousands more offered suggestions on Facebook."

We were very fortunate us book club bookies got one out of our three fave urban fantasy sci fi divas on the NPR list. Now we're hell bent for leather to keep her there (obsessively so actually - LOL). That means we need your social media help... Seriously. Five minutes of your time would mean the world to us dedicated fans.

Yeah... we Kim-Stream peeps are shamelessly pimping the Sci Fi vote with a vengeance and will ask granny to go on-line if we have to. If I'm willing to bother Granny Tann how can I not be willing to bother you too?

Today's mantra: Click this link and vote for The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison. That's it. The favor that makes us grin and love you for being such good sports and social media buddies. I know a lot of on-line friends have already voted BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU DRAG ALONG WITH YOU? I'm the chick planting the seed to go forth and spread today's mantra. The NPR tally is August 11th so we need you guys to rally and do this today. Got a blog? Start writing or do an embed. On Twitter? Tweet that puppy. Pssst... don't forget to use the share buttons when you write your own posts or read the posts of other Kimi addicts down with the vote for Kim Harrison program (LOL).

Why bother? Because we love being their fans. It's what fans do (LOL). It's fun. They are witty, kind, sassy, snarky, talented authors who WRITE FABULOUS BOOKS and are not adverse to giving us stellar WTF moments in our digital lives (LOL). Sometimes, it's also fun to return the pleasure of creating surprises by supporting them in various ways to let them know we fans really appreciate their creative work and want them to continue writing.

Vicki, Kim and Jocelynn are all cooking up new book series. We're very excited about that. Our authors have been chatting about their new projects with us fans and we're intrigued with the new adventures they have in store for us. We like talking to them. They're very interesting tweet-peeps.

P.S. We know we're not talking to anonymous interns monitoring a bunch of business social media accounts when we contact them. We're actually having direct conversations with our favorite authors. How cool is that? Very.

Wanna help feed our reading addiction and show the people we respect some virtual love? Go vote for one of our fave authors: Kim Harrison (and buy some excellent books from the authors of your choice). Let me know who your fave authors are because I speed read more than I watch TV and I need to keep the cartoons in my head amused... not to mention have something fun to blog about later on in book club (LOL).




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Comment balloon 2 commentsC Tann-Starr • August 07 2011 12:54PM




Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 9 years ago

Thank you, Bill!!!! :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 9 years ago

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