Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WALLED BLOG TOUR WINNERS

Hey all!

If you entered the WALLED Blog Tour Rafflecopter contest, check your email!
I sent messages to the winners this morning (12/16/14) and hope to have the prizes mailed or emailed to you by the end of this week.

Congratulations to the winners!

Happy Holidays and have an excellent New Year!
XO,
Anne

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WALLED Blog Tour Links

Hello all!

WALLED: The Line Book Two has launched!
WOOT!
YAY!
Phew.
::cry::

Now, let the fun begin!
Let's start with the blog tour.
If you'd like to follow along with the many reviews, excerpts, author interviews, and guest posts - the blog tour schedule is here: http://www.xpressobooktours.com/2014/09/18/tour-sign-up-walled-by-anne-tibbets/

If you'd like to read my blog posts for my publisher, Carina Press, go here:
http://carinapress.com/blog/2014/11/genre-spotlight-new-adult/

AND

http://carinapress.com/blog/2014/12/how-to-have-fun-during-the-apocalypse/
(I had an especially good time writing this one ^^ - please do me a solid and read it, and comment if you really want to make my day!)

Once again I want to thank all of you for your continued support!
I am absolutely thrilled that CARRIER and WALLED are out in the world and I had the best time working with Carina Press, especially my editor, the fabulous Rhonda Helms.

I look forward to whatever the future brings me next.

CHEERS!
XO,
Anne

Monday, October 20, 2014

Twitter: DON'T READ THE COMMENTS

Lately, there have been a lot of people getting in a lot of trouble because of exposure through social media.

First, there was Gamer Gate. A feminist commentator does a YouTube video on how some video games use women "characters" in sexist and demeaning ways in order to further the storyline for the male protagonist, and suddenly treasure troves of gamers get so pissed off that she's publicly said this, she's now getting death threats.

Death threats, people…

Over her opinion about a few video games.

Then there was John Grisham.
Genius that he is, apparently he had one too many bourbons (or something) and tweeted how a buddy from law school was convicted and sent to prison for looking at kiddie porn, but it was completely overblown because he wasn't looking at videos of 10 year old boys, but of 16 year old girls, and that's not nearly as bad.

First, off, reporters and tweeters alike have already proven that his law school buddy WAS caught looking at videos, one of which included a 12 year old girl - so, Mr. Grisham's argument is already completely invalid.

But, the underlying problem is, of course, why is GIRL kiddie porn OK (in his mind) but boy kiddie porn not?

Sexist, much?
Disgusting, much?

Ugh.

The latest travesty to hit social media pertains to an author, Kathleen Hale, who writes Young Adult, and how she got so obsessed with a reviewer for using a fake name, she investigated, tracked down, stalked and eventually SHOWED UP AT THE WOMAN'S FRONT DOOR, called her work and then wrote this "article" about being "catfished" - and the whole time I'm thinking - Why do you think the reviewer was using a fake name? Uh, maybe to avoid upset/out of line/stalkerish authors?
DUH.

Now, what do these stories of human stupidity have in common?

Social media.
Twitter has played a major part in exposing, hashing, continuing, and otherwise, beating these stories to death over and over again - with trolls, haters, apologists, everybody alike, offering their opinion on each story, as if the world needs one more opinion in the ether.

I'm guilty of it.
You're probably guilty of it too.
Sometimes, I can't HELP but sub-tweet about it. It's like I need to get my opinion out to somebody that might care/listen/understand/agree.

However, by continuing to discuss these "stories" the people involved, ie. John Grisham, Kathleen Hale, the trolls of Gamer Gate, they are getting the chance to be in the spotlight (be it good or bad), and I am reminded of the commonly repeated adage -

DON'T READ THE COMMENTS…

After any news article, YouTube Video, explosive blog post, etc. there are always haters, trolls, idiots, apologists, extremists and just plain crazy people who do their best to continue the conversation.

And it occurred to me today that my Twitter feed has become one long COMMENTS section.

We're all commenting on what's happening, and I agree it's good to stay informed.
But, for me, personally, I'm going to (try!) to stop making comments about explosive stories, because really, I don't want to further these idiots any farther than their own idiocy can do.

I'm part of the problem.
Perhaps, so are you.

Let's stop furthering craziness and get back to connecting with each other on a civil level, because right now, Twitter is just a cesspool of hate, anger, and finger-pointing, and I can't stand it any more.

DON'T READ THE COMMENTS...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

SALE ALERT!

The 99¢ sale price has been picked up by Amazon!

If you're a Kindle user and haven't picked up CARRIER yet, now's your chance!


Here's the Amazon purchase link: http://www.amazon.com/Line-Book-One-Carrier-ebook/dp/B00I66AA1E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412023068&sr=8-1&keywords=anne+tibbets

My Promo Card Addiction

For those of you out there curious how I'm making these promotional "cards" - I happened upon a killer deal at DepositPhotos.com (100 pics for $39.99) and then I use PicMonkey.com to design the cards.

There are those who take the time and have the know-how to do these much better - but for my feebly gifted graphic artist abilities - I've been quite pleased with how they look.

Here's a few more - just for shits and giggles.




And let us not forget that the iBooks sale ends on 9/30 - so you will only be subjected to these promo cards for one more day! YAY! ;)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-line-book-one-carrier/id846841992?mt=11

Thursday, September 25, 2014

iBooks 99¢ Almost Over!

Only a few days left to the CARRIER 99¢ iBooks sale - then it will return to it's original price.
Snatch now while you still can! ;)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-line-book-one-carrier/id846841992?mt=11



I may be going a little crazy with the promo cards. To help me with this addiction, you should buy my book. Ha!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Really, I Wrote CARRIER for Me

Not to toot my own horn here, but CARRIER is the kind of book that touches on all the types of stories I personally love.

You've got a damsel who refuses to stay in distress.
You've got a man who grows to love her but doesn't need to save her.
You've got kick ass action scenes involving intrigue, heists, and drama…
You've got an advanced science fiction world in total and complete disarray.
Truly, I wrote CARRIER to please myself.
Now, I hope to share it with you.

As you are [most likely] aware [given my heavy self-promotion this week] - CARRIER is only 99¢ on iBooks and I am having an absolute ball making these lovely promotional pictures to help spread the word.

Feel free to share, if you like.



Thank you, for your indulgence. 
xoxo,
Anne