Instead of cluttering up the post with typed words. I’ll let myself do the talking instead.
Here’s Anna’s blog/website where you can see the trailer and read the first chapter!
And here’s the extremely challenging science behind placing a frog on your head while taping a vlog.
And now the arc will soon be winging its way to someone new.
What middle grade or YA books are you looking forward to reading?
Crap. I don’t have the quicktime plugin. I’ll have to come back from home.
Sorry, since I don’t plan on vlogging often, I didn’t want to go the youtube way! And sorry that it takes a few secs to load. I’ll be honest, I’m a newbie when it comes to vlogs!
Aag! I can’t download the plugin–it says it’s just for MAC! I’ll try later when I have more time to find something that will work. I REALLY want to see your vlog, Laura!
Sorry Kris. It’s a photobooth video (Mac) copied into quick time and uploaded to my computer through a wordtube plug in. Oh darn, maybe people won’t be able to see it! 😉
I have the plug-in and I could see it just fine. It didn’t even take up time to load. The video quality is great.
And can I just say I think you’re an awesome vlogger, and you should do it more often? Super fun! And I love the frog! 🙂
Thanks for being kind. I need that. I just wonder how many people can actually see it.
Bugger. I can’t see it. I still need to read the rest of the Hunger Games triology.
With a little time and effort, I managed to manually find the plugin! You are super cool Laura! And kudos for trying something new! All I did was pose for the camera at the beach holding the book. 🙂
The whole vlog thing scares the pants off me! You did a stellar job!
Love the VLOG, Laura. And I can’t wait for your review of the book.
Laura, these were great! I actually laughed out loud when you recreated the cover pose. 🙂 I’ll link to this on my blog in a minute. Yay!
Very cute. Great job! I’m scared to do vlogs. I’m looking forward to Shine by Jeri Smith-REady and Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick.
Phew. As long as you approve Anna, since it’s your book and all! 🙂
I’m kinda scared to do vlogs too Christine.
Sorry to anyone that can’t see it. 🙁 I’m a newbie when it comes to vlogs!
I certainly do approve!
I was thinking it might help to upload the videos to youtube and then embed them in your post? Then people might have an easier time viewing them. I’m certainly not a tech expert, though. 🙂
Laura–so awesome! I love what you’ve done with Anna’s book! I had the book in the flurry of vacation, and took a few pictures with me with it in front of a few libraries. I’m saving them up, however, for when I have peace of mind to post something well-thought out (like you have done!) YAY for Anna’s book!! (Which is excellent, by the way!)
I can’t see the video, but I will head right on over to Anna’a blog. Her book sounds fantastic!
I could watch it just fine and I thought it was hilarious! Next time I can’t get my hair highlighted right away I’m buying a stuffed frog!
OMG! I have the EXACT same frog. His name is Greenie and he belonged my 9 yo. He’s my writing buddy!
Oh! I showed my son your picture, Laura, and he took Greenie back. *pouts*
*goes off to search for new writing buddy*
It’s nice to see (and hear!) new writers I follow. I get your posts via email so I’m a bit late to the party. Well done! Also, I’ve just shared something with you on Twitter that you may appreciate. 😉 Cheers!
Dang, I want a frog now!
I must say that I’m really impressed the frog stayed on your head the entire time.
After reading the first chapter, I can’t wait to read the book.
gotta get me a frog. enjoyed this!
Love It! I was able to see it easily – no troubles at all. And you’re great!
I’m looking forward to this one, Medeia’s Bestest Ramadan Ever (which is released but I haven’t got yet) and so many more!
It took a minute to show up, but I watched your vlog and it was so good! I should have taken a screen capture when you reenaacted the cover. Awesome.
Great job on the vlog, Laura. I have a Mac and had no problem viewing it, but now I know why some people weren’t able to see a short little vlog in one of my posts, because I didn’t put it on Youtube first. I’m new at vlogging, too, and making lots of mistakes, but learning from them. You have a good personality for vlogging, so I hope you do more of them.
I’d like to read Possession, as soon as I can afford to buy it.
I didn’t realize that some people would have trouble seeing it. I can see the benefit of doing youtube. And if I do a vlog again, I will consider it. I don’t want to vlog just to vlog. I would need a plan – after all I’m a plotter. 🙂
That was AWESOME! I loved seeing it. Makes me want to upload this goofy potential vlog I did the other day.
I’m looking forward to reading the 3rd book in the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy and I’m excited about Wonderstruck. And your book, of course!
Very people look good with a frog on their heads. You happen to be one of the fortunate few 🙂 I had no problem viewing the videos, but then, I’ve never owned anything but a Mac!
Love your vlog! Hopefully it’s not the last one we see of you. So great to hear your voice. Also, love the frog.
I can’t wait for Anna’s book release!!!
It is funny to actually see and hear people for the first time. I love checking out peoples’ first vlogs! 🙂
Thanks everyone. I’ll draw the winner on Monday!