Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Totally Twisted In The House!!

totally twisted in the house
They're here!! AAAAGGGGHHHH! I am a little excited, can you tell?!? I am at a loss for where to begin... do I start with how lucky we are that those printers in China were ahead of schedule and my book arrived two whole months early... or do I tell you about what I was doing yesterday when I noticed giant boxes outside in my breeze way and how I hadn't heard the UPS fella drop them off... or I could tell you about my envelope woes and how many times I have had to order new ones trying to get ones that will fit the book just right without costing an arm and a leg... or should I tell you about trying to decide just what to write on the cover page when I sign my name? Where to begin?!?

I will start with the timing. How awesome is it that the books arrived for an earlier release than expected?!? Amazon is still listing the release date as April 1st but they are already shipping and copies of Totally Twisted are popping up in mailboxes all over the country!! Now, here it is February 17th, not April!, and I am signing these beauties, addressing dozens of envelopes, and getting ready to send them out into the world. Sheer awesomeness people... truly! And em yeah, apparently, an 9 x 8 1/4 book won't fit in a 11 x 9 envelope, you need a 12 x 9 1/4 one. LOL. Trust me, I know. Thankfully, I have a shipping supply company that has next day delivery at no extra charge. They ROCK! And man was that UPS fella sneaky. Granted, I was a little distracted as I was babysitting my cousin's two year old daughter for the day. But still, he carried in four 20+ pound boxes and I never heard a peep. I went to wash some dishes, looked outside and there were all the boxes!! OH OH, and something super cool I saw on Amazon this weekend... they were down to only 5 copies in stock at one point!! EEEEKKKKK!!

I have been hemming and hawing over what I should write, other than my name, when I sign my books. Silly, I know. But I want something that is clever and catchy and, of course, *me*. It finally came to me yesterday and you'll have to wait until you get your copy to see what it says!! Some of y'all like surprises, so we'll leave it that way. And so y'all know, unless you specifically requested my to do the signing "to" you, I am keeping it simple. That way, should you ever want to hand it off you some one, it doesn't say "to my dearest friend Sally". LOL. Zing me an email if you want a "to"... there is still time.

So, how peeved do you think the post office lady is going to be with me when I walk in with 50 pounds of books to be shipped? LOL. I may go in the evening to the automated do-it-yourself post office to avoid the glares from everyone in line behind me. Oh the things you don't think of in the beginning!!

Okay... now what? I am hoping to plan a "blog tour" for the month of March. I have goodies galore up my sleeves for you. Namely, one word peeps... KITS. But before I get too far ahead of myself, let's do a GIVEAWAY!! Leave a comment here on the blog (just click the word "comments" at the bottom of this post and it will take you to the comment screen) with your name, don't forget your name!, and in three words or less tell me what has you excited today. I will pick a name at random on Monday Feb 22nd at 9am, and international commenters are welcome!!

signing Totally Twisted

101 comments:

Christine said...

Torch time today!


That's what has me excited!
(Christine Brandel)

Jill Huelskamp said...

Jill Huelskamp

Your enthusiasm!

Jodie said...

Library Toddler Time!!

(That means a tired 2-year old :)

Jodie Marshall

Laura Blanck said...

I love Wednesdays!

Lisa said...

Pick me, pick me! Pretty please!

Lisa Liddy

Kristen said...

My Daughter Rocks!!
Kristen :)

TanyaMcGuire said...

Lovely sunshine today!


(It has been so long with none)

Tanya McGuire

Lori Michaud said...

Nephew's playoff game!

Lorelei said...

4 days till florida (ok that was 4) but the number 4 doesn't count right?

Jennifer said...

Jennifer May

Lots of Snow!


(woke up to a winter wonderland today--beautiful!)

Barb Broxson said...

Barb Broxson

meeting new artists!

rita said...

A day off!


Congrats! I ordered mine yesterday!
Rita

Heather Powers said...

Congrats Kerry! I have my review copy and love it.

Email me, the Art Bead Scene would love to host a stop on your blog book tour. humblearts@sbcglobal.net

Patricia Wood said...

Budgie said "Hello!" today!!

Congratulations, your work is really wonderful:)

Patricia Wood

Anonymous said...

Excited for you!
Kim W (Texas)

donner said...

I like bugs

Robin said...

Going to Atlanta!

Robin Snuttjer

mary s said...

it's my birthday!

Kat said...

making new pendants

Deanna said...

Snow Day (has me excited)

Anonymous said...

Tony's Kiss!

Marcia B.

Gardanne said...

Your books coming!

Chrissie said...

The palm tree outside my balcony!

Congrats on the book Kerry! I am so happy for you!
Chrissie K.

me said...

Life is good!

Alyse Bukoski said...

Life is good!

Debbie Schueler said...

I get to bead tonight!

Debbie Schueler

MsBaubles (AliBaubles) said...

My new man.....

Congratulations on your book

Amy said...

I quit friday!

Winchell Clayworks said...

The whopping 50lbs of new clay sitting in the other room that came this am!

Lynette said...

Haircut & color :)

Marg said...

Olympics in Canada

jeanniesbeads said...

The snow's melting!

Pick Me Please
Jeannie

TesoriTrovati said...

Kerry's Unbridled Enthusiasm

(You have me grinning from ear-to-ear! And I would love to have my copy with a personalized "TO"...if you haven't done it yet. I will NEVER be giving this book away, I just know it!)
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Amy said...

Dinner with Grandma!

deehebard said...

I CAN"T WAIT!!!!!

RockerJewlz said...

Kerry, how fantastic! I think it's way better you DIDN't hear UPS. It increased the "OH!" factor.

I think the counter lady at the post office won't mind your 50 lbs, but the other people in line will hate you for sure! Especially when you are wearing your proud Cheshire cat grin.

The 3 things that excited me today:

1. Finding how easy it is to create an "Etsy Mini" to display my wares on my blog.

2. Laughing with my husband when he came home for lunch.

3. A perfectly clear blue sky and warm breeze!!!

RockerJewlz said...

Three words or less, huh? Didn't catch that when I left my former comment....

Let's see: clear blue sky!

Just click "RockerJewlz" to access my email address.

Julie Vallejo

Ruhrgebead said...

Today was the presentation of http://www.stoeber-ruhr.de/.
A project to show and find shops with local handcrafted ware.

Greets
Anke Dargel

Kobey said...

Happy Kids!

Meredith said...

Bead project tonight!

Yvette said...

Torch time tommorrow

Mu mohter in law is having the children for the day and I intend tospend it at the torch!!!

Yvette xx

Love the wall behind you in the shot, so the colour is so pretty.

Debbie said...

Son called home!!



Debbie Wood

Lynda Johnson said...

Jewelry making tonight!

Anonymous said...

Watching the birds!

Cheryl W. (NC)

Congratulations on the book; it looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

No snow day!

(We've had a few too many)

Ann Hiltner

Maybeads said...

Custom dog bead!

Love your work!
Lauren Mazursky

sandi m said...

Olympic figure skating!!

Sandi Miller

PS - Hugs and congratulations!!

Melissa Guernsey said...

Seeing Green Grass!!!

Martha said...

Martha Brogdon


Very Productive Day!!!

Jenny J-V said...

Jen Judd's three words for today:

Loud car singing. :) haaaaaaaaa

Kathy said...

The bright sunshine.

Kathy Hallberg

Nonie said...

Negative Mono Result!

Valerie O'Neal said...

Easter Season starts!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes! Need I say more?

Chartreuse not Obtuse said...

Baby orchids sale!!!

(I purchased four of them @ extremely reduced price: two for me, and 1 each for two friends).

~ Sandy Rubinfeld

beadroe@blogspot.com said...

My husband is home from a business trip even though he is snoring sitting on the couch. Cheryl K Roe

Cindy said...

ArtBliss :-)

Kerry, I am SO happy for you...and I see Chrissie commented..the 3 of us would have never dreamed this day back in my garage when you were teaching us!!! This is such a big dream come true!! Love that picture of you signing your books with the mystery phrase! I'm jumping up and down excited for ya!!

Magda said...

Restarting Tarot Painting!

Magda

Ps. Your book should be arriving in the post today *squeek* :)

jhayssen said...

Spring is coming!!!

jhayssen said...

Hi Kerry, Received my copy of your book yesterday and IT ROCKS!!! Cannot wait to get started. I'm going to work my way, cover to cover, and make every single project. I figure it will be a good way to hone up my wiring skills. OK, time for you to start the next one - LOL!!!!!
Joann

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Ceramics is on tonight!
Beth McCord
I recently started reading your blog. Congrats on your book!

Lyn Foley said...

A new sculpture!

Lyn Foley

Carlene said...

Clear and SUNNY!!!!!

Carlene

Glass Granny said...

Pick this Granny whom you inspire to keep learning this wonderful art!

yogavq said...

Court day finally.

Vikki

michele farrand said...

The Sun, my Son & Snow!!

Lana said...

Wallaby's surgery successful!

Lorraine said...

Baby boy smiles!

CreekHiker said...

A big order on my website!

Congrats!!!

Holly Dare

quiltingjewel39 said...

Snow is melting!!!

Congratulations - I am so excited for you.

Maggie said...

The sun is out and it is not raining and gray.

Beth Farrell

Patty said...

Sun, glorious sunshine.

\Patty\

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Shelby Foxwell

New Tools!! Yeah!

Yee said...

Giveaways ROCK!
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Your book looks fab :)

/Yee

Deb said...

Where do I start....

1/ Catching up with your blog & seeing your new book 'Totally Twisted' has been published, then discovering the link to this!

2/ My chainmailling' partners birthday is today....that's pretty exciting, but maybe not for him, because he will always be older than me! ;)

3/ This morning we just head that we have got the fabulous house that we have applied to rent!
(no more inconsiderate neighbours!! YAY)


There is a lot to be excited about in my little corner of 'down under' right now :o)

Deb said...

ERG! I was so excited I forgot my name.....
Deb Batten

Kristinesonja said...

Kristine Wilson

volunteering at my children's school (seeing my kids excited about learning)

Julie Sakai said...

Julie Sakai

Helping Seniors

Sabine said...

Goodies from Tucson!

Yea!

Ann Rishell

Lara Lutrick said...

I love your work too Kerry. I would love to win a copy, but if I don't, will buy one anyway. Congrats.

Lucy said...

William!!!!

Lana Ren

Dora Lee said...

Dora Lee said..
FUN everyday )"

Anonymous said...

Mama Mia at the Fox.

Tina McKee

Cindy said...

Getting together with my 4 sisters and 1 sister in law to do a birthday get away. We stay in a condo, drink wine, giggle, shop, watch movies in the theatre, eat popcorn, stay the night. An adult sleepover. Then on Saturday we get up to a great breakfast and go out shopping, then to lunch. We do this for each person's birthday throughout the year. I bring my lampwork jewelry to show off, it's a fun time. Cindy...email on my blog

Anonymous said...

A clean studio!

Brenda Boyle

Anonymous said...

Finding out about your cool book!!! Good luck!
Jill Hoblick

Emi said...

finally, only three weeks late, I am launching a rewards program on my webstore! very exciting =)

grats on the book!

Janet said...

Sun is out!!!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Seeing your blog post for a giveaway is what excited me!! I'll be even more excited if I win :) Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Lisa

Patti said...

friends-shopping-coffee

Patti Clark

Alice said...

Sleeping in late...



Alice Peterson

Rosie said...

I'm totally excited at winning a copy of your book. I have seen your work in "Wire Style" and love the bright colors that you use. I have been waiting for the book to come out. ps I live in tropical Florida. Rosalie Weiss

Lori said...

A huge "Congrats!" on the new book! *Ü* Lori Bergmann

belvedere beads said...

O beautiful newlaptop

Rebecca said...

Beads In Mailbox!

Maryanne said...

A new day!

Penny said...

My wonderful family!

A Glass Bash said...

off to work on the shop!! WOOHOO close to being ready to open for play time!! Totally Twisted looks like it could be a TON of fun

Shaiha said...

Warm Sunny Weather

slm said...

Toddler hugs/kisses!

lisa oram said...

I'm on vacation, and that's exciting - but darn, looks like I missed the giveaway. Being on vacation meant a break from my commputer . . .oh well. The book looks great. Congratulations to you!!