A busy day today

I just finished my interview on Voice of Indie. I had a great time, got to talk about my process and published work. We even talked about the two I recently finished that are coming soon. The show is over, but will be available in the archives at this link https://www.blogtalkradio.com/voiceofindie1/2021/07/22/voice-of-indie-episode-051

I set up two freebies to announce on the show. They promoted this in their newsletter, and the results were phenomenal. Check out these images.

Grinders peaked at #3 in its category. It’s still free for another 24 hours, so if you would like a copy take advantage of this promo. http://mybook.to/Grinders

Serang peaked at #2. Same rules apply. Free for one more day. http://mybook.to/Serang

Old What’s Her Face and I went to Zoo Boise this morning. I wanted to do this as soon as they announced their new Stellar’s Sea Eagles. This is because I designed the Omcrom from HMS Lanternfish from them. Covid took care of that for me, but today I visited them after the fact.

Sea Eagle

These guys are huge. They were a bit snotty and stayed where I couldn’t really see them until their misters turned on. This guy hopped right down to enjoy his shower and gave me this image. They are bigger than our bald eagles or even the golden eagles around here. Very impressive.

Lisa with the Omcrom

I also saw several varieties of hornbill. Their cages aren’t the best for photography, but I took some anyway. I used these guys to design the anvil bird from Lanternfish. I added the ability to speak and a bit more color, but this is the root creature.

Lisa with the anvil bird

We saw all kinds of things, but they were as hit by the heat as we were. Most were shaded up and sleeping. The red pandas were out, but we mostly saw a bushy tail hanging from their nest.

I got to see the gibbons which also excited me.

The blond one hung out on the ground and took advantage of the shade. This one was accommodating. I have something in mind for a gibbon in a future story.

It involves a comic book character called Special Agent Golden Gibbon. In my story, a couple of my characters are impressed with this fictional character in their world. One will be inspired to take some risky actions based upon what Golden Gibbon would have done.

This is me being weird again. My fictional story has a fictional creation inside it. I might even write some outtakes from the comic into the story once I start drafting it. How many layers of fiction is that???

We had a great time, and even picked up gyros on the way home. After all that heat, I took a short nap, then it was time for the radio show. It wound up being a great day.


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29 responses to “A busy day today

  1. Wow. That is a really cool looking eagle.

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  2. Sounds like a very good day! Congratulations on the popularity of the books. Cool eagle

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  3. Wow, what an awesome day! I loved the zoo photos, especially the sea eagle. It’s amazing to hear their even larger than a bald eagle.
    Congrats on your success with the radio show and those rankings for Grinders and Serang.Those are phenomenal!

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  4. Love the eagle! Handsome fellow. Looks like a fun day trip.

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  5. Sounds like a great day. Congratulations on the books.

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  6. Congrats on Grinders and Serang! Fingers crossed people look for the rest of the series after they read those. The sea eagle is impressive! Glad you had a great day.

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  7. Victoria Zigler

    Definitely does sound like a busy but great day. Glad you had a nice outing, and also that the show went well. Congratulations on the high ranking in their catagories for Grinders and Serang.

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  8. Congratulations on the giveaways. It does sound like a great day.

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  9. You have so many wonderful ideas, Craig. I take my hat off to you.

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  10. Big congrats on the promo and interview, Craig! Enjoyed hearing your voice – close to what I’d imagined, lol.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano

    I loved the podcast. You’re a natural Craig! Congratulations!!

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  12. I thought the podcast was really good, Craig. And the beauty of it is that you can use it for marketing forever. Way to go!

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author

    Congrats on your books! Glad your interview went well. Great pics, looks like a fun visit at the zoo.

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