100th Post Pimp and Promote Party

My blog is stepping into the triple-digits in posts. Can you believe it? I’m excited, and so is sweet Roberta over there. She’s so pumped, she lit up!

To celebrate, YOU’RE INVITED to pimp your own work and promote another’s. HOOORAH!

Special thanks to Chuck Wendig, who I believe created the concept, and Jenny Hansen for introducing me to it. (You’re both kick-butt party-lovin’ awesome!)

And now…

Here are the rules:

1. PIMP: Share a link to a blog post, book or other venture you’re stoked about.

2. PROMOTE: Share a link to a pal’s post, book or other work you think ROCKS.

3. MINGLE: Have fun checking out others’ links, while the rest of the partygoers enjoy yours. Feel free to pop by later or over the next few days to catch links of the fashionably late. ;)

I’ll start by pimping THIS POST, and promoting one of my newest favorite authors—M.G. Miller. His award-winning novel, Bayou Jesus, is one of the most beautiful, compelling books I’ve ever read. Ever. To quote my friend, Kourtney, it is “unputdownable,” and a sure-fire literary classic that reads with page-turner suspense. The writing is breathtaking, the story and characters inspiring. I simply can’t say enough about this book or M.G. Miller’s artistry.

M.G. is also an incredibly supportive writer, equally passionate for people and his craft—which says a lot. I could go on and on… Instead, I’ll refer you to his links. :)

Please visit M.G. Miller’s website, where you can read his terrific blog, follow him on Twitter and learn about his upcoming releases. (They’re darker than Bayou Jesus, says Miller, about which thriller-lovers like me are stoked.)

To purchase Bayou Jesus for Kindle for only 99-cents, visit Amazon.com. It’s FREE for Prime members. I suspect you’ll be mighty glad you did.

Thanks, all of you, for making blogging such a wonderful experience. I hope you keep having at least an ounce of the fun I have.

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  1. Ooh, since it’s Monday and I’m helping out fellow WANAer Kassandra Lamb, I’ll pimp my interview with her today. Her career as a psychotherapist helped her create her Kate Huntington character, and her books deal with some pretty deep issues. She’s also created misterio press with Shannon Esposito, and it’s a great resource for indies.

    Promoting: my publisher, MuseItUp, is doing a June Mega Event with some really great books and prizes. We’ve got an Epic Award Winner with Cyrus Keith, and a bestseller with Heather Haven, plust many others in all sorts of genres. Stop by and discover someone new!

    • Great interview, Stacy! And your publisher sounds like a winner—with fabulous taste. 😉

    • EllieAnn

       /  June 11, 2012

      Did someone say prizes? I just signed up for MuseItUp’s giveaways. Now I’m going to go check out the interview!

  2. Running from Hell with El

     /  June 11, 2012

    Awesome. I just started following M.G.’s blog. Have a great day, my friend.

  3. Catherine Johnson

     /  June 11, 2012

    Congrats August and that book cover is gorgeous!

  4. I’d like to promote my blogging friend Rivki Silver’s blog. And especially today’s post about how her daughter was born. I can’t believe Rivki is already blogging and tweeting again! So check out Life in the Married Lane. She amazes me, seriously.

  5. Oh, *oops, my slip is showing* and congratulations on your 100th post! Here’s to 100 more!

    • LOL No slip at all! Your popping by was plenty of kudos for me. You did miss pimping something of your own 😉 😉 but I’m no sergeant when it comes to rules (shmules).

  6. EllieAnn

     /  June 11, 2012

    hey cool! How could I not get Miller’s book after a blurb like that?
    I’d like to promote my Tall Tale Tuesdays. 12 commenters on Tuesday’s posts gets a tall tale written about them! It’s crazy, and always fun to see your name in print. So just leave a comment and you’ll get your own story!

    One of the first and finest self-published books I’ve read is Confessions by Ryne Douglas Pearson. It’s a mystery with great characters and an awesome twist in the end. Also, @rynedp is so much fun to follow on twitter and one of the best guys.

    Thanks so much for hosting the party! I’ve brought my Spicy Thai Kettle Chips and will hang out in the corner until some more people arrive! =)

    • I can vouch for those Tuesday tales, Ellie Ann. So much fun!!

      Off to check out Mr. Pearson, too. Here’s some *mango salsa* to add to those chips!

    • I LOVE Ellie’s Tall Tale Tuesday posts. Lots of laughs. Ellie has the best imagination and comes up with some fun and outrageous tales. And she stars her readers in them! Woot!

  7. Great book and blog suggestion, August. Thanks!

  8. M.G. Miller is one of my fav authors too. I absolutely loved Bayou Jesus. It was such an amazing story, I couldn’t put it down. When I finished, I looked at my husband said “Wow. This author is so talented. I hope one day I can write as well as he does.”
    Congrats on your 100th post!! Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?

  9. Your enthusiasm for blogging is more than evident, BG!

  10. August, you’re always doing the funnest things : ) I’m on the bus on way to work, so can’t imbed links – well, it’s not easy on my cell ; ) – but one of my fav ebooks is The Mayan Sisterhood by Jamie Brazil. Intreguing, thought provoking, I couldn’t put it down.

    Today I have a fun post at See Jane Publish, O

  11. Congratulations on your 100th! Go MG!
    I would like to promote two people if that is okay since some of the commenters above didn’t include a blogger… 🙂
    http://drinkswellwithothers.wordpress.com/ Because his posts can be hilarious, he never disappoints, and he is such a supportive writer. He is starting a new flash fiction series!
    Lame Adventures for her NYC snark She can make buying a muffin or dental floss a laugh riot!

    • Awesome! Of course, promote promote away.

      Both blogs sound super. (You sold me with dental floss hilarity. ;)) Thanks, Susie!

    • Colorado, YOU’RE the one who never disappoints. The superlatives are plenty when it comes to your stories, your support and yes . . . your dance moves as well. Thank you.

  12. Sorry. Problem with the cell… Will come back tonight and post links : )

  13. MG Miller’s book is on my tbr list.

    Want to promote my blog hop for my new book release. At Stacy Green’s Turning the Page today ( http://stacygreenauthor.com ) being interviewed re: Family Fallacies, A Kate Huntington Mystery http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008A0UWS2 See Stacy’s site for a description of the book!

    I gotta promote my friend, Shannon Esposito’s pet psychic mystery series. And not just because she’d hit me if I didn’t. It truly is a hoot! First installment is Karma’s a Bitch http://amzn.to/Myl2vj

    Congrats, on your 100th post! That’s awesome.

  14. Hmmm…on the pimping side, I’ll put my question post up. I’m taking questions on EVERYTHING. Everyone, get yours in:

    On the promote side: Tiffany A. White posted a reveal of her cover and blurb Friday. Go check it out, give it some love, and when release time comes, well, you know what to do!


    Congrats on your 100th!

    • Hi Amber – I posted a question on your blog post. I like the idea of having your readers post questions. Would you mind if I used it in the future – a few months away?


  15. (I think my ancient browser rejected my last comment, so I will try again. Hopefully this isn’t a double post)

    I recently read a self-published novel that I’m more than happy to promote. It’s Every Bush is Burning, by Brandon Clements, found here: http://www.brandonclements.com/every-bush-is-burning/. I was taken in by his recent blog post about his sister. After that, his book was an easy sell, and I wasn’t disappointed.

    As for pimping myself, I’m starting a new series wherein I will publish poetry from my college years. It’s scary because the poems are emotional revealing–revealing my immaturity as well–but I’ve decided to be brave and take the plunge. I just started the series today with this blog post: http://jessicathomasink.com/blog/poetry/a-poet-finds-a-purpose/

    Congrats on your blogging successes!

    • Blog posts and interaction led me to M.G. Miller’s book, too. Great way to find the keepers!

      Your poetry series sounds fantastic. Those palm-sweat-inducing posts are some of the best. Can’t wait to check it out. 🙂

  16. mgmillerbooks

     /  June 11, 2012

    Wow. I don’t know what to say except thank you so much, August. You’re about to make a grown man cry.

  17. My sombrero is off to you in reaching triple digits on your blog post, August. Congratulations and party on!

    • Thanks, Raul! I still remember hearing you speak at the SCW Conference and thinking, “Join Twitter? Seriously?” 😉 My intro. to social media for writers. Thanks bunches.

  18. I have a Q&A session currently up, feel free to join in: http://prawnandquartered.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/more-of-your-burning-questions-answered/

    Check out my pal A.J.’s awesome custom bomber jackets (and with summer birthdays and Father’s Day coming up, why not order one?) http://nescartfanatic.deviantart.com/

    Congrats on your milestone!

  19. Happy Monday to you August!
    I hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for letting us pimp, promote & mingle. A great follow-up to the #WANAparty on Friday! 🙂

    I am part of a writing group. We all went through a writer’s platform challenge together in April on Robert Lee Brewer’s blog “My Name Is Not Bob” aka MNINB (http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/). The group from MNINB ihas started a website in which all of us will be making contributions to it (http://notbobbers.wordpress.com/). From this main web page, you can get to the blogs of the people who participated in the challenge. It’s amazing to work with so many talented writers and bloggers. The main website is still in the works, but we are posting along the way. It’s like we are inside a fishbowl where others can see the progression of a website!

    Robert’s combined the 30 days of the Platform into one post. I leaned a lot about creating a platform and interactiing with an audience – whether for a blog, book or something else. I still am active on my picks of social media (G+, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn). Here is Robert’s post: http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-build-or-improve-your-writer.html

    I am ready to mingle!!

    Monique Liddle

    • Thanks for joining us, Monique! Hope you enjoy the links. 🙂

      The Writer’s Platform Party sounds awesome. And I see there’s a Twitter chat upcoming. (Think we can handle another? LOL)

      • I wondered how chats affect followers of those people in the chat. It must seem quite odd seeing bits of a one-way conversation!

      • I’ve wondered the same thing. My Twitter stream post-party was, shall we say, interesting!

  20. My book, The Violet Collar, is FREE on Amazon today for EVERYONE!

    Please do me the courtesy of popping over there to get your free copy! I promise you a damn good story. My family and I thank you.


    — Click my site and click the Amazon link for the free book! No spam, no catch! Just me hookin you up!

  21. Coleen Patrick

     /  June 11, 2012

    Congrats August on 100 posts (stellar ones!!) 🙂 I am happy to know you!

  22. Wow, 100 posts! I’m not even halfway there. Congrats, August! (I have some of your posts bookmarked)
    Check out Debra Kristi’s Immortal Mondays on her blog. Today she talks about genies: http://debrakristi.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/would-you-make-a-wish-djinn-on-immortal-monday/
    And see if you can find more than 7 reasons to change a blog post: http://fabiobuenoauthor.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/7-reasons-to-change-a-blog-post/

    • Thanks, Fabio! So glad you promoted Debra’s blog. She’s awesome, as is her Immortal Monday series. Really dug your 7 Reasons post, too. 🙂

  23. Congrats on your 100th. I’m about 15 away from there, myself.

    Promote: I just discovered a great blog by Michael Hyatt, the Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers. There is some fantastic social media, writing, and leadership wisdom there: http://michaelhyatt.com/category/social-media.

    Pimping: In terms of my own, here’s one of my favorite posts sharing some of my favorite blog quotes from ten women. And August, was one of my featured writers!


  24. Just wanted to say that I am in no way affiliated or selling anything for Mr. Hyatt (in regard to my previous comment).

  25. The book sounds amazing. I’ll definitely be checking it out soon! Woot woot!
    CONGRATS on the 100th post – WAHOOO!!! We luv it and can’t wait to devour the next 100!!! MUAH!!!

  26. Congratulations on your 100th Post!
    I would have promoted August’s blog if this would have some other post , well if not August, let me promote a huge August Fan and a co-blogger Kourtney.
    Semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel award, Kourtney blogs on variety of topics book reviews, interviews, life moments and lot more interesting topics.
    Another of my favorite co-blogger is Susie wild-rider. Twice freshly pressed she doesn’t need this promotion, I like her half full coffee mug
    And here’s my address to scribbles on sanity to stupidity

  27. What fun! Congrats to you. This is my first time attending a Pimp and Promote Party, so be gentle.
    My Pimp will just be a link to my books: http://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Lopez/e/B0056NCP1S/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
    and I would like to promote a friend who is releasing a book tomorrow, Chelsea Fine. She is releasing Awry, which is the second in a series.
    Here is her site: http://www.chelseafinebooks.com/
    Thanks for having me,
    Bethany Lopez

  28. Happy 100th post!! I’m here to promote you, my wonderful blogging friend!

    Whether it’s health, women’s issues, Pinterest or just deep thoughts, you continue to make Savor the Storm and all around masterpiece. I hope you continue to love it for many hundred MORE posts. 🙂

    I always push people to do a little pimpage so I will as well – I’m pimping out my courses at WANA International. The first one starts this week, with either the 1 hour webinar on Triberr, with a manual OR the one week extravaganza where I hold your hand through all the ins and outs of navigating the program and managing tribes. Triberr is the way to save time and boost your blog to a whole new level.

    All my courses can be found at http://www.wanaintl.com/instructor-jenny-hansen/.

    Congratulations AGAIN!

  29. Congratulations on the 100th post!!

    I read two blogs today that have stayed with me all day. They are completely different, and yet kind of the same because they both deal with being in the moment and true to yourself.

    First is Coleen Patrick’s blog about multitasking. Maybe we need to slow down a little bit so we don’t accidentally buy dog biscuits for our nephews. Oh, yes she did!


    And then we have the fabulous Natalie Hartford who refuses to apologize for being herself. We love Natalie in all her sparkly, potty mouth, glamour!


    Thanks for sharing your celebration with everyone! You make the blogosphere a happy place to be.

  30. Big time Congrats on your 100th post, August! Woo hoo! Here’s my silly Happy Dance for you (only 23 seconds):

    Here’s the link I’d like to promote:
    It’s from our fellow WANA blogger Jennette Marie Powell, author of Time’s Enemy and Time’s Fugitive, both based on the same characters. Her post about the Book Lover’s Buffet, which is offering 150 ebooks on sale for 99 cents each, including her Time’s Enemy mentioned above. This is a deal because I paid $4.99 for it, and it’s worth that much, believe me.

    The sale goes on through June 22nd with various genres offered. But if you like romance, sci-fi, and historical, you’ll love both of these books. I love time travel stories, and hers are unique. I’m going to check out the other books, too!

    I’ll be back to check out the other links. Need to visit my commenters’ blogs first!
    Great way to celebrate this milestone, August! Woo hoo!

    • The most delightful 23 seconds of my day so far. Thanks, Lynn! You’ve got MOVES! Off to check out Jennette’s work… Sounds intriguing. I haven’t experienced time traveling entertainment since Back to the Future. Or wait, Encino Man. 😉

  31. here’s a post of mine that is promoting a writing project:


    and my favorite blog to read is: http://heatherchristenaschmidt.com/

  32. Here’s a great blog for dog lovers everywhere: http://thelittlebeardogblog.wordpress.com/ (I have it on good authority she’s gonna turn it into a book at some point!). And here’s a shameless plug for my own book, this blog post explains the ins and outs: http://thechangeyourlifeblog.wordpress.com/about/ (The complimentary bonus is still available for a short while longer!)

  33. mgmillerbooks

     /  June 12, 2012

    Got side-tracked yesterday, I’m going to promote Jack Dalton: playwright/author/actor/speaker/teacher:

    • Seems like a fascinating guy. I love what he said about his first novel:
      “I learned much more from this book than I ever put into it.” Adding him to my to-read list. 😉

  34. A linguist indeed!! (barefoot, or otherwise).

    Just thought you should know that you’re an awesome writer. I love your blog, I’ll certainly be back for more. 🙂

  35. What a great way to celebrate 100 posts! I’m going to plug a fabulous independent publisher, Sand Hill Review Press (http://www.sandhillreviewpress.com) started by the indefatigable Tory Hartmann and Marty Sorensen. And also one of their newest titles, “A Time to Cast Away Stones” by Elise Frances Miller. The book is set in Berkeley and Paris in 1968 and Miller’s blog focuses on comparing the Paris May Revolution of 1968 with the Occupy Movement today: http://elisefrancesmiller.wordpress.com. Enjoy!

  36. This is such a great idea, August! Today, I’m on the Night Owl Reviews Romance Blog talking about the all-important question: “How Much Sex is Enough? How Much is Too Much?”

    Yes, I’m talking about romance in books. LOL I’m also giving away an ecopy of Deadly Obsession and Deadly Addiction, the first and second books in my Deadly Vices romantic suspense series. If you’ve never read my books, this could be a great way to see if they are for you. I hope to see you there!



  37. Congratulations on your 100th post and the amazing success of your blog—and in such a short time too! You’re obviously doing something (everything?) ‘right’.

    Thanks for this opportunity to share others’ and our own bloggin’. I think it’s a great idea I’ll likely employ for my 100th post at my Year of Living Sober blog – http://yearoflivingsober.com/

    For another (!) cool blog to check out I love the ‘Obsolescence Project’ by Deanne, an artist from Vancouver who is getting rid of the ‘clutter’ in a very blog friendly, fun way over at: http://obsoproject.wordpress.com/


  38. Kourtney Heintz

     /  June 12, 2012

    Ooooh, another unputdownable book? I’m good have to download this one. 🙂 congrats on your 100th post!!

  39. Karen McFarland

     /  June 12, 2012

    Thank you Lynn Kelley for tweeting about this! Where was I? I didn’t see you post this August! Oh, yeah, the writing cave.

    And I heart Mike Miller too! He IS super supportive and a good writer to boot!

    I’d like to promote Coleen Patrick’s post this week. It’s really cute.
    The name of her post is “Multitasking: Make Twice the Mistakes in Half the Time”

    Tomorrow, I will be posting a blog titled “Brushstrokes: A Portrait of An Artist’s Reflection”
    I look forward to seeing ya’ll there! http://www.karenmcfarland.com

    Happy 100th Blogoversary August! It’s gone by fast hasn’t it? That’s because you enjoy what you do and it shows girl. Keep up the great posts! 🙂

    Thank you August for all your generosity! {{Hugs!}}

  40. How phenomenal! As you can see, I’m fashionably late. First, stop by my Official Author page http://kimmullican.com where you can find links to my blog, books and book trailers. I’ll be doing a similar post, pimping and promoting on my blog Wednesday. I’ll be spending time clicking on the links above!

  41. and I’m too darn fast at clicking. Check out my fav CJ West over at cjwestkills.wordpress.com

  42. Truly calls for a celebration! Congratulations.Stay on!

  43. Congrats, August!
    Keep up the exceptional work!

  44. Congratulations, August. 100 posts is amazing. Even better is that they’re so wonderful – full of interesting and useful information. I want to pimp you and this site. always worth a read.

  45. This is awesome! Thanks August!
    I’m late but I come laden with party goods – chips, dip and alcohol if you’ll let me in 😉
    I’m pimping out Louise Behiel today actually – http://www.steenaholmes.com/fashionably-late-still-counts-right/

    • Thrilled to see you here, Steena–with or without those zesty goods!

      So glad you’ve connected with Louise. She is an absolute GEM. I know you’ll hit it off famously. 🙂

  46. I’m a little late to the party, but CONGRATS, August, on your 100th post! That’s a super milestone to celebrate!

    I’d like to pimp my techno-thriller, The Sands of Santa Rosa, because it will be free for Kindle tomorrow and Friday, June 14-15th, at this link:


    Be sure to snag a copy for your Kindle, or, if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download Amazon’s free Kindle for PC reader or you can read it on the Kindle cloud.

    • Congrats on your book, Tommy! Techno-thriller have lots to offer. I’ll be sure to check yours out. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by—you’re welcome to party here any ‘ol time.

      • Thanks for the kind words, August!

        I have one other thing to promote…Readers’ Realm, a site which offers book reviews, author interviews and more. http://readersrealm1.wordpress.com/

        (In March, Readers’ Realm featured an interview with my character, Cotton Chastain, the MC of The Sands of Santa Rosa and the sequel, Windows of the Soul…kinda cool!).

  47. Hi August. I’d like to mention a couple of bloggers who I always look forward to . . .
    There’s Susie Lindau, whose posts run the gamut. From wicked dance moves to amazing nature photos to flash fiction fixes that inspire others (me) to try their hand. http://susielindau.com/
    There’s Simone Benedict, who has basically turned her blog in to a flash fiction destination, a fact to which her readers are quite thankful. Her support is clockwork and her comments educate.

    I recently introduced a new character- Phineas Clemente- to my blog. Phin is his own worse case scenario. I’m thinking he should’ve just stayed home and pounded a pack of smokes with Roberta . . . .

    Thank you August.

  48. Hi August, great idea!! So glad you are of the party organizing type. I usually bring a good bottle of wine, yet this time, I will follow the theme and lead all on a short summary of my poetry lab experience at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the Photo shoot I took liberty to do in my free time after the poetry lab. Come see ttp://renokingswordsnpoetry.wordpress.com

    I am so glad to be participating in this blogging community and I would like to thank four-time published Author LL Barkat who is editing manager of FB’s Every Day Poems and http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com LL has been a big influence in my latest poetry endeavors by encouraging me to develop my love for the word play through forums such as EDP and Tweetspeak Poetry. LL has encouraged me to begin my blog (This being my first ever experience) she has also published my Poem “When Sugar Momma Talks” in Every Day Poems Daily Delivery. (more pimping going on here). I am truly grateful for her creative and friendly encouragement and support.

    And Thank you Austin for throwing this hip party!!

  49. Congrats on your 100th posts. Your blog rocks. And thanks for pimping Bayou Jesus. It sounds like an awesome book and I bought it.

    The books that has given me wow moments this week is Michael Hyatt’s Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World. Despite having a marketing degree and reading book marketing blogs every day for a year, I learned so much. I highly recommend the book.

    And his blog too: http://michaelhyatt.com/

  50. PIMP! This is my favourite short little piece I’ve written so far: http://arikewrites.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/june-lady-into-urban-fox/
    PROMOTE! The amazing Shaun Levin finally gets a piece on the Rumpus:
    Great Idea xx

  51. I am SO late to this party … *sincere apologies* … it was obviously a very good time! Congrats, August. Every single post of yours has such great value!
    I’ll pimp Jess Watkins’ Happiness Project, thanks! https://jesswitkins.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/thank-you-for-being-a-friend/#comment-4660

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