To quote Kristen Lamb: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I have fun news!
For the next several days it’s gonna be recess on the playground here on More Cowbell (and in several other places).
I mean, seriously fun PLAY TIME where we:
Erm, sorry…got carried away.
More Cowbell is going to be The Devil’s Playground for the next few days to get ready for the launch party of James Rollins’ new book, The Devil Colony, on June 21st. (Another SQUEEEEEE!)
Between now and Tuesday, we’ll be waving our devilish pom-poms and crooning:
J-A-M-E-S…J-A-M-E-S…J-A-M-E-S… And Jimbo was his name-o!
(For all of you with little ones, I’ll bet you have B-I-N-G-O in your heads right now too! As you’ll see below, Mr. Rollins probably won’t mind my Toddler Brain linking him to a song about dogs. I’ll bet that Bingo was a Devil Dog though…)
For all of you that haven’t met James, below is a short video that gives you a window into his devilish world. Did any of you know he’s a veterinarian?? Nowadays he’s mostly an adventurer (read: hottie) and a wickedly wonderful writer.
Between now and Tuesday, several paths will lead to Jim:
- Get one of his books – here’s the full list
- Watch the video below
- Hang out at #myWANA on Twitter
- Read this fun interview with him on Kristen Lamb’s blog
More details tomorrow on the (big) launch party, Twitter hashtag, etc. Be prepared to put on your play clothes and come party HERE on The Devil’s Playground!
ANNOUNCEMENT: June Winners of the Let’s Meet Up (for Training) Contest!!
For those of you who are new to More Cowbell, we are in our second month of this contest. The May Winners chose LinkedIn as their training du jour. We got onto the More Cowbell Party Line for a fun-filled hour of LinkedIn training, complete with a manual.
NOTE: All winners got the manual whether they were able to attend or not (a few of you were on vacation…SO jealous!).
I’ve been throwing your name into The Hat – y’all remember the Big Birthday Hat right? It seemed like the great thing to use for this but somebody misplaced it earlier this week, causing a delay of our June Webinar announcement.
The winners will vote on their topic of choice and we will schedule a webinar. Topic ideas from your comments:
- Twitter tools such as Tweet Deck and Social Oomph
- Setting up WordPress
- Microsoft Word – Tips and Tricks
- General Computer Knowledge
The JUNE WINNERS, in alphabetical order with a link to their sites:
- Raelyn Barclay
- Piper Bayard
- Sara Grambusch
- Jen Greyson
- Amy Kennedy
- Kara Lennox
- Sharon Louise
- Marilag Lubag
- Pamela V. Mason
- Rene Peterson
- Callene Rapp
- Catie Rhodes
- Amy Shojai
- Damian Trasler
- Tiffany White
Please list your topic of choice in the comments section or, if you prefer to send email, it is firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, I picked a few extra names in case someone has to bow out. I’m looking forward to meeting up with all of you!
What do you think…are you ready to play on the Playground over the next six days? Are you a James Rollins fan? What do you love to read?
See you tomorrow for a devilishly fun dating post!
Lucky winners! If you’ve never attended one of Jenny’s webinar’s you’ll have a wonderful time!
You are a sweetie pie, Bridgette! I’m so looking forward to the next webinar after the fun time we had this month. 🙂
Yay for winning!
I’ll take an evening with James Rollins – oh, wait.
I cannot WAIT for his book to come out – there’s a countdown calendar above my desk! Count me in for the devil’s playground *digs around for pitchfork*
I know! Is he a cutie pie or what? I say we paint our faces red and boogie around the playground together. 🙂
I just know Tiffany White has some Mavs pom-poms we can borrow….
As a Utah Utes fan, I have LOTS of red. Will need to borrow pom-poms!
I’m shaking my pom poms now! *wiggle wiggle wiggle/shake shake shake*
Err, I’ll have one of those as well, the evening with James Rollins, that is.
Yep, my husband told me it was all right to drool over the pictures as long as I didn’t get any on the book (which he wants to read too).
Great post Jenny – can’t wait to feature Rollin’s latest on my blog! And please oh please can you tell me where the great birthday hat i? I want in for the next webinar (I’ll figure out Windows on my machine between now and then – promise!)
LOL…the hat is safely tucked into the corner on top of my dresser. I had someone “help” me clean and we lost the hat for a few days. I’m looking forward to your Barefoot with Jim post. I can’t wait to see where you go with it.
Yay! A second chance to be a part of a webinar — couldn’t make the last one, work is funny that way — they don’t want me hanging out online.
Setting up Word Press
General Computer Knowledge
But, I really don’t care — they’re all good!
I was happy to pull your name too, Amy. Jeez, can you believe those people don’t want you browsing the web on their time? The nerve! We’ll have to find out when your lunch hour is for the next one so it works for you. Thanks for sharing the topic preferences…as I told Damien, I’m keeping track.
Congrats to all of the June winners, it’s gonna be fun!
I’m definitely in for Tweetdeck info and more WordPress wizardry – I still can’t put badges or buttons on my site, and I’d like to, please!
Very cool. I’m keeping a list and we’ll have an email vote so I have a chance to put together some cheat sheets on the topic of choice. Thanks, Damien!
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! I love winning! I’m game for anything – there’s so much on Linkedin that we could continue on with that conversation, or I always love your WORD shortcuts. 🙂 I imagine that we’d do the webinar on a weekday, and I wanted to let you know that I’m not available the 23rd or 24th (June).
I just recently bought James’ The Doomsday Key and The Skeleton Key. I hope he comes to Dallas and I’ll buy The Devil Colony & try for an autograph!
Thank you for the linkage, my dear!
You always spice up the comment section, Tif! You are most welcome for the linkage but the winning part? That’s all you baby! I picked your name three times. 🙂
Can’t wait to see the pics of you with James’ books!! We’re gonna have a WANA Launch Party on all our blogs…it’s a party…it’s a party…who’s our boyfriend…(James!)
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Microsoft Word–Tips and tricks. I mean, MS Word has changed a lot for Vista. The setup is different. Also WordPress since I’m still at a loss there. 🙂
Very cool, Marilag!! Thanks. I’m going to get the “official” email out to everyone after the Book Launch Party. 🙂