Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday SHIFTING!


That's right. My book is released today!!! So to celebrate I'll tell you five interesting but totally random facts about the journey that led me to today.

1. After I wrote this book I was at a neighbor's Christmas party when a guest pulled me aside and told me about his face-to-face run in with a skinwalker. This was a grown man. And he was TERRIFIED! He trembled as he told me about the skinwalker chasing his car. :/

2. My author photo was taken on Friday the 13th. I was six weeks pregnant.

3. Shortly after I completed the first draft of SHIFTING, I moved. All of my NEW neighbors have the same names as the characters in my book--and they aren't typical names! (Danni, Penney, Bonny, Jenkins, Connoly--okay, the name in the book is O'Connell but it's close). My PUBLISHER even has the same name--almost--as my neighbor: Emily Easton (publisher) vs. Emily Eaton. Hmmm. Sort of freaky.

4. I lived in Silver City, New Mexico, where SHIFTING takes place. I never saw any skinwalkers there. Tarantulas, on the other hand . . .

5. The girl on the cover of SHIFTING IS NOT ME AS A TEENAGER! She resembles me slightly. All of my neighbors ask if this was done on purpose. No! The people who made my book cover have never met me! It is a coincidence!

Thanks for all of your support, everyone! I can't believe this day is here.

Oh, and if you want to buy my book, click here.

If you want to order a signed copy of SHIFTING from my local bookstore, call this number: 435-789-4742
And tell me, do you think skinwalkers really exist?

28 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

I hope they don't exist, cause that would be scary. Loved your book!

Nisa said...

Wow! There are way too many coincidences going on there. Crazy! And I pre-ordered my copy a long time ago. I can't wait for it to get here!!!

Michelle McLean said...

the girl on your cover really does look like you :D And even though it's been several years since you told me about #1, I still sometimes envision a skinwalker loping on all fours alongside my car when I'm driving at night *shudder*

Congrats on Shifting's release!!! I am so sad my Borders is closed. I want to go find a bookstore with your book on the shelf so badly LOL I might have to go take a drive around and see if I can find one :D

Tere Kirkland said...

Yay! Can't believe your release day is already here, Bethany! Love this post. Going to download Shifting as soon as I get home. Happy Book Birthday!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

That is what I've heard! That they run as fast as a car. *shudders* The way you described them in your book is so creepy. Can't get the image of the unnatural creatures out of my head. And I hope they aren't real, but we all know evil is real, so...

Congrats on an epic book release!

Melinda said...

I am speaking at the local Chamber today and will be talking about your book, well and other things too. So excited to have you speak at the library in October for Utah Humanities Book Festival and Teen Read Week. Oh! We have your book at the library 10 copies, so far.

Miranda Hardy said...

Congrats!! Love the cover. My creative side would like to think they exist. Lol

DL Hammons said...

That's so exciting! Good luck to you.

I don't know if shifters exists, but I can't say that they don't either. :)

Rachel Pudelek said...

I don't know much about Skin Walkers at all. I guess I need to get your book and learn a little. :)

The cover looks fantastic and intriguing. Definitely one of those covers that makes you want to pick the book up off of the shelf and see what's inside. :)

Congratulations! Are you doing much to celebrate today? Going out to dinner etc?

Janet Johnson said...

I have never heard the term skinwalker, but sure sounds creepy! :)

Congrats on your book release!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the release!!!! :)

Those are some crazy coincidences!

Angie said...

Happy dancing!! This is so exciting. Congrats, Bethany!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

WOW! That is a LOT of coincidences!! :-)

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY, BETHANY!!!! :-)

JEM said...

Congrats! The cover is amazing, and the book sounds great. Can't wait to read it!

Judith Mercado said...

Congratulations! If the book itself is anything like the background buildup you just gave it, it will be magnificent.

Anne Gallagher said...

Congatulations! I've heard so much about your book, I'm just dying to read it.

And yes, I do believe in skinwalkers. (shape shifters) When I lived in Nevada there were some weird things that happened to me and looking back on it, it could only point to skinwalkers. I mean, there was really no other logical explanation for them.

Heather Hansbrow said...

I can't wait to read this book! Since I am unfamiliar with what skinwalkers are, I'll have to withhold my opinion on their existence until I've read your book!

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Congratulations!! I love the cover and look forward to reading it. :)

Caleb said...

This. Is. Awesome! Congrats! I'll go find the book now! Of course I believe in skinwalkers, don't everybody?

Stephanie McGee said...

Woohoo!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Congrats, Bethany! I'm so happy for you!

*HUGS*


♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy belated book birthday! I have my copy. I look forward to reading it. :)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh, I am so late congratulating you, Bethany! Happy belated book birthday! How wonderful!!

To answer your question, I hope they're not real because I've spent a lot of time convincing my children the bogy man doesn't exist. If I'm lying to them, I'm gonna be ticked. :)

Amy

Jo Schaffer said...

My friend was raised on a Navajo Res. and has some TRUE hair raising stories about Skinwalkers... soooo creepy!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Sorry I'm so late! Happy belated book birthday! :)

silentshade said...

Hey I love shifting do you give away signed book plates or anything? I tried emailing u but it failed twice

Bethany Wiggins said...

Silentshade, email me at: colipinnell@gmail.com SO sorry it didn't work!!!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Silentshade, email me at: colipinnell@gmail.com SO sorry it didn't work before!