Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Failing Every Day a Little Bit More Than You

Marianne and Julie wrote a book! And look, I helped with the cover!


I've been reading Marianne and Julie's blogs for nearly a year now. They're both talented writers, the kind of writers who make you laugh out loud and then - when you're complacent and smiling and least expecting it - write beautiful words that tear your heart out, throw it on the floor and stomp on it. So I was excited to learn that they were putting out a book. And even more excited when they asked me to make stuff for the cover.

Check out the book on Amazon or on Facebook.

Happy reading!

Completely unrelated: it's 12/12/12 today. That's kind of cool. Right?

38 comments:

  1. I haven't read their blogs yet, but I totally will now! Free books are awesome and I'm restarting my collection of books (just saying... haha). But seriously, I'll check out their blogs and that book cover looks great.

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    1. The cover response has been AMAZING. I love me some Clay Baboons!

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  2. I am so on the ball with this one I ALREADY like them on facebook.
    I'm epic like that :)

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    1. You're practically Odysseus! Thank you!

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  3. Did someone say free? Because I seen the word free and came running!

    Awesome cover! My kids make me feel like I've been run over by a dump truck all the time!

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    1. Are you able to do ice cream cakes, Gluttondan? FREE ones will be given out on the same site next week! Or you can use the gift card to buy whatever works.

      http://webandofmothers.blogspot.com/2012/12/baskin-robbins-apparently-loves-you-guys.html

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  4. I LOVE mothers of brothers- I think I found that site when you recommended it. Thank you. Her posts this past week have been amazing.

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    1. O and I love the cover... i think that was just happening to me :)

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    2. Julie, Julie, Julie. It's all I ever hear anymore. I'm starting to feel like Jan Brady.

      I know. She IS kinda awesome.

      Love, "The Other One."

      P.S. The cover should be nominated for something. I'd better start finding what contests I can win for "Clay Lady."

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  5. Yes 12.12.12 has been way cool. We will never see another date like that in our lifetime. Somber thought, eh?

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    1. You are very smart, Lisa. And pretty. I can tell from your pic.

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  7. Fun! Way to go - you're published! :) That cover looks quintessential Stephanie...

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    1. I may have to include her on "The View" when that appearance is scheduled. Possibly next week?

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  8. Awesome cover! I hope the book lives up to your fine work... ;)

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    1. Oh great. More pressure. Just what I need.

      Signed,
      She Who Never Lives Up to Expectations

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  9. I'm in. Your recommendations is all I need to give it a try!

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    1. Stephanie is practically Jesus. Always listen to her.

      Signed,
      I Will Name My Next Child Stephanie

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  10. Well done on the cover Miss Stephanie . . . . . . . I am still hoping that you will produce a Santa . . .

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  11. Hey Stephanie,

    Thanks for the shout-out! You rock, and your cover design is THE reason we are on the best seller list*.

    MOV
    *unconfirmed at time of comment

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    1. MOV, MOV, MOV. I have so much to teach you. We ARE on the bestseller list!*

      *in our category. only on amazon. but you always put that in really small writing at the bottom.

      But Stephanie definitely is the reason!

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  12. Don't put me in for the giveaway, because my copy should be arriving tomorrow. eee! (high-pitched little girl squeal)
    I had to say that I love the cover and knew it had to be you as soon as I saw it. Three of the greatest bloggers out there in one book. Hmm. Sounds sort of epic.

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    1. Like the Iliad! But with more boobies!

      Can I say boobies?

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    2. Three of the greatest bloggers? Marianne, Stephanie, and ............. who else?

      am I missing something?

      MOV
      ps-- I think I love you, Jewels!!!

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  13. I had looked at the cover quite a few and times and loved it...then one day I took a really good look at the woman getting run over and exclaimed "that is a clay baboon lady"" awesome work lady!

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  14. Ooh, I would love to win this awesome book!

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  15. Congrats--super cool cover! Off to check out their blogs. :)

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  16. Oh my heck! Steph, that's FABulous! Congratulations!

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  17. Thanks MOV and Marianne for keeping on top of the comments! I'm having computer issues, and my phone only gets 2 bars out here in the middle of nowhere! Hope to be back on top of things soon.

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    1. Like how I hijacked your blog? It's only because I love you. Dropped something in the post for you today, P.O. Box lady. They said something like 6-125 business days, but please don't ask me for an exact number.

      THANK you again & again. You are a master.

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  18. Great cover, and it sounds like a great book. (Semi-inappropriate humor is right up my alley!) Thanks for the heads-up.

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  19. That's such a compliment! Congrats!!

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  20. Ohhh cool! Congratulations to both of them on their book and to you on the cover! Very exciting :)

    And, I wanna win! I wanna WIIIIN! ;)

    But if I don't, that's cool too.

    No it's not. I'll be SOOOO MAD.

    (I kid, I kid!)


    Anyway, CONGRATS again! Good luck to all on getting the book out there for everyone to enjoy :o) I hope they sell a bazillion copies. For real, a bazillion.

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  21. How very cool, Steph!!! So proud of you. I liked Epic Mom on Facebook!! Good luck, Marianne and Julie!

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  22. This is awesome, your clay creations are famous!!!

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  23. I love them both and have my copies coming this week ordered Monday before I seen the give away oh well what would the odds be on that ???hmmm yes I got me the book & love all 3 of you pretties!!

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