Wednesday, August 01, 2007

THE TIME IS NOW. AUGUST 2. LOTTERY IS LAUNCHED.

Check out BACKSTORY
And check out INTERVIEW BY WRITERLY PAUSE
Then check out LOTTERY's CYBERLAUNCH!


83 degrees. 11 pm.
GUEST BLOGGER.
PERRY L. CRANDALL.

HELLO MY NAME IS PERRY L. CRANDALL.
MY FRIEND PAT WROTE A BOOK ABOUT ME.
SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT IS A VERY HARD THING TO DO. BUT ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT ONE WORD AFTER ANOTHER A LOT OF TIMES.
THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT I AM PAT. THAT IS SILLY. I AM PERRY. PAT IS SHORT AND HAS BLOND HAIR. I WOULD TELL YOU THAT HER HAIR USED TO BE BROWN BUT THAT WOULD NOT BE NICE. PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THEIR HAIR IF THEY WANT TO. THAT IS OKAY.
I AM NOT SHORT AND I KEEP MY HAIR BROWN. SO YOU SEE I AM NOT PAT. SOME PEOPLE SAY I AM FORREST GUMP.
THAT IS NOT TRUE. HE WAS A MOVIE STAR AND I AM NOT. ALSO HE HAD A WHITE SUIT. I WOULD NOT BE CAUGHT DEAD IN A WHITE SUITE. SO I AM NOT HIM.
I AM PERRY.
PAT IS A LADY NOT A GIRL. THAT MEANS SHE IS OLDER THAN ME. SHE LIKES MUSIC BY NEARLY DEAD PEOPLE SO SHE IS NOT AS OLD AS PEOPLE WHO LIKE MUSIC BY DEAD PEOPLE.
SHE IS A WRITER SO SHE TYPES ON A COMPUTER ALL DAY. THIS MAKES HER BACK SORE. I TELL HER THAT SHE NEEDS TO BOUNCE BUT SHE DOES NOT. SHE JUST SITS THERE AND TYPES.
SHE IS HAPPY THAT HER BOOK IS IN STORES AND THAT PEOPLE WILL BUY IT. SHE TELLS ME THAT MAYBE SOME PEOPLE WILL NOT LIKE HER BOOK.
I TELL HER NOT TO WORRY.
"DO NOT BE SAD, PAT," I SAY.
"SOME PEOPLE WILL LIKE YOUR BOOK AND SOME PEOPLE WILL NOT.
BUT THAT'S OKAY."
PAT IS MY FRIEND.
A FREIND PUTS YOU IN THEIR BOOK AND FEELS BAD IF PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE IT.
SO MAKE PAT FEEL GOOD AND LIKE HER BOOK.
AND MAKE HER FEEL EVEN BETTER AND LIKE ME.
AND IF YOU DID?
THAT WOULD BE SO TOTALLY COOL!

34 comments:

Sarah Miller said...

Perry! YOU are so totally cool!

I think a friend is also someone who reads about you in a book and likes you. I think you will have many, many friends soon. (But none as cool as Keith. Or Pat.)

Congratulations and a great big Hershey's kiss from your first fan.

(Geeze-Louise, I'm getting a little misty-eyed here...)

Rebecca Burgess said...

The Big Day! Pat, you must be over the moon. I wish your tour were coming a little further east. Maybe once I get my copy I could send it to you to sign.

Enjoy Your Day.

Kimber An said...

Thank you, Perry. You are so much nicer than the people in my books. In fact, Junior just blew up my kitchen at the Cyber-Launch Party. I suppose I shouldn't complain though. Delano brought me chocolate. I can forgive just about anything if chocolate's involved.

Katie Alender said...

Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

Woooooooooooooooo!

It has been so nice to be part of your journey.

(Aloha, Perry! Have fun with your new popularity.)

Kanani said...

BRAVO, PERRY, BRAVO!!!

Kim Stagliano said...

Hello, Perry. Thanks from Kim, Mia, Gianna and Bella too. We need you.

By the way, Pat fans, You can win a signed copy of LOTTERY over at my place.

Marva said...

Congrats, Pat and Perry!

I've reposted my interview with Pat on my blog. If anybody missed in back in May, it's now the top post again.

http://mgddasef.blogspot.com/

Fabulous on that USA Today article.

ORION said...

My blogging buddies are so totally cool!!

Holly Kennedy said...

Happy Birthday, Perry.
It IS, after all, sort of your birthday today.

I hope LOTTERY rocks every
bestseller list that exists!!!

Who Me? said...

Can't wait to get my copy!!!!

(Dana Bunion)

Demon Hunter said...

Pat,
Congratulations!!! I am so proud to know such an awesome writer and awesome person! You deserve it!:*)
~Tyhitia

Michelle said...

Hi Perry and Pat! Congrats to you both. I'm going to pick up my copy in exactly 2 hours. I blogged about your USA Today article on my site. Wishing you both all the best --to the top of the NYT best-seller list you go! :-)

Heidi the Hick said...

Nice to meet you, Perry. You are very honest and that's a great way for people to like you. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

Tell your friend Pat she's done a great job of accurately representing you. That's a fancy way of saying she listened to you real good.

Enjoy your big day!

Josephine Damian said...

Lottery's amazon sales rank yesterday: 606.

Today? 530! Go Perry go! Number One ranking is right around the corner!

Nothing but the best for Pat on this special day.

Mia King said...

Pat and Perry, my two favorite people.

Pat, I love this post - I love Perry and it was so fabulous to hear his voice again. God, he's a great guy.

I am on my way to the airport - your numbers are starting to move - let the games begin!

Heidi the Hick said...

GAh! I can't get it here until the 7th!

It's okay. More time to finish reading about that kid with the scar on his forehead.

The Anti-Wife said...

WooHoo! Perry and Pat, you are both totally cool! Perry, I'll be reading all about you tonight and can't wait to hear your story.

***Confetti, confetti***

Lisa R said...

This post is so totally cool. I LOVE Perry! Pat is pretty cool too! Congratulations and I can't wait for 12:00 p.m.

Manic Mom said...

OMG. I have goosebumps. I totally, totally, TOTALLY love this post. It is truly a visit from Perry.

But next time Perry visits, tell him to turn off the CAPS LOCK because it was so hard for this lady to read, who does not really listen to music by dead people, but is feeling kind of old because all the CAPS hurt her eyes!

CONGRATS! And give Perry a kiss for me!

writtenwyrdd said...

Woot! Perry, you are cool, dude.

I am waiting for Amazon to deliver. I'll set aside all the other half-read books to read Perry's story.

I know you have a best seller in this one, Pat. Lightning in a bottle.

Gay said...

Waiting for the mail. Waiting for the mail. Waiting for the mail. This is worse than Christmas.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Congratulations, Pat. Congratulations, Perry. You are both totally cool.

Jamie Ford said...

Congrats on your big day! The first of many more to come I'm sure.

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

Toddie said...

Hi Perry -

Tell Pat she's started earning that advance check, 'cuz I just bought your book this morning with real money! I can't wait to get to know you. Even better, because I gushed about kind of knowing the author (if only through the blog) and its regional quality (for us Washingtonians), the Redmond Borders is setting up a Local Interest table with Lottery prominently displayed.

You're welcome:).

writtenwyrdd said...

I'm trying to get the local book groups to read Lottery. If these gals do, then most of Northern Maine will probably end up buying a copy, lol.

David L. McAfee said...

That post was too cool, Perry. :)

I'm so excited for your friend Pat I can barely sit still. Maybe I'll do some bouncing of my own.

Say. That sounds like a great idea!

- bounce bounce bounce -

I feel like Tigger. :)

Victoria Dove said...

Congratulations to you, Perry, and your friend Pat. You are both amazing people.

Tomorrow I hit up the library for my copy. I can't wait to meet you!

The Anti-Wife said...

Wow! Getting the book was not that easy. Went to B & N first. It's still in their local warehouse and hasn't been delivered to the stores yet! BOOOO!

Went to Borders. They had 5 copies - in the back storeroom in a box. What's up with that! I make them go get one and told them today was the release date and they needed to have them on the shelves. ( They looked at me like they were thinking, "Oh, God. That old lady can really rant.")

But I got my book and while I was there I picked up a copy of "The Penny Tree". Picture on my blog!

Kim Stagliano said...

My Mom called me to say, "I'm in the Borders in the mall and LOTTERY is here!" That was in Massachusetts.

Lisa said...

Amazon just delivered Lottery -- gotta go :)

writtenwyrdd said...

Amazon did NOT delivery my lottery today. Pouting is SO an option. Tomorrow it will arrive. Tomorrow...

M. G. Tarquini said...

Dana Bunion has pictures on her blog! Links at my blog!

Pat, you're so beautiful I want to cry!

And I got to say a voice hello to Mia King!!

Life is good.

Have another exclamation point!!!!! They're on the house.

ChumleyK said...

I'm so excited to read about you Perry! Congratulations Pat!

wordtryst said...

Looking forward to meeting you, Perry. Congratulations to your creator, and to you too.

I'm just happy to be sharing in the unfolding of this dream-stuff, albeit vicariously. It happens! It really does! And to nice people too!