Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Walter White Wednesday 101

Whew! With the excitement of the official book launch now behind us, it's time to concentrate on a few other things as Ensley and I both wind down our semesters. For me, it's gradegradegrade and he's putting the finishing touches on consolidating the "mountain getaway" graduate school apartment into our house. It'll take us a few more days to figure out where everything goes (to Goodwill in the case of a few doubles of things - you just don't need more shower caddies than you have bathrooms!) and we hope to then spend a few days just being together after four years of a commuter marriage.  He also walks across the stage in his snazzy graduate school robe (you know, the one with the funny sleeves) and I expect to beam with pride.

Ensley's "Meth Monday" post this week detailed two things I want to emphasize - the first is Vince Gilligan's appearance at the Sydney Writers' Festival.  Turns out that Australians are the biggest pirates of Breaking Bad, which isn't too surprising when you consider that the country basically started as a penal colony.  And just how cool are those garbage trucks?

The second piece of news has to do with the German translation of Wanna Cook?  Seems that European ideas of "fair use in copyright" are considerably different from our approach in the good ol' U.S. of A. so we get this as a cover (and title!) -

That's right - Guffey und Koontz!
I squeed out loud - I'll admit it.  Seriously.  That cover is fantastic!!

Here in the US, Wanna Cook? continues to get good press. I've mentioned a few in earlier posts, but any review that says "There are a lot of books out there that say they are the unofficial companion guides to whatever television series, but let me say up front, Ensley F. Guffey and K. Dale Koontz have found the perfect formula.  Wanna Cook? is the primer for how those books should be written" is going to get a mention from me!  Go read the full review over on the BiffBamPop Website.

We also have several five-star reviews on Amazon.  So please - if you've read the book and liked it, take a few minutes to go on a site like Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog and tell the world - then tell us!

In a week or so, we'll start putting our energies to setting up some appearances and book-signings. Drop us a line - here in the comments, over on Facebook, or on Twitter (@KDaleKoontz or @EnsleyFGuffey) - if you're interested in seeing us and maybe scoring a little of the blue!  Remember - the first one's free!

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