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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Surprise News

At the beginning of this month I sent press releases to some of the local papers announcing the role I landed in Brandilyn Collins's Scenes & Beans character blog. As those of you who've been reading my writing blog know, I've been in touch with an editor of one of the weeklies to schedule an interview.

Imagine my surprise when I walked into the post office today and was greeted with "I saw you in the paper" by our local postmaster.

Whaaaaa???

Turns out the Eugene Register-Guard (the local daily, which I usually read but for some reason didn't this past weekend) had run part of the press release in the Sunday "Oregon Life" section. Four-plus column inches, baby! Take a look: clip (Register-Guard, 7/16/2006, p.B-4). And, in case you think I might have dummied that up with InDesign or QuarkXpress or something, here it is in the online edition of the paper.

On top of that I got a card from one of the families at church congratulating me on landing the role and making the paper. (If only Western-Union hadn't gotten out of the telegraph biz...)

I wonder if I can get additional traction with a "Local Man Mentioned in Newspaper" press release.

Mikesell

3 Snarky Remarks:

Wayyyyy cool.

Now that you're a big celebrity, feel free to sign me up for your newsletter.

Not that I minded the free iTunes downloads, packs of gum, or surveys on my pencil lead preferences (.9 mm btw)...
Blogger Angie Poole, at 7:03 PM  
Wow! That's great. I hope the interview works out, too.
Blogger lindaruth, at 7:54 AM  
Excellent!

I need to send out some more press releases. I sent out a couple with no responses.
Blogger Michelle Pendergrass, at 3:56 PM  

Get snarky