Monday, July 20, 2009

What a Blast!


Seeing as how today is the anniversary of the moon landing, I feel I have to pay a little homage to the very very brave men who first explored space, and their wives.

Those women had guts and heart, and you hardly ever hear about the excitement and fear they must have felt for their husbands as they watched, helpless but proud. They must have been terrified. I would have been. So here's my shout out to the women behind the men of NASA.

The moon landing inspired a generation to look to the stars. That same generation imagined worlds beyond ours, and the adventurous possibilities of what might be out there, somewhere. With Star Wars, and Star Trek, we thought about space, ourselves, and the universe beyond us in a whole new way.

And those otherworldly adventures have inspired me. It's just two weeks before the debut of Beyond the Rain.

To celebrate, I'll be giving a way a free copy of the book to someone who posts a comment. The contest will close at midnight on Sunday July 26th, and I'll announce the winner during my next blog post next week! Good luck, and tell your friends.

Jess

33 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Happy Moonanniversary :)
I have always loved the moon, it looks so magical

donnas said...

It is a great day to remember.

And congrats on the release!

Greta said...

I have the book on my TBB list. I can't wait to get my hands on it and read it.

... said...

Lunar spectacular - some of the most interesting creatures come out under the moon.

Chris said...

Congrats on the upcoming release. Hmm, do you really mean "anyone" who posts a comment? Or actually "someone" who posts a comment? ;)

atc218 said...

What a great day to remember. Crazy things happen when there is a full moon. But I do love the way the sky looks on a clear night and the moon is full...

Thanks!
Amy M
atc218@aol.com

Jess Granger said...

I meant someone who posts a comment will get a copy. Sorry about that. I've got post convention brain. I'll go fix it.

Jess

macbeaner said...

YUM! What a gorgeous cover. My brother was saying today he can't believe that there hasn't been a moonwalk in our lifetime.

Pam P said...

I remember watching all the news coverage on TV as a teen for that first moon landing.

Congrats on the release, Jess!

Brandy said...

Congrats on the upcoming release
And good luck :)

CrystalGB said...

Congratulations on your new release. Love the cover.

Jackie Uhrmacher said...

My dad and I watched the footage on the History Channel last night. He kept asking me, "Did you see that? Did you?" It was amazing. : )

JSB said...

I agree. You hear a lot about the men who went, but not as much about those left behind.

Grats on the release.

Jana

Mariee said...

Congrats on your upcoming release. It sounds great!

littleredride.nhood said...

I wish the moon would be out 24/7 but someone told me we needed the stupid sun sooooo I guess I'll just cotinue to lock myself in my room with a good book until the moon kicks the sun from it's space.lol. :P

Congrats on the release. :D


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Laurie said...

What a great tie-in to the Moon Landing Anniversary. :)

I had the honor of meeting Jess at RWA [understands "post convention brain"], and I'm very excited about the release of BEYOND THE RAIN. It sounds amazing.

Kissa Starling/Justine DSilva said...

Great new release and I love the blog topic. I am so into astronomy!


Kissa

Jess Granger said...

Getting to the moon, then getting back was a huge accomplishment. It's sad that sometimes I take it a little for granted. Add to that the fact they did it with 60's computer technology, and that is amazing.

Diane M. said...

Love the cover and I'm like the excerpt.

chey said...

Congratulations!

littleredride.nhood said...

Wouldn't it be great if the moon was actually a big ball of parmasan cheese?mmmm.LOL.Sorry my brain is goop right now.Oh or a giant marshmellow.Wow.Alright I'm out again,lol.

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Razlover's Book Blog said...

Congrats on the upcoming release!

What a gorgeous cover and I love the title of the book.

Jess Granger said...

If that were the case, Jessica, then we'd all have a problem. It would take an awful lot of effort to try to eat it.

littleredride.nhood said...

True,but we'd all be crazy enough to take a wack at it.LOL.

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Pamk said...

congrats on the new release. Sounds like a fantastic read.

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

The moon landing annivesary is neat. {BIG SMILE}

Your contest looks neat, too. However, since I already have a copy on order, what I realy want is a signed bookplate I can stick into it. I'd be happy to cover shipping and other costs for you. {SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

Jess Granger said...

I'm working on getting some bookplates printed. As soon as I have some, I'll send you one.

delitealex said...

Congrats on the new release. Great cover.

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

Thanks! {BIG SMILE} Ever since I was introduced to them, I've found signed bookplates a wonderful solution to the problem of myself and my books being over here in Hawai'i when an author is over there on North America. {REALLY BIG GRIN}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

littleredride.nhood said...

Hiwaii?I have a friend stationed in Hawaii and he keeps rubbing it in my face.LOL.

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Jess Granger said...

This contest is officially closed. Thank you!

Jess Granger said...

Congratulations Diane M! You won a free book. Please send me an email through the contact page of my website with your address, and I'll send you your book.

littleredride.nhood said...

Whoo hoo.Congrats Diane M!!!*Clapps,throws confetti,blows party horn* Whoo hoo. :D

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