Thursday, August 30, 2012

An Interview and A Thank You

I did an interview with the fabulous Bethany Hensel! Go check out my super smart answers right here.

So if you have read it and come back, I want to talk about that one question that she asked with regards to how I feel about knowing people are reading my book. I want to elaborate a little more on what I said because it is really important to me.

There have been so many of you who have been with me since the querying days. Seen me through losing an agent and getting a new one. Consoled me through rejections. You guys have been there with me and I've always been so grateful.

And then there are all the wonderful new people who have heard of my book and have provided an outpouring of support and love for PROPHECY. They've made it their Wednesday WOW picks. They talk about how excited they are to read it. They help promote my book. And I'm so blown away and grateful to them all. To YOU all!

So the thing I fear the most is disappointing everyone. What if everyone hates it? What if they are disappointed? I know I shouldn't worry about things like this. I know this isn't healthy, especially because it is completely out of my hands.

HOwever, I can do one thing. I can tell you that I did the best I could to make PROPHECY as good as I can, but I know it is not going to be everyone's cup of tea and that's OK! I totally understand and don't expect everyone to like it.

But here's my request - I would like to ask that if you read PROPHECY and don't like it as much as you wanted to, I hope that you will still stick around. My book, as much as I love it, is separate from me as a person. And even if you don't like my book, I will still like you. So don't feel like you have to avoid me or cross the street when you see me. After all, this happens in life all the time. People have different opinions and we can still like and appreciate each other. And hey, maybe one day I'll write a book you DO like! I'm forever optimistic.

So no matter what the future holds, whether or not you read, like, or don't like PROPHECY, you guys will still all be my blog buddies, my twitter tweeps, my facebook friends! I will be forever grateful and appreciative of all the support you have given me for you have made this publication journey a great joy to share.

Thank you!
All my best,

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ellen Oh's First VLOG EVER....

Is not here...

But all you have to do is clink this link. And you will see me in all my bad cold glory!

Yes I had a bad cold while taping my first vlog ever. Seriously, I have no idea what I was thinking. Don't I sound like an idiot? I actually wince when I hear myself saying "Dee End." ARGH! So now you guys all know what I sound like... with a bad cold!

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Winner is...

For the signed Prophecy and Swag the grand prize winner is:

Jae Young Kim

I have 5 more winners of SWAG and they are:
Gretchen O'Boogie, elena, Vivien, Rebecca, Jenn

If you have won a prize, you will be receiving an email from me in the next day or so.

Congratulations to all the winners and I hope you enjoy the prizes!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Oppa Gangnum Style

I'm not gonna lie, this video made me laugh so hard. And it is surprisingly making the rounds. But I can't help but wonder if people are finding it as funny as I am given the language barrier. PSY is always hysterical, but this video of his is definitely his funniest.

The main chorus is Oppa Gangnam Style. What it means:

Gangnam is like the NYC Fifth Avenue of Seoul. It's the wealthy area of Seoul so Gangnam style is like being a Boozhee. You know, wealthy snob, etc.

Oppa means older brother but is also a term used by girls to call older guys they may be close to.

The video is him being this rich over the top guy who thinks he's all that with the ladies. Also - kind of a social commentary on how materialistic Koreans can be. But man is it funny. The dancing in the parking lot between the guy with the Beatle hairstyle in the yellow vinyl suit and PSY is enough to pee my pants.

Anyway - the ARC giveaway is still going on so don't forget to enter below!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


So I noticed that the 10 ARC giveaway of PROPHECY on Goodreads is now over 1000 entries. That impressed me as it's only been a week since it was first listed and it doesn't end until October. Which means that the odds of winning an ARC from Goodreads are starting to get worse. The odds are no longer in your favor...

Well I always wanted to hold one giveaway on my blog so it's now time to have a blog giveaway for my fabulous blog readers! One lucky winner will get a signed copy of the PROPHECY ARC and a cute little Korean doll/drum charm and bookmark!

But 4 additional winners will get their own little PROPHECY SWAG also! And these charms are really adorable! So enter now! The contest will go on until August 20th. Good luck everyone!

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