Joshua resurfaces

If you remember Joshua’s weblog you probably miss it. I certainly do. Strip Mining for Whimsy was one of those blogs that I had to check a couple of times a day.

Today I had to email Joshua about something. At the bottom of my email there is now a little promotional bit. It looks like this:


And here is the email I got back from Joshua:

Dude, there’s a Coppertone ad at the bottom of your e-mail.


Now you see why I miss his weblog.

15 Replies to “Joshua resurfaces”

  1. It makes me sad that some of the most “popular” books really stink. I have had a hard time finding your books in the past. It makes me very sad.

  2. I agree with Kelly. I can’t tell you how many books have been “talked up” to be great novels, and turn out to be a waste of time. However, that has not been my experience with your novels…I’m hooked. If it has your name on it (either one of them), I’m buyin’ it.

  3. It makes me grateful for all the books that I have. I am also greatful to used book stores where you find a book that nobody has ever heard of and it leaves a huge mark on your heart.

  4. You are a remarkably talented woman Rosina. You don’t have to worry about your works fading into oblivion. If you had not figured this out yet you have quite a few fans out there (and in here), who all rave about your books, not only on your forum and blog but to our friends family (I even tell total strangers that I meet when in book stores about you). Now if you want I am sure that we can put on some kind of rally in your back yard, maybe a tent city to, and any time you need a boost you can come outside and have your own cheering section! Just think about it!

  5. See, I keep thinking that your publishers need to re-release all the Wilderness books in trades and point them at the bookclub circuit and watch them take off again. Not that you need the help because your books are doing fine on their own.

  6. You all are very kind to me when I’m in the mood for a fine whine.

    I’m fairly confident about my ability to tell a story; it’s the nature of the business end which is depressing at times.

    BC — They are in fact talking about repackaging the whole series, though it is doing fine, chugging along. I’m more concerned about my stand alones, trying to break into a different market. It feels like an impossible feat.

  7. I’m fairly confident about my ability to tell a story; it’s the nature of the business end which is depressing at times.

    Yeah, but you know, good stuff is always appreciated. It’s a lot like indie bands; they may not be wildly popular, but then, fans of popular stuff are rarely loyal, and they rarely really appreciate the skill (if any) in really runaway popular things. More often, they’re just trying to jump on the bandwagon and look cool to their friends. That’s why, if the careers of the really popular take a nosedive, there’s no one there to catch them.

    You’ll always have fans, and they’ll always come back for more, and appreciate what you do so well. Indie bands go on forever, and so will you.

    I hope I can get there someday too.

  8. Your books look popular in Cambridge, England. I’ve run into copies at the market and local bookshop. It was fun discovering Homestead so far from home.

  9. I agree with all, and that is a good selling point that BC made, though i think they need to bring in all of your work.

    When i come across a writer that i like and really enjoy their work, i tend to want to find and read all of their work that has been published.

    So far the bookstores in my area carry all of your work though the last small independent in my area closed it’s doors about eight years ago.

    I think it is always, scary when you are putting your work out to the public, you feel so vunerable… it is always good to hear good comments but even better to see the sales are up. I know that is soooo true with my ArT work.

    Just keep up the WoNDeRFUL writing that you do and i will keep telling my friends and people that i run into about your work… *G*

  10. Classic, but recognizable, eh? But how big would the dog have to be on the other end of that skirt?

  11. The dog in the Coppertone ad is behind the girl. So the dog here could be to the left, outside the picture, pulling at her skirt rather than pulling her bathing suit bottom down. It really is reminiscent of the Coppertone ad. Maybe that’s good.

  12. I miss Joshua! I was bereft when Strip Mining for Whimsy shut down. Thanks for sharing this.

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