Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Where are YOU? Yes, you!

I'm amazed when I look at the stats for my little site, and see that I've had visits from people all around the world: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, El Salvador, France, Malasia, Spain, Singapore, Malasia, UK, and various American states, to name a few. Wow! I can't help but wonder what brought you here. Did you learn on inkpop.com about the second Inkpopper to get their lucky break from HarperCollins? Or maybe you've heard a little buzz about Sweet Evil from a friend?
The diversity of world cultures fascinate me, and I would LOVE if you shared in the comments where you're from and what brought you to my tiny corner of this cyber world. Who knows...maybe if I'm really lucky I'll get to travel someday and find myself in your "neck of the woods." At least, I certainly hope so.  :)  I'd love to meet you!

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40 comments:

  1. I'm coming to you from Germany. On the globe of flags - Do you see that flag two rows down from the Union Jack, right under the Romanian flag, that also has a Union Jack in the corner, that's the flag of Montserrat – the Caribbean island I'm originally from. Just pointing it out because I never see that flag anywhere flags are depicted and you have it and the German flag in the foreground :-)

    I came across Sweet Evil while I was looking at projects on Inkpop. I read the synopsis and wanted to read it right away. I really enjoyed it and look forward to finishing it when it's released.

    Congratulations on being the second inkpopper to get their lucky break.

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  2. Germany and Montserrat!!! Amazing. :) Thank you, Safari Poet. I'm so excited to be in contact with you! In the sequel to Sweet Evil there is some world traveling to the Middle East and Australia, and I wanted to do a scene in Germany, too, so if I do I might have sonme questions for you. It's hard writing scenes for places you've never been! Lots of research time. I'm dying to actually travel to these places. Thanks for all of your support so far. :)

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  3. Pennsylvania here :) I actually heard about Sweet Evil from Evie J first when she reviewed it on Goddreads, then I saw an article on Inkpop about you! Congrats on being the 2nd published Inkie! Can't wait to read Sweet Evil! :D

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  4. Yay, Paige, thank you for stopping by! Isn't Evie wonderful? I love that girl. And hey, you're actually not too far north from me. :)

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  5. Hey Wendy!
    I heard about Sweet Evil and it's publication on Inkpop. :) I'm Peony12 on it and if I never said congratulations, I'll say it here!
    Congratulations!
    It sounds like an epic book too.
    Anyways, I'm from the U.S. :)

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  6. Well i'm from India (I bet this a first)i heard about Sweet Evil from a post about inkpop and Leigh Fallon. Congrats for your book! sounds a good one and am looking forward to read it :)

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  7. Peony! I remember you from inkpop, and I've seen you on the YAtopia blog too, if I recall. :) Thank you, sweetie.

    Hi Priya! I've tried doing a search on inkpop to find forums threads talking about Sweet Evil (because I want to say hi), but the new search engine is weird and I just cannot figure it out. I've met a few people on inkpop from India-a country that absolutely fascinates me. It's so nice to meet you!

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  8. Mine is not exciting.
    I'm in Alaska, and I found you through KELLEY :D

    It is SO fun seeing where the traffic comes from though, isn't it?

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  9. Jolene, Alaska is definitely exciting! I was born in Anchorage (Army brat) but we moved when I was only two, so I don't remember it. I've always wanted to go back. I want to go fishing there! :)
    I use Google analytics to see the traffic and I'm truly amazed.

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  10. We do like to fish.
    Actually, that's not completely true. I like to CATCH fish. I don't like to bait my pole, clean up the mess OR clean the fish. But I love to eat them.

    So, I guess I love to catch and eat fish, the rest is why I married a man ;D

    I want to set books up here, but I always feel like it's cheesy to set books where you live. I'm trying to decide how much I care...

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  11. I'm from Pittsburgh, PA. :D
    And I followed you from inkpop/Twitter here to your blog!

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  12. Hi Michelle! :) Another Penn girl on the blog today! <>

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  13. I love looking at where my visitors come from too. So fun.

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  14. Isn't it cool, Kelley? For those who don't know, Kelley Vitollo is my critique partner and cyber bestie, hehe. :) She's from Southern California, US.

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  15. I'm from the US and have lived North/Midwest, West in Cali, and the South. I read Sweet Evil on Inkpop even before I learned about the publication deal (I believe that I commented that I wanted to see it published. YAY!!) Found your blog through YAtopia and have been following since :)

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  16. Hi Kris!!! Another loyal inkie who I love. :) Every single one of those comments on inkpop fueled me to work harder. I'm still SO sad that all 500+ of my book's comments were deleted during the glitch.

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  17. You know where I live...N. Carolina. Don't forget if you ever need a traveling partner to do research for your books, I am in!!
    Love you.

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  18. Brookie, I definitely think a trip to Ireland is in order...maybe next year? :) I cannot wait to travel!!!

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  19. Northern Virginia. I linked to your blog from Twitter.

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  20. Hey Wendy, I'm from Canada! I met you first on inkpop where we did a swap, Sweet Evil (well, Angel Prophecy back then) for Because You Laughed, and I was very impressed with the quality of your writing. Then I came to this blog through the YAtopia blog. And yes, you should certainly come to Canada sometime. :)

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  21. Hi Kirsten! My NoVa buddy. :)

    Elanor, I remember our swap! Your story gave me chills! And I've heard Canada has been voted multiple times as the best country on earth to live. I visited once, for a day, and it was fun.

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  22. If you go on an author book signing tour, come to Pennsylvania! I'd love to meet you and get my book signed if you do! :)

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  23. Hi I'm Melinda from Houston. I found you threw a fellow author E.J Stevens on Goodreads. Cant wait to read and review your book :)

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  24. Hi Melinda! Great to meet you! I LOVE Goodreads. What an awesome site. Anyhow, I did a 6-week training in Houston to become a flight attendant years ago...it was the hottest, most humid place I'd ever been! Ugh. But I got the most awesome haircut of my life while there. :)

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  25. Hi! I'm from Utah. I found you through Kelley's blog, who says you are part of her Trio of Awesomeness, which sounds... well, awesome. Nice to meet you!

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  26. Peggy! I'm so excited that you found me through Kelley! She's my cyber bestie, haha. :) We met on inkpop.com last year when our stories made the top 5 together in May, and from there we became critique partners and great friends. It's great to meet you!

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  27. I'm from California, and I had the joy of reading the first chapter of Sweet Evil on inkpop, back it in the Top 5. Absolutely love the story, and can't wait to read the published version!

    Found your blog, though, through Goodreads.

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  28. A Cali girl! :) Hey, Kelly, thanks for stopping by!

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  29. Hey Wendy! First off congrats on your novel!! It sounds incredible and I can't wait to read it! I originally hail from a tiny rural town in north NJ, but am six years a GA resident. You and I met when you left a heartwarming comment on my blog about the pain of teaching Huxley to spoiled seniors. I can only pray one of them will FB me begging for the name of an awesome book we read together, too! It really would make the tears worth it!

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  30. Elizabeth, isn't it so funny what sticks with the students? Apparently they're able to intake morsels of information while zoning out with glassy-eyed stares, or better yet, heads facedown on the desks. *sigh* I think what they remember most is how we love them. I can't believe how many former sutdents are my friends on FB now, lol! :) By the way, my daddy lives in the Atlanta area, which is where my book is set. Woot! I love GA!

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  31. Hi, Wendy. I saw on twitter that you are aiming for 100 followers. I'm number 96. I'm from Pennsylvania. Not too exciting, but hey.

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  32. I've met lots of people from Penn online! It's beautiful there. Great to meet you, and thanks for following, yay! :)

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  33. Hi Wendy! I know I'm a bit late to this, but I just thought I'd comment to let you know that I'm a Canadian visitor who just stopped by when I saw you were following me on Twitter (@EverAfterEsther)! I like to keep an eye on who my new followers are, and I was interested when I saw you have a book coming out in 2012! So I'll definitely be keeping an eye on you and your book from now on :) (in a non-creepy kind of stalking way...)

    Brenna from
    Esther's Ever After

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  34. Nice to meet you, Brenna! Your blog looks awesome. :)

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  35. I'm a British/German/American currently living in Japan :) I'm on inkpop too! My book blog's theawesomemagicattic.blogspot.com

    Can't wait for Sweet Evil!

    Bree

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  36. i'm a 19 yr surinamese teenage dude who loves reading[south america , continent] was on the recomendations list on goodreads saw sweet evil

    sounds great

    my blog http://roroisreading.blogspot.com

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  37. I seriously get giddy every time I get a comment - especially when I see it's from one of my super cool international followers! Thank you so much for stopping by Bree and Roro! :)

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  38. I'm from the sunny land of Australia!
    And I'm an Inkie. I'm a Sommie, too, so I remember gossiping with the Insomniacs when we all found out you were getting published! I remember seeing Sweet Evil in the Top 5, back when it was called Angel Prophecy and Sin Legacy :)

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  39. Hi Tegan! *waves* I'm good friends with another Aussie from inkpop (Sharon Johnston). There's a scene in my 2nd book in Australia, so Sharon had to make sure I got the dialect/dialogue right. She was laughing at me, haha. :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  40. Hi Wendy! My name is Inez and I live in north of Hungary.I'm 15 years old.I got a Sweet Evil book for Christmas. (I'm really sorry, but I just a little bit speak English) .Yesterday I read the book and I love it. Many people love your book here.You're my favourite author Good luck!! :)

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