- April 28th, 2008 at
7:47 pm by --KALEB NATION-- -
Alright people, I’m pleased to announce that I just received the official cover art for the upcoming Erec Rex: The Search For Truth, straight from my friend Kaza Kingsley herself! Take a look:
Right off from the front, I’m picking up on some clues. First off, this book has something to do with bees:
Also, if you zoom in on the title, you’ll notice something else:
Gasp! There’s a secret word hidden behind the title! It appears to spell out Trwyth!
Barring the possibility of a cover artist with terrible spelling and a bad eraser, I would be led to believe that this is a clue to something inside the book. Kaza also let some clues out as to what will be in the book in my interview with her a few months ago. The third Erec Rex book is set to be released this year on October 1st, and if you want to stay up to date, check out the Official Erec Rex website.
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Tags: Erec Rex, Kaza Kingsley
- April 9th, 2008 at
9:45 pm by --KALEB NATION-- -
I very rarely put up author news from anybody save for Stephenie Meyer (because obviously most of my readers are fans of her). However, this is something so superly awesome I’ve got to put up these photos.
If you’ve hung around this blog long enough, chances are you’ve heard about Erec Rex and his author, Kaza Kingsley, who I was lucky enough to interview a while back. Kaza and I are good friends and I just ran across these photos on her site of the Thailand launch of her series:
In this first one, Kaza stayed up around 4 AM to do a live teleconference with the crowd waiting to get her books all the way around the world (she’s on the big LCD screen). Those big letters are the Erec Rex logo in Thai. Check out the size of that mammoth display behind them that extends off into infinity.
People dressing up as Kaza’s characters. There are even more of these photos here. And Kaza’s got it all over at her site.
What’s more, Kaza’s Thai publishers have their own Erec Rex site up at http://erecrexthai.com . Although I can’t read it, I did scan through each page, and guess whose name came up in English on this page?
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Tags: Erec Rex, Kaza Kingsley, Stephenie Meyer, Writing
- February 1st, 2008 at
5:54 am by --KALEB NATION-- -
Lots going on:
- Signed up a few new affiliates for the show
- Got a new site for the show
- Kaza Kingsley said she will be playing my Erec Rex video at schools coming up this year on her tour.
- My first Izzy video has gotten over 4,000 views
- My Man-gibon video has gotten over 1,070 views in 3 days, and I didn’t even send it anywhere.
- My inHumanities test wasn’t half bad. Luckily I knew Frankenstein pretty well.
- Caught up with somebody I haven’t talked to in many years
- Finally heard a Amy Winehouse song other than Rehab. Bought it.
- Cooked a roast and took video proof
- Rearranged my room so my video camera has better lighting and I have an L-shaped desk. I call it the Studio. My roommates call it the Office.
I have a ton of photos and video clips of this place but I have to get them all together before I get them up, which will be after the math test I am dreading today. Writing and English is my strong subject. Math is not.
During a certain class, I am often distracted by writing in my notebook the latest quote from a certain professor. I ended up with a list that certainly won’t look like homework when he checks it. Example of something the professor has said: This formula is as useful as those movies about the woman who every time she sings the flowers grow and the ravens turn into robins.
Or: I much prefer addition over subtraction, because as my grandmother always said, addition is bright and happy like the sun, and subtraction is cheap and tawdry like the moon.
Or: If I am feeling really evil tomorrow, this will be on Friday’s test.
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Posted in About Me, Authors, College
Tags: Amy Winehouse, College, Erec Rex, Facebook, Frankenstein, Kaza Kingsley, Magibon, Mangibon, Radio Stuff, Texas
- January 29th, 2008 at
2:10 pm by --KALEB NATION-- -
Inspired by the famous Lemony Snicket’s “12 Books in 120 Seconds” and with a touch of near-midnight madness, I made my first video summary of a book. My first pick is naturally Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye, by my friend Kaza Kingsley.
If you were subscribed to my YouTube Page, you had the special privilege of getting to see this 2 days before anyone else. I only spent an evening on this video but I do think it still turned out pretty good. I am trying out a variety of videos so I may be doing something different next…or another book review.
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Tags: Erec Rex, Kaza Kingsley
- January 20th, 2008 at
7:00 am by --KALEB NATION-- -
Kaza Kingsley is the author of the Erec Rex series. Already there are two books out in the series, titled The Dragon’s Eye and The Monsters of Otherness.
Thanks Kaza for being here. First, for all the writers here, I have always been curious about that very first book signing, your first time out with your published book. How did that go and where were you? What did you do to prepare?
My first signing at Borders Books in Cincinnati was fantastic. Of course it helped that everyone I knew and their brother showed up to support me. I was floating on air, truly. I didn’t do much to prepare – I didn’t even do a reading at that signing. It was too busy, so I just socialized and signed books. A lot of fun! Then I had a party at my house that night to celebrate.
You appeared at the Book Expo America some time ago to promote your books. What was the BEA like your first time there as an author?
That was an amazing experience. The Javitz center was enormous and packed with people. And the signings I did were incredibly busy. It was a little overwhelming – my publicist had given me a list of people to meet, but only a few of them were at their booths.
The best part was winning a bunch of awards at the BEA. ForeWord Magazine Awards took place in the middle of the Javitz center, and Erec Rex won silver for YA Book of the Year! The worst was that I got incredibly sick the second day I was there. It was hard to even walk. I had been throwing up all night.
Have you ever walked into a bookstore and stumbled upon your own book when you weren’t looking for it?
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Posted in Authors, Interviews, Writing
Tags: Authors, Books, Erec Rex, Kaza Kingsley
- December 3rd, 2007 at
6:38 am by --KALEB NATION-- -
I just finished reading the first book in the Erec Rex series by my good friend and author Kaza Kingsley. Quite imaginative, this book is a fun read that kept me waiting until the end to find out the truth about Erec’s past. The best parts of the book are easily the first chapter, which features a woman of remarkable proportions guarding their front door while perched on a plastic chair, and an alarm clock which literally kicks Erec awake. I also quite enjoyed the ending of the book, which especially promised more in the series to come and left me hanging in a way. It struck me as a wonderful blend between Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and a touch of Alice in Wonderland, with lots of adventure and elements completely unique to the series thrown in.
Overall, check out this book– it’s in nearly every Barnes and Noble and Borders right now as well as Amazon, so you can’t miss it. Also, before the new year, check out the second book Erec Rex: The Monsters of Otherness- but jump to the copyright date first. It’s the first book to see (c) 2008 on the inside! Signals the new year is approaching… Congratulations to Kaza for a wonderful story and an intriguing beginning to a new children’s series.
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Tags: 2008, boarding school, Books, Erec Rex, Kaza Kingsley