Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm Launching My Blog and Sending My Book Characters into Orbit



For my very first blog post, I'm sending the two main characters from my debut middle grade novel into orbit. Tamara Ann Simpson and Douglas (Muscle Man) McGinty are now part of NASA's Glory Satellite Mission. Their names will be placed in a microchip that will become part of the spacecraft. When that satellite is launched, Tamara and Muscle Man will circle the earth. It's part of NASA's "Send Your Name Around the Earth Program".

Incidentally, the Glory Satellite is having a debut too. It's the first mission dedicated to understanding the effects of particles in the atmosphere. The satellite will collect data on stuff like volcano debris, dust and smog.

I'm thrilled that Tamara and Muscle Man will orbit the earth for years to come. It's a great way to celebrate a blog launch for a book that has the name Neil Armstrong in its title.

Check out the official certificate from NASA. The one shown is for Muscle Man. Tamara has one too!

17 comments:

S A Putnam said...

Nan, I think it's so cool that Tamara and Muscle Man will be orbiting around the earth. What a wonderful way to launch your books' debut!!

Nora MacFarlane said...

Welcome to blogging - good luck with your book!

Martha Flynn said...

That's a really neat idea!!!!

Kelly said...

What a cool idea!
Congrats on your first blog post, too!

nanmarino said...

Thanks Kelly, Martha, Nora and S.A! It's so nice of you to visit my blog.

AQ said...

Nan - I love the idea that the dynamic duo are orbiting the earth! Nice work. And congrats again on the novel. I can't wait for the release! Personally, I'm rooting for Kebsie to make an appearance in the sequel. Or perhaps we hear about her struggles in a new book altogether?!

hoopsul said...

Good luck Nancy with the blog! I'm excited about your new book!

Donna Marino said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. Much success to you with your book.

Tracee said...

Welcome to blogging - this is such a great way for authors to help promote their book - believe me, I know. Hope to get a chance to read your book in the future and if you ever want to do an interview or guest post on one of my blogs just let me know. Good luck with everything!

Tracee
PR Specialist and Tour Coordinator
Pump Up Your Book Promotion

Rebecca said...

I think thats an incredible name for a book and I can't wait to follow your blog.

Ginger Tate said...

Congrats on your new book. Writing & completing a book is a big commitment. Hope you sell many! www.tatebook.com

nanmarino said...

Thanks Hoopsul, Tracee, Rebecca, Ginger, Donna, and AQ. I'm looking forward to blogging. Donna, Nice last name. I wonder if we're somehow related.
Rebecca, my awesome editor came up with the title.
AQ thanks for being there from the first words.
Hoopsul, thanks for mentioning me on your facebook.

jlquaglin said...

Now everyone will soon see how talented you are! I can't wait to find out what I do in the next book.
Janie Lee

nanmarino said...

Thanks Janie Lee! Did you see the picture of us in Massapequa in the "about me" part of the webpage? http://nanmarino.com/aboutauthor.html
If you put your cursor over the image, it tells about the picture.

jenrinaldiphotography said...

I love this idea! How great is that and totally appropriate for the book! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I know a famous author, before and after publishing!
Blast off!
LK

Anonymous said...

What a launch party we're going to have!!!! Maybe even play a kickball game.
Now what could we have to eat?? Ice rockets?
Janie Lee