Release Day Thank You’s!
Today is the official release day for my very first book, Falling in Fiji!
I could post the blurb again. I could shove the buy links down your throat, but I’m not going to do any of that, because it’s freaking annoying. And I like you people!
But…there is one thing I need to do. I need to thank a few people. Hang on folks; this isn’t going to be your run of the mill thank you train!
My husband – Well, this goes without saying right? This wonderful man has taken over the kitchen so we don’t all starve to death while I’m pounding away at the keyboard. He’s taken on at least half of the errands I usually run and he’s taken over most of the driving lessons for our youngest. They’re parallel parking right now. I know…the man deserves a medal, a trophy, a massage by a team of bikini-clad women…you get what I’m sayin’.
My daughters – Thank you to my oldest for calling to say, “I love you, I’m happy for you, but I’m not going to read it. I know you, I know where it came from, and I just can’t.” Samantha…you, at the moment, are my favorite. There’s sex in this book people! Thank you to my youngest, Bronwyn and middle, Ariana, for insisting on buying your own copies and spreading the word with your friends, which is gross by the way, but it came from love, so it’s all good. Now, remember…no eye contact for six months after you’ve read those sex scenes, because ewww…
My mother – You rocked that shit. You were mom and dad, and everything in between. Thank you for stalking my website, my blog, my author page, and my twitter. It’s funny to see you following Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews Band, Fall Out Boy, etc. and then…Casey Hagen. When I look at who you follow, I can pretend I’m famous for a few minutes. And you…no eye contact for six months after you read my sex scenes. Or I’ll die.
My Beta Bitches! – I can’t believe how lucky I am to have such a great team backing me. And because I appreciate everything you’ve done and this release is yours as much as mine, this crazy bitch went out and got you all presents. Be checking your mailboxes over the next few days!
PJWWG – You are some wonderful ladies and I love being a member of such a fun group. I guess you all found out last Saturday…you can always count on me to bring the dirty…especially if Vikki is around.
Vikki – You’re the freaking bomb! To more crazy times, boobix cube, being highly inappropriate, never growing up, and other things that we just won’t speak about in decent company! Oh…and thank you for trusting me with your book. I’m honored that you sought my opinion and I look forward to collaborating in the future!
Lisa – Thank you for accepting me, crazy and all. Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to make my stories the best they can possibly be. I trust you implicitly. And thank you for those magic little blurbs that you kick ass at writing!
Judy – Last, but not least…you’ve been my rock. I know, you probably think I’ve been yours, but you can’t know what it means to me to have a tough lady like you in my corner. The minute I have hint of a doubt, you call me on it and squash that shit! Thank you!!
And my narrator who shall not be named…he’s still coming to terms with the fact that not only did he read my explicit scenes, but that according to my friends…he made them super-hot! They used other words too, but we won’t go there…this is a family blog y’all. Thank you for taking a chance on me! I’m hoping Lisa’s right and I really am a force of nature so I can do everything possible to make our audiobook a success!
With all that said…
Hagen Out! *insert dropped microphone here*