Monday, September 23, 2013

Follow Fest BlogHop



Today marks the first day of the Follow Fest Bloghop - a hop dedicated to developing social media  connections among writers.  It's the brainchild of Melissa Maygrove, who realized she (and many other writers) need to take our social media connections a bit more seriously.  And that includes me -- big time.  So I'm using this opportunity to make my blog more social media friendly over this coming week.  In fact, I added a twitter Follow Me button this weekend!

The hop is all week, so if you're interested in joining the hop, go to Melissa's blog for information on how to join.


Here's a little information about me


Name: Ken Rahmoeller (aka. ChemistKen)

Fiction or nonfiction?  Fiction

What genres do you write? MG and YA paranormal fantasy

Are you published? No.  I'm presently working on a MG fantasy about a freshman boy in high school who discovers an underground city of wizards.

Do you do anything in addition to writing?
 I've done some line editing on a part time basis.  I also teach an evening class in chemistry at a local college.  (No, not Hogwarts.  At least not yet.  I'm expecting my invitation to teach potions to arrive any day now.)

Where can people connect with you?
Right now, this blog is probably the best way to connect with me.  I've had both a Facebook page and a Twitter account for years, but I tend to be bad about keeping up with them.  That's something I hope to change in the near future.


Facebook:  www.facebook.com/KenRahmoeller

Email: ken.m.rahmoeller@comcast.net


Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
I'm a member of the SCBWI (Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators.  I'm in two critique groups, but I'm looking for both CPs and beta readers who enjoy fantasy with a whimsical flair.  I also enjoy beta reading and critting for others.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I'd love it if you followed me.  I'm looking forward to hearing all about you.


38 comments:

  1. Ken,

    When I saw the name, I wondered if it was you. I only know you by ChemistKen!

    I'm already following you on most venues. It's about time I got my butt over here.

    And I used to LOVE chemistry. I won the Science Fair in my Senior year for recycling aluminum into alum crystals.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. According to everything I've heard about social media and branding, I'll need to eventually switch over from monikers like ChemistKen to my real name in order for readers to be able to find me.

      Glad you loved chemistry. I'm hoping to mix a little chemistry and alchemy into my stories. Not enough to bore people (I hope), but enough to provide a basis for how my worlds work.

      Thanks for stopping by. I'll be dropping by your blog later this morning.

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  2. Hi Ken, great meeting you (and thanks for stopping by my blog!).Good luck with your novel! (Also, I don't see a like button on your FB page.)

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    1. I've been a very bad boy with respect to keeping my Facebook account in good shape. Haven't really touched it in a year. I'll have to check it out and fix things up. Thanks for the info. I'll be following you as soon as I get home from work.

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  3. I'll have to see if I follow you on Twitter...

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  4. Hi Ken! Nice to meet you! I'm now following you and look forward to learning more about you!

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  5. Hi Ken!

    Good luck with the followfest! If you get a chance, you might want to check out my blog's WRITERLY WISDOM WEDNESDAYS where guest authors, agents, and illustrators chat about everything to do with the writing and publishing industry.

    Take care,

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com

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  6. Hi! Nice to meet you! Love your combination - chemistry and wizards. Perfect :)

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  7. Oooh! A chemist writing about wizards? Now that's a recipe for AWESOME.

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  8. Good luck with your writing! Sounds like you're off to a good start!

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  9. Nice to meet you, Ken! I think it's pretty cool that you like chemistry!

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  10. Chemistry, eh? I've been catching up on Breaking Bad on Netflix. Following you now on Twitter and FB. My wife is a member of SCBWI too!

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  11. Hey, Ken, with all the uproar in my life, reunion and Seattle visit, selling the house, Furball's surgery, escape, me flying back early, etc, I don't have time to hop, but I'm following you anyway. I put a picture of the cat in today's post. The check will be in tomorrow's mail as they say. LOL!

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  12. I love your picture at the top of your blog. It's creepy but cool.

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  13. ChemistKen! Love the name. (: And your MG fantasy sounds great, something I'd love to read to my kids. Wishing you all the best with it.

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  14. Hi!!! Your WIP sounds fun. Great to meet you. :)

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  15. Chemistry. Nice. ;) Great to meet you!

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  16. Nice to meet you follow SCBWIer ( : The Castle at the top of your blog is awesome! All the best with your WIPs.

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  17. Already following you, but I thought I'd say hi anyway. :-)

    Your MG story sounds interesting.

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  18. I think I've followed/friended/liked you everywhere virtually possible. Thanks for stopping by the Tiki Hut the other day :)

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  19. Your MG fantasy sounds fantastic. Best of luck with it!

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  20. Nice to meet you, Ken! I think your MG story sounds wonderful. I can relate to the blog being the best place to connect, that's just how I feel. Although I am trying to be better about keeping the other pages updated now. Best wishes and looking forward to following you. :)

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  21. Cool. My graduate thesis was a MG novel, a sort of blend of historical fiction and fantasy. I keep meaning to dust it off and rework it . . .

    MPL

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  22. "I'm expecting my invitation to teach potions to arrive any day now" HA!! Love that line! Great to meet you Chemist Ken!

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  23. Your book sounds awesome!Kinda reminds me of....you know who,lol.Kinda surprised you didn't get your invitation yet, I just got mine...Seems like i'll be teaching alchemy :)

    Glad we could connect through this blog hop!

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  24. It's very nice to meet you Chemist Ken! Love the name. And that's a beautiful blog photo. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. May each of our writing dreams come true! Writer’s Mark

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  25. Love the castle photo! And I think it's great that you got so inspired by the Harry Potter series. Good luck!

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  26. Hi, Ken, thanks for visiting my blog. I love your picture on your blog!! Good Luck with your writing. A boy who discovers an underground of wizards sounds awesome!

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  27. Hi Ken! You obviously enjoyed Harry Potter as your blog shows. Good luck with your book. Who knows, you just might be the next J.K. Rowling! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  28. I would love to teach at Hogwarts--how much fun would that be?!

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  29. Aloha Ken,

    Cheers for stopping by - and am a new follower upon request - and because we should both have been writing twenty years ago:)

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  30. Hi there! Popping over from Follow Fest to give you a new follower :) Nice to meet you!!

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  31. Hi Ken! Nice to meet you. I love the picture in the blog header. :)
    ~Skye

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  32. Also visiting from Follow Fest. Followed you by FB and Twitter.

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  33. Visiting from Follow Fest. Made a friend request on FB, but couldn't find you on GR. Love you blog page here. What has your Hogwarts Sabbatical been like so far>

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  34. Hi Ken,
    I'm stopping by for the Follow Fest, at last. Took me a while but I'm getting around to participants from days 1-4 now. :)

    Your stories sound fun - and I am definitely a fan of fantasy/paranormal.

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