Every tour needs groupies. Be one and get pictures of sexual diseases.

This is a guest post by Caleb J Ross as part of his Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour. His goal is to post at a different blog every few days beginning with the release of his novel Stranger Will in March 2011 to the release of his second novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin in November 2011. If you have connections to a lit blog of any type, professional journal or personal site, please contact him. He would love to compromise your integrity for a day. To be a groupie and follow this tour, subscribe to the Caleb J Ross blog RSS feed. Follow him on Twitter: @calebjross.com. Friend him on Facebook: Facebook.com/rosscaleb

Since Big Other was kind enough to offer me two spots on this skankily named Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour, I figure the best way to leverage that generosity for my own personal gain would be to 1) pander to the editors, and 2) bookend the tour with exclusive before and after content meant to inflate my ego into the realm of rock star in an attempt to legitimize this virtual tour as an actual tour.

J.A Tyler is a beautiful man. And did you know Ryan W. Bradley smells like cinnamon gum and compassion? Also, I am a rock star.

The before is understandably lame in comparison to the impending after. I’m sitting at home, spilling mild genius all over my computer screen. My butler is kissing my child and wife goodbye for me. I’ve recorded some credits footage for the behind-the-scenes dvd (mostly shots of me playing guitar while my road crew prays in a circle behind me before some unnamed big show). And I’ve got three hookers packing my bags, with two, hotter hookers unpacking them.

I love the infinite online literary community. I simply love that it exists. And that’s what this blog tour is about; spreading my diseases to as much of the community as possible. Street cred bonus if I pick up a few herpes (bookworms?) along the way. But as much as I may take home a few crawlies, this tour is about spreading the love as well. That’s why I’ve put together a very special package for a very special groupie. This is for real, so read closely.

The package to be given away will include:

1.      A VERY GRAPHIC PHOTO FILLED book about sexual disease called Color Atlas and Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Seriously, this book makes me queasy.

2.      A used t-shirt from the 1999 Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up the Girl tour. Why? Because I can’t go on living with this thing in my closet.

3.      Cecada’s debut EP, Fog at Midnight. This one, unlike the Goo Goo Dolls t-shirt, is not ironic and is actually an incredible album. I’m just sharing the wealth with this item.

4.      A paperback copy of Stranger Will, possibly slathered in my own DNA, definitely slathered in a personal inscription

5.      An 11” x 16” poster from the 1970 movie “I Am a Groupie.”

Blurry-headed cat not included (unless you want her)

So how do you become a groupie? Simply comment on every blog post I make during the Stranger Will Tour for Strange, beginning with this one and ending with my second Big Other stop, to be posted in November 2011. That’s it. Then, after the tour is complete, send me an email to let me know you are qualified, and if my roadies agree that you’ve skanked your way into every blog, you get a groupie prize. If more than one person qualifies for this prize, I’ll randomly draw a name to receive this package. But I WILL MAKE SURE that every qualified person gets something cool. It might not be as cool as a vomit-inducing book and a 1970s movie poster print, but it will be close.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU QUALIFY FOR THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW VIA EMAIL (caleb [at] calebjross.com]. SOMETIMES PEOPLE USE DIFFERENT NAMES FOR POSTING COMMENTS ON DIFFERENT BLOGS, SO I MAY NOT KNOW THAT YOU’VE POSTED AT EACH TOUR STOP.

109 thoughts on “Every tour needs groupies. Be one and get pictures of sexual diseases.

  1. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #2: Big Other (you can win an STD textbook!) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  2. Such a classy way of promotion in such a sleazy way. Love it. One eon from now, when I’ve finally finished my piece of trash novel, I’ll have to hire you to help my marketing campaign. You know, after you’ve done Behind the Acknowledgments, Writer’s Fit Club, and BookTV Honors.

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  6. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #7: Thunderdome (again!) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  7. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #8: Nik Korpon’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

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  11. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #11: The Stooge’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  12. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #12: >Kill Author blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  13. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #13: BULL Men’s Fiction blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  14. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #14: Matt Bell’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  15. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #15: BL Pawelek’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  16. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #16: Lit Drift | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

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  18. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #19: Slushpile Hero (S. S. Michaels’ blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  19. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #20: ChuckPalahniuk.net BOOK CLUB!!!! | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  20. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #21: Adam Robinson’s Publishing Genius Blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  21. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #22: Anthony David Jacques’ blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  22. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #23: Used Furniture Review (stop #1 of 2) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  23. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #24: The Nervous Breakdown | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  24. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #24: Gloom Cupboard | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  25. Pingback: tranger Will tour stop #25: Marie Schutt’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  26. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #27: Big Northern Girl Goes Down | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  27. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #28: Ben Tanzer’s This Podcast Will Change Your Life | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  28. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #30: Phil Jourdan’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  29. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #31: Alluringly Short (Erica Mena’s blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  30. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #32: Eye Brains (Mel Bosworth’s blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  31. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #33: A Bitter Look (Georgina Kamsika’s blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  32. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #34: Words for Guns (Matt DeBenedictis’ blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  33. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #34: an interview at Booked Podcast | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  34. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #35: Undie Press | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  35. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #37: Ferg’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  36. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #38: WhoHub Interview | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  37. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #39: Craig Wallwork’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  38. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #18: Stephen Graham Jones’ blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  39. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #40: The Outlet (Electric Literature’s blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  40. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #41: Gordon Highland’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  41. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #42: NOO Journal blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  42. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #43: Monkeybicycle | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  43. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #46: Monkeybicycle (again) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  44. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #47: Ryan W. Bradley’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  45. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #48: Justin Holt’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  46. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #49: Obscuradrome (Bob Pastorella’s blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  47. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #51: Red Puffin Tobacco (Mlaz Corbier’s blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  48. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #53: Shome Dasgupta’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  49. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #54: Power is a State of Mind (Matt Tuckey’s blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  50. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #55: PANK blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  51. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #56: We Who Are About to Die/Breed | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

  52. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #56: MudLuscious Facebook Page | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

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  60. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #66: Richard Thomas’ blog, we argue the merits (or non-) of an MFA | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog | calebjross

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  71. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #28: Ben Tanzer’s This Podcast Will Change Your Life « Blog Orgy Tour « Caleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog

  72. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #39: Craig Wallwork’s blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  73. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #12: >Kill Author blog « Blog Orgy Tour

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  75. Pingback: Stranger Will Tour Stop #71: Tom Williams’ blog – In Defense of Concept Fiction « Blog Orgy Tour

  76. Pingback: Stranger Will Tour Stop #72: Bukowski’s Basement – Writing in Weird Places « Blog Orgy Tour

  77. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #56: We Who Are About to Die/Breed « Blog Orgy Tour

  78. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #52: The Little Sleep (Paul Tremblay’s blog) « Blog Orgy Tour

  79. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #46: Monkeybicycle (again) « Blog Orgy Tour

  80. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #41: Gordon Highland’s blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  81. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #34: Words for Guns (Matt DeBenedictis’ blog) « Blog Orgy Tour

  82. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #37: Ferg’s blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  83. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #31: Alluringly Short (Erica Mena’s blog) « Blog Orgy Tour

  84. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #21: Adam Robinson’s Publishing Genius Blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  85. Pingback: Stranger Will Tour Stop #70: Chris Deal’s blog – more comics created using author bio pictures « Blog Orgy Tour

  86. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #48: Justin Holt’s blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  87. Pingback: Stranger Will Tour Stop #75: Big Other, CALEB HAS LEFT THE BLOGOSPHERE! « Blog Orgy Tour

  88. Pingback: Stranger Will Tour Stop #69: xTx’s blog and why the hell must I (try to) be so funny all the time « Blog Orgy Tour

  89. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #55: PANK blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  90. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #53: Shome Dasgupta’s blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  91. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #47: Ryan W. Bradley’s blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  92. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #45: The Write Place (Simon West-Bulford’s blog) « Blog Orgy Tour

  93. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #38: WhoHub Interview « Blog Orgy Tour

  94. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #30: Phil Jourdan’s blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  95. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #23: Used Furniture Review (stop #1 of 2) « Blog Orgy Tour

  96. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #20: ChuckPalahniuk.net BOOK CLUB!!!! « Blog Orgy Tour

  97. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #15: BL Pawelek’s blog « Blog Orgy Tour

  98. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #7: Thunderdome (again!) « Blog Orgy Tour

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  102. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #33: A Bitter Look (Georgina Kamsika's blog) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author BlogCaleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog

  103. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #29: Used Furniture Review (stop #2 of 2) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author BlogCaleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog

  104. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #11: The Stooge’s blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author BlogCaleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog

  105. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #8: Nik Korpon's blog | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author BlogCaleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog

  106. Pingback: Stranger Will tour stop #2: Big Other (you can win an STD textbook!) | Caleb J Ross The World's First Author BlogCaleb J Ross The World's First Author Blog

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