Supporting some special fans – just 4 more votes to 1st place

Last year, some uber-fans of Strange Places wrote a haunting, beautiful song about the unfortunate orphan girls who populate an important part of my twisted world. Then they went one step better and shot a fabulous amateur music video to go with it. Since then, they’ve formed a band and have even taken the name “The Unlovables” – the name I originally gave to those plucky waifs in the book.  As you can imagine, I was so impressed with their work that I’ve been bragging about them whenever I get the chance, and with their permission, we turned their video into an excellent long-form trailer for the book.

So now it’s time for me to give a little back to those kids. This month, that video got entered into an online book trailer competition and I really want to help get The Unlovables some recognition, so I thought I’d ask anybody who’s following me to take a moment and give the girls a click. All you have to do is go to the contest page and click on #10: Strange Places. You don’t have to register or answer any skill-testing questions. It literally takes about 15 seconds. I have always been captivated by how emotionally engaging that video is, and mesmerized by the song-writing abilities of these two teens – who were only 13 and 15 when they did it – and this is our best chance to show them a little love and give them some positive feedback about their art.

At the time I’m writing this, the video is currently in second place in the competition and they only need 4 more votes to push them into 1st, but voting closes on Friday night. So if you’ve heard their song and like it, why not give them a little nudge along their artistic journey? I know I’ll be voting from every computer I can lay hands on. :-)

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About the author

Jefferson Smith is a Canadian fantasy author, as well as the founder, chief editor and resident proctologist of ImmerseOrDie. With a PhD in Computer Science and Creativity Systems compounded by a life spent exploring most art forms for fun and profit, he is underqualified in just about everything. That's why he writes.