…it’s still such a thrill!
It was sort of hard not to grin like a little kid waking up on his birthday when I opened my mailbox and saw the package from Livingston press inside it. My book is real! I can’t tell you how many times I kept thinking that something was going to go wrong along the way. The press was going to change its mind, or suddenly go bankrupt, or I would make a typically sarcastic comment that the publisher would find offensive and not publish the book just to spite me. Or he would hate the cover (he loves it) or a meteor would hit the earth or, well, something.
And yes, it’s just a bound galley so something can still go wrong, especially the meteor part or an equivalent catastrophe. But I have something tangible nonetheless, and while it’s not perfect I still feel so grateful for having such a spiffy galley considering lots of galleys go out without covers whatsoever.
Obviously I’m not equating myself with those other amazing authors in the photo, but it’s nice to know that at least on one bookshelf in the world my book can rest alongside them
Here’s a photo of the press release accompanying the book:
The advance reviewer copies have mostly been sent out, but if you know of any review sites/mags/blogs/etc which you think I may not know about, please advise!
AND: I want to come to (most of) your cities to do a reading! I’m going to need help with that, though–advice about reading series, bookstores, contacts. So whatever assistance you can give, it will be much appreciated!