Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oh Frabjous Day

If only all Mondays were like this one.  First off, look what I saw on the new release shelf at the Boulder Barnes and Noble yesterday:

Nothing like seeing your book "in the wild" for the very first time!  (I'm still pinching myself.  I totally didn't expect it to be on shelves this early - B&N's website actually says the book can't be picked up in store until the official release date of Oct 2.  Or not! Thanks a million to the eagle-eyed friend who spotted it while browsing in Boulder and fired off an email to me, so I could rush over after my son's nap to oooh and ahhh over the the sight.  (Briefly. My son has little patience for his mommy admiring her book.  I'll have to go back later sans toddler to sign the store copies.)

But that's not all.  Head on over to my Night Bazaar post today to see another reason why I'm pretty much walking on air, and enjoying every minute of the high. Oh, and I also share my two foolproof methods of finding inspiration, that work even when I'm at the lowest points of the publishing/writing rollercoaster.  (It's easy to be inspired on days like today, but a writer needs to be able to find the spark no matter what!) 

And last but not least, I'll add a brief book rec: I've recently been reading the omnibus The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron, and enjoying the heck out of it.  Fun, fast-paced fantasy that's intelligently written, with a healthy dose of humor and some very memorable characters.  I'm told the series gets more serious/darker in the later novels, which I'm quite interested to see.  (I like light-hearted fantasy just fine, but I really love it when things get gut-wrenching for the characters.)  Besides, $9.99 for three ebooks in one?  That's a heck of a deal. 


  1. Happy Early Release Day!

    I wonder if I can find it in my local B&N...

  2. Thanks, Paul! And per my DM to you, don't think you'll have to worry. :)

    (For anyone who is wondering if it's in their local B&N or not...you can check your local store's stock by clicking the "Pick up in store" link on B&N's Tainted City page:
    You might get a message saying the book's in stock but can't be picked up until Oct 2...but at least in Boulder, "in stock" does in fact mean "on the shelf ready to buy"!

  3. Callooh! Callay!

    Especially since my own copy arrived today. :-)

    1. Woo hoo! (I'm still all, "Whoa! My book! In readers' hands, not just on my hard drive! Am I dreaming?") Looking forward to hearing what you think (whether good or otherwise! :).