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Monday, August 28, 2006

It's in stores now!

Words Written: various work on short stories, ALNM, Angelika synopsis
Writing Stats: Received contract for “Finding Perspective,” to appear in Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2007. Received rejection from Tor for WtW proposal
Exercise: stretching, walking

So I went to Barnes & Noble today to find out about author signings and signed my first stock copies! Just holding the books in my hand… I know the book’s technically been out for months, and I have a stack of UK copies in the closet, but the US cover is so much prettier and somehow it feels more real. And watching the woman slap “Autographed Copy” stickers on the cover just made me feel all gushy inside. (The fact that I had developed an immediate crush on her, because she was cute and funny and articulate, had nothing to do with it, I swear.) So, local folks, go forth and buy! Please! If the store runs out, it looks really good if they have to order more because people are asking for it!

For local authors, they tend to do group signings, and the next one isn’t ‘til the spring, but she put my name on the list and we’ll see what happens.

Borders did not have any of the books in stock and their system showed that they weren’t ordering them, but I sweet-talked them into ordering five. They’ll be in by the time I’m back from Portland, and I’ll sign them then. I didn’t bother to ask them about an author signing.

I still need to check with an LA-based store, and also arrange a signing in Phoenix. My first actual signing will be in Virginia on 22 September, for anyone in that neck of the woods. Oh, and I plan to sign stock at Powells this week. :-)

This is beyond cool.


Recent entry from my Forgotten English calendar: odditorium: A collection of curiosities. (Sample sentence: “Dayle’s brain is an odditorium.”)


I added a new photo to the Faerieworlds set. Just having a little fun with the camera.

I also added two new photos to the Styx set and one to the Misc set, although all of these will show up first in the main page.


Currently Reading: Sanctuary, Nora Roberts
Lately Listened To: The Celts and The Memory of Trees, Enya
Recently Watched: Northern Exposure, Labyrinth, The Purple Rose of Cairo