Okay, but to the point, Kevin (Wig-ee-er-um-nall) has put up an interesting post with a very interesting question at the end. Again, authors, soon-to-be-authors, anyone thinking and talking about book promotion will find this worth their time to consider.
He’s probably slaughtered me in the comments by now. But it’s okay. We don’t always agree, but it makes for interesting discussions. Actually, Kevin Wignall was the reason I really want to do a panel called “Is Fair Foul and Foul Really Fair? Do we really need those bleeping expletives? Swearing in crime fiction.” Some day, Kevin and I will be on that panel at a convention. Of course, not if the event organizers know what’s good for them…
Now, in a bit of a BSPish moment here, I’d like to thank some people. Mindy. Trace. Ken Bruen. Angie. SW Vaughn. James. (And if you read James Oswald’s story in the fall Spinetingler, congratulate him. He’s written a manuscript based off that story, and I can’t wait to read it. He put down the final words on the draft on New Year’s Day – what a way to start 2007 James!)
What does thanking them have to do with BSP? Each of them posted this week about my book being available for pre-order on Barnes & Noble (or in Ken’s case, commented on the book in an interview). And none of them had to. They all decided on their own they wanted to, and surprised me. I’m sure from time to time I’ll hit other blogs and see mentions as well, and there are probably some I’ve missed here. But I’ve been simultaneously honoured and humbled to see you guys spreading the word about my book. Thank you.
Thanks to Norby, we now know my ratio of dog to cat in my breeding
|You Are: 60% Dog, 40% Cat|
You are a nice blend of cat and dog.
You're playful but not too needy. And you're friendly but careful.
And while you have your moody moments, you're too happy to stay upset for long.
And since I was there anyway, I had to settle this question once and for all
|You Are 40% Sociopath|
From time to time, you may be a bit troubled and a bit too charming for your own good.
It's likely that you're not a sociopath... just quite smart and a bit out of the mainstream!
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