Sunday, May 04, 2008

Very Cool

Peter Rozovsky, of Detectives Beyond Borders, kicks off Noir at the Bar with a special reading by Duane Swierczynski, followed by live music. Swierczywonderboy's career is skyrocketing, and with good reason. I think the only thing left now is for someone to immortalize him as Swierczywonderboy in a comic book.

The bar thing is a very cool idea. If you'll be in the Philly area June 1, you'll definitely want to check it out, so head over to Detectives Beyond Borders for all the details.

On a personal note, I've been hearing reports of my book being displayed in Barnes & Noble, up front, with the new releases. Now, I have evidence (thanks to Angie, and I cropped the photo 'cos I wasn't sure she wanted to be plastered all over the internet as Vanna to my book).



All I can say is, only your publisher's marketing department can give you the advantage of that kind of real estate in a book store. I'm so grateful to have them behind me, supporting the book, and Barnes & Noble has been just wonderful.

10 comments:

angie said...

Know what else was cool? It's a little hard to tell, but the book right above WBW is an Elmore Leonard & that's Val McDermid's Grave Tattoo next to it. Totally awesome! Hooray for publisher push!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great going, Sandra. Best of luck.

norby said...

Very cool-if I still lived somewhere with a B&N I'd rush right out!!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Aw Angie, can't you rush back and take another photo of me side by side with Val? That's like... such a huge moment for me. Wow. I love Val.

Thanks for sending the photo, though! I was already awe-struck being below Elmore Leonard.

Thanks Patti - and major congrats to you!

Norby, I'm sending you a replacement copy as soon as I get to B'more. Totally sucks you've been kept waiting.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Woohoo!

That's awesome. Need to head out and grab my copy.

D.A. Davenport said...

I am running to my B&N in Denver this weekend just to see the sight...and to buy the book, of course! You must be absolutely thrilled, Sandra. And the reviews are stunning as well.
CONGRATULATIONS!

Chris said...

You know, Sandra, I was going to e-mail you about this very thing! I was in Charlottesville, VA this weekend for w wedding, and the B&N had your book on display along with THE BLADE ITSELF in paperback, and WHAT THE DEAD KNOW. In fact, WBW was right at eye-height, and might've been the most eye-catching cover on the display!

Congrats. The visibility is well-earned.

Chris said...

Damn typo. Eh -- I'll just blame it on the sticky keyboard; one o f my cats thought it might be thirsty, and knocked a glass of water into it...

Sandra Ruttan said...

Thanks guys! It's really something to hear from people about the displays - pretty well coast to coast has been covered at this point! That's pretty exciting.

Amra Pajalic said...

Congratulations. It's so fabulous to see it on a bookshelf. Now that it's officially out I need to buy it.