Saturday, April 26, 2008

Yeah, It's Kind of Cool

They're here.

Well, to be technical, they're there. In Maryland, with the boyfriend. He sent me the photo after he opened the box (which was unnecessary, because the box had been ripped open in shipping, with one of my author copies being liberated along the way).

Still, it feels good to know they're there.

Then, total weirdness... I drop by my publisher's excellent website (truly, one of the best out there for selling books - I mean, you can actually find what you're looking for!) and find my book on the front page.

Now that's cool.

Dorchester is also way ahead of the game when it comes to author profiles on the site. Yesterday, I linked to the author snapshot in January Magazine, done by the wondrous Linda L. Richards. I mentioned the personal inspiration behind the opening scene of the book. At Dorchester's site, you can read a bit more about that, and also read that opening scene.

Okay, enough about me. If you want to get your knickers in a twist today, you can join the fray at Gawker, dissecting the poster for the new Batman movie and why it's bringing 9/11 to mind for some.

And if you'd just like to read about a new book not written by me, let me direct you to Steve Mosby, who has his first review in for his latest, Cry For Help. I'd also like to point out that Tom Piccirilli's latest, The Cold Spot and In The Wind by Barbara Fister come out the same day as my book, so I feel confident assuring you there will be something new and excellent to read on store shelves next week, because I've already read and reviewed Tom's book, and I'm dying to get my hands on Barbara's.


Pepper Smith said...

LOL! So your books are getting stolen aready, huh? Some authors wait a lifetime for that to happen.

What a cool sight, a whole box of your brand-new book (erm, well, okay, minus one).

Randy Johnson said...

I'm about a hundred pages into your book and am enjoying the read. I've also preordered Cry For Help from Amazon.UK.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Yeah Pepper, and used copies are already for sale, and I didn't think the book would be out until Tuesday. LOL.

Randy, wow, you got it already, huh? Glad you're enjoying it. I think the people who warm to the potential of the series are going to love book 2... or hate me for it. ;) Depends on your way of looking at things.

Sandra Ruttan said...

(And if you haven't read The 50/50 Killer by Steve Mosby, I highly recommend it.)

Peter Rozovsky said...

Mazel tov. And Dorchester is way cool. They also publish Hard Case Crime.

Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

Randy Johnson said...

I have Mosby's first three.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Ah, then you're caught up with Mosby! Good to hear.

Thanks Peter. You know what's funny? HCC gets listed as an independent publisher, and Dorchester often doesn't, yet they're the oldest independent mass market publisher in the US. Just one of those funny quirks...

Anonymous said...

That's a very cool box o' books, Sandra.
It's really, really, real - WooHoo! :-)

Picks by Pat said...

You're not a real crime writer until someone steals your book. Alas, mine arrived today also...and not a one was missing (sigh).

Barbara said...

Gee, I must be really important because ALL of mine were stolen.

Well, not really - they haven't arrived yet. But my kind editor sent me one so I could rock it in my arms and coo over it. (It wasn't amused.)

Congrats, Sandra - what a wonderful photo! With that great cover it looks like a shipment of flammable materials. :o) I guess in a way they are.

Setting the world on fire, one book at a time.

Anonymous said...

Hey you didn't even mention having to get a book sent back to your agent due to some sort of printing screwup-isn't that some sort of writer badge of honor too?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Congrats. My library ordered copies! (I always check that even if I;m gonna buy a book).

Sandra Ruttan said...

And your turn is coming soon Grant!

Pat, perhaps you can hire a thief? ;) Congrats on getting your books!

Barbara, I hope you get your book soon! It is strange, since my books are in Maryland and I am not, I'll probably see the actual book for the first time in a bookstore. And the staff would probably have me committed if I had my photo taken or rocked it in my arms and cooed.

Norby, you happy now? ;)

Thanks Patti - and that's great news! I was so pleased to get a Library Journal review, as I know librarians do pay attention to them when ordering.

Daniel Hatadi said...

Kinda cool? WAY cool. And people are already desperate to get their hands on it. Excellent!