We’re over three months out from the publication of The Drafter. I’ve got an entire manuscript to write between now and then. The lazy cycle of summer needs to play out, sedate and uncomplicated. And yet, things are starting to pop in my office.
The Opti buttons I’m giving away at signings have come in, and they are beautiful.
The tour cities have been finalized, which means the tour T’s can be printed up. They’ll be available June 1st. I’ll tell you how to order then, but for now, aren’t they pretty with the Opti logo? And if you look close, you can see where I’ll be going this year. Again, nothing west of the Mississippi, but I think that’s because I’ll be taking a tour bus this year. How cool is that? If you’re wanting a signed copy, don’t freak out. Nicola’s is already taking orders for personalized copies, and I hear B&N will have generically signed copies as well.
And finally, the mockup of Peri Reed’s glass technology phone has been tweaked and approved–and fifty pounds of plastic has been dropped on my doorstep, ready to give away at signings and SASEs.
We just need one more thing.Peri’s cat, which will be made into a cling as a wallpaper for Peri’s phone. Don’t forget to vote today to see who joins Winston and Homer in the big cat-off vote this Thursday.
I can’t wait to get out to some of the stores and start giving this stuff away. Peri has become as real to me as Rachel, and her world is one I’d like to live in. I want her car. I want her phone. I want to shop at Sim’s Mules and have rice and fish at the mall. But first, I have to find out what her cat looks like.
To vote, pick out your favorite, and then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your pick in the subject line. Voting ends today at noon, EST
1. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE NAME OF YOUR PICK IN THE SUBJECT LINE, YOUR VOTE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
2. IF YOU SEND MORE THAN ONE EMAIL, ONLY THE FIRST WILL BE COUNTED.
3. If you mess up and forget the name of your pick in the subject line and then send a second email, chances are good that Tim will figure it out, so don’t freak out.
4. This is Tim’s address, not mine, and he won’t be reading or opening the votes, just tallying them as they come in, so please don’t include any correspondence in them.
Guy will be tallying them up from May 18 until noon May 19 (EST). The winner will join Winston and Homer for the final vote on the 21st, so come back! I’ll have a list of all the tour cities by then, as well, and maybe a peek at this year’s tour T. The five finalists below should have an email in their inbox from me, so if you see your cat, check your email. I need your address to send you a thank-you book. Thank you everyone who entered. This was a wild three weeks! Vote for only one:
Linda’s Mr. Bubba
Darby’s Koe Koe