I am a heavy practitioner of delayed gratification. Some of it is my nature, some of it forced by the slow reality of the job itself, seeing as writers often work on a project that doesn’t find the shelf until the idea that sparked it is years, if not decades, old. So when a first early, hot-of-the-press copy shows up, it’s a very good day–and also why my dogs go bark-crazy when the UPS truck rumbles down my street. I am always there to greet it.
Monday was such a day, made even more special in that I had both my boys with me when I opened up one of those characteristic manilla folders and pulled out a very early, hot-off-the-press copy of Blood Work. Dude, my eldest even read it that afternoon, giving me a hard time about Rachel’s brown El Camino that looked like a chocolate bar. (Family joke.) It was a very good day.
Blood Work won’t be out on the shelves until July 12th, which isn’t that far away, actually. I’ve got two conferences bracketing its release, one in NY, and one in San Diego–two conferences, and one very, very, very cool contest that involves boots. I can’t say much about it yet as details are being hammered out, but you know I’m grinning if I’ve used very three times in one sentence that already involves boots. Keep an eye out here, at my FB, and suvudu.com More is to come!