My book tour moves on apace, and it has been a busy week. So busy, in fact, that I must once again be on the fly in a short while, and have not been able to compose a proper post - but I'll be back next week with something a bit more interesting to say (I hope).
But one thing before I go - Wednesday was a big Snoopy-dance day for me ....
In fact, it was a full-on flamenco day ....
and might even have looked like one of the last days of disco ...
I found out that my new novel, AMONG THE MAD, has reached the New York Times Bestseller List, in at #9 in the published edition this Sunday, Yaaaaaay!!!!! I am so excited, I hope you will forgive me tooting my own horn. With all those really big important writers on the list, I never thought I stood a chance. Such things are sweet and short, and give cause for celebration.
But there were other terrific things to celebrate this week:
I finally met Our Paulie in the flesh, so to speak, at the wonderful Mystery Bookstore in Westwood - and what a great guy, even walked me to my car. Paulie, you and Jim Born are the most chivalrous blokes I've met in a long time - and friends, we've got 'em here at Naked Authors! Thanks, OP, it was really lovely to meet you.
I managed to use my collected air miles to upgrade to first class on my flight to Chicago this coming Sunday - oh, deep, deep joy.
I've had a really wonderful two weeks of book tour (flying aside), and as always, the welcome from booksellers and readers has been just terrific. Makes up for the jet-lag ten thousand fold. Thank you, all, for being so wonderful- couldn't do any of it without you.
And when I flew into the Bay Area - getting in really late on Wednesday night, due to an airplane that went "technical" (and you know what that does to me. We were on and off 'planes, back and forth, in and out of our seats for a couple of hours) but when I finally arrived in the Bay Area, hubby and the dog were there to meet me ... priceless.
What are you celebrating this week?
Have a wonderful weekend, all.