It must be Wednesday...
I must be getting (getting, ha!) old. I can’t remember if it was our good buddy
vamprowler, aspiringwriter or a buffybud that sent me this link
. My apologies. But it is a good one so check it out. (Whoops, sorry. Checked it out on Thursday and it had been removed-- Don't know how these things work.)
And this was sent to me from my webmaster extrodinaire and all around good guy, Jay Salam
, about a new show
starting in March called Blood Ties that’s right up my alley. Based on Tanya Huff’s
Thank you, Mario, for mentioning the bestseller thing. It came out in the newest issue of LOCUS
magazine and evidently for December, The Becoming was Barnes & Noble’s #10 ranked paperback bestseller in the genre. My editor, Jessica Wade, told me about it two weeks ago, but I didn’t want to believe it until I actually saw it in print. It was pretty damned exciting.
And speaking of Mario, I had the honor of reading his third Felix novel, Kama Sutra for the Undead. It’s the best ever. My favorite character in his series, Carmen, has a major role in this one. Felix fans will love it!
And Marta, congrats on the new contract. That’s very good news.
And one little tidbit.
From book shop owner Diane Capriola on the controversy over the word “scrotum” in the children’s book “The Higher Power of Lucky.” Published in today’s Shelf Awareness.
As my litmus test, I asked my two boys, ages 11 and 8, what their thoughts were on this controversy. My 8 year old laughed loudly and immediately walked off to create a cartoon about the controversy. My 11 year old, always willing to consider both sides, read the first page of the book. He came back to me, nonplussed about seeing the word scrotum in print, but wondering why adults were not concerned that the narrator of the dog's unfortunate story was so drunk that he could not stand up when the dog was bitten.
Can you believe it? If the author had said the dog was bitten in the balls, that would have been better? And the fact that the narrator was drunk gets a pass?I don’t get it.
Finally finished (I think) edits for the third book, Watcher, proofed galleys for Blood Drive and The Witch and the Wicked, my story in Many Bloody Returns. Now maybe, I can get back to working on something new. Anna is getting antsy.