Happy book birthday to LynDee Walker! Buried Leads launched this morning, and it is already shooting up the Amazon charts. Hop on that train early. Then, when it becomes a movie, you can roll your eyes at all the people who are only just getting into it after it’s earned Emma Stone an Academy Award. (I’m casting Emma as Nichelle. Who would you cast?)
I will be in Boston in 3 days, and I can hardly believe that. Several of you have asked where the Cozy Cat Press booth will be. I don’t have an answer to that yet. We will get our placement at 7am on Saturday. Until then, all I can tell you is that we will be in Copley Square, surrounded by books, booksellers, and book writers. The first person who comes up to me and yells, “TWO IF BY SEA!” gets a special copy of TIARA TROUBLE. I am so into this whole Boston thing, you have no idea.
I will be tweeting from Boston, so follow @lanelese for details as they develop. I know my publisher will be tweeting, too. Follow @CozyCatPress and you’ll be in the know on all things Cozy Cat Press related.
Now, I have to share an anecdote.
I was telling an acquaintance about TIARA TROUBLE, and gave her a bookmark. We have a bit of a language barrier, so she understood that I had written a book, and that I was heading to Boston for the Boston Book Festival, but she misunderstood that my book was fiction. She thought I had written a memoir and was so upset for me that my friends had died. She also thought I was telling her that my actual first name was Tiara, and I had been in Trouble.
She was very concerned, and then, I think she felt a little gypped when I explained the situation as it actually is.
It’s going to take some doing to top this as my favorite book story, so far. I expect big things, Boston. Big.