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Spring Is Here

It has been so gorgeous out yesterday and today. I hope it holds out for the weekend. I spent all day outside yesterday and spent a fair amount so far today. Today I tried a take-out burrito place down town and had a Brazilian Burrito. It had chicken, rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon and pineapple. I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Maybe the kitchen sink...It was so good but I was craving a margarita, to celebrate the news item below so I stopped by the "real" Mexican place on the way back here.

The biggest news is that the author, the author being moi, copies arrived in the mail yesterday. Funny, yet aggravating, story. I saw a package for me from the publisher before I went to work yesterday on the little shelf under the mailboxes but left it as I was going to my volunteer job and then grocery shopping so I didn't want to carry it around town. I come back to discover the package is gone. I think maybe my neighbor brought it up as he's wont to do. I get up to the apartment and discover the package isn't there and my roommate has no idea what I'm ranting and raving about but assumes it must be the post office's fault since he's convinced they have a personal vendetta against him... About a half hour to forty-five minutes later, our neighbor knocks on our door with the package. I assume he picked it upon the way out the door and just delivered it on the way back...

Anyway, the book still isn't listed on Barnes & Noble, the one site the publisher highlighted as sure to sell it, so I have no idea if it's out or not. I emailed the publisher and asked them straight out to clarify this but since Friday apparently isn't a business day any more, I haven't heard anything. I don't know how well it will sell but just being able to hold the book in my hand excites me.

Two comments about the book itself: after all the crap I went through to get author photos, they didn't even put one in and the author bio I submitted with the initial manuscript didn't either but that may be because I didn't re-submit it with the Author Questionnaire... I'm guessing they like to have all the material they might need ahead of time before they figure out if they really need it or not.

My roommate and his friend want publish books through my publisher now. I really should find out if they have a finder's fee...


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