Okay (I’m trying to break myself of “OK” since it annoys some people, though I still say “it’s a freakin’ acronym: get over it!”). Several things to add to my collections of coolness.
Got to go see Patricia Briggs last night at U-Books in Seattle. Here is another example of authors I want to be like when I get to be as popular as they are. She’s sweet, she’s knowledgeable, and she’s funny while being a crackerjack writer and a shockingly normal person. No diva acts for this lady. She’s just plain nice! Since I was driving and didn’t have anywhere to get to, I dropped Patty back and her hotel afterward, and on the way we had a wonderful conversation about the biz and the books and our mutual editor, Anne Sowards, and a lot of other things and it’s the sort of conversation you hope won’t end, but has to eventually. It was fantastic. (Thank you Ms. Briggs; you’re wonderful.)
If you’re in the north end of Seattle tonight thinking “what shall I do?” I can tell you: go see Patty at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. You won’t regret it.
And while I was checking for the new mass market listings at Amazon and B&N.com, I found this. I suspect the listing is not supposed to be public, but that’s the “dump bin” for Greywalker’s mass market release. You know: the cardboard book display thing. For my books!
See Kat: See Kat squee and flap her hands like a crazy fan-grrrl. Oh boy! Dump bin! W00t!
OMG! Yes, really I “OMG” here. I do. Because I cannot stop doing the squee along with it. I love you, dump bin. I love you B&N.
And then I looked up the page a bit and found this. This is the first time I’ve seen the new mass market cover. Ever. So pretty….
Just for fun, here are the original cover and the new cover side by side, below the cut (in service to those wishing to conserve their bandwidth). You may notice some… differences….