I've been a bad, bad blogger. It's been ten full days since my last post. But I have a good excuse. Actually, I have ten.
1) I was stuck under an elephant.
2) A crocodile ate my computer.
3) I was distracted by a shimmery vampire.
4) I transformed into a bird.
5) And then into a manatee.
6) And I was embarrassed because everyone kept calling me "sea cow".
7) Including the shimmery vampire, who was actually kind of hot, though I prefer werewolves in general, except for the whole alpha male thing, which is annoying.
8) I fell into a rabbit hole and refused to eat the mushroom. (Never eat unidentified mushrooms, especially on the say-so of an obnoxious caterpillar.)
9) My house was sent to Oz via tornado, and the Munchkins only have dial-up. I hate dial-up.
10) I was writing (which is difficult to do from beneath a pachyderm and in the presence of a shimmery vampire, a crocodile, and three hundred Munchkins... especially since manatees don't have hands... please don't call me sea cow).
Luckily, while this was going on, other people have been blogging about me...
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast hosted a tri-review where bloggers Jules, Eisha, and Tadmack discussed Out of the Wild at length. Very cool.
And there's a brand-new interview with yours truly up on the brand-new Nebula Awards website.
I also found a whole bunch of new reviews of Out of the Wild, thanks to the wonders of Google Alerts. If you're interested, you can see them on the Reviews page of my website (a.k.a. my Happy Page).
Now that the whole manatee/vampire/pachyderm incident is over, I will be doing a book signing in Long Island this Saturday morning. Here are the details:
Saturday August 2nd from 9am to noon
Waldenbooks - Lake Grove
Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY
It's the morning after Breaking Dawn comes out, and the bookstore manager invited me to be part of their festivities. I'm kinda afraid people will think I'm trying to impersonate Stephenie Meyer... So I made this sign to put on the table in front of me...
This amuses me to no end. But I'm easily amused, especially by my own jokes. What do you think? Does this come off as funny, or jaded and bitter?
In any case, if you're in the area, please stop by and say hi!