Ice on Amazon!
Hey, looky what I just found. ICE now has it's very own Amazon page! I find it so surreal -- and so exciting -- when a book goes from being a Word file on my hard drive to a big fancy page on Amazon. Makes its forthcoming publication seem so much more real.
And I learned lots of juicy tidbits from the great oracle Amazon...
Apparently, ICE now has an official publication date: October 6, 2009. Hee hee! It's a Tuesday -- I just checked -- and what a lovely Tuesday it will be. Must go download a countdown timer so I can officially start counting the seconds -- erm, I mean, start waiting patiently like the cool, collected, professional author-person I am.
And ICE now has its very own ISBN number: 978-1-4169-8643-0. Isn't that just the most beautiful number you've ever heard? Try singing it to the tune of Silent Night: nine-seven-eight, one-four-one-six, nine-eight-six, four-three-ohhh... Pretty darn melodious, huh? Huh?! Why are you looking at me like I'm a crazy person?
And the coolest part of all, the book is now available for pre-order!! I find this very amusing since, of course, the book does not exist yet. Just last week, the manuscript was covered in red copyedit marks, sitting in a big heap of papers on my desk. But yay for Amazon for being prepared!
After discovering the Amazon page, I knew I had to celebrate. So, quite naturally, I hopped in my time machine (these days, pretty much all YA authors have one) and went back to 1990. I couldn't help but share my news with everyone I met, including a rather curious looking "musician" with a strangely angular hairdo. He was so excited that he wrote a song in honor of the occasion. The tune was pretty clearly ripped off from a song by Queen, but hey, it's the thought that counts. And the rest is music history...
I'm back home now, and can I just say that time travel rocks. It's well worth all the paperwork you have to go through to get your operator's license. And the road test is a piece of cake -- just avoid ripping holes in the space-time continuum and you're golden.
Ooh, before I forget, I wanted to let you know about my upcoming visit to the Huntington Public Library in Huntington, NY. I'll be talking about my books and writing and pretty much anything that people want me to talk about. So if you'll be in the area tomorrow (Tuesday) night, please drop by:
Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm
Huntington Public Library
338 Main Street, Huntington, NY
I'm looking forward to a fun event. And if you can't make it in time, I'll be happy to lend you my time machine...