Oh my goodness, I can hardly believe this day is finally here. Launch day! Today my debut novel, THE NATIVE STAR, hits the shelves and the Internets nationwide. I am simply beside myself.
I couldn’t sleep last night, so I stayed up to watch my status in Amazon flip over from “coming soon” to “in stock.” Then this morning, I woke (late) to find a plethora of amazing treats, presents and surprises waiting for me: launch day congratulations on Twitter, an incredible review (5 out of 5 stars) on The Book Pushers and an even MORE incredible review on Tor.com by A.M. Dellamonica.
All this in addition to the many thoughtful reviews & plugs that have appeared from folks like Rachel Swirsky (at Alas, a Blog and on her LJ), Jessica Reisman, Kelly Robson, Stina Leicht, Ann Leckie, Sara Mueller, and the inimitable Mr. Serge Mallioux. Not to mention the review at Greenman Review (by Camille Alexa) that kicked it all off, and the kind comments from Gail Carriger, Madeleine Robins, and C.C. Finlay.
Feeling in need of coffee (but hardly needing any additional buzz), I dragged husband out to the Barnes and Noble at Clackamas Town Center where we confirmed that, yes, indeed, there are actual copies of the book on an actual shelf, right between RED HOOD’S REVENGE and BLOOD LAW!
And then we went to the Barnes and Noble Cafe where they served us exceedingly indifferent Americanos, and then we went to J.C. Penny and bought 4 pairs of sandals that were 80% off. We may not celebrate like normal people, but we do celebrate.
Anyway, I just want to say thank you, everyone. From the bottom of my heart.