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 toΒ  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.

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28 Responses to THE NATIVE STAR: Launch Day!

  1. JKCheney says:

    YAY! Happy Book Day!!!

  2. Sherwood Smith says:

    Comments from me coming soon–half way through and absolutely loving it!

  3. Ellen says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it.

  4. Yay! So happy for you! Enjoy the day as a newly published novelist!!!

  5. Jenn says:

    Hi I was so excited to wake up this morning and get Native Star on my Kindle ( I pre-ordered it!!). It’s next on my to read list (as soon as I finish Mockingjay). I live in Beaverton and will be coming to your reading at Powells in two weeks. Congratulations on the publication of what looks to be an amazing novel!

    Jenn B

  6. RebeccaStefoff says:

    Enormous congratulations! Looking forward to your reading on the 16th.

  7. M.K. Hobson says:

    Thank you, Jenn, I really hope you like it. Be sure to say “hi” at Powells!

  8. Congratulations! You’re a published novelist!

  9. Cheryl says:

    Congrats! ~tosses confetti~

  10. M.K. Hobson says:

    Thank you! And I’m looking forward to seeing you there! πŸ˜‰


  11. M.K. Hobson says:

    Thank you! I can hardly believe it. This really is quite a lot of
    fun. πŸ˜‰

  12. Curt Jarrell says:

    Already bought a copy, it sounded so interesting. I’ll see if I can round up some readers for you. Good luck with your career as a novelist.

  13. M.K. Hobson says:

    Thank you, Curt! The more the merrier. πŸ˜‰

  14. Serge says:

    Aw shucks.

    I put in a comment for the book over at “Making Light”. I also bought 2 copies tonight, and I’m planning to give at least one at the local SF club’s meeting in a couple of weeks.

    Congratulations, MK!

  15. sandi says:

    So happy for you! I am one of the Amazon pre-orders, although I was bummed not to get a hardcover. Maybe when it is re-issued in an Anniversary Edition!

  16. HayKay says:

    OMG!!! I AM SO HAPPY 4 U!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait for my copy to arrive!

  18. YEAH!!!! Sandals 80% off!!!

    Oh, and congrats on that book launch thing as well. πŸ˜‰

    HUGE CONGRATS, M.K.! Well-deserved.

  19. M.K. Hobson says:

    Thank you! I hope you like it!!

  20. M.K. Hobson says:

    I’m glad someone appreciated what was *really* important about that post. ;-P

    Thanks, Chris!

  21. M.K. Hobson says:

    Hardcover schmardcover, who needs to pay $25 bucks for a book! My book is like a bag of chips. Cheap, salty, crispy, and leaves you wanting more. πŸ˜‰

  22. M.K. Hobson says:

    Thank you, HayKay! I can’t wait until someday I’m blogging about YOUR first novel!

  23. M.K. Hobson says:

    Thank you thank you! (Belatedly.)

  24. M.K. Hobson says:

    Thank you thank you! Note that there will be a signed something-or-other winging it’s way to you in the next day or so …

  25. Madeleine Robins says:

    It’s a totally lovely book. I hope it is a huge smash!

  26. M.K. Hobson says:

    Aw, thank you πŸ˜‰ I hope you’re recovering well … don’t scare your
    poor puppy too much. πŸ˜‰

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