I suppose it might seem a little corny but I had to visit the local Barnes & Noble to find my book. I just had to *see* it. When I got there, I found it in the Science Fiction section, but also in the ‘New Paperbacks’ section. I snuck a snapshot of it there:
Now, I realize this has everything to do with our last names, but it was a huge thrill for me to see my book sitting on the shelf right next to a Nancy Kress novel. I am a longtime fan of Kress, and I’ve bought many of her books over the years. She’s one of my influences, so to be wading into the pond in which she swims really struck me.
I was by myself, and it was a slow day at the bookstore…no one knew who I was and the few people who saw me take the picture looked like they wondered what the hell I was doing, but it was one of the coolest moments I’ve had since this whole thing got started.
. . .
. . .