A few days ago, Thing 1 (age 5) noted that Memorial Day was coming up. She said, "I know it's supposed to be about people who fought in wars, but I always think about animals instead." Whether you guys are remembering soldiers or animals, I hope you have a good one.
1. I did some housekeeping over the weekend, as in re-tagging every single blog post and removing funny but useless post tags. So hopefully it's now easier to find butt-kickings, writing posts, rants, events, etc. Without having to dig through posts. Here is the complete list.
2. Paperback. Shiver. It comes out tomorrow in stores and I think is already available online. Rumor has it that it also has blue ink for the text like the hardcover. I am keen to see if this is indeed true. I am planning a ninja trip to the Garrisonville, VA Borders this week to sign their copies.
3. I've had a rash of requests on ordering signed copies of books, so I'm going to post a link to the independent bookstore that ships signed copies of my books in the U.S. and Canada (unfortunately I don't have any way to set this up for overseas yet, though if you're a bookstore who ships overseas and you want to try to work something out with me, let me know if you have any ideas). Anyway, here's the link -- you can also pre-order signed copies of Linger here.
4. I also uploaded a bunch more of some of my favorite things . . . foreign covers. Oooh! Aaaaah! And yes. The Italian edition of LINGER did get renamed DEEPER. Yes. I know. It's still pretty, right?
German edition of Shiver. It means "AFTER THE SUMMER." I'm in love with the cover.
Greek edition of Shiver.
Catalan edition of Shiver. In person, this color -- sort of a dusky rose -- is really insanely pretty.
Brazilian edition of Shiver. Just came out!
Finnish edition of Shiver.
Czech edition of Shiver.
New Italian cover for Linger. Apparently 'Whisper', my suggestion for the alternate title, was already taken in Italy.
Latvian edition of Lament.