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Prodigal Sightings

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Well, it’s official now–PRODIGAL has been out for a little over a week, and like Waldo it seems to be popping up everywhere.  I did the ritual first trip to the Borders Bookstore near my office in Tampa and saw it proudly displayed on the new releases shelf (and I didn’t even have to pester the staff!).  All the late-night writing sessions, nail-biting deadlines, last-minute edits and proof corrections all come down to this:  the first time you see your work for sale in the local emporium.  It’s not quite as intense as watching your kids come into the world, but the feeling is quite similar.  If I’d had cigars in my pocket, I probably would have passed them around.

I only have one question–why is it that books, DVDs, and the like always come out on Tuesdays?  One of these days I’ll have to ask my agent about that.

So far I haven’t seen too much in the line of reviews.  Harriet Klausner (who must have a personal clone, because she reads an amazing volume of books) gave us a thumbs-up, and the reader reviews over at the Spectra Pulse Newsletter were very nice.  The best advice I can offer about reviews is not to pay too much attention to them (after all, if you believe the good ones you have to believe the bad ones, right?)–but author egos tend to be as big as they are fragile, so you just know I’ll doing the Google vanity search to see what else turns up! 😉

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Comments

  1. Derek  October 6, 2006

    Congrats on the launch. Of course, I headed out the other week and snagged a copy right away. Damn, that is one great cover. I haven’t had a chance to start reading yet, as I’m trying to finish off a couple other books first, but I will get to it shortly.

  2. Marc G  October 6, 2006

    Looking forward to your take on it, Derek! What’s the old saying about judging a book by it’s cover? Yeah, right! I may have to insist on slinky babes from now on…

  3. Kuce  October 9, 2006

    Well, if books were kids you could stop now and be satisfied unless you want to take the risk that number 3 turns into twins.

    I had a pre-order with Amazon and finally finished it last night. Overall I enjoyed it, but need to get a copy of Ascension for Dummies so I can make sure I understand everything. Nothing that a re-read of Hammerjack and Prodigal shouldn’t accomplish.

  4. Marc G  October 9, 2006

    Ascension is simple. Just make sure you don’t look down. 🙂