A Post To Clear The Taste Of The Last Post Out Of Our Mouths

Well yesterday’s post seemed to hit a nerve and I got quite a few emails and messages from folks telling me that, while it was hard to read, they appreciated me posting it. I appreciated that kind of response. But I don’t want that to be the post hanging at the top of the site for too long, so let’s get on to talking about my novel some more.

I was one of three Polis Books authors to be featured yesterday in Library Journal’s 2014 Mystery Preview. That was really kind of cool to see, especially because the three Polis titles were the only digital-first titles to receive specific mention. As someone who used to read these previews every year to decided what I was going to get excited about, I was doubly excited to see this:

And Bryon Quertermous, the commissioning editor for Angry Robot’s crime fiction imprint Exhibit A Books, has written his first novel, Murder Boy (Jun.), a dark satire that is a mix of Donald Westlake, Elmore Leonard, and Carl Hiaasen.

I’m still giddy. I’ve been bullish on digital-first publishing for a while but this sort of exposure due to the prestige and connections of my publisher makes me feel even better about it. And speaking of which, there’s a sidebar feature on my editor and publisher, Jason Pinter, in the issue as well.

So once again, I’m very very very happy with my publisher and will repay his faith in me by turning in a great second book (which includes actually finishing said second book of course). I can’t wait for this book to come out. Have I mentioned how happy I am?

Be sure to check in tomorrow to see my answers to that Four Questions meme going around. I’ve been double tagged so I must abide.