But first, a commercial. The new book, NEVER KISS A RAKE (as opposed to the gardening book, NEVER KISS A HO’) is officially out. Here’s what it looks like. (Hey, I made it, so it qualifies!) You don’t have to go buy it, but I think you can go “like” it. Oops, no, they seem to have dropped the option. Well, you can forward the link or something. Or hell, you can go out and plop down money for it because God knows I’m worth it!
Can you tell I’ve got my moxie back? I’m not feeling pitiful and irrelevant any more. This is a damned good book. It won’t cure cancer, unlike one or two of my other books, but it’s sexy and fun and admit it, there are some of you out there who’ve never read a book I’ve written. Come on, admit it. You know who you are. You’ve read all of Crusie five times over, each one of Lani’s at least twice, and not a single one of mine. It’s time to start. And my godfrey, as the old Vermonters would say, you can get the Kindle and Audible versions for a combined price of $6.99 ($4.99 for the ebook & add-on Xe Sands wonderful narration for only $1.99). BTW, that’s a great way to get cheap audio books — I’ve done it several times with authors I love. Okay, end of commercial.
So I’m here in NJ and happy as a clam or a lark or whatever. Why are clams happy? Because they have a pearl inside? They’re going to be eaten. But I digress. While I’m here I’m going to learn amigurumi (pronounced amigrumi because the Japanese like to smoosh some vowels together, don’t they, Micki?). Jenny’s already making a baby blanket for Alphonso (Richie’s name for the little one, even though we don’t know what sex) and I think I’ll start with a little kimono type thing. Crochet and write and watch movies, with the occasional shopping excursion.
I want to show what you guys are making, so Jenny came up with a great idea. I’ll start a dropbox folder you can upload your photos too, and maybe some thoughts of how or why you did it. I’ll set that up later today and give you a link tomorrow. And don’t worry if you don’t have dropbox already. It’s free, it’s the best program around, and when you sign up I get even more storage space.
I never go to my post office box, and when I finally went down there I found a fabulous present from our Lynda! Too late for rehearsals, but I shall wear it with pride. I don’t know how she did it — she must have some kind of software and/or machine so she could make the template, but it’s cool as well and I want a dozen t-shirts with sayings of my choice.
But here’s Eulalie’s T-shirt:
Shit. It’s not on this computer — how helpful is that? And if I’d already set up the dropbox folder I could have put it in there. You’ll have to wait till next Tuesday to see Eulalie’s T-shirt and Sister Margareta (who precedes last year’s Sound of Music but I renamed her in honor of my first role).
Not too helpful today, am I? That’s all right. I’m excited about my book, excited to be here in NJ, it’s a beautiful day and I have a nice big piece of crumb-topped coffee cake that I’m going to throw out instead of eat. If I can eat wisely down here I can eat wisely anywhere.
Pray for me, boys, I’m going in!
I’ll set up the dropbox folder and give you guys a link later today. Little Krissie is in a happy mood today (which is nice, because it’s easy to get edge and gloomy when a book debuts)).