February 16, 2012

Stuff! Hurrah for stuff!

I would hate to be close to a writer during a book release. It’d be like knowing someone with a severe bipolar disorder – one second up, one second down, and the next they’re incredibly anxious but they don’t know why. That shit I talked up about feeling all Zen? Yeah, that’s evaporated. THANKS, internet.

Anyways, it’s not like my life’s rough, because The Troupe got a glowing review from The Book Bag:

If books were music this would be a symphony performed at the proms; it’s round, and full, and big, and packed with ideas. The characters are alive, the horror deep and dark and moody and mean, the story tight and the twists appear out of the blackness like sudden bolts of lightning. The whole thing is an utter delight and highly recommended.

I think I use “glowing” too much. Maybe I should just say, “This review’s good, real good, mmmm hmmmm,” and pet a dog real hard on my porch.

There’s also an interview of mine with Justin Landon up at Staffer’s Musings, where he quite shrewdly asks the questions about whether or not The Troupe is an effort to jump on the circus bandwagon:

It’s quite funny – my editor later professed  –  after I finished The Troupe, of course – that he’d been a bit hesitant when I first described the book I planned to write. So I can honestly say that Orbit did not jump on the circus bandwagon, but had to be persuaded.

So that means this stupid shit is all my fault!

He is also doing a giveaway of 5 copies of The Troupe, so if you don’t want to have to buy a copy, which means you don’t like the idea of me or my child and wife eating and living full healthy lives (I forgive you), follow these simple instructions!

  • To enter the giveaway, e-mail me at staffersmusings@gmail.com, with the subject TROUPE PLZ, including a valid mailing address.
  • One entry per person, or face disqualification.
  • Entries accepted until 11:59pm ET on February 23, 2012.
  • Winners will be chosen by random sorting entries, and then using a random number generator.
  • There will be five (5) winners who will received one (1) book each.