Is come out of the woodwork and comment like crazy. Wow! Was I overwhelmed at how many of you took the time to enter my contest. Keep those comments coming because they all count. What also overwhelmed me was that so many of you have said that you can’t wait for Tempted by the Night to come out, and believe me I really, really appreciate hearing that. You don’t know how much such bubbly praise makes an author’s day.
Nor should I tell you that I have a copy of the book sitting on my desk–I usually get a few early copies–because I really don’t want to start a housebreaking riot here in my neighborhood. So rather than incite a mob to resort to larceny, I thought I’d share an email I got from Rachel this week. We were chatting about knitting and crocheting and our respective grandmothers and she said (without any prompting from me),
I’m sure I’ll enjoy Tempted!! It’s going to be my way to unwind after a frenzied baking spree, since my husband’s birthday is the 24th, and my other grandmother’s and brother-in-law’s birthday is the 26th. My family recently designated me the Official Birthday Baker, so I’ve promised the DH and Grandma Boston Cream Pies (at their requests), and I need to figure out what will ship well from northern Pennsylvania to the D.C.-area of Maryland for the b-i-l. So my plan is either to grab Tempted the morning of the 26th and take breaks whilst things are in the oven, or stop by the bookstore in the evening and enjoy it with a bath and a cup of tea after the celebrations are over and the kids are asleep. We’ll see how the day goes. But it’ll almost be like an un-birthday present for me, amidst everyone else’s birthdays, lol.
Now I’m no expert on baking Boston Cream Pies, let alone shipping them, but what really got to me was that Rachel, bless her heart, amidst all that mayhem was planning on how she was going to get her copy of Tempted by the Night and wedge in the time to read it. I’m lighting a candle to the patron saint of bakers (Saint Honorius) and postal workers (Gabriel the Archangel) that Rachel’s pies turn out fabulous and ship perfectly.
Keira also mentioned that the 26th was her birthday in my last posting, so we all know she’s celebrating the date as well. And Keira, if you want to think that HarperCollins chose the date just to commemorate your natal anniversary, I won’t argue the point. We should all be free to celebrate any way we choose. Bubble baths, cake (preferably chocolate), bubbly drinks, or just a few quiet moments after the kiddos are down for the night.
So to get the comment party started, tell me how do you celebrate when you get a book you’ve been waiting for? How do carve out that time?
Preview: Today I covered what Readers Do, and On Monday I’ll go into the angst ridden world of writers and tell you, What Authors Shouldn’t Do