Despite the best efforts of a mutant virus and Alaska Airlines, I have returned home. For those of you not following the updates on Twitter, I was forced to cancel my book tour halfway through due to my intestines leaping up and trying to throttle my brain to death. Or at least, that’s what it felt like. In my adult life, I have walked off car accidents, pneumonia, and alcohol poisoning. If I could have done the same this time, I would have. But this was as sick as I have ever been.
So I want to apologize to everyone who came out and found a CANCELLED sign where they should have seen my smiling face. And I want to apologize to the great people at Tattered Cover, Barnes & Noble Boise, Third Place Books, and Mysterious Galaxy San Diego. I hope there’s some way I can make it up to you in the future.
For those people I did get to see at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach, Murder By The Book, Borderlands, Poisoned Pen, and Powell’s, thank you again for coming out and for making the events so great. I enjoyed myself, and I hope everyone likes their hats.
Now, to answer the mail that’s been piling up on the virtual doorstep while I’ve been traveling, retching and recovering.
First, the Audible.com/iTunes edition of RED, WHITE, AND BLOOD. I’ve heard from a lot of people that they’d love to buy the audio version of the book, but they can’t find it. I’ve asked the publisher about this. Apparently, there was a glitch in the file sent to Audible.com, but the actual disks have been sent over now, and the audio version should be up in a week or so. My apologies for the delay.
And yes, this one will be narrated again by my pal, the inimitable Bronson Pinchot, who has gone viral in his own way. He’s now the subject of his own video game, as well as the star of his reality series on DIY. You should really check both of those things out.
Next, the hats. I’ve gotten everyone’s photos and addresses, and I’m working on getting them in the mail. They should go out in a week or so as well. I’ll make an announcement once they’re off. Thanks for all the great pics.
And finally, thanks. Thanks to everyone who’s bought the book and recommended it. It’s been a great first week of sales, and I am truly lucky to have so many great readers. I’m even luckier that there are more of you every day.