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15 May 2008 @ 04:15 pm
5/15/08: Another sale!  
Last night's reading at Powell's went very well: just about every chair was filled, with people from all my various communities (fandom, writing, work, square dancing, Clarion, neighbors, and even a few people I don't know). I read my story "Nucleon," an old favorite I haven't read in a while, and signed bunches of books. The 36 attendees bought 27 copies of Space Magic, out of 32 in stock, plus 4-5 other books of mine (um, by which I mean anthologies containing one story of mine each). Peter from the bookstore says that's some kind of record for proportion of attendees buying the book. I'll post some pictures when I get them.

And then today I got an email indicating that Esther Friesner is buying my story "Midnight at the Center Court" for her anthology Witch Way to the Mall. Two sales and a book launch in one week, not too shabby.

Other things are happening, though, some good, some not so good (maybe very not-so-good). More news as the information becomes available.

ex_camillea on May 15th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Yay on a new sale! Yay on the reading (firsthand yay!).
The NewroticGirlnewroticgirl on May 15th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
I liked that story A LOT.

You do a good reading, mister. Very entertaining.
robin catesbydeedop on May 15th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry I couldn't make it. My life is nothing but Book Hell right now. And... I still owe you a crit. (Bleah. I suck :-()
scarlettinascarlettina on May 15th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Well, yay for the good things. I'm so glad the reading went well.

I admit concern about the maybe very not-so-good things. I'm hear if you need to talk.
Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on May 16th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Congrats on the reading and the sale. Yeah!
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on May 16th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
I wish I could have been there, but my back wasnt up to anther drive and sitting in bad chairs.

sounds like it was great fun too. *snib*
Matthew S. Rotundo: Typewritermatthewsrotundo on May 16th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
Great news on the sale and the signing!

Hope the other stuff is resolved quickly.
Brenda Cooperbjcooper on May 16th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
Hang onto the good ones
To remember with the others (which I hope are not as bad as they look now - as a writer, you know how to worry us!).
Yeah for your good reading attendance!

Edited at 2008-05-16 02:14 am (UTC)
Kate Schaeferkate_schaefer on May 16th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
Woohoo -- um. See you next week in a city where neither of us live.
maryrobinettemaryrobinette on May 16th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
Go you!
Amy Sissonamysisson on May 16th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I hope the not-so-good turns out to be not-too-bad. :-(

In the meantime, congrats on the book launch, reading, and recent sales!
redsquaredredsquared on May 18th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the sells and the good turnout. I plan on ordering your book soon.