Friday, March 24, 2006
Back Home Again
Happy Friday from my office in California.
I signed 200 books yesterday at the convention. They went in a little less than an hour. We easily could have used more. It seems we got copies of Web of Lies mostly into the hands of people who weren’t familiar with my books—which is the way it should be. It’s all about spreadin’ the word. Zondervan was part of the HarperCollins booth, a large one that stretched across the aisle—making folks who wanted to come up the aisle have to come right through the booth. The people were wonderfully friendly. It’s always great to see real book lovers. My kinda people.
I walked the floor of one exhibit hall after I was done signing. Saw the booths for Moody, Nav Press, Tyndale, Multnomah, and Baker/Bethany, stopping at each to talk to the staff. Multnomah was displaying Full Tilt, second novel about rock star Everett Lester by Creston Mapes, which just released. And also the second suspense for Melanie Wells. When these books are available I’ll want to tell you more about them. Bethany was displaying Waking Lazarus, debut novel by T.L. Hines that comes out in a few months. Great book. (I had the privilege of an early read.) I’ll be telling you more about that one, too, when it releases.
Then it was back to the hotel and checkout. On to the airport to catch a looong flight to San Francisco, by way of one stop in Pittsburgh. (I got off during the hour layover and grabbed a mocha.)
Now it’s back in good ol’ California, feeling like I’ve been in enough states in the past few days. I’ll be working this weekend, and hard next week.
See ya Monday.