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October 24, 2007

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Bill Crider

Congrats on selling the house and on the review. And great news about your friend's mom. The future's so bright, you gotta wear shades.

Matthew Szewczyk

Well now, that is quite a string of good news! Of course ANOTHER positive review for the series at this point is to be expected, how many bad ones do you see? Nothing like selling a house in this economy to boost your spirits and help out the wallet!

Jennifer McKenzie

AWESOME!!! Nice to know I'm not the only one who thinks you rock. After yesterday's interview, I was thinking you needed some good news.
I still haven't bought the third one yet but I kind of ran through my skinny book budget. Sooooo, I'll be asking for it for Christmas, definitely.

Steve Hockensmith

Thanks for the congrats, guys. Indeed, the future's so bright I've gotta wear shades. Wouldn't want to be blinded by the light or cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night.

And don't worry about picking up BLACK DOVE quite yet, Jennifer -- it's not officially out till February, so you've got some time to build up the reserves in your book budget again....

-Steve

Brett Battles

Fantastic!!!! A starred rave review for a starred series! Now, who the hell do I have to kill to get an advanced copy! ;-)

John Schramm

Hey, whazzup with that? Mr. Battles got an ARC last time!

Well, he is a published author, and rank does have its priviliges, so ...

Ehh, I'll wait to buy it.

John Schramm

And congrats on all the good news (friend's Mom, house, and reviews). You deserve it, Steve.

Steve Hockensmith

Sorry, John -- I couldn't give you an ARC for the new book. If I did, who'd show up for my signing at M Is for Mystery? Dude, you *are* my San Francisco fan base!

-Steve

Matthew Szewczyk

Well I am your Rhode island fan base so when the hell you coming to New England?

Jennifer McKenzie

*waves her hand* I wanna show up!!!! I live five hours north, but I want to be there.

Jennifer McKenzie

Grrrrr, just looked up the Men Of Mystery conference and it's in Irvine. No way I can get to Southern California.
*wipes tears from cheeks*

Matthew Szewczyk

That's ok, I heard from a friend of a friend who read somewhere that Steve has vowed to visit everyones house who has purchased all three of his books after the Black Dove comes out. While there he will read selected passages from his new book, sign autographs and finish doing the dishes. That's what I heard anyways...

Steve Hockensmith

I'm afraid your friend gave you bogus information, Matthew. Visiting the homes of everyone who's bought all the books? Come on! That would take, like...well, at least a couple hours. Maybe even a whole afternoon.

Sadly, I won't be making it out to New England during the next book tour. But as President of my Rhode Island fan club, you should feel free to make public appearances as me throughout the Northeast. If anyone points out that you don't look anything like your author photo, just laugh and say, "None of us writers do! You should see Patricia Cornwell -- she's really a Bolivian midget." Then excuse yourself to go to the can and slip out the back door.

-Steve

Lee

Ah, today the Library Journal...tomorrow the New York Times Book Review.

As for an ARC, I'd sell my first born for one (if I had a first born).

Jennifer McKenzie

I have a first born, Lee, but I don't think Steve will take him. He does LOVE trains. *smiles winningly at Steve*.
So, when can I expect you to come and read for me, Steve? Let me know so I can clean the carpets. Nothing is too good for you.

Steve Hockensmith

No need to sell any offspring for an ARC -- Big Red's decided to give one away to a member of his Posse. He'll be sending out an e-mail with details soon.

Selling me a kid wouldn't work anyway. Taking mine, on the other hand -- at least for a few hours a day -- would be a lot more likely to earn you something. My undying gratitude, for instance. And $12 an hour.

Any takers?

-Steve

Jennifer McKenzie

I would TOTALLY do it. Can you drop them off here? It's only about 300 miles and the drive is BEAUTIFUL.
I have it on good authority that I'm the Best Mom In The World. (Of course, this was after I let them eat Halloween candy early but I'm clutching the award.)

John Schramm

If I ~ever~ finish my book, I'm going to ask Kate to do my cover. Does she still work for Oreos?

Steve Hockensmith

Oreos'll do. Or Chips Ahoy!. Or Nutter Butters. Or a Snickers. Or some M&Ms. Or ice cream.

Heck, just give the kid a bowl of sugar and a spoon, and she'll do all the covers you want.

-Steve

Hawi Moore

This is fantastic

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