The Agony House has Landed!

Landed in the marketplace, I mean. Not, like…landed on a witch or something.

AT ANY RATE. The Agony House is here! And you can BUY IT! RIGHT NOW! Should you wish to order a copy, then I’d like to help – and if you (and/or your relevant young adult readers) liked I Am Princess X, I do dearly hope they’ll be on board for this one, too.

[Just a friendly side-note about these things: if you would be so kind as to drop a review or two, when you’re finished…well. I’d love you forever, pretty much. Reviews feed algorithms and word-of-mouth, two of the unpredictable, fiddly things which drive sales the most these days. Authors appreciate your help in this regard – more than you know!]

If you’d like a SIGNED and/or PERSONALIZED copy you can purchase The Agony House via the University of Washington Bookstore. Don’t worry – it’s not complicated!

Follow the directions here.

As you can see, you can order any other signed books [of mine] to be signed [by me] courtesy of that same set of instructions.

It might take an extra few days to ship, depending on my availability for darting over to the U-District to sign stock…but I’ve even included a handy-dandy phone number in the directions to magically grant you free media rate shipping [in the continental 48 states only, I’m so sorry]!

::throws confetti::

Trust me when I say I know the pathway to your head

Before I get to the word metrics, don’t forget – Seattle-area folks: This Friday evening (9/21) I’ll be at the University Book Store in the U-district with Shaun Hutchinson at 7:00! Come out and see us, and see the previous blog post for details, instructions, and so forth. We’d love to meet you there :)

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Here’s recent progress on my comedic murder mystery about an inconsistently clairvoyant travel agent who prevents a Seattle detective from participating in a plane crash – and together, they fight crime! Now with Bonus karaoke parlor tricks, a snarky best friend in a cast, and a fish named Brutus:


    Project: Far-Fetched
    Deadline: October 1, 2018
    New words written: 11,631
    Present total word count: 61,960

    Things accomplished in real life: Well, it’s been another few days since I posted – but in my slight defense, I’m keeping pace with my “1000 words a day, bare minimum” even though more production stuff on other projects has landed in my lap and eaten more of my time. Heck, today alone was a 5100 word day (which is *really* good for me). Real life has been housework, and a sick husband, and yet more audiobook work, and so forth, and so on. But I’m still getting it done, goddammit.

    Bonus Things accomplished in real life: I know I said I was “done” with the audiobook tweaks and so forth, but I turned out to be wrong. Another dump of auditions to review landed and ate up some time, and then – because why not, right? – the copyedits for The Toll hit my inbox. I haven’t started those yet. They’re not due until 10/8 and I’m just…pretending they don’t exist until the end of this month. Yes I can do them in a week. No it won’t be a problem. One thing at a time, yanno?

    Return of Bonus Things: Tomorrow I have a hair appointment eating up much of the afternoon; Thursday is housework + lunch with a friend; Friday is the reading/signing at U-Books; but I WILL keep cranking out the words, you just watch me.

    Things accomplished in fiction: Interviewed our final witness/suspect at the downtown library, and got a little bit more information – then got a phone call that Bad Things were going down at the home of another witness (previously visited) and now we’re en route to that fine gentleperson’s home, where a break-in has occurred.

    Number of fiction words so far this year: 86,795

Coming soon (like, reeeeeally soon): THE AGONY HOUSE

Heads up all you Seattle-area folks: Next Friday, September 21, you can catch me at the University of Washington Bookstore with Shaun Hutchinson! We’ll be reading and chatting and signing, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Come out and see us!

*Technically* The Agony House doesn’t come out until September 25th, but I’ve been most heartily assured that there will absolutely be copies available. Breakin’ street date, y’all. That’s how we do it in the 206. [::busts into poorly executed and highly embarrassing dance moves::]

I don’t have any other Seattle appearances /signings on deck (at this time) and there’s no tour planned; so if you want to get the jump on all your friends and/or you have anything else you want signed…here’s your chance :)

As usual, I’ll be happy to sign other books – so if you have any copies of I Am Princess X or whatnot sitting sadly unsigned on your shelves…bring them in! I’ll scrawl all over them, as you like.

P.S. For what it’s worth – you can also pre-order this book (or any others of mine) via the University Book Store. Click right here for instructions and details. Don’t worry! It’s very easy, and it doesn’t cost extra (except shipping – and there’s free media rate shipping available for buyers in the continental US).

Anyway, thanks so much for reading…and I’ll probably throw up more reminders as the event draws closer. I hope to see you there!