Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I got a "wondrous" little present this morning in my email inbox--an email from Amazon.com telling me my copy of Wondrous Strange shipped today! It's supposed to arrive on December 29th, which kind of makes me want to run out today and buy an extra copy to take with me down to my inlaws for the holiday. Because Monday seems so, so far away.

Writing is such a solitary, often lonely, profession, that it's really special and amazing to make connections with other writers. Not just for general companionship and to share anecdotes from the latest reality television shows, but to support one another's careers in the way that only another writer can. As both a writer and a reader, I'm so excited for Lesley and will devour the book as soon as the UPS man drops it on my door step.

And, I gotta say, I SO cannot WAIT to hold Wondrous Strange in my hands and say, "I KNOW her!" I might just go sit inside Borders, next to Lesley's book, and hold it up for anyone who walks by. Like, "Look! Pretty cover! Faeries! Buy! You must! Yes?"

Run out and get your copy today!! (Just don't tell me what happens before Monday!)


Carolyn McTighe said...

I'm going to the bookstore this evening to buy Lesley's book. So exciting and I hope great things come from it. Merry Xmas!

Lesley Livingston said...


Can I just say that?? You're like a big giant group hug.

Maureen - I was reading your post too fast and I thought you said that you were going to devour the UPS man the second he brought the book!

Obviously, I am giddy. But you guys have helped that state along nicely, so...


Jillian Cantor said...

I got that "wondrous" e-mail from Amazon last night, and mine is coming TOMORROW!!! I'm with you Maureen -- I cannot wait to devour the book!!

Carolyn McTighe said...

The book is gorgeous. I got my copy last night and wanted to read it, but I'm waiting until I can sit undisturbed...after Christmas. What an AMAZING BOOK! Yippee Lesley.