Sunday, January 07, 2007

A Needed Dose of Konrath

December sort of slid right by me. A combination of a lot of work, two bouts of the same illness and lots of distractions seem to make the month whiz by. I'm just now posting a new podcast for The Curious Mind. I had the joy of interviewing J.A. (Joe) Konrath. Now if you don't know Joe, he's truly one of a kind. Few authors are willing to trek all over the country to visit hundreds of bookstores in an effort to build name recognition and boost booksales. Joe's Rusty Nail 500 book tour was one for the record books. 608 bookstores in only a couple of months. His blog, The Newbie's Guide to Publishing, is always worth a visit. No smoke blowing there. You want to know what it's like to be an author, read Joe's blog.

I'll try to stay on top of the podcasts from this point on, though it will be touch and go. I'm on "deadline" for Virtual Evil, the second book in the Time Rovers series. Due March 1st. I'm still in the middle of the first rewrite. Lots of plot weaving going on, along with late nights.

Welcome to 2007. Hope it's a great year. Do remember to keep an eye on the political types. If they think we're not watching, heavens knows what they'll do.

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