Saturday, November 19, 2011
Day Last: The Party's Over
As the Church Lady would say, Isn't that interesting! In order to make my life even more exciting during the week of a book launch, getting ready for a workshop today, having the family home for a visit, and monitoring this Blog Party, the Internet disappeared from my home for approximately 24 hours. This is not something to be taken lightly. We did live through it, but it was kinda like being thrown into the Dark Ages. Conversations just stop. "When did the Tigers trade Magglio?" "I don't know I'll look it--" Stop. "How do you make monkey bread, anyway?" "Let's do a Goo--" Stop. "Is it gonna snow tomorrow?" "I think they said--" Stop. How quickly we become dependent on those little boxes! Anyway, the Internet break healed overnight, so here's our status: Roger's name was drawn for the last Amazon gift certificate. Laura gets the prize for the best comment on Thursday. Friday was a bust, so we'll save that last question for another time. Here's where I thank you all for coming to my party. I consider POISON, YOUR GRACE to be well and truly launched. I think the blog party's a great idea, and I plan to make some tweaks and do it again now that I know how it rolls. For the authors who participated: my goal in the next few weeks (maybe months-- there were quite a few) is to post an Amazon review of one of your books. For the readers, I've written a poem you might enjoy because it expresses the stresses of being a mystery reader. However, since guests are sleeping in the vicinity of my office, I can't post it until tomorrow. So come back one more time if you'd like a copy for your wall (or your dartboard)!