Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Countdown Continues to Wednesday Book Release

Tomorrow will be the official book release day for The Desert Hedge Murders, and I'm taking the day off to do fun stuff. There will be a blog post, maybe something unusual. Be sure to drop by.

Today, however, is going to be a bear. After I run a couple of errands and meet a writer friend for coffee and writerly conversation, I'm back here to get my bookmarks and postcards designed and ordered, finally update my website, write some blog posts, and attack three other tasks I must finish today, no matter what.

I had a bit of a scare yesterday. Something on my computer must have pinged Google and made it think I was sending automated messages, because it shut me out of Blogger and Google Connect. I exited everything and ran a deep virus scan, removed a bunch of Cookies, restarted the computer, and sighed a big sigh of relief when everything seemed to operate normally. I'm still a little nervous, though. This would not be a good time to lose my blog.

There is a new review out for The Desert Hedge Murders. Lesa Holstine's blog, Lesa's Book Critiques, is an excellent resource for readers. With her library background and her love of books, Lesa is a natural for this kind of work. She is a contributing reviewer for several publications and websites. If you like books, you'll like Lesa's blog. Please stop by when you have a chance.

11 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I'm going to Lesa's blog next. Congratulations on your new release, Patricia!

Hope your blog doesn't have any issues. Scary thought!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Galen Kindley--Author said...

You are gonna be one busy lady. But, secretly you love it, I know. Sounds like you dodged the bullet on the Google thing. I believe this same kind of misunderstanding shut Marvin’s blog down…and with it a bunch of his posts and info. Repeated attempts to explain there was nothing sinister afoot feel on deaf Google ears. So, count yourself lucky, I guess.

Best Regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Karen Walker said...

So happy for you with your release, Patricia. Reading about your to-do list makes me want to tell you to remember to breathe! Glad Marvin's Google Nazi's didn't get your blog.
Karen

Terry Odell said...

Congrats on release day. I've already had the pleasure of reading your book. Wishing you many sales.

The Old Silly said...

Busy busy busy! But hey - better than being bored, right?

Marvin D Wilson

Helen Ginger said...

Patricia, are you totally excited? I would be. It'd be difficult to sleep, I'd be so excited. Congratulations on the book! And on knowing how to delete cookies.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Patricia, I had the same problem with Google yesterday afternoon - also gone for me, thank goodness. Every good wish for Release Day. Wallow in the feelings of accomplishment as they are well-deserved.

Alan Orloff said...

Have a great release day! (and week, and month, and...)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Wow, everyone is an early bird today while I was off having that latte at Starbucks and having a great visit with a writer friend. Thanks for all your warm wishes.

I just finished prioritizing my To Do List for today and I'm ready to put my nose to the grindstone and work. Well, it's sorta like work. Or play. Depends on your point of view, I guess.

Jack W. Regan said...

Great news about the release! I'm excited for you and, yeah, it's gonna be busy! Best of luck with your book.

N A Sharpe said...

Congratulations on the book release - I know it will go well for you. The book sounds amazing. There is so much more to writing books than writing books. I expect to hear great things!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…