Friday, December 02, 2005

SQUEEE!-worthy news

Right now I'm going to promise not to post about every little mention of me in the media, or every good thing that happens to me over the course of the next few years in relation to my writing career. Because that's obnoxious, and I would hate another writer who did that, just on principle. I would want to reach through my computer screen, smack them upside the head, and go, "Bully for you, you self-absorbed braggart!"

So bear with me as I do backflips over the mention of my book in the January 2006 issue of Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine (available on newsstands now). On page 10 (in a sidebar, at the bottom, on the left hand side, last line that continues into the next column--yep, you found it), the article talks about Luna's plans for 2006. After some blah-blah about how great the imprint is, and how readers are seeking out Luna titles for their fantasy fixes, it reads:
Mercedes Lackey, Catherine Asaro and P.C. Cast are back this year with new tales, and debut talent Jeri Smith-Ready joins them with the evocative Native American-tinged fantasy, THE EYES OF CROW (Oct.).
When I saw it, I shouted "COOL!" so loud I scared the cat. Then I felt slightly creeped out, seeing my name in a real magazine. It was like the Eye of Sauron was checking me out from the center of Mordor, except instead of being one big red spooky eye, it was like thousands of little happy sparkly eyes--the eyes of readers. Readers not living in Mordor.

You know what I mean. Even after having a book published and writing two blogs, I still get squeamish over the idea of strangers thinking about me. I'll get over it, again.

I suppose I ought to get back to revisions now, so that come next year those sparkly eyes have something decent to read.





Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 12/02/2005 9:44 PM

YAY!!!! :o)


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 12/03/2005 4:07 PM

Thanks, ladies. [blush]

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/03/2005 4:19 PM


Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 12/04/2005 8:55 PM

Awesome, Jer.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 12/05/2005 9:59 AM

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