Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Runnin' down a dream,
Never would come to me.
Workin' on a mystery,
Goin' wherever it leads.
Runnin' down a dream.
--Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Well, I've been waiting for this day for nearly two years, and here it is. The official street date of Eyes of Crow, my first "major label" release.

I feel like I should say something eloquent and expansive, find a way to express the hugeness of the occasion and what it means to me. Words should bounce and bound across the screen like meth-addled jackrabbits. I should employ exclamation points and italics and all-caps and possibly even colors like these.

But all I want to say is thanks, especially to those who've been with me for the last 25 months, back when this blog was called Seething in the Wilderness. In a twist of irony, SitW's first post was a fake rejection letter from an editor who found the story of the Republican National Convention too far-fetched for anything but science fiction.

Some of you I've never met in person, and some I've known in the corporeal (though not Biblical) sense for over a decade. I'm grateful that blogging has let us keep up with each other's lives, though we may be separated by state lines, oceans, or even AFC North division rivalries (hey, Jim).

Anyway...you've all been great, and I...I just--I don't know what I would've done without your support to get me through the hard times, those dark nights of the soul....

(snivels drunkenly)
I love you, man! I mean, I reeeeally love you.

(sings off-key, swaying)
I could fly higher than an eagle, 'cuz you are the wind beneath my---

Oh, screw that. Just buy the book.



ROFLMAO I'd actually like to see you sing the Wind Beneath my Wings song completely drunk.:-) Congratulations on the OFFICIAL release of Eyes of Crow. I know everyone will love it.

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 10/24/2006 2:47 AM

HOORAY! Congratulations! YAAAAAY! Doesn't it feel amazing? *beam*!


Posted by: Blogger CE Murphy at 10/24/2006 3:56 AM

Thanks, Kathy & Catie. It won't hit me, I think, until I actually see it in a real live bookstore.

Speaking of which, one of my friends e-mailed me last night saying she saw it ON THE FRONT TABLE at Barnes & Noble.

Ooh, Catie, I bought THUNDERBIRD FALLS. It's teasing me on my TBR file, saying, "Put that manuscript down and come up and see me some time." Sigh...new books are such brazen temptresses.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 10/24/2006 6:52 AM

Congratulations, Jeri. Way to go.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 10/24/2006 10:09 AM

Truly a wonderful day! Congragulations. I'll cjeck out books tomorrow and during the week.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 10/24/2006 4:18 PM

I saw it at Borders tonight, on actual shelves made of wood. Three copies!

I signed the copies and talked with the lovely booksellers. Then I bought Bring It On by Laura Anne Gilman. Kathy, have you read that one? I've read the first two but not this one yet.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 10/24/2006 11:35 PM

Bring it On. Like you I have read the first 2 but not this one yet. It's in my huge TBR pile. Right now I am catching up on Luna's so it will be read soon but the one I am currently working on is The Compass Rose. I told you guys at the start of summer I was way behind in my reading. Now do you believe me?:-)

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 10/26/2006 2:50 AM

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