Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bookshop Santa Cruz

I just heard that I'll be reading from Doctor Olaf at Bookshop Santa Cruz, my favorite childhood bookstore! The building is different from the one I knew (the original didn't survive the Loma Prieta earthquake), but I've been to the "new" location (only new in my mind--the earthquake was over 15 years ago), and I'm thrilled to be appearing there.


Monday, November 17, 7:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
831 460 3232

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Doctor Olaf is on LibraryThing

I recently became a member of librarything.com, the "world's largest bookclub." I'm still exploring the site and setting up an author page, but already I'm impressed by the site and the number of readers and writers who use it. If you're a member, please drop by and say hello!

In related news, ten copies of Dr Olaf are currently available through librarything's Early Reviewers group. I'm pleased that Olaf is listed with such great company, including reader-requested favorites Company of Liars by Karen Maitland, Cul De Sac by Richard Thompson, Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology by Nick Gevers, and Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark. According to the FAQ, the readers who are selected to receive early review copies are chosen using lecanomancy--I had to look it up--but it involves throwing three stones into a basin and summoning a demon. Sounds fair to me! Though the site promises that other factors are considered as well.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Card for Olaf

My mom designed some business cards for Dr Olaf:

I'm lucky to have a mom with good design sense!