Thursday, October 19, 2006

Odds and Sods for Thursday, October 19

This is the current cover for Three Days in New York City but ta-da, for its release into bookstores all over the world, both Three Days and Another Bite will have brand new spanking covers, which I hope to debut here tomorrow or next week. Julie and I worked out the new design ourselves but both books are now currently in the hands of a professional hired by Mundania...I'm curious to see if she uses our ideas at all or scraps them entirely. In the meantime, I still can't get over this, Three Days in New York City is now #7 best selling at Amazon in Canada? And #93 in the UK?

I am still not recovered from yesterday, the official DAY FROM HELL, which, to make a long story short, stems from my not listening to advice I got over forty years ago: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it. I made fun of someone whom I actually like very much, not knowing that he was anywhere within miles of me...and it turns out he was inches away and overheard the entire conversation. I am so mortified that I hurt this person and worse, that he possibly thinks I don't like him when it couldn't be farther from the truth. I attempted some damage control last night and will continue trying to make it up to him for probably the next six months, but I've learned a valuable lesson here.

Anyway, have you all got a chance to visit my interview over at brilliant author Susan DiPlacido's website? You know, the one where I only mention Neil Gaiman twenty seven times?

I seriously advise you to have a look at Susan's stories and novels while you are there...she is one hell of a writer and it's just a matter of time before she hits the bigtime.

One final note: Please check out Eric Slick, Julie Slick, and Sarah Zimmermann tonight for the debut of the Sarah Zimmermann Trio as follows:

l5O8 Brandywine
Thursday Oct. l9 8pm
The Sarah Zimmermann Trio
Featuring Eric and Julie Slick
With: **PRFSR**DRSZ**
Cheers Elephant

Too funny. Eric plays drums with the trio, Prfsr Drsz, Lithuania (a duo compromised of Eric on drums and a fabulous guitarist, Dom L. (cannot spell his lastname) he met while a freshman at University of Arts...and finally, Cheers Elephant features Julie's boyfriend, Matt, on bass, and I've heard their demo CD (recorded by Julie) and it is really something special.

So if you are in the Philly area you can check out these amazing bands for the low, low price of $2.00. Or is that $5.00. I'm not sure. Either way, a true bargain.

Very blurry photo of Eric I took before he caught me and cried out in horror. But the resemblance with that new's still cracking me the hell up.

This one he mugged for on purpose. Sheesh. Everyone in this family makes fun of me all the time.

I wonder why.