WOOT!! WOW! SHRIEK!
The ever-so thoughtful Liz Gorinsky, my editor at Tor, overnighted me a surprise copy of something: the Tor US Shriek!!! (On sale in August.) It's gorgeous! From the dark green boards to the subdued orange endpapers to the imprint on the boards of Eric Schaller's Hoegbotton & Sons logo. Cover looks amazing, too!
Liz also included a box of mushroom truffles and a Japanese snack with squid on the front of the package. We will have them with champagne tonight!
Really, just can't believe the damn book is real, in hardcover. I mean, my first major publisher hardcover.
And, I should be able to announce really good news about BookSense and Shriek soon. And a ton of other good things happening for the book.
Anyway, thanks again to Liz and Leslie (my publicist) and everyone else at Tor, all of whom have been so responsive to my insane ideas and have put so much care into the book itself. It's absolutely gorgeous, with carefully-chosen fonts and really nice margins and everything else. I just love it!