MY FRIEND RICK IS SAILING HIS SAILBOAT WIND MAGIC ACROSS THE PACIFIC. As a going away present I gave him an autographed copy of LOTTERY.
It's appropriate don't you think? LOTTERY has characters who love boats and sailing. It also gives Rick's crew something to read on one of the longest passages you can make on a sailboat.
I helped them cast off lines and followed them around to the back of ORION taking pictures.
Less than two weeks before its release date LOTTERY is being shipped out by BARNES & NOBLE and is garnering reviews like this one M G Tarquini did on SPINE TINGLER . My novel and I are on a passage too, just like Rick and WIND MAGIC.
Off we go.
Out the mouth of the harbor. Not knowing what will happen.
"Sailing vessel Wind Magic requesting out bound clearance."
The voyage has begun. It could take three weeks, maybe four. The weather will be unpredictable. Gale force winds or utter calm.
And my friend Rick and I?
When will we meet up again?
We will meet on September 16 at my library reading.
Because you see, Rick is on his way to Everett.
Where LOTTERY takes place.
Appropriate don't you think?