NO, I’M NOT DEMANDING MONEY! I’m referring to the unprecedented demand for my new mystery novel, RANSOM ON THE RHONE. (Which sounds dangerously close to “Ransom Over The Phone.”) Anyway, the book is selling briskly (what else would you expect with these frigid temperatures?) and is well on its way to becoming another huge literary sensation. Believe it or not, the first printing has already sold out (thanks to my mom) and we are now on our 2nd or 3rd round of printing.
Soooo…. If you’ve been waiting to order a book, they are now available at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, GoodReads.com, Kindle, and Nook. They can also be purchased at a large number of “brick and mortar” stores. If you are a fan of Adam Gold, and let’s face it, who isn’t, then you will love this new story. Here is the blurb from the back cover: “The theft of a priceless Gobelin tapestry drags insurance investigator, Adam Gold, into the murky and violent world of international artnapping – and a life or death struggle with the Corsican mafia.” There is more, but my publicist, Blind Lemon Lefkowitz, thinks we should just “tease” the public, which be you.
I would like to ask a small favor of my 16,000 blog followers…. if you read the book and enjoy it, please leave a nice comment/review on Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com These kind words are very helpful to future sales and help attract advertising dollars from the publisher. Thank you in advance for your support!
So what else be new? Today in my mother’s birthday. Miss Hazel just turned 89! As usual, I sent her a “congratulations card” for giving birth to me. (See why I’m her favorite?) I’m not sure why, but my sister, who is three years younger than me, sent me a birthday card. She just discovered that we are not identical twins after all. Surprise,surprise. Anyway, I will be sending mom a discounted copy of my new book, assuming she is willing to pay for shipping and handling.
To make matters more expensive, tomorrow is my wife’s birthday! Yes, I’m buying flowers. Last year I found a great deal on some unused flowers from a local funeral home. Seemed appropriate, since she is always threatening to kill me! In my humble opinion, marriage is very educational. How so, you ask? Well, as the philosopher Emmanuel Can’t-Do once said, “marriage is when a man loses his bachelor’s degree….. and a woman gets her master’s degree!”
Amen, brother! Hey, what did you think of the Annual Insomnia Awards? (a/k/a the Academy Awards.) OMG, was that a long show or what? The “Best Picture” award was actually presented on “Good Morning America!” By the end of the show the kid from “Boyhood” was living in a senior center! Where the heck was Bradley Cooper when we needed him? (He could have at least taken out Sean Penn!)
Speaking of celebrations… Last night we attended the birthday party of the lovely and talented Miss Melinda Perez. The Princess of Pressure (she works as a masseuse) held a gala affair in a most charming venue…. the train station depot in Austin. The building was an actual train station for many years, and is still in remarkable condition. Next door is a brand new beer brewery, and naturally, we got to sample some of their wares. A great time was had by all, and Miss Melinda is one lucky gal… she has an amazing family and lots of friends who love her dearly. (Including a semi-famous author!)
In closing, I would remind you to dress in layers during these long months of global warming. Winter has to end some time, doesn’t it? (I think Al Gore is somehow responsible for this weather, but I can’t prove it.) Why couldn’t he stick to the Internet and leave us alone? By the way, does “net neutrality” mean that I have to poke fun at Democrats and Republicans equally? (That should be easy!) Well, I must leave you now… I am sponsoring a clothing drive for naked soldiers in Somalia. I am looking at a photograph of their army. Very sad. I see so many privates. (Think about that and call me later!)
Love to all,
P.S. I promise that this will be the last time I post a picture of my new book cover!