A few crazy surprises happened over the last couple of days. First of all, while looking for something else, I spotted Pooka in My Pantry already up on Amazon for pre-sale.
I quickly went to work to get the cover in there and have them add the book to my Amazon author page. People have already started pre-ordering it. Crazy, huh? And over on Goodreads, several people have added it to their “to-read” pile.
It doesn’t release until March 25th. I’m so excited and humbled that people enjoyed Monster in My Closet enough to look forward to the next in the series already. People are awesome.
And crazy thing that happened, the second–last night I found Monster in My Closet sitting at #93 on the Amazon Bestseller list of Kindle urban fantasy. Holy crap! Now, full disclosure, that list updates every hour, and the book has slipped off the list for the moment. But wow. For a few hours, I was a bestseller.
And that doesn’t suck.
So, today is Wednesday. You know what that means. Confabulator Cafe post! Not just any post, it’s confabulation week, so you get a short story. And not just any short story. This month is a Straeon Manor month.
The house is alive with weirdness, and all the confabulators have chosen a new room and a new year in which their stories take place. This time around, my story is in the library in 1968.
There may be a dinosaur involved.
Many of our stories this time take place around Christmas, mine included. If you missed the previous round of Straeon Manor stories, you can read them here if you like. Or you can go straight to the Confabulator Cafe page and scroll down to Monday’s entry from Jack Campbell to get started on this round from the beginning.
Or you can start with mine: Out of Time.
Or you can ignore all of this and go pre-order Pooka in My Pantry. (No pressure.)
Or you can come over to my house and help me clean/wrap presents/bake. That’s fun, too! I’ll even let you clean the toilet, because I’m cool like that.
See you real soon!