Cartman from South Park, you’re still my favorite. I spent the better part of this weekend quoting him, after watching the season finale of FRINGE. I love Fringe, and I loved Fringe’s season finale. I’m not pissed at it. I’m pissed that I have to wait until the fall for any more of it. Very. Very. Pissed.

And Anna Torv rocks my socks.

Fair warning, it’s going to get a little horn blowy below. As in, I have a small horn, and I’m going to be tooting it. For like eight sentences.

Here are some blurbs that have come in for Anna Dressed in Blood:

“I loved Cas! And the world he inhabits is terrifyingly vivid and utterly compelling. Get ready to sleep with the lights on because this book has teeth. Sharp ones.”–Stacey Kade, author of The Ghost and the Goth series

 “Anna Dressed in Blood is easily one of my favorite books of all time and is exactly what I’d hoped it would be: Gorgeous, brutal, heart-breaking, merciless, and cool as Hell. This is the kind of book I’ve been dying to read!”—Courtney Allison Moulton, author of Angelfire

And Melissa Marr said she read it and enjoyed it in an interview here. And as was previously announced, Anna was nominated for the ALA’s Quick Picks List for Reluctant Young Readers.

That’s it. And it’s awesome and I’m grateful and EXTREMELY relieved that these authors have read and enjoyed the book. I should also mention that I no longer feel like the book is something I wrote. Instead I feel like it’s a thing that I’m just incidentally involved in. It’s a weird feeling but I’m somehow okay with it.

I finished Courtney Allison Moulton’s ANGELFIRE last week, and it reminded me why I love and hate to start series before they’re completed. Now I have to wait for more story. And I’m no good at waiting. See above, Re: I Am So Pissed Off Right Now. And I’m halfway through Holly Black’s The Poison Eaters and Other Stories. So far my favorite is A Reversal of Fortune, because it made me long for a candy store, and also because I had a craving to re-read Stephen King’s O Henry-winning story, "The Man in the Black Suit", and it stilled that craving. Anyway, both of these books, highly recommended.

Next week, I think I’ll ball up and address the fear that I’ve lost the ability to write my next book. But I’m not up for it today. As luck would have it however, that fear never really goes away.

Last item of business: the other day I saw the first request for a fileshare of Anna Dressed in Blood. Okay, now I know this is going to happen, and I’m not going to get all Metallica on you and flip my shit. All I’ll say is this: Please don’t. I understand if you want to read it (and am really psyched about that, actually) and can’t afford it, or heck, just don’t want to spend the money, but do try other things first. Please request it at your local library. Because then you read it and also get to feel good about supporting your local library. Most of em can even get it to you via e-reader. Everybody wins. Over and out.

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