Tuesday, December 08, 2009

First release day!


So suddenly, all I'm blogging about is firsts. To be more accurate, I suppose, I haven't been blogging much at all lately, but that's mostly because of another first, my first real deadline that's looming over me like an overhanging cliff in an earthquake. Don't stand under the huge chunk of shaking rock, idiot! LOL

But today is the official release date of the anthology my short story, "Lost and Found" is in. Not quite the same as a debut novel, but it is the first time my fiction has been in print -- well, unless you count high school yearbooks and the like. And my yearbook didn't have such a hot guy on the cover.

Although it's officially available today, Amazon and other online booksellers have been shipping this book for more than a week now. In fact, it seems like they're running low on stock because the ship by date has stretched out. But still time to get it by Christmas. 20 authors for the price of, well, less than 20. ;-)

Can't wait to actually see a copy in a bookstore. Will be heading down to my local store this week to hound them into shelving it, if they still have it in the stockroom, or ordering it, if they haven't. They have stocked the previous "Mammoth" romance anthos, so I'm hoping they stock this one, too. If not, I'll beg and plead and promise to send people to the store to buy it.

If anyone out there sees this anthology on a shelf, let me know. Better yet, take a snap. Very exciting. And if you'd like a chance to win your very own copy, I'm also blogging on the 2007 Bond Girls blog today and giving away a book!

15 comments:

Kwana said...

I'll be looking for it. Yay!!

out of the wordwork said...

This is beyond cool! Congrats, Maureen. So many firsts coming up for you in the next while!!
Nelsa

Chevy Stevens said...

I ordered it! I ordered it! I love books like this because when I'm really deep into writing, I have a harder time with novels. I have to put them down and pick them up days later, which makes me lose the full impact of the story. Anathologies are perfect for reading in the bath at night! I also love it when the stories are in a different genre than I write. Of course, I also used this as a perfectly acceptable justification for ordering a few more books, too!

Juliana Stone said...

Congrats Maureen! you must be so excited...u going to the social? I might have to drag a copy there if I can get my hands on one and get u to sign it for me!

Kristen Painter said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maureen McGowan said...

Kwana, Nelsa, Chevy. You guys are so sweet and I can't wait to congratulate all of you on your first releases.

Maureen McGowan said...

Thanks, Kristen!

Julianna, I'm hoping to go. Depends on how my deadline progress goes this week. But if you're going and will have a copy of the book. You're damn sure I'll be there. ;-)

Hey, Michelle can sign it, too!

Sinead M said...

Congrats Maureen, and having been lucky enough to read the story, I can truly say it's wonderful. Bittersweet and gorgeously romantic.

Can't wait to get my hands on my own copy

Alli said...

Wooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooo! So exciting and the cover is HOT!

Wylie Kinson said...

Congratulations Maureen!!! I'm so excited for you *squee*
Can't wait to read it.

L.A. Mitchell said...

I shall hound my B&N to stock it, too, so that I may send a photo :)

I hope I get bookstore giftcards in my stocking this year. I SO want to read the anthology. Like, now.

Maria Geraci said...

Congratulations, Maureen!

Barrie said...

Happy Joint Release Day! Who knew when we first met that we'd be releasing on the same day!!!

Kelly Boyce said...

Well at least its a good first! And I'll keep my eyes open for it.

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