I’ll say what we’re all thinking: October? Really? How did that happen? And when did stores start putting out Christmas stuff so damn early?

Ok. Now that that’s done with…

  1. In case you missed it, Jeff Cohen has a new book out, called THE QUESTION OF THE MISSING HEAD. As part of the launch, he did a wonderful campaign (read about it here) to benefit ASPEN, the Autism Spectrum Education Network. If you’re not familiar with Jeff’s books and ASPEN, please get to know both.
  1. Do you know what a bonkbuster is? Neither did I until Laura Lippman educated me (don’t get any weird ideas—she used the term on a panel). I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with Rebecca Chance’s books (I have the most wonderful clients)—some of you might know her as Lauren Henderson. Rebecca’s books will finally be available in the US next week, so keep an eye out!
  1. Do you have plans on October 25? I hope they include the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. Every year, books editor extraordinaire Colette Bancroft assembles an amazing bunch of authors in St. Petersburg, Florida for this event. This year’s group includes Lisa Unger, Michael Kortya, Ace Atkins, Robert Olen Butler, Tim Dorsey, Paul (P.L.) Gaus, Carl Hiaasen, R.L. Stine…there are more, but you get the idea. You really should join us!

That’s it for today. Have a great weekend.