There's a million writing blogs out there. A person can read only so many, and, in truth, a sensible person would read very very few. But one I make a point of visiting is Jamie Ford's Bittersweet Blog. Not only is Jamie smart and funny, but he also features the best illustrations on any blog in the business. (His background in advertising shows to good advantage).
So, it's my pleasure to draw your attention to the fact that his long-awaited first novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, was published this week, and is doing terrific business. After a slew of glittering reviews over the last month, his latest post informs us that Hotel has been selected as various flavors of Book of the Month at Barnes and Noble, Costco, and Borders.
On top of all this, Jamie is just starting his book tour--mostly in Montana (his home base) and the West Coast, but it will also take him to single appearances in Utah, Colorado, Texas, and Wisconsin. If you live within striking distance, you should probably drop through and have him sign a copy of his novel. This might be the last time you can meet him without having to pass through a phalanx of bodyguards hired to fend off squads of screaming groupies. But I'm not jealous. Nope. Not me.