Five hundred and eighty people responded to the roll call during the month of June.
This counts those who read by RSS feed, and on the several places where this blog is mirrored. Replies came in from Blog Without a Name, Eagles Over the Kennebec, Goodreads, Amazon, Baen’s Bar, and email.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply.
One last answer to a roll call question: Sad as it may be, I’m not certain myself whether Coyster is still around to be fed. He would be quite an old cat by now. However, assuming that the advances in life-extension that seem to afflict the human characters of the Liaden Universe® have been extended to companion animals — Kamele left the house in the care of her BFF, Ella ben Suzan. Granted, Ella hadn’t cared much for Jen Sar, but I do think she takes her responsibilities seriously, so we can safely assume that No Cats Are Going Hungry. No matter what they tell you.
Of boxes and books and signing pens:
Three boxes of signed-and-personalized books left the Confusion Factory by FedEx yesterday afternoon, and should be arriving at Uncle Hugo’s this (Friday) afternoon. Let us all sing the praises of Eddie, the FedEx guy.
The other ten boxes of books are to travel via UPS. We called them yesterday for a pick-up, but — because we live ‘Way Out In The Country — the soonest they could get together a safari to come into the bush was today. The books will, therefore, arrive in Minneapolis Sometime Later next week, We hope for Wednesday, but expect Thursday.
Two gel pens gave their lives to this project. Mourn them as you find best.
No writing yesterday, except the signature kind. Must do dishes, and Serious Work today, despite the blandishments of coon cats, who want me to go back to bed.
I let the purple wash out of my hair after BaltiCon, and for several weeks, no one has mentioned my hair. I did not quite slip back into total invisibility, but, I did have to Talk Loud a couple times.
Last night, I started to re-purple, in honor of the upcoming book tour.
And that’s all the news that’s fit to print.
Everybody have a good Friday.