Thursday, July 24, 2008

My, to-be-read-pile, overfloweth

So, before I left for TFest, I took a week off and gave myself the ultimate treat: a reading binge!! (If I sound like a book junkie, well, yes, Hi, I'm CJ and I love books...)

Here are the ones I indulged in that week: are the ones I came home with and that now sit tempting me everyday:

Oh my, just a taste, please--but once I start a book, I know the perils, it's so hard to stop!

Anyone else with this problem?

Hmmm....maybe I could give up cleaning the house to find more time to fit in reading? Whoops, I already do that to find more time to write!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TFest Fan-Girl moment: Me and Harlan Coben!

Thanks to Barbara Vey from Publishers Weekly for posting this "drive-by" video of me and Harlan Coben.

I can't believe I was coherent, I've been a huge fan of Harlan's for years and years! And Harlan was so sweet to mention my books! Just goes to show you the caliber of writers ThrillerFest attracts.

Monday, July 14, 2008

ThrillerFest Festivities!

I'm too exhausted to recap the entire week all in one post, so will start with some of the highlights:

Lee Child accepting his gift from the ITW Debut Authors--yes, it's a artist's rendering of Lee being chased by a hoard of 40 zombie-mutant-crazed debut authors for cover quotes!

What were they thinking? The very nice (and very cute!) ATF guys let me hold a M-5 submachine gun, woohoo!

Me and ITW president, Steve Berry, looking James Bond cool at the Awards Banquet.

Fun, friends, books, guns, readers--who could ask for anything more?

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Anyone get Sirius?

I'll be appearing live on Doctor Radio (Sirius Channel 114) with Dr. Billy Goldberg, author of Why Do Men Have Nipples on Thursday, July 10th from 8am-9am.

Should be a fun time, so if you Sirius, tune in!