The Long and Winding Road…

Stronger Even Than Pride is here!!! 

In my hot little hands!!!

The box from the printer arrived today, and even though it’s been on Amazon for a few days, it only just now feels real!

It’s beautiful, don’t you think?


I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for this…Well, actually I can. It’s been 5 years, 4 months since the initial plot bunny was hatched in December of 2008. At least no one can accuse me of indiscriminately churning out schlocky prose—my schlocky prose takes time!

In all honesty though, I’m very proud of this book. I know it will not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s the book I wanted to write, and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to turn out. But case in point, twelve hours after SETP received its first 5-star review, it received its first 2-star review. Actually, it’s my first negative review ever… Surprisingly, it didn’t hit me as hard as I thought it would; I would even say I’m bearing it quite philosophically.

It doesn’t hurt that I don’t have too much time to dwell on the negative. I’m busy getting ready for the Los Angeles Festival of Books this weekend—filling crates, packing promotional items and trying to Tetris them into my not-nearly-big-enough Murano. This is the second year Meryton Press has had a booth and I can’t wait. LAFOB is the largest book fair in the entire United States, and I’ll be sitting in a corner booth surrounded by good friend, beautiful books and fun merchandise. The people watching opportunities alone are worth it!

If you’re anywhere near Los Angeles, you need to come by. Really. I hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, go ahead and take a chance on Stronger Even Than Pride. I dare you.

Oh, and say something nice, if you would. ^_^