people will say we're in love

My books came yesterday. The wee man at the post office grunted a little when he set the boxes on the counter. What's in there? he asked. Screams, I said.

It's strange: this thing that lived in my head, these many things, then scribbled into notebooks, and rattled into keyboards, and illuminated blinking on a computer screen, letter by letter, word by word, written and read and printed and edited and read and pushed together as some kind of idea, followed and then chased by pictures, made drawings, and finally sent out, to be negotiated, and addressed, and now here they are back, finished and saying there.

How can you get your hands on a book? Well, you can come to the launch. Or you can order a book from the publisher. Or you can order one from me at bestiary@fastmail.fm (I'll send you a PayPal invoice, and mail the book once that's paid). The good news about ordering one from me is that I'll put a little ink drawing in each copy I send. The bad news is that I won't mail it until after the 19th (I need to make sure I have enough copies for the launch first). And then I'll have your address, and I'll start stalking you with a helicopter.

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  1. Well There! Well done!

    If I order a copy from you directly, will you sign it . . . . from one DJ to another . . . . or something like that?

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  2. oh goodness! i will have to get one now too from you! hey, christmas is coming and it will be a perfect gift!!!!

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  3. Elle: of course of course :}

    Susan: you always get the gold star for support ;]

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  4. hello congratulations im very happy for you.
    when my first book arrived (not My book, i just did the cover), i thought of stalking my friends too... with a helicopter xD

    anyway, congrats, again!

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  5. Hurrah! It looks lovely. My daughter is APPALLED at your title, which is a good sign.

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  6. Congrats again D! Love the look of them all piled together in the box. Of course when the box is empty, because they've been all purchased up of course, that also will be a pretty cool site.

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  7. O Jenn: it's so nice to hear your voice in my head again (and please tell your daughter that no children were tossed down wells in the production of this book).

    Sheri: Always the best thoughts from you. ;}

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  8. I'm so proud. And jealous. But mostly proud.

    I emailed you at the wonky address to get the invoice.

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  9. O Lora: you're like my conscience, only with more whipping power.

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  10. Oh my

    It's real

    How wonderful

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  11. Can you post to Scotland, I'm desperate to read more of your work? Whether you can or not, congratulations!

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  12. Well done, and yes red is a wonderful colour. I love the title of your book it reminds me of something my husband says in a fake southern accent 'I'll slap you like a red headed step child', he has red hair and he was a step child and this is all a bit red and rambling and random...hmm

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  13. Kaz: yep, it is

    Eryl: of course I can post to Scotland

    Kylie: anything red is complicated

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  14. Excellent, email coming up.

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  15. Congrats!

    The tights are yellow - not orange.

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  16. How exciting!
    Best of luck at the launch..I hope more people buy your book then drink the free beer and call your art weird!

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  17. congratulations! i'd love to read your book. also because the cover art is so attractive (i must confess this means a lot to me))

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