If you’re an iBooks reader, you already know about the little snafu on The Flood‘s release day. Great news! The Flood is now available on all retailers. That’s what happens when you get a concussion after being attacked by a hammock. My apologies.
To make up for it, I want to introduce you to some amazing authors I’ve discovered in the last few months, and you can get both books today for less than a dollar total. Do NOT miss this (or the ridiculous prank I pulled on myself at the end of this email)! And if you have a few reads I should add to my list, reply to this email and let me know!
Let me set the stage: A few weeks ago, I ordered a hundred fake roaches, because you never know when you might need them. I don’t have any other good reason for this. My children were incredibly excited; they played with them, they hid them in shoes, they TORE THE BAG. Fine, no worries. I put the roaches away for safekeeping to use in future pranks.
Fast forward to last week. I was packing up books to ship out after The Flood‘s release week giveaway. Signing the novels went fine, printing the labels, wrapping the books. Then it came time to add the bookmarks. I had forgotten my roach hiding place. I opened the box and screamed like my hair was on fire. The dog came running, barking and growling, fully ready to defend me from the plastic roaches in my lap. My children and their friends also came running, thinking I was being attacked by a goblin, or perhaps a feral raccoon. They found me holding a box of bookmarks. And hyperventilating. It was perhaps the most effective prank I’ve played in a month, and it was on ME.
Stella has since calmed down. She found this a million times less hilarious than my children and their friends.
I honestly hope I have other forgotten prank supplies hidden around my office just so I can have more stories like this one. And if you want to support my prank habit, pick up The Flood after you order The Girls Across the Bay and Folie À Deux.