Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Especially, apparently, to those who wait at airports!

Last week, I had to fly to Philadelphia and back for business. And I spent far too much time in airports as a result. I didn’t really expect any reward for my trouble, but when I arrived home on Friday, I found a box from Kensington Publishing containing…

THESE!

I was shocked, as I really didn’t expect to see my author copies until sometime next month. And I have to admit, I have had a wonderful time touching them, smelling them, and opening them up to random pages to read my own words. It’s almost…surreal.

But all of this is good for you, too. In celebration, I’ll be giving away two signed copies to random blog commentators. This means you could be getting a sneak peek of what’s behind the red door a full month before it’s available in bookstores!

I’ll be open for comments for until Friday, when I’ll draw a winner. And on the day I draw that winner, I’ll be opening a NEW contest for a signed copy of Ann Aguirre’s amazing Blue Diablo, which I read on the plane to and from Philly and which I can recommend as one of the best books I’ve read in 2009.