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Updatery stuff...

This weekend, I:

. Fixed the radiator leak under the Saab's hood.
. Finally washed that poor, filthy car.
. Fixed another leak, this one in my toilet.
. Installed a new seal under my garage door.
. Started installing insulation on said door.
. Put away the garage dehumidifier/AC and replaced it with the regular dehumidifier.
. Oh, and I HAD THE RELEASE EVENT FOR MY DEBUT NOVEL!


It's a book! Holding the one and only existing hardcover at the release event.


Audience at the book-launch. That's SF Grand Master James Gunn on the left side, for whom I wrote this book in the first place. Thanks for coming, everyone!


Reading at the book launch in Jayhawk Ink, at the University of Kansas student union, in Lawrence, Kansas, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.


My editor, Eric T. Reynolds, snapped this shot in front of the Jayhawk Ink bookstore, a few days before the official release event.


TRANSCENDENCE release after-party, with MellyStu being trouble. Note how Daruma still has only one colored-in eye... that was about to change.


TRANSCENDENCE among some of my short stuff, on my bookshelves, at the release party.


Daruma finally sees TRANSCENCENCE published! An event 10 years in the making.
Click the photo to open a full-size image of the complete hardcover dustjacket. Art by Greg Martin, cover design by Melissa Lytton.


If you want to check out the book, click here to read sample chapters and stuff. Now available at fine bookstores and online dealers such as Amazon (hardcover and trade paper) and Powell's (trade paper only). Or order directly from the publisher at a nice discount with free shipping: Hadley Rille Books.

I cannot begin to describe how pleased I am. *beam*

Here's wishing you a fine day. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who attended the reading, signing, and party. You made it an Event of Awesomeness™.

Chris

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tessagratton
Nov. 8th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
Woo! It was fun times! And I can't wait to read it. CONGRATS AGAIN, DUDE!
mckitterick
Nov. 8th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
Woohoohoooo! Thank you so much for coming! It meant a lot to me.
elizaeffect
Nov. 8th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :D
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-D
charmed_art
Nov. 8th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Congrats, man!
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
Rock'n'roll!
arian1
Nov. 8th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Mad props to you sir.
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
Thanks, Arian!
bogwitch64
Nov. 8th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
Nice turn out! Wooohoooo! Thanks for the update and the pics.
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
It was a lovely turnout - I was so pleased that so many people came to hear me read!
jimvanpelt
Nov. 8th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
Chris, you're a rock star! Congrats!
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jim!

\m/

(throwin' the horns in proper rock star fashion)
renegade500
Nov. 8th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
congratulations on the book launch! Looks like you had a nice crowd.
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, they were a lovely audience.
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mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! It felt awesome, that's for sure.
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mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! And you can only see half of 'em! Great turnout for the after-party, too. Folks made me feel really good.
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mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
Thank you!
sartorias
Nov. 8th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Your grin is . . . transcendent!
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
I felt transcendent - nice turnout for the reading, a real-live book in my hand, lovely day outside, my long-delayed novel finally breaking the curse... Woohoo!
rowanda380
Nov. 8th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
random commenter
wonderful! congratulations!
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
Re: random commenter
Thanks!
curieuse
Nov. 8th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
I was about to say "That's so cool" but really that's the understatement of the millenium. Very very very happy for you -- you work as hard as anyone I know and it's awesome to see your success!
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! Yeah, it's more than cool. In the words of Robin Wayne Bailey, it's "better than sex*."

*Or thereabouts. Super-awesome.
nottygypsy
Nov. 8th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Cheers that is Awesome.
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
*clink*

Thank you!
bizetsy
Nov. 8th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
mckitterick
Nov. 9th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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