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Writer on the Verge

December 18, 2008 by in category Writer on the Verge tagged as , with 8 and 0
By Kate

I’m so worried about the economy!! Because, you know, who will buy my book if nobody has any money??? And I’m really nervous about all the bookstores closing! And what about Christmas? Should I spend any money?? How can I find the right present for my smart nephew? I’m not that smart!! And what about my mom? She’s such a pain in the—


AHEM! We interrupt this angsty blog …

and those economic woes …

and all those scary headlines …

and the deadline frenzy …

and the annoying hangover left over from the boring office party you were forced to attend …

and the soul-sucking insanity of scouring the earth for every last good place to promote your book …

and the perfectly reasonable fear of never selling another book, never, ever again in your entire life …

and the head-scratching confusion of finding the perfect gift for that way-too-intelligent fourteen-year-old on your list …

and the irrational need to spend more, more, more, just in case it’s not enough, because let’s face it, it will never be enough …

and the absolute knowledge that time will run out at the precise moment you remember something essential you forgot to buy …

We interrupt all that stuff …

… in order to take a deep breath … and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a delightful Kwanzaa, and a wonderful New Year!

And may 2009 bring you all the joy and happiness and health and book sales and promotional opportunities you can handle—and a soupcon more!

Kate Carlisle’s first mystery, Homicide in Hardcover, debuts February 3, 2009.


  • Anonymous
    on December 18, 2008


  • Anonymous
    on December 18, 2008

    And you didn’t invite ME to the crack of dawn orgybi???

  • Anonymous
    on December 18, 2008

    You forget who you’re talking to. *hic!* 🙂

  • Anonymous
    on December 18, 2008

    WHAT?? Holiday spirit?? But you posted in the early morning! Surely that’s too early for spirits!! mwhahahahaha

  • Anonymous
    on December 18, 2008

    Thanks, Maureen! And always fun to see you tormenting Jen!

    I had a much longer rant planned but was rudely interrupted by holiday spirit. Hmph!!! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    on December 18, 2008

    Aww, Jen! Thanks! And M & M are so sweet! If you think the book is half as good as M & M are saying it is, I'll be very happy!

  • Anonymous
    on December 18, 2008

    Kate, that book is GREAT! Jen… mwhahahahaha……….

    and hey, loved the Christmas rant!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

  • Anonymous
    on December 18, 2008

    Kate, your book is going to be a huge hit! Two of our faviorite people, (both their names begin with M as in Maureen and Michelle) are tormenting me with how dang good the book is! I and DYING to read it. February 3rd that book in MINE!!!

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