on the edge: some book-related stuff, a photographic scavanger hunt, and a thank you

So, friends, a couple of things I need to update you on:

-  For some reason, Amazon is saying that my book will be shipped anywhere from "1 to 4 months."  I have no idea why they're saying this:  there's absolutely no reason it should take that long to have the books shipped (and shockingly, I've heard from two people who say they've received the book already!).  However, if you want to be sure to get the book before the holidays, I'd suggest buying the book directly from my publisher -- they say that it's the best way to be sure to have it before Amazon, and once you add the book to the shopping cart, you'll see a discount applied, bringing the price of the book to an amount comparable to Amazon's.  Just FYI.

- If you're going to be in Houston around Thursday, December 2nd, please save the date -- the official launch of the book will be held at Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet, from 7 - 9 pm.  Come have a glass of wine with me, listen to a passage from the book, and if you pick up a copy (or bring one you've preordered), I'll happily sign it.  More details can be found here -- I hope I'll see you there!

-  I feel like I should do something to celebrate the countdown of the actual book launch -- nothing elaborate, just something simple.  So, if you leave a comment below -- something like your favourite colour, or favourite quote, or favourite food or drink or smell, for example -- starting next Monday, accompanying my usual posts, I'll do my best to take photographs inspired by your comments, and do so until the date of the launch on December 2nd.  Don't forget to leave your blog address if you have one, and I'll give you a little link love if I manage to take a photograph inspired by your comment.

And to that point:

- I'm not sure I've said this enough but thank you, thank you, for all your support, kind comments and kind emails over the years that I've been blogging.  They mean more than you know.


Image:  Photographed with my Nikon D300, 50mm lens

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