Just back from Thrillerfest in NYC and a round of meetings with agents and everyone at Berkley: a fun and productive time. At the conference I got to meet (and thank) all the folk who had so graciously done blurbs for my books: Doug Preston, Steve Berry, James Rollins and a handful of others. James Rollins was especially nice and encouraging. I also got books signed by Lee Child, David Morrell and David Hewson (a fellow Brit who writes beautiful and superlatively researched thrillers set in Rome). As I heard someone say, the bigger the writer, the nicer they seemed to be in person!
FIFTH seems to be doing well and entered the USA Today bestseller list at 121, which is wonderful (that list is the top 150 books in all genres and forms, hard and paperback). I hope it hangs in there for another week or two.
I signed stock all over New York which was pretty surreal. It’s odd to feel like a (admittedly minor) celebrity in a city which is so cosmopolitan and overwhelming!
There was a very nice piece in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday, and the on-line version contains a link to the book’s prologue (in case you’ve somehow wound up here without reading it!). Read it here.