Tuesday, October 03, 2006


It finally arrived - official release day!!! Rumble on the Bayou is on sale now! (and somewhat before). I can't tell you how excited I am so I'm not even going to try.

So many things are going on, it's hard to remember to share them all, but I'll do my best to keep everyone updated.


First off, I got my first official fan email yesterday from a complete stranger. She read Rumble in one day and loved it! I am thrilled that people take the time to write and say these things. No one (outside of other writers) believes we have the most incredibly fragile egos when it comes to our own work. God himself could come down from the heavens and bestow his blessing on our work and we're still going to sweat an RT review.

Second, I am a little miffed at the mapping system on the internet. I spent 2 hours last night trying to find bookstores to sign more in-store stock to no avail. And let me tell you, the traffic going from Orange County to LA is ridiculous. I could have walked faster. It took me 45 minutes to go 2 miles! Then both sets of directions lead my right into the middle of a residential neighborhood. No bookstore in sight! I was so frustrated the second time, I just decided to get something to eat and call it a day. I am seriously thinking about using my AmEx travel points to get a mobile GPS system, though. Or just buy one - heck it's a tax deduction if I'm using it to find bookstore, right? :)

On a more pleasant front - I am the featured author of the month on The Romance Reader Connection. Check out my interview here.

My friends, Colleen and Diana blogged about me yesterday - lubs ya much!

And finally, the official contest for the Dooney & Bourke bag has begun. Register for my newsletter to be entered to win. If you've already registered, you're already entered. No need to do it twice. Here's a pic of the bag. Isn't it gorgeous?

I'm sure there's a million things I'm forgetting but it's time for breakfast and I am starving! More tomorrow!

Update to previous post: People are selling my book on ebay. How funny is that? Check out this link and see the woman's comments. I need to get her as a PR person.


aBookworm said...

Ugh, I hate it when driving directions send one way off course - really frustrating. Redeeming those AmEx points sounds sensible to me :-)

Oh, and the bag looks gorgeous!

Tori Lennox said...

As much as you travel, I think a mobile GPS system is a very sensible item to buy. Go for it! (I'm so good at spending other people's money. *g*)

Jaye Wells said...

Congrats on your official release! Sounds like things are picking up for you. Driving in LA is the pits. You're lucky you made it back to your hotel.
My question about the ebay thing is: If she loved it so much, why is she selling it?

Jana DeLeon said...

Hi abookworm - be sure and enter the contest for that bag. I'm sure it would look fabulous with a book or two in it. :)

LOL Tori - I'm good at spending other people's money too. I wish I wasn't as good at spending my own.

Jaye - now THAT is the 24k question. Of course, I'm the woman who had to "pare down" her library by about 2k books when I moved. :)

Tammy Kearly said...

Just got back from getting my copy!!! It was the last one left, so that's a good sign.
Very exciting!!!

Colleen Gleason said...

I got mine today, and am checking the Borders in the area to see if it has it in stock.


Jana DeLeon said...

Hi Tammy! Thanks for picking it up! Save it for a future giveaway, though because you're getting a signed copy from me for the MadLibs game and I completely forgot to post that. I'm losing my mind. I'm sure of it.

Hi Colleen! Thanks for picking up a copy and for the "sightings" report. Your time is coming soon!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congrats Jana! The book looks like fabulous fun--will be sure to pick it up! Have fun with all the reviews, fan letters, signings, and everything else!

Kelly Parra said...

Woo-hoo!! And if anyone's interested Jana has a Words of an Author interview up on my site. Congrats Jana!! Did you ever think the day would get here?? LOL!

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, Alyssa! As soon as I take time to breathe, I might remember the fun part! :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks so much, Kelly!!!!! I lubs ya!

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