Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I heart south Florida writers! and NEWS!!!

I spent Friday and Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, hanging out with the gang from Florida Romance Writers and the Mystery Writers of American chapter. Let me tell you, they are wonderful folks! So friendly and welcoming and gracious -- I had a total blast. Late dinner after my flight kept getting delayed after storms and we had so much fun that I absolutely couldn't believe it when I woke up at 4:30 a.m. in the hotel -- sick.

Miserably, head cold, sneezing and sore throat, kind of sick.

Thank goodness the Sheraton had a gift shop with Dayquil that opened early. I over-medicated to get through my talk and lunch and I think it went pretty well. I was talking about interjecting humor in dark fiction (romance or mystery/suspense) so it's a topic I know well enough to conquer the cold medicine-induced fuzziness. Then lunch was wonderful and I made it home all the way to my house before I collapsed for 3 days. Ah, those lovely spring colds. Still working my way out of it but actually up and about now, which is good.

So my news, if you haven't heard it around the 'net, is fabulous: ATLANTIS REDEEMED debuted Sunday at #22 on the prestigious New York Times bestseller list!!! Boy was there champagne last Wednesday evening when we found out! Thank you all SO much for buying the book and for recommending my books to your friends. My dreams could never have come true without you.

(non-contagious) hugs,


Ducky said...

Sorry about the cold. Glad you are feeling better.You were in Ft. Lauderdale and I didn't know??If you did a book signing I will just shoot myself if I missed it!!! You are one of my favorite authors.I am actually reading Atlantis Redeemed now and have to say, IT IS GREAT!!! Thank you for sharing you wonderful talent with us. You rule.!!!

Mary said...

Atlantis Redeemed was great, loved it. Glad it is doing so well. Hope you feel better soon. I had the Flu a few weeks ago and it wasn't fun.

Alyssa Day said...

Thank you!! No, I didn't do an official signing, Ducky, so don't shoot yourself! And if you send a self-addressed stamped envelope to me at PO BOX 600025, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32260, I'll send you an autographed bookplate.

Mary - thank you so much! Glad your flu is better.

SheaLuna said...

I'm about half-way through Atlantis Redeemed and let's just say... you deserve to be on the NYT Best Seller List! This is my favorite one of the series so far. Brennan with emotions? Oh, it just makes me all melty!

Stephanie*magic* said...

Congrats Alyssa!!!
Hope your feeling better!
Wishing you all the best.

Jill said...

Being sick away from home is worse than being sick at home. {{Poor Baby}}. But Yeah Baby ! on the NYT news . :)

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Hope you're feeling better now. ADORED Redeemed. My friend and I (another fan of the Warriors) decided that we would read it out loud, going back and forth, in front of her fireplace with candles and wine. The perfect ambiance. We're also super excited to see Christophe get his ass handed to him by the Red Ninja:)