So when my editor sent me the cover for COLLARED, the first Gin & Tonic mystery, I was thrilled - the art was cute, and the copy was dead-one for tone and...wait a minute. Wait, what? "...the neighborhood PORTLAND bar?"
So I called my editor and I called my agent and said "SEATTLE! Not Portland - SEATTLE!"
And the "oops" was heard 'round NYC.
So while here at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, celebrating the launch of COLLARED, I'd like to apologize to everyone, and swear that yes I do know the difference between Seattle and Portland, truly I do. And I've done my very best to make sure that what's INSIDE the book is true to Seattle, a city that I love second only to my own NYC.
And I have been promised first kicking rights, as soon as someone in the copy department fesses up...