This is the time of miracles, and while I definitely wish for peace on earth and an end to hunger and for everybody to get along and accept whatever holiday greeting they get in the spirit of joy and love, I have some selfish wishes as well. 'Cause I'm like that, which you totally knew!
There's this great series by David Handler, the "Berger and Mitry" series, and all of the books are out of print in paperback. It's such a charming series and people would love it! Can you find a way to make publishers spread the joy of this series in the coming year by bringing them all out in paperback?
For something a little smaller, since there are ten books in the "Berger and Mitry" series, I'd also be grateful if you could find a publisher to re-issue a paperback copy of Paul Gallico's The Zoo Gang. It's such a great set of four novellas, a forgotten classic, in my opinion.
If you're having a talk with publishers about classic out-of-print books, Australian author Arthur Upfield had a series with an aboriginal detective that people clamor for. Do you suppose you could talk publishers into reprinting those? I know they're on lots of people's wish lists, not just mine!
And while you're at it, I know lots of folks would like the "Leo Waterman" series by G. M. Ford and the "Thomas Black" series by Earl Emerson to be back in print. And they've got new books out in both series, so an actual print publisher would be fantastic, since as it stands right now, we can't carry them except as ebooks. Real print books are much more fun for us. Can you make that happen?
Of course I'd love it if you could drop a quick word in Dennis Lehane's ear for a new "Patrick and Angie" book, or in Ernest Cline's stocking with a follow-up novel to Ready Player One.
I know it's a long list, but I know you'll do your best. And while you're out there, reminding authors that they can stop by and sign at the shop would be a nice touch. Sometimes they forget about us, but we never forget about them!
Thank you, Santa! I just know you'll work your magic for us all!
P.S. One more thing Santa....About your bio, The Fat Man: A Tale Northpole Noir is now only avalible as an ebook. Would you be able to see to it, that it comes back in print? Amber and I could sell it year round to all your believers if you did....