Jayne Ann Krentz made a trip in this afternoon to get a head start on signing the reserved copies of River Road. As usual, they'll be mailed to all points of the planet. The international orders are usually the first to be shipped since they have the farthest to travel!
That little thing Jayne is holding in her left hand is the small, pink-handled screwdriver that has her name and the title of the book on the handle. One will be included with each mailed copy and handed to to those who come in and buy the book at the signing on Tues, January 7th.
Read a number of non-mysteries this year. The best of those was Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson. Besides being a fine portrait of TE Lawrence and the WWI in the Middle East, Anderson also makes clear how what the colonial powers did back then haunt us still.