Okay, you know way back when (you mean, back when you were actually blogging, hmm?) (stuff it, guilty conscience, this is important)…
Anyway, some indeterminate time ago I entered a short story in the Bad Austen contest and was chosen as one of the stories included in the anthology. Once the jubilation wore off, I promptly forgot all about it. Granted, there were other–more adrenaline inducing–things going on in my writing universe (*waves at Brianne Mulligan, agent extraordinaire*), but still.
Well, I was chatting on gchat with a lovely friend who happened to ask in passing, “Did you see the Austen book is out?” I had not seen this. Had she not mentioned it, I would have continued my existence as if I’d never entered the contest (at least until my complimentary copies arrived on my doorstep). But now I am excited.
Amazon says it has copies available, but it’s not supposed to be out until November 15th. The Canadian online retailers have it listed as a pre-order, so I’m not sure if it came out early in the US, or if Amazon is being sneaky with it’s whole “in stock” with only 5 copies left bit…
Regardless, the book will be out in less than a month!
John and Rebeccah will have their tale of romance splashed across the universe!