Final countdown

This evening UPS delivered 138 copies of Bad Monkeys for me to sign. They’re all taken care of and packed away again, and I’m exhausted, but I’m going to stay up another thirty-nine minutes to see if the publication countdown clock does anything special when it reaches zero.

I want to say thanks once again to everybody who helped out with the book, including the many people online who kept letting me know how anxious they were for me to finish it. A special thanks goes out to Kelley Eskridge and Nicola Griffith, who provided the 40-year-old bottle of port that I will be toasting you all with at midnight. Cheers, and sleep well.

(Update, at midnight:)

Timer hits :00, hesitates for a moment, then pops up the message “In Stores Now!”

Goodnight all.