Exotic exotic exotic. I have never read so much exoticism as in the comments everyone left in response to the little contest to win a copy of the BOWLING AVENUE proofs. China, Tortola, New Zealand, the wild Canadian east coast. The cafeteria of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Some of you ask whether a place like Missouri or Ohio or North Carolina counts as exotic. To someone like me, writing a story set in a neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee, I’ll answer YES! ABSOLUTELY! Sometimes the most unexpected things happen on a stroll down a suburban street.
Using the True Random Number Service, the winner is sarah-potterknitter. She writes: “I’m in! I can test read with almost two year old twin boys underfoot. Now that’s exotic.”
I think we can all agree on that.
Please take a peek at the truly beautiful pottery Sarah creates and sells on Etsy. (Showing her Sold page because there’s so much variety in what she does.) Join her mailing list at her website.
I’m aiming for a publication date of Friday the 13th of April. How’s that for auspicious? The story in BOWLING AVENUE actually begins on April 14, so maybe I should just shoot for that?
I wish I had 279 proofs available. I can’t thank you enough for your interest–it made my day to hear from you all.