Reports of its demise were greatly exaggerated…

Well, color me behind the times–Kirkus Reviews isn’t dead! They had announced that they were going to die, but apparently somebody bought them and they live to review another day.  (This all happened in February. You can tell I am really up on the latest news. On the other hand, if they find a weird fossil in Paupua New Guinea, I am all over it, so I guess it’s a matter of priorities.)

The survival of Kirkus is important for our purposes because A) we hate to see the demise of great institutions upon which many rely, and B) they gave Curse of the Were-Wiener its first starred review, including phrases like “impossibly droll escapade.” (And they even mentioned the Joseph Campbell joke! I’m so glad I slipped that in…)

Thank you, nice people at Kirkus! I would send you cupcakes, but people would assume I was trying to bribe you, and we don’t want that.

Review comes out July 15th, Were-Wiener is out September 16th, and if I don’t stop writing blog posts and checking Echo Bazaar and do some work, Ghostbreath will never come out at all.

  • reply delighted ,

    So about this whole Echo Bazaar phenomenon… you are a bad, bad woman for inflicting this addiction upon me unwarned.

    (EB turns out to be perfect for my summer job as a computer camp counselor. I only get to sit down for about 45 seconds at a stretch before the next kid needs help, but it’s almost exactly the right amount of time to exhaust 10 actions.)

    • reply Violet Octarine ,

      I too have joined Echo Bazaar thanks to you. I must say that the Voice in the Well is totally harmless and charming. On a completely utterly totally unrelated note, would you like to listen to my nightmares?

      Long-time fan and lurker. I knew my new job was a good one when I saw that one of my coworkers had an Elder Clean Soap magnet. Thank you for making the world more full of awesome. And unavoidable-action dreams about wine and dead men.

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