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I'm writing a detective story set halfway between San Francisco and the internet. And the more people who reserve a copy, the better each one will be!
I'm writing a detective story set halfway between San Francisco and the internet. And the more people who reserve a copy, the better each one will be!
570 backers pledged $13,942 to help bring this project to life.

The books are here!

This is a VERY brief note; I'm sending it because it's such a funny 21st-century moment.

Usually, these updates have been a matter of me taking my experiences working on the book and making them virtual, right? Finding a way to share them with you through the screen. Recording videos, snapping photos, explaining things.

But here's a case in which you can experience a moment in exactly the same way that I am. No translation needed. I was just sitting here at "The Medalist" bar and grill at JFK (P.S. not recommended), idly scrolling through Twitter, and what do I see but this tweet:

The link leads to a photo here. Look at those boxes!

So, there you go. You've seen exactly as much as I have, through exactly the same window that I have. That's kinda cool. I'll be back in San Francisco next Tuesday, and I'll go pick the books up and start getting them ready to ship.

Well—I guess it's not true that you've seen exactly as much as I have. After all: I know what the cover looks like ;-)


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      Peter on

      But Robin, who's this Melody now ;)?

    2. Rod Naber on

      Oh man, I feel like a little kid who knows where mom hid the xmas presents. I might still have the skills to wander down the hall and open one of those badboys up and tape it back nice and neat so nobody's the wiser. I would never. Or would I?

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      Marie on

      Oh man! It's like waiting for Christmas!!!!

      (Well, we actually ARE waiting for Christmas,but I mean that I cannot wait to tear the wrap off of my very own copies!)

      Please send them soon. Please send them soon...

      Oh, I posted the very exciting photo of your boxes on my blogs as an inspiration. Hope that's okay!

    4. Brenda Dayne on

      I am proud of you. Not proud of myself for backing such a worthy project, but really and truly proud of you.

      I don't know that I, a stranger living on the opposite side of the world from you, have any right to those feelings, but there they are, nonetheless. I have enjoyed every minute I've spent reading about your project; watching you pour your passion and humor and talent and skill onto the page. Writing a whole book is not small thing, and you've done it. Congratulations. Thank you for letting me be a part of the process.

    5. Andy Baio on


    6. mikeho on

      when can I stop by to pick mine up? :P

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    8. Andrew Clark on

      I concur with Shampton

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      Shaun Phillips on

      It's going to be my companion on the flights back home for christmas (assuming I can hold off reading it for that long).

    10. Shamptonian on

      book release party!

    11. Kyle B. Doeden on

      So excited! The book will get to me right in time to help procrastinate my finals! This whole experience has been so fun Robin, I'm so glad I signed up!

    12. CommunistPrime on

      Eeee! I can't wait for the book! Been wanting a good read for a while now. *is excited*