You have to admire a novel that is truly novel – not merely a re-tread of prior stories. I can honestly say that I have never read a book quite like this one. Most horrifying is the fact that every thing in this story – even the mysterious epidemic – could actually happen. And THAT is something to keep you awake at night.

—KILLING WILLIAMSBURG review by Jeremy Cole, on Amazon.com

This is not a book about a plague. Don’t expect the narrative to switch to a team from the Centre for Disease Control. It’s about the American Dream: there is no nobility in American suicide because it presupposes that things won’t get better, and hope is what the country was built on. It is un-American. It is embarrassing.

—KILLING WILLIAMSBURG review by M.T. Sherman, on Amazon.co.uk

NOW ON KINDLE

LINK Kindle is go! I don’t understand e-reading, but I’m not snobbish about how you read my book, so long as you read it. KILLING WILLIAMSBURG is now available on Kindle. It’s a 90-day exclusive deal for Kindle, so those on the Nook or whatevs will  have to wait til August.

“More people will do this, won’t they?” she asked when they had reached the end of the driveway. “Because suicide gets in the air sometimes. Like a cold germ.”

“Some already have.” Twitch didn’t know if suicide was painless, as the song said, but under the right circumstances, it could certainly be catching. Maybe especially catching when the situation was unprecedented and the air started to smell as foul as it did on this windless, unnaturally warm morning.

from Stephen King’s “Under the Dome”

Google’s Saul Bass Doodle

I hope everyone got a chance to see Google’s Saul Bass Doodle it today—and I really hope that everyone got at least a couple of the references (Anatomy of a Murder, Man with the Golden Arm, Vertigo).

Saul Bass, of course, inspired Megan Carey’s amazing book cover for Killing Williamsburg. (and also this site’s theme.) Amazing designer. People tend to use that word “iconic” overmuch, but… shoe fits.

First Bookstore Placement—Desert Island Books

Excited to report that we landed our first bookstore, truly by accident. Walking down Metropolitan, we stumbled upon the uber-cute Desert Island Books, which carries mostly books with images—comic books, graphic novels, kids’ goodies, etc. etc. But when I asked if they carried any fiction, the kindly shopkeep showed me to the “words only” section, and agreed to carry my modest novel when it comes out.

The goal is to get this book in every bookstore in Williamsburg/Greenpoint—one down!

Desert Island Books, 540 Metropolitan Ave.