Publication Day

safer1Well, here we are:  February 24, Fat Tuesday, and, coincidentally, “on-sale-now” day for my fifth book.

As excited and grateful as I am to have been given the opportunity to publish my work over the past several years, I’ve never been the type to get overly anxious and sweaty over the specific date of publication for a book. So much happens before that date, and we hope for so much to happen after, that the day itself sometimes feels almost. . .I don’t want to say anticlimactic, but, well, sometimes, an awful like like any other Tuesday.

But I’ll be honest:  this one feels different. Maybe it’s because it’s been a couple of years since I had a new book. Maybe it’s because this is my first hardcover in the big leagues, and hopes run high. Maybe it’s a combination of these things, with who knows what else, both practical and sentimental, mixed in.

All I know is, I worked hard on this one, and I hope you enjoy.

Okay, let’s be honest:  I hope you love it and tell all your friends about it and together we stimulate the economy back to roaring good health $24 at a time. But one must maintain a decorum.


14 responses to “Publication Day

  1. Big congrats, ya old bagga dirt!

    Headed to Borders on my lunch break where I’ll pick this up.

  2. Hi, Sean. I met you in Lincoln when you read in the Heritage Room. I’ll be picking up your novel, definitely. Thanks for all your hard work.

  3. Borders, Lewisville, TX – I purchased my copy today just after noon.

    Barnes and Noble, Southlake, TX – Family member purchased a copy this evening.

    The snooty suburbs of Dallas are all Doolittled up, baby!!!

  4. mine came in the mail today – i think a release date is a big deal, but i haven’t had one yet.

    PS Has anyone told you that you look a lot like the guy in Death Race????

    PPS Imagine my surprise to see you reviewed in….Romantic Times! My, my…

  5. I just started it this afternoon and got captured by it right away..that doesn’t happen all that often either. Keep writing!

  6. I have my copy and am looking forward to ingesting the magic that is the words of Doolittle.

  7. Well, look at this. Six spots on the life raft just opened up!

  8. Save room for me. I’d like to be on the raft too. I got my copy last night. I’m looking forward to starting on it this weekend. Thanks for the effort Sean. We all appreciate it.

  9. Finally, finally! It’s on the bookshelf, saving it up for a bit because don’t want it to be over with too soon. I love your books. Could you write them faster? Also, it’s good to see a few words from you on your website again. Congratulations on publication day.

  10. Picked mine up at Borders at Shadowcreek in Bellevue/Papillion.

  11. Jeneane Webster

    I just finished your book…it was excellent! It rocked, it rolled, and the story had me on the edge of my proverbial seat. I am a bookseller in an independent bookstore in Indiana. I cannot wait to review the book and begin hand selling it. Thank you so much for such an entertaining read.


  12. I picked up this novel based on the recommendation from a friend, another author, Will Lavender. And boy am I glad I did. I’m about 2/3 of the way through it, and I just had to come on here to let you know that it’s incredible. Everything I look for in a great novel. Can’t wait to check out more of your stuff!!!

  13. Hi Sean, we met at B’con in Baltimore briefly, which sent me looking for your books. As much as I enjoyed THE CLEANUP, I was even more impressed with SAFER. If this book doesn’t win you the Edgar, it would be a crime. For my money, it is the best character-driven thriller since PRESUMED INNOCENT. No kidding. Can’t wait to read all your books.

  14. Loved it. My wife loved it. My sisters loved it. My mom loved it …

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