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More good news/bad news on books.

The good news is that I signed, packed, and shipped 52 orders today! Whew. All remaining orders that I received as of yesterday early evening will be shipped tomorrow. (Two exceptions — and those two kind people I’ll contact by email.)

The bad news — though in a way it’s very good news for me! — is that I’ve already run out of copies of The Bad Attitude Guide to Good Citizenship. Ack. Just when I think orders are going to slow down, they put on a burst of speed.

So if I received your order today or very late yesterday, please be just a tad bit patient. I’ve bought more copies from Paladin Press, and their wonderful shipping department takes only two days to get books to me. If they can ship tomorrow, I’ll be sending your books on Thursday.

Oh yeah. And I haven’t forgotten you, Plinker, for guessing where last winter’s travels took me. I owe you a copy of Hardyville Tales, which shall also be on its way this week.

You guys are pretty darned amazing.

UPDATE, Tuesday a.m.: Paladin is sending 36 more books today. Between orders and copies that I’ve promised as gifts, about half of these are spoken for. I’ll be curious to see how long the rest last! But all orders placed so far will surely be sent out on Thursday.


  1. naturegirl
    naturegirl October 25, 2010 11:32 pm

    Congrats, Claire, sounds like these are off to a great start!

  2. Captain Gooch
    Captain Gooch October 26, 2010 10:22 am

    As far as “guessing where last winter’s travels took me.”

    Cuna …. have given us some better clues ?
    Like … [music plays ] “a big Panama with a purple hatband …” [end music]

    Did you get one of their “layered” blouses ?

    Capt Gooch

  3. Claire
    Claire October 26, 2010 10:30 am

    “Did you get one of their “layered” blouses ?”

    I did, indeed, Gooch. Too bad it won’t fit even my skinny self. (Those women are all about four feet tall! Well, maybe I under-zagerate slightly.) Also bargained with them for several of the mola panels without the rest of the blouse. Only regret: Wish I’d gotten more. Those things are beautiful. But oh my, the huge amount of time they spend creating those elaborate panels, and the pittances they sell them for!

    I knew that anybody who’d ever been in Panama would recognize the Kuna ladies in their molas. But people who’d never been there … not likely. Unless they’re just needlework fans.

  4. Scott
    Scott October 27, 2010 9:08 am

    Got my copy of Hardyville last night, and just started on it-in a way, it reminds me(so far) of L.Neil Smith’s “Probability Broach”(take that as a compliment, because it’s intended to be)..Oh-the Hog Trough can’t be the worst retaraunt in the world-that honor goes to Uncle Charlie’s Chow Down Palace of Sanford,Florida(dunno if it’s still there or not)built into an old used-car place, they had some true mystery food(the origin of which sparked many a debate)and some truly foul fountain drinks, but it was cheap and there was plenty of it..

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