This is a random post.
Way back a billion years ago my Dead Guy predecessor and the co-founder of Tyrus Books (now over at Amazon), Alison Dasho, wrote a story about Scott O’Connor and his novel Untouchable, a book we published in 2011. Here’s the bit she wrote. That was three years ago. The book—one of my favorite I’ve ever published—got a lot of really cool attention including winning Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award for Fiction for books published in 2011.
It was super exciting to be a part of that book’s history and supporting Scott. When the time came for his next book, I knew he was going to find a home with one of the big publishers. That makes me happy in the way I sometimes want the validation of NYC publishing because I’m a rube from flyover country.
Anyway, Scott’s new book, Half World came out yesterday from Simon & Schuster. Here’s a great interview with Scott talking about the new book in the Los Angeles Times.
Also of note, Sunday was my birthday and, as is my custom, I uploaded a video of my life from the previous year. Some bestselling authors like Sean Chercover, Marcus Sakey, Michael Connelly, and Laura Lippman make appearances, as does James Franco’s mom, Betsy, a host of agents, publishers, the aforementioned Alison Dasho, and other important people in my life. I know some of the people in the video read this blog and I want to thank them for letting me be a part of their lives.
Well, I hope everything is great in your neck of the woods. Send me a postcard from your vacation home.