The Warded Man Has Landed!!

There I was in Borders, buying a copy of Peat’s book (you might remember me mentioning it) and I was so excited. To have a friend who’s worked so hard and have it pay off big time — not to mention the fact it’s a fabulous book — is inspiring and so freakin’ COOL.

I couldn’t stop grinning when I saw it on the table. I picked it up, and just giggled out loud, then looked around to see if I could tell anyone — look! it’s my friend! THIS IS HIS BOOK! and I read it BEFORE it went to print! But alas, no one was really interested. I didn’t care.

I opened up the book with reverent hands, and paged through the flyleaf, the table of contents, and stopped at the acknowledgments.


It sure is!

OH. MY. GAWD. My name is in there! I almost passed out. Instead, I burst into tears, and then I did the STUPID WHITE GIRL DANCE in the middle of Borders, I sure did.

He never told me, the booger. I was shocked, surprised, and overwhelmed. I thought of how excited Momma would have been.

I went to the check out, smiling big-big the whole way. Oh my god, okay? Oh my god, MY NAME IS IN THIS BOOK.

Does that Peat fuckin’ RAWK or what?

I told the lady at the checkout — look! it’s my name! And she was suitably impressed.


I flew home on a Cloud of Awesomeness, and when I arrived, there was a package waiting for me.

I opened it up, and it’s an autographed copy of The Warded Man.

Peat is the Most Awesome Fantasy Author EVAH.

Yesterday was the most Stellar Day I’ve had since Muffin was borned. Srsly.


So, I stayed up way too late getting re-acquainted with Arlen, Leesha, and Rojer (I missed you guys! How you been? Oh, I’m good, much better for seeing you all again!) and my dreams were about demons and children and wards. I woke up at 5:30 am, unable to go back to sleep.

I’ll pay for this later, because I’m too old to go on four hours of sleep. But I don’t care! My name is in the book!


Now go! Go buy it and read it. You’ll love it, I promise. And not just because my name is in it. It really is a fabulous book, and although you can wait until the movie comes out, the books are always better.



8 thoughts on “The Warded Man Has Landed!!

  1. Thanks, GG. It really is exciting.

    Thank you, Iris.

    Oh, the SWGD is … well, it’s a dance … it’s kinda hard to describe. You’d have to see it in person. If I had to say, the SWGD is most like a grasshopper having a convulsion.


    Thanks again, girls. 🙂

  2. Wow. . . that is a really neat thing. The book, I mean, and being in it. The SWGD I think sort of defies description. You might have make a video and post it. . . you know, in the interest of journalistic integrity. I can’t wait to see the book. I’ll check our local borders later today. Very, very cool for you and your friend Peat.

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  3. That really was a fantastic, great trip to the bookstore. Then, topped off with an autographed copy when you got home. You must have been floating on a cloud. 🙂

    I was mentioned at the back of a book once. They sent me a copy when I asked and I still have it. It is awesome to be in print that way. 🙂

  4. Thanks, Laura. I’m still smiling about it. It was such a fabulous moment, and I’ll never, ever forget it. It really meant a lot to me. That Peat — he’s teh awesome, for sure.

    The book is really fantastic. It’s even better now than it was then, and it was really damned good then. I hope you give it a try, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

    Thanks for stopping and commenting 🙂

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