TEN — The number of years, more or less, that Lydia Netzer spent writing SHINE SHINE SHINE, her amazing book about motherhood, love, autism, robots, and what it means to be human.
“Over the moon with a metaphysical spin. Heart-tugging…it is struggling to understand the physical realities of life and the nature of what makes us human….Nicely unpredictable…Extraordinary.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times. And Amazon has chosen SHINE SHINE SHINE as THE Spotlight Book in their best books of the month, calling it “A Suberb Debut.” So it’s rich and thick and tasty and nourishing but also?
It’s hella entertaining.
NINE – Number of CDs in the audiobook. NINE disks chock full of commuting or treadmill or housework pleasure! I read the audio version, and so far the response has been warm and positive, including a rave review for both book and reading from Audiofile Magazine, where it is also an editor’s pick. It’s “Hot Stuff” in Girlfriend’s Magazine, and a recommended summer listen in the Sacramento Bee.
EIGHT – The minimum number of copies you should buy and distribute among your most beloved and worthy friends.
SEVEN – For the next SEVEN days, I am going to be doing SHINE SHINE SHINE themed things—Just think of this place as Shine-r Than Shine-zu. There will be multiple give-aways, inserted in and among regular blogs to celebrate.
SIX — I never liked this number. I SHUN THEE, SIX. I think it is the CURVED BACK, so secretive, and the way it is hunched over it’s full front pocket. SIX is hiding something. Six does not share. Six is kind of a tool.
FIVE — I am linking to FIVE ways to buy SHINE SHINE SHINE: Order from your local Indie—or just go by today and pick it up, as I am doing or click over to Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million. Of course, all these places ALSO have the audio for sale on CD, or you can download it from places like Audible dot com!
FOUR — Number of minutes I have left to POST THIS before I have to take Maisy to VBS, so pls to forgive any number of hellacious typos, I CANNOT proof it!
THREE— The number of questions Lydia answered in an exclusive, charming, and off-beat interview I will post later this week.
TWO —- The number of minutes I NOW have left to hit post, and I have not uploaded the IMAGES! GAH! STUPID OVERSLEEPING!
ONE — We have LIFT OFF. Launch day is today. Lydia Netzer, I wish you and your amazing book the best.