November 30, 2007

3.5 Things

I have to speak at a school today, so, must leap out the door. BUT!

I will. You in the back? Is that MIR? Or Aimee??? Either way, shut it. Because I already started it, PINKIE SWEARSIES, and I even got brotherly dispensation to explain the EYEBROW THING, I just ran out of time.

2) Imma be on the radio with my good friend and fellow novelist River Jordan on Saturday…Tomorrow, the show runs 4-6 CST. River and I went to college together where she was a fantastic playwright and I …talked about being one and perpetrated terrible poetry while lurking about in coffee houses. HEY, I was 17 when I met her. You can listen live here or hear the podcast after. The links to her PODCASTS and where you can hear it live on the web tomorrow are a click away.

3) TIME SNUCK PAST ME, and without me EVEN KNOWING, pocket gods has happened. Little tiny POCKET gods in Alabama, and it has Christmassy red foil lettering, and it is fa-la-la-la-la-la-ing it’s merry way into Targets and Airports and grocery stores ALREADY, though the release date is officially I think December 4? Anyway. It FITS into most stockings, and it is THE perfect under-ten-bucks notiony sort of present, because I ask you, what says CHRISTMAS better than murder via a tequila bottle upside the head? NOTHING, that’s what! I feel Southern fried violence is also a great way to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, winter solstice, and the birthday of your pesky friend who foolishly left her mother’s womb in December. *vigorous nodding*

PS, or possibly 3.5) Also, if you SEE IT someplace, tell me where please? I have yet to see it because I try not to leave my house in December for any venue where retail might be happening, BUT I WANT TO KNOW if you see it wandering about the world being tiny and dear. My mom called yesterday to say Daddy had found it in WALMART. Hee!

If it went MISSING, its picture on the milk carton would look like THIS:

Posted by joshilyn at November 30, 2007 9:48 AM

Are you talking to me?! I am not falling for your clever trickses.

But I do agree that there is NOTHING quite so festive as Southern-fried murder.

Posted by: Aimee at November 30, 2007 10:48 AM

I can't wait to hear the brotherly eyebrow dispensation thing. THAT alone is worth hanging around for!

Posted by: Leandra at November 30, 2007 10:55 AM

I heart that book. That book brought me to this blog. THis blog makes me feel complete as a woman.
Sigh ...

Posted by: timmi at November 30, 2007 11:36 AM

I will be on the lookout...

Posted by: Lisa Milton at November 30, 2007 11:44 AM

Nothing says Christmas like tequila? Sweet...I guess I'll have to start drinking!

Posted by: Angela at November 30, 2007 12:14 PM

I'm the opposite of Timmi. . .this blog brought me to that book. . .and I love 'em both. You getting thrown in the pokey added an entirely new J.Jackson dimension to my world.

Congrats on being at the Wal-Marts. Talk about southern fried AND successful!!!!!

Posted by: Roxanne at November 30, 2007 12:34 PM

I saw the pocket Gods in Alabama today at the Books-A-Million in Acworth, Georgia. I was headed to the J's to make sure your books were prominently displayed face out....and they were!

Posted by: Kristin at November 30, 2007 4:16 PM

Dude, do all of your excuses and dispensations fit into a Christmas stocking? Because I feel nothing says Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Whatevery Kwanzaa like a Joss story averted. WRAP IT UP TODAY! Your loved ones will still be going "What the...?" at Easter!

Two words for you, sister: PINK. SOCK.

Posted by: Mir at November 30, 2007 5:02 PM

Ha for Mir... I'll be leaving for a week Sunday and will check at the 6 (argh!!!) airports I'll be at for the booksie.

Posted by: pam at November 30, 2007 7:12 PM

What have I got in my pocketses?

Oh, look it's gods in Alabama...

Posted by: erinanne at November 30, 2007 9:56 PM

We have been selling it quite nicely on our new paperbacks release table. Would you like a picture?

Crazy Farm Plan AND eyebrows? Oh now you're just being mean, teasing like that!

Posted by: Fran at November 30, 2007 11:11 PM

I saw pocket giA in a Barnes and Noble in Lexington last week. :-)

Posted by: DebR at December 1, 2007 9:35 AM

Er...actually, it was earlier THIS week. Tuesday, I think. I've been trying to figure out the whole Time thing for more than 40 years now and I still don't quite get it. Ahem.

Posted by: DebR at December 1, 2007 9:36 AM

I work in the book section at Target, and we have pocket gods. It's been on the shelf since Tuesday.

Posted by: Carol at December 1, 2007 2:51 PM

I DO believe in the Crazy Farm Plan! I do, I do! I DO believe in the Crazy Farm Plan! I do, I do!

Don't let me down, now...

Posted by: Amy-Go at December 1, 2007 3:55 PM

I saw your pocket-sized book today in Walgreen's in Emporia, Kansas!

Posted by: Cheryl at December 1, 2007 6:13 PM

I'll believe it when I see it......Tha plan that is.....

Posted by: jean at December 1, 2007 7:26 PM

I saw it on the endcap at Kmart in Houghton Lake, Michigan. This endcap is reserved for best sellers and you were sharing space with Evanovich and King.

It looked beautiful there. There is about 10 rows, and your book was bottom right-ish but not all the way to the bottom.


Posted by: Linda Sherwood at December 2, 2007 1:09 PM

Oh Oh Oh! I have forty eleven things to do tomorrow but first I will search my Target, Walmart, Kmart, Books a Million for giA. I would look in Lifeway, but they don't sell books about murder and drunkeness. Well, except the Bible.

Posted by: Rhonda at December 2, 2007 10:45 PM