Not Necessarily a Miracle on 34th Street

A big ad for my book on 34th street in New York City.

But still lovely to see: A big ‘ol advertisement for The Last Emperox in NYC, through the good graces of Amazon, which included the book in its annual Best Books of 2020 list, along with, of course, many other very worthy tomes. You can see the science fiction and fantasy selections here, if you have an interest in such things, and inasmuch as you’re visiting here, it’s a reasonably good bet that you might.

Not gonna lie, this little bit of egoboo feel good right now, since I’m running a smidge late on the new book. It’s a reminder that, hey, I am in fact pretty good at this whole writing thing. Uuuuuhh, sometimes.

Speaking of which, back to it.

— JS

12 Comments on “Not Necessarily a Miracle on 34th Street”

  1. A worthy selection of favorites (yours included!). I will single out A Deadly Education in particular as one I really enjoyed this year.

  2. Gerry O'Brien – Brooklyn, NY – Gerry O’Brien is a writer/graphic designer/photographer who has been a political consultant and advertising creative professional for over 25 years. His first novel, 1901, is currently in search of a publisher. His chief tools are Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, a Canon 5D Mark IV with various Canon lenses, and an iPhone 8 Plus. Gerry attributes his powerful imagination to a lifelong love of science fiction and comic books. His late father, an immigrant ironworker, often derided “that fakey stuff,” but with America's infrastructure crumbling and popular culture dominated by science fiction and comics ... who’s laughing now? He and his wife live in a brownstone in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
    Gerry O'Brien

    Congratulations! (and look closely right below the ad on the building)

  3. Congratulations! An awesome ego boost and well deserved.

    And, since you mentioned it…what is the new book that you’re running late on (he asks hopefully)?

  4. timeliebe – Central NY – Dreaded Spouse-Creature to bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (SONG OF THE LIONESS, THE CIRCLE OPENS, BEKA COOPER: A TORTALL LEGEND series), a co-author of TORTALL: A SPY'S GUIDE, Co-author with Tamora Pierce of Marvel's WHITE TIGER: A HERO'S OBSESSION for Marvel Comics. Contributing Editor for VIDEO Magazine during the 1990s, Columnist for C/Net 1999 - 2002.

    Well done, Old Chap!


  5. Congratulations. I suppose this is the writer’s equivalent to a performer getting booked at The Palace in vaudeville days. I assume Amazon is giving you a few of the good slots too.

  6. You’re in Marky Mark territory now.

    It’s nice to see that the Hotel Pennsylvania is still there. I stayed there a lot in the mid-aughts, when I was working in Manhattan. It isn’t the nicest hotel, but it’s cheap and convenient. It also has history, Its phone number is (212)PA6-5000.

    I was there during a hotel fire. The smoke was so thick I couldn’t see across the hallway when I left my room to evacuated down the stairs. The fire itself was small. Just a cigarette butt dropped into a fake potted plant in the elevator lobby on my floor.

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