Sunday, February 19, 2006

I am number six

Oh joyous light of being.

My book is on a list. A real list.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer listed "'s top selling fiction books in Cleveland" today on page L-2 and my novel Harvey & Eck was listed as number six.

I am filled with shimmering glee. I am going to do somersaults in the snow, fellate my husband and bake a meatloaf.

I am going to buy new underwear.

Here is the list in its entirety:

1. John Philip Duck by Patricia Polacco

2. Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney

3. Once Upon an Ordinary School Day by Colin McNaughton

4. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

5. Cell: A Novel by Stephen King

6. Harvey & Eck by, er, me

7. Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

8. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

9. When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

10. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

I will not speculate what the list infers about Clevelanders in general. I did breathe a sigh of relief when I finished reading the list and did not see this little jewel on it. (Of course, then I could have boasted that I have two things in common with Pamela Anderson--but, hey, Pammy baby, don't you forget that mine are natural.)

Someone should drop Stephen King a note and congratulate him for besting me by one.

I love the pissy ladybug! I love Johnny's gun! I love it all!

Thanks, Cleveland.

And if all of that isn't enough, I do believe I feel the rumblings of an impending climax courtesy of this gentleman.


nicole said...

Congratulations, Erin. This is awesome! :) :) :) :) :)

garrett said...

Confidential to Erin: I observed that there were several days when Harvey & Eck was ahead of some old John Grisham novels on Amazon's list. CONGRATS!

Stephanie Powers said...

I love ya Erin and I'm damn proud of you. Congratulations pale. I'm really happy ...just for you! What's fuck now?

jamwall said...

that is fantastic!

good luck in your own venture as a writer!

PDD said...

Fucking A!!

Now lets all get pammy to suck on our tits!

Confidential to Erin: Home office is taking too long. I should call them today to see what the fucks up.

hypnotist collector said...

what I would give to be on ANY list with Dalton Trumbo!!!

FLAMINGO1 said...

You are #1 on my list...well, technically you are number two on my list (right after Garrett), but I only put him there out of a sense of duty.

Keep on keepin' on!

Dongley Shlongford said...

Do tell,
will you be baking meatloaf at the same time you fellate your husband whilst wearing your come fuck me boots?

That mental image has me all moist and tingley.

Hal said...

Congratulations, Erin. That's fantastic!

Deborah said...

Congratultions!! You are one behind Stephen King, oh glorious day!

jungle jane said...

Mate! that link off my blog is clearly working! damn well deserve it!

garrett said...

Incidentally, it just occurred to me where Flamingo got his (impractical) idea for how to assure marital bliss/harmony.

With a bit of editor's license, here is Erin's plan, expressed as Flamingo's key to harmony in marriage:

1. Perform (mental) gymnastics (somersaults) required to apologize without fault (i.e., subordinate pride).

2. Perform fellatio.

3. Cook nice meal.

Actually, Erin's activities are in a bit of a different order aren't they. As noted by Dongley.

Never mind.

PDD said...

I have noticed we are both snakes. Does this mean we are both equally able to wrap around tightly and nicely?

I just want to share one talent with you.

I missed you and pinky on Janie's blog last night. Got to chat with her for a bit though. I am exhausted today.

Bill Fitzgerald said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Although, to be honest, I might be happier for your husband.