an early Christmas bonus!

I got a little surprise package in the mail today, boys and girls: a pack of real live cover flats for NOCTURNE!

Honestly wasn't expecting these - I've been using cover cards. These are NICE, folks. And I'm sure you know the value of a signed cover flat on the collectible market.


Fine then, the value of a signed cover flat for an author people have actually HEARD of. The smartass in the back of the room can shaddup. :P

But hey, you never know! I could hit the big time, right? New York book deals, multi-state book tour, private yacht? Right? Then it'll be worth zillions!

*crickets chirp*

Okay, so what will I do with all these lovely cover flats?

Gift with purchase!

From now until the end of the year, anyone who purchases anything off my web site or CafePress shop gets a free cover flat in the mail, personally autographed by yours truly. Postage is on me and everything. C'mon, you know you want one. They're so shiny and pretty.

And because I'm not a crass commercialist... shut UP, you in the back...

No, seriously. I am also offering an autographed cover flat for every Relay for Life donation. In case you've missed it the nineteen times I've mentioned it, I'm a team captain in the local Relay for Life, raising money for the American Cancer Society.

The easiest way to make a donation is to go to my Relay page:

Or you can send via the PayPal button on my web site at Which is also where you can buy lovely things at my shop, or follow the links to the CafePress shop (

I'll get automatic notification of your purchase on my web site. If you buy from CafePress or donate on the Relay page, forward your receipt to my address at to claim your cover card. Include a street address and your real name, please.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and did not kill your relatives. Relax and enjoy the quasi-peace of the season.

P.S. Don't forget - the Evil Teddy Bear and Nocturnal Urges ornament are only available through December!