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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

So.

I've been away from blogging for a while. Miss me? Be honest now. Things are looking up here, job-wise and health-wise, and that means I'll do a better job of keeping up with ol' Bitter Water Blog.

Last month, I talked about setting up a separate blog just for book reviews and author interviews. I even asked you guys to come up with a name for the thing. The deal was that I'd pick a winner and award him or her a copy of Sam Millar's The Dark Place.

Well, I'm going to stick with having just one blog, as that seems more than enough to occupy my spare time right now. But that doesn't mean I've forgotten about you people who submitted blog titles for the contest. I threw all of your names into a hat and drew out two. That's right, I have two copies of The Dark Place and I'm giving them to...

Kieran Shea and Alan Griffiths. Send me an e-mail with your mailing address and I'll get them out to you right away (or what passes for right away in my world).

Watch this space for reviews and interviews (including Sam Millar) over the next few weeks.

Thanks for hanging around.

10 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Glad to hear the good news on the job and health fronts. Looking forward to the reviews and such.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Nice to have you back, Patrick.

Keith Rawson said...

We've missed you, dude. And if you'd like, you could always come and do some reviews and what not over at BSC

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Happy to hear that things are back on track.

May life continue to be good to you in the New Year.

Terrie

Dawn Potter said...

I've missed your blog. I don't know anything about crime fiction post-Raymond Chandler, but I love your voice and your eye.

Sophie Littlefield said...

well, i missed you, even if I'm an uneven and late reader. I am glad things are looking up, P!!! Best new year wishes to you and your family.

Chris said...

Glad to see you kicking off the cobwebs 'round here. Maybe it'll motivate me to do the same on my long-neglected blog...

Kieran Shea said...

sa-weeeeet. glad you're back on track. email forthcoming.

Alan Griffiths said...

Hi Patrick,

Sorry for being a bit slow on picking up on this!

Thank you so much for the kind offer but as I am based in England I'm thinking the postal costs would be a bit too much, which I'll completely understand. It was fun coming up with a few names and that was really good enough for me. My email address is as follows and please drop me a line if you wish - agriffy(at)dsl.pipex.com

Best Wishes.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Good to have you back mate!