Sightings and Snapshots

In a short 14 months, I had one book come out in hardback (Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, in October 2012), another come out in an all-new edition (Sin and Syntax in August 2013), and then the first in paperback (October 2013). It's been fun to snap photos of the book, as well as other book-tour-related paraphernalia. A few friends have sent pix, too. If you see my books anywhere—in a store, on a shelf, at a friend's, up high, or down low—please take a snapshot and send it to me at connie[at]sinandsyntax.com. I'll post it here along with a caption, so make sure to give me the goods for that. OK, maybe it's dominated by This Is NPR, but I loved finding Sin and Syntax in a friend's living room in Brooklyn. [caption id="attachment_2734" align="alignleft" width="225"]Keris's coffee table, DUMBO, New York. Keris's coffee table, DUMBO, New York.[/caption]                       Vex, Hex's youngest fan, my next-door neighbor Nico: [caption id="attachment_2694" align="alignleft" width="225"]Sin and Syntax's youngest fan, my next-door neighbor Nico. According to reports, he pulled the book off the shelf, leafed through it, and then pointed to the author photo (taken, by coincidence, by his mother). According to reports, he pulled the book off the shelf, leafed through it, and then pointed to the author photo (taken, by coincidence, by his mother).[/caption]                           Gotta love the hometown bookstore: Honolulu Barnes & Noble is supportive of both new books! [caption id="attachment_2501" align="alignleft" width="300"]S & S Honolulu B & N Ala Moana ~ Dec. 5, 2013[/caption]                   OK, so here was my first sighting of the most recent book, the paperback Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: [caption id="attachment_2427" align="alignleft" width="225"]Vex, Hex at Dolly's Bookstore in Park City, UT.  Oct. 15, 2013 (the paperback release date!) Vex, Hex at Dolly's Bookstore in Park City, UT. Oct. 15, 2013 (the paperback release date!)[/caption]                         I did a quick book tour for Sin and Syntax, including a swing through Vermont... [caption id="attachment_2426" align="alignleft" width="225"]Announcing a Sin & Syntax event in front of Linda's bookstore in Hardwick, VT. Oct. 10, 2013. Announcing a Sin & Syntax event in front of Linda's bookstore in Hardwick, VT. Oct. 10, 2013.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2425" align="alignleft" width="225"]Greensboro, VT. Oct. 1, 2013. Book event poster at a general store in Greensboro, VT. Oct. 1, 2013.[/caption]                         The Book Passage has a fabulous outpost in the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The new Sin and Syntax was in the window facing the Bay, where it gets to watch the commuters come and go. [caption id="attachment_2424" align="alignleft" width="225"]Book Passage in San Francisco, August 2013. Book Passage in San Francisco, August 2013.[/caption]                       My hometown bookstore featured the hardback of Vex, as did a library in San Jose. (The SJ photo was snapped by an email pal.) And it's pretty awesome to see my books on the shelves of readers and writer friends. [caption id="attachment_2423" align="alignleft" width="300"]Barnes & Noble in Honolulu, April 2013. Barnes & Noble in Honolulu, April 2013.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2422" align="alignleft" width="225"]Jesus Mendoza spotted Vex, Hex at Bascom Public Library in San Jose, CA. Jesus Mendoza spotted Vex, Hex at Bascom Public Library in San Jose, CA.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2421" align="alignleft" width="300"]Jesus Mendoza's personal bookshelf in San Jose, CA. Jesus Mendoza's personal bookshelf in San Jose, CA.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2420" align="alignleft" width="300"]Robin Gadient's bookshelf. January 2013. Robin Gadient's bookshelf. Jan. 17, 2013.[/caption]                                                                             http://youtu.be/Fj8HSHmfBSk?t=9m24s Sighting on Steven Pinker's bookshelf at 09:24. And now here are pix from around the country in the fall of 2012, when Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch débuted... [caption id="attachment_1837" align="alignleft" width="225"] Where is Waldo? Taken before my Elliott Bay Book Company workshop.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1836" align="alignleft" width="225"] The shelf by the door at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Nov. 3, 2012.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1813" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mediabistro's Carmen Scheidel gives her slant to things on Oct. 22, at Gusto Ristorante in the West Village, NYC.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1805" align="alignleft" width="225"] David Foster Wallace and moi at [words] in Maplewood, NJ, on Oct. 16, 2012.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1804" align="alignleft" width="225"] I love it that my reading is advertised in the window of a hamburger joint in Jersey.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1800" align="alignleft" width="225"] NY writer Paul Strassfield glimpsed the book at Barnes & Noble on 86th St. & Lexington.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1798" align="alignleft" width="225"] The B & N saleswoman takes a peek, at the urging of Paul Strassfield.[/caption]                                                 [caption id="attachment_1781" align="alignleft" width="300"] My cousin Rob Ramsdell caught his son Ben reading to my godson Christopher Scanlon Shelby at a book party in Cambridge, MA, on Oct. 13, 2012.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1769" align="alignleft" width="300"] Monica Campbell snapped this at Green Apple Books in San Francisco on Oct. 14, 2012, the day before the official release.[/caption]