2. My mom finished reading Relic the other night. Yesterday at breakfast she lectured me about justifiable homicide. Add that to my grandmother's complaint about those 4-letter words, and that makes 2/3 family members who complained about the book. it's a good thing I didn't write it for them.
3. I received my royalties for the past quarter. As it does not include the copies sold at The Book Tavern, I sold very few copies over the past 4 months, so it was a small sum. However, I got enough in my Paypal account to order for my mom the first book in a series that she has been reading out of order. Turns out book 1's out of print and thus unavailable anywhere in Augusta. However, I ordered a cheap copy this morning and she will repay me.
4. Finally, in order to inspire more sales this quarter, my publisher is booking me on a blog tour. Hopefully I can stir up more interest there than I have thus far on my website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, etc. And, of course, with more interest, hopefully I can stir up more sales, too. ;-)
So yeah, look for me on the blog tour (more details when I get them), at Augusta GA's The Book Tavern, Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble (0 Nook sales last quarter; what's up with that?), and all the usual social media places.