My Mailing List
Can I let you know when I have a
book or article or movie coming out, or will be appearing in your city? I
estimate two emails a year, and I usually add in some commentary or
excerpts from recent writings. Nobody but me will be allowed to see your
As a sample,
you can read
my last email to
I use a double opt-in system
managed by Vertical Response, which receives top ratings for security.
(I've had several conversations with the CEO, personally, so believe me:
your email address is safe here.) When you input your email and location here,
you will receive an email link that you must click to confirm. Just
clicking on it does it - no more forms. You can
remove yourself from the list anytime.
Here's why I keep this list: In these transitory times, I
want direct contact with my readers. I want to be less dependent upon my
publisher, bookstores, and media outlets to let you know something as
simple as when my next book is out. This web site is entirely mine: I
write it, I build it, I maintain it, errors and all.
People on this list have helped
me and been involved in the following ways:
I set up a program with
Powells.com for them to get signed, personalized first editions
I asked for their help in
picking a book cover. For that story, click
I sent advance galleys to a
few dozen people on the list to get early feedback.
I won't loan or trade your email
to anybody else. I'm not interested in peppering you with little personal
observations masquerading as a newsletter. You won't be getting email from
me every two weeks begging you to come back to this site.