I schlepped all those packages to the post office after the rain stopped a little before noon. Fog was rising from the river -- which was running higher at last -- and through the mist, I could see the heron hunched on a rock.
Which brings me to my second NOTICE: Two different people told me yesterday that they couldn't find copies of Signs in the Blood -- not at Amazon nor Barnes and Noble nor at the Random House website. At all of these sites it was on back order with no estimate of when it would be available.
I emailed Herself, my redoubtable editor, and asked if this meant I was Out Of Print -- something no series writer wants to happen -- and she replied that due to an inventory glitch, SIGNS is Out of Stock not Out of Print. Whew! Herself also said that she has spoken to Production (sternly, I hope) to rectify and ask for an urgent reprint.
So that's what's up with that.