My uncle went to Germany last week, and I asked if he’d be so kind as to take a picture of my book in a bookstore; I have several copies of the German edition, but I didn’t have any that simple, meaningless proof that it’s actually on a shelf somewhere. He kindly obliged, and sent me the following:
I was immediately struck, not by the book itself but by the books next to it: that’s Bernard Cornwell! I think that’s even the Saxon Tales, which is my favorite series by Bernard Cornwell! I did a little geek-out happy dance and decided to post this for everyone to see and rejoice in.
There’s a lot of really awesome stuff that happens when you finally get published, but this is one of the best: seeing your work on a real shelf in a real bookstore, right next to one of your favorite authors. It’s crazy and surreal and completely awesome. Thanks to you guys, the readers, for making this possible.