Last year at one of the many fun events at Partners & Crime I might have just *happened* to
She kindly offered up the information that she'd just turned in the new novel, and it would be a Lydia book. I might have screamed. I certainly huzzahed!
And now, tonight, I've got my mitts on a copy of The Shanghai Moon! With a boon companion, I slithered down to the Tenement Museum to hear SJ and the ever entertaining, always fun Henry Chang give a talk on Chinatown noir.
As soon as the enthusiastic applause for the talk ended, I hurtled to the front of the room, polevaulting over elderly ladies; the visiting conga line from the Rainbow Room; and, a platoon of autograph hunters. No fool I - I'd done a head count of the audience and an inventory of the books on the front table. I wasn't going to be one of those standing at the back of the line, sans book. No sirreee octopussy I wasn't.
Visual proof that sometimes being pushy and shovey is the only way to really get what you want:
***I was informed the wait has been seven, not four years. Time flies when you're pining for Lydia Chin!