Thursday, April 23, 2009

Internationally Recognized Reviewer

I just want to let you know how lucky you all are. You are reading the blog of an internationally recognized reviewer.

(Wow, don't I sound pompus?)

Seriously, though, last weekend I got an e-mail from Lee Goldberg, author of the Monk tie-in novels. He was in Germany on business and picked up a copy of Mr. Monk Goes to Germany in paperback. Guess who had two lines from his Amazon review quoted on the back cover? Me!!

Lee bought a copy of the book and sent it to me. Yes, the lines are in German, but I was able to guess what they said with a little help from the actual review.

Anyway, I am quite honored and thrilled, as you can well imagine. This is the first time (I know of, anyway) that my reviews have been quoted on the books themselves. I know parts have been quoted by authors on their websites before, which is also an honor.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

CONGRATULATIONS MARK!

That is so absolutely awesome! You need to order one for yourself (maybe Susi can help?)

Leslie said...

Ignore what I said about getting a copy of the book - I misread that - for some reason I thought you had said that he emailed you a copy of the back cover.

Yes I am not awake.

Mark said...

Believe me, if he hadn't sent me a copy of the book (which was very thoughtful of him), I would have been asking Susi to get one for me. :)

And thanks!

Eowyn7 said...

Way Cool! :-)

Matt said...

That is awesome. Now I wish that I'd asked you for your autograph before you were famous...now you'll probably charge me, ;-).

Charis said...

Way to go Mark!

Lee Goldberg said...

You have another surprise coming in the mail...I just got it from my publisher unexpectedly today.

Lee