Monday, September 27, 2010

On the Way to the Cooking Section...

My wife and I went to Borders over the weekend to buy a vegetarian cookbook for her sister's birthday. I thought I'd swing through the horror section, just for giggles, and what to my wandering eyes should appear, but a fat stack of Blood Lite II. I thought the street date was this Tuesday (as listed at Amazon and others), but surprise, surprise.

My father-in-law (we were visiting for the weekend) insisted on going out and grabbing a copy. He even made me sign it. I'm also quite embarrassed to say, he asked the clerk for the "Aaron Polson" book. I tried to explain I was just a nobody in book loaded with familiar names...of course the store computer offered a blank, item not found screen.

Let's not even talk about the extended family questioning me about being a horror writer...

17 comments:

abrokenlaptop.com said...

Oh, congratulations! That is so cool, and to have your family there! There really is something very solid about seeing it in a book store vs. ordering online. It feels more real, somehow.

Blood Lite II looks AWESOME! :D

-Mercedes

Milo James Fowler said...

Regardless, your name's in print; very cool.

And I can relate to the "extended family" thing (as well as friends who know I like to write). "What do you write?" So much interest. Then I tell them. "Oh..." Much less interest.

Cate Gardner said...

Where are the photos? From now on, I insist you wander through book stores with a camera in hand.

Robert said...

Awesome!

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Mercedes. I fielded a number of awkward questions...

Milo - I had to couch my "horror" properly (meaning I said it was more like Lord of the Rings and less like Friday the 13th).

Cate - You know I will. (I hadn't expected to see it).

Thanks, Robert

Barry Napier said...

Those ARE some fun questions to field. I always try to answer them in vampire voice.

Rabid Fox said...

Oh man, I know that feeling. One of my aunts became quite insistent that the anthology of which a story of mine appeared as titled under my name. Ugh. I'm glad I wasn't at that bookstore.

Doug Murano said...

What an excellent moment! Kudos to you, sir!

Jeremy D Brooks said...

That's so cool...I would have been making a fool of myself.

Aaron Polson said...

Barry - Mine sounds like more of a Boris Karloff lisp.

Gef - They mean well, don't they?

Doug - Thanks. It was fun and only a little awkward.

Jeremy - I'm sure I did...

Andrea Allison said...

That's awesome! I think your family is in the same club as mine. I get bombarded with those questions all the time until I blush a nice shade of red and force the dog to reveal his hiding place to me.

craighallam said...

That's incredible Aaron. Well done. You should be a little less modest, even if it's only in the privacy of your own head. Enjoy the moment, flick through that book's pages and soak it up!

Congrats!

Amanda C. Davis said...

I always try to answer them in vampire voice.

*dies laughing*

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats. Very cool.

I get the old "why aren't your stories in any of the bookshops?"

K.C. Shaw said...

Well, WE'RE impressed. Congrats. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

At least your family and extended family probably think it's neat. I'm not sure mine are exactly glowing *lol*

Samantha said...

Very very neat. Also neat that it was by accident. I think if it were me I would have been stalking the bookshelves, looking to see if it was out yet.