The Best Gift Ever

As a first time author, I had many questions for my dedicated team at Simon & Schuster, and never hesitated to call when I was confused about some part of the process. They were always patient with me, but as the October deadline approached, I began to suspect that I might have become a source of mild annoyance. So, for Christmas, I sent them a gift that I believed the whole office would enjoy – a gift my publisher called “the best gift ever.”

Warning – the attached video contains a measure of violence and cruelty completely inconsistent with Christmas. But, for those of you wondering how publishers really treat authors who spend seven weeks on The New York Times Bestseller list, watch closely…


Autographed copies still available at, though probably not in time for Christmas. Unless of course, my team at Simon and Schuster will hand deliver them for me….

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