This morning I received an email from Oxford University Press, advising me that my order had been shipped.
Although I’ve ordered books in the past from OUP (as should everyone–they publish great books), I couldn’t remember doing so recently.
Then I remembered. I WROTE a book for Oxford, and although the official publication date is December 14, I’d been told copies would start shipping in November.
So this is it. Angels of the Underground is getting out into the hands of readers. And pretty soon, after all the years of working on the manuscript, I’ll find out how it looks as a real live book.
Pretty soon it will be time to celebrate.