Lisa Shearin, National Bestselling Author

Thank you!!!

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I have the best fans ever! I just wanted to get that out there. : )

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful emails, posts, comments, and tweets! And reviews–definitely the reviews!

I’m so glad you’re enjoying, loving, devouring, inhaling, and eating up Treasure & Treason. I’m working on the next book — Ruins & Revenge — *right now*. The goal was to finish the writing and turn it in for editing on February 1, but it may be a few weeks past that date. That will put us in the April/May timeframe for publication. In the meantime, you’ll have The Ghoul Vendetta (SPI Files 4) coming out on January 31.

The two-week delay was due to me getting two tears in my right retina last month resulting in a vitreous hemorrhage (aka, blood flowing around inside my eyeball), which doesn’t exactly make for clear vision. I didn’t do anything, it just happened. One of the joys of my eyeballs getting older along with the rest of me. (Of course it happened one hour after I’d just bought FOUR new books.)

It happened on a Saturday, I saw my eye doc on Sunday morning, and on Monday afternoon, I was having a laser procedure to essentially weld the tears back to the retinal wall. My retina doc then gave me the bad news — no reading or working out or lifting anything heavy for two weeks while the eye healed. (The jerky, side-to-side motion your eyes make when reading might tear the laser repairs.) Needless to say, that was a “holy crap!” moment for me. That’s what I do for fun and stress relief — read and work out. She told me I could watch TV. I was like, “Uh, I don’t watch TV. I read.” That made for a twitchy two weeks — just ask Derek, who had to put up with me. A bored Lisa is a cranky Lisa. (BTW, In addition to the best fans, I have the best husband.)

And of course, to make it even better, I got the final ebook and print galleys for Treasure & Treason. That was three weeks ago. If I didn’t proof, correct, and approve those proofs, the book launch would have been delayed. You know me; that wasn’t gonna happen. I had told you November 15, and it was gonna be November 15. So in order to proof the galleys, yet stay within my doctor’s activity parameters, I hooked up my big 23″ monitor, blew up the file resolution to 300%, sat on the other side of my office with a keyboard and mouse, and got the job done. Twice. Once for the ebook version, and again for the print version — blurry vision and all. It was like watching TV (I justified to myself). My eyes weren’t twitching back and forth. (Derek wasn’t buying it, but he gave me a look, then let me do what he knew I was gonna do.) Two weeks later, when I went for a checkup, everything had healed perfectly.

YES! (fist pump)

So, long story still kinda long, that was how we got Treasure & Treason into your hands on time. : )

As I said, I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! And yes, in Ruins & Revenge you finally get to meet Tam’s team, who Raine has always referred to as Tam’s “dark mage school buddies.” It’s gonna be a blast if I do say so myself.

As always, leaving a review on the bookseller’s site of your choice is always a GREAT HELP. I would really appreciate it!

(((Cyber hugs!!!)))

Lisa



14 Responses to “Thank you!!!”

  1. Doug Orr says:

    Thank you Lisa for writing such fabulous books! They’re really enjoyable & fun to read. 😀 And thank you so very much for going the extra mile [or three!] to get Treasure & Treason into our hands. Big congrats for the successful eye laser procedure!

    God Bless!
    Doug

  2. Lisa Shearin says:

    Aww, thank you, Doug!

  3. MaryW says:

    I definitely enjoyed Treasure & Treason.

    Glad you eyes are well.

  4. Chicory says:

    I’m so glad the eye surgery went well. Yikes! It’s hard to picture a fate worse than being unable to read for two weeks. I’m so happy `Treasure and Treason’ is out (And on time!) But do take care of yourself.

  5. Lisa Shearin says:

    Thank you, Mary & Chicory! Don’t worry, I don’t mess around when it comes to my eyes. : )

  6. Tammy says:

    Wow – not only do you give us awesome books, but you went above and beyond to make sure Treasure and Treason was not delayed. Glad your eyes are fixed, and really, I think all your fans would have understood if you delayed.

    And yeah – we finally get more on the Dark Mage buddies in the next book!

  7. MaryW says:

    A good eye doctor is a treasure. I have acute angle glaucoma caused by the buildup of fluid behind the eye. The only symptom I had was a headache behind the eyebrow. He asked about headaches the day after the last occurred, did some testing and scheduled the laser surgery. He added some holes in the iris and the problem was solved.
    He does know someone who was misdiagnosed and lost sight in one eye. It is relatively rare but the “cure” took less than 10 minutes for both eyes.

  8. Doug Orr says:

    Today I purchased a print copy and a Kindle copy of Treasure & Treason. I had to wait for my disability cheque to come in, otherwise I would have devoured the book back on the 15th. I will be eagerly reading the book tomorrow! Thank you again for all your hard work!!!

    God Bless!
    Doug

  9. Lisa Shearin says:

    So true, Mary. I’m fortunate to have a great eye doctor.

    Doug, you’re such a sweetie. : ) I hope you enjoy it!

  10. JoeR says:

    Happy your eye is better. Like a good cup of cocoa, I can not gulp down your book. It must be sipped for full enjoyment. About half a cup left and looking forward to the yummy bottom of the cup (I mean end of the book). Amazon review quickly afterwards.

  11. Diana says:

    Just wanted to let you know I finally had the chance to read Treasure & Treason this weekend. FANTASTIC as always. So glad your eye is better! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  12. Lisa Shearin says:

    Thank you so much, Diana!

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