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No lily count yet -- but some modest news
Folks in Australia are reading Theo's adventure in Ghost Ship:
http://createsend.com/t/r-9650A18B8FBF237A hey, that's another bookstore bestseller list Top Ten for us!

....and I posted the day lily picture to let people know what it is I'm talking about when I do the day lily count. Ours are not the usual trumpet orange, but if they're a well-known style, or named breed, I can't tell you.

A reminder, despite notes you may get from the big river and other online bookstores, Ghost Ship *is so* available electronically -- go to http://www.webscription.net/p-1413-ghost-ship.aspx and if you look around you may find a good deal with the month's Webscription at: http://www.webscription.net/p-1412-w201108-august-2011-webscription.aspx . Do look around -- Baen and webscriptions have a lot of our work electronically.

Also, our short story "Intelligent Design" is still available for free at http://baen.com/ -- on the front page, through August 14, IIRC.

Oh, and you electronic readers -- if you go to Splinter Universe (you do that regularly, right? www.splinteruniverse.com )you'll find a 1/2 price Smashwords coupon good the for the story that's a prequel to Kin Ties. Kin Ties is the Liaden story that'll be posted on Splinter Universe just before we leave for WorldCon. Smashwords is selling the entire Lee & Miller output from Pinbeam Books -- bet you knew that, though.

Some recent news
Depending on which social media you favor, some or all of the following information will/may be a repeat -- or it may not, depending on how closely you follow things. This all anout Liaden Universe things, and particularly (or mostly) Ghost Ship

At 8:02 and 8:03 this evening, BN.com was listing Ghost Ship at #482 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghost-ship-sharon-lee/1101116706?ean=9781439134559&itm=1&usri=ghost%2bship ) if the link works...

and Amazon was listing it at #1776. (http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Ship-Liaden-Universe-Sharon/dp/1439134553/ref=br_lf_m_1000535991_1_8_img?ie=UTF8&s=books&pf_rd_p=1314064082&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000535991&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1M1TPA0CGMM3CRA30C28)

Meanwhile, Don Blyly at Uncle Hugos has posted a new Bestseller List for July -- in which Lee & Miller books dominate the trade paper size books, and where Ghost Ship is #1 .. .there are some other Lee & Miller sightings available: http://unclehugo-edgar.livejournal.com/208678.html

And, for kickers this afternoon a Friend of Liad pointed this out -- http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000535991_grlink_6?ie=UTF8&plgroup=6&docId=1000535991 which is Amazon selecting Ghost Ship for their Fall Book Preview ...

We're slowly pulling things together for WorldCon ... and we also heard this afternoon that we've got a royalty check due in on some of out electronic books .... which will almost exactly cover the train fare to Reno!

And now, all I have to do is let all the good news go, and work with Theo awhile.