In the continuing saga.... Got a psst....email on Saturday "Possibly Bad Publicity is Good Publicity?" The publicity in question was the threat on ebob. http://dat.erobertparker.com/bboard/showthread.php?p=2028908#post2028908 Someone had discovered my book on the Harcourt site. Posted it. A discussion of it went on. Plenty of speculations about..."too bad she has a chip on her shoulder," stuff like that. Some people voiced interest. Oddly enough there wasn't too much bashing. Actually, more interest than bash and some people didn't know who I was. Squires chimed in at the end saying that I, a nobody, must need publicity pretty badly to write such a book (like he knows what I wrote?) and then he said a lot of people are jealous of Robert Parker's fame. I suppose he meant me. He then he locked the thread down with a thwat and bam. Then he removed said thread. Maybe he realized that I got about 200 hits from the conversation? Did anyone happen to see it before it was removed? I used to work on psych units and this behavior is always fascinating to me. Especially because it boosted my Amazon ratings. Thanks guys! On the other hand, I have always been comfortable with criticism. Having just having spent the weekend with family, I was reminded why. Dealing with positive feedback is more difficult. And talking about it, and tooting that horn is more difficult, but it is still is exciting and I hope you don't mind me passing on that the wonderfully talented Gregory Maguire (Wicked, Son of a Witch author, called my book "captivating." And the book editor for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News blogged me.