In the Mailbox

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 11 Comments

When I was younger, I loved mail.  I’d send out cereal boxtops and enter contests to ensure a constant stream of overstuffed, padded envelopes.  I’d receive all kinds of goodness: a Tony the Tiger baseball, a Kool-Aid cup (Oh Yeeaahhh!), and even X-Men Figurines.  It was like celebrating mini Christmases all year long, and I loved it.

These days, mail isn’t quite as thrilling.  Bills?  Booo, hisss!  Junk mail?  Yawn.  Every once in a while, however, I still get to celebrate a mini-Christmas moment.  Today was one of those days.

First, in an unassuming envelope, I found a signed bookplate from none other than Joe Hill.  It was part of a promotion for the sale of his paperback, HORNS.  Word of advice: if you haven’t read this novel yet, don’t wait any longer.  You’re doing yourself a disservice.

Second, I found the contributor’s copy of my chapbook, UPROOTEDMr. Aaron Polson did an amazing job with the cover art.  I find myself glancing at the book every now and then to make sure it’s real.  If you’re interested in obtaining a copy, I’m told there are only three or four left, so order soon.  It contains three of my short stories and is both signed and numbered.

If you have already purchased a copy, the books are currently shipping.  In fact, there have even been a couple sightings in the wild.

Now go check your mail!  If you’re lucky, a mini-Christmas surprise might even jump out and scream, “Oh Yeeaahhh!”

11 Responses

  1. Kate Jonez says:

    Here’s the mail, it never fails. It makes me want to wag my tail. When it comes I want to wail – Mail!

    • If I knew how to embroider, you better believe this would end up on a pillow.

  2. EArroyo says:

    Blues Clues…Yeah, my daughter drives me nuts with that.

    Nice. I agree about the mail. It’ll be nice to find a surprise. I just realized I have to follow you…again. Not sure what happened.

    Thanks

    • Sorry about that. My followers from the old blog don’t transfer over to the new site. 🙁 I hope everyone can find me.

  3. I got my Horns bookplate recently too. Still haven’t received my copy of Uprooted though. Can’t wait to read it.

    • Nice! UPROOTED should show up any day. Let me know how you like it.

      • And here’s a quick comment in Chrome. (The browser I had the original issue with.)

  4. kara mcelhinny says:

    Tryin to comment!! 🙂 If it works, I *wave!!*

    • It worked! What did you do differently? 🙂

  5. Cate Gardner says:

    I still get lots of parcels in the mail… Or in other words, I buy too many things.

    • That’s my problem too. I like getting stuff in the mail so much, it sometimes translates into me buying too many things.

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