It’s A Small, Small World

Posted by on January 8, 2008 in sorcery and the single girl, uncategorized | 15 comments

Mark just called me.  He took the subway in to work this morning, and when he got to the station, he sprinted for the train.  He just made it into the car and maneuvered his way toward the pole, so that he could stand and read his book.  A woman was holding onto the pole, already reading.


He said that he didn’t say anything to her, because he worried that would seem creepy.  He didn’t take a picture of her with his cell phone, because that would be creepier.

But somewhere out there, someone is on page 210 of SORCERY!

Mindy, amused and wondering if the woman was someone she knows!


  1. Must be a real rush! I guess that’s one thing we’ll lose with e-book readers; it’ll be like having one big, electronic brown paper wrapper.

  2. That’s extremely cool πŸ™‚

  3. Quick question….I read your Glasswright’s series. Wanted to know if S&SG needs to be read GGTW first….? Last week, the local book store was having a sale on NYD and I bought 9 paperbacks, S&SG being one of them. I’ve got one book down and ready to start another (I also got five paperbacks for Christmas from my husband). That reminds me, I need to do a book report on the book I just finished….

    Thanks for writing. I enjoy the books..

    • S&SG stands on its own just fine, but GGTW is an awfully fun read. I’d pick it up if you get the chance. πŸ™‚

      • Believe me, I will….usually, if I find an author I like, I’ll read everything they have out and then anxiously await anything else they write. I’m doing that now with Rachel Caine, Jim Butcher, Mercedes Lackey, Victoria Laurie and John J. Lamb.

        I’ll read S&SG and try to get the rest of my books read and then buy GGTW. But I’m reading along with going back to school, costuming and working around the house. Plus I also have to do some job hunting for a part-time job. But reading is one of my favorite things to do.

      • Thanks for stepping in, when my offline life kept me from typing out a timely reply! (And thanks for the kind words, even more!)

    • As others answered so much more promptly than I… You can definitely read S&SG first, and I know many people who have done so. There are, though, references to things that happen in GG, so you might want to start there.

      As for book reports – I’m glad I’m not doing those πŸ™‚

      And thanks for your kind words!

  4. Forgive me for not telling you sooner, but I LOVED S&SG! Received my copy within a few days of its’ release from Amazon; as if it was oxygen, inhaled it quickly as if drowning! The lighthearted and warm characters that you have created with the tale made the week that I read it in just a bit more tolerable. Thank you for passing along your tales to us avid readers! πŸ™‚

    • Many, many thanks for your kind words! I’ve loved writing Jane’s books – they’re very different in feel from the Glasswright books (where there are some fun characters, but “lighthearted” would never be the word used!)

  5. Cool! Good call on his part for not wanting to be creepy, too. You’ve got yourself a good one there. πŸ™‚

  6. Oooh, a sighting in the wild! Fun!

  7. I once saw someone reading one of my mother’s novels on the train. I couldn’t resist asking her whether she liked it. She seemed bemused, but willing to give it a good review. It’s one thing to know that people buy it, but quite another to know that they’re actually reading it!

    • That happened to me

      That also happened to me once. I was reading a very interesting book that no one I knew had. So I was really desperate to find someone to talk to about this book. Until I saw a girl reading it in a coffee place. I went up to her and asked her how the book was and after that we where talking for hours..really nice experience! I say just go for it..theres nothing to loose.


      • Re: That happened to me

        That is a very interesting story Trace. That has never happened to me..but i have several friends that have similar stories..pretty cool!


  8. That is just so nifty!