Holding Your Latest Book (Baby) in Your Hands--just weeks before the official pub date

Today, for the first time, I held the hardcover of BLOWBACK (Blue Rider Press, Oct 2013), the debut novel in a series of international spy thrillers co-authored with former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson. Honestly, my first reaction was a very basic, wow, it's shiny and beautiful! 

This has been a long project and Valerie and I are very proud of BLOWBACK--which has already garnered a starred review in Library Journal this month--at the same time we are already at work on the second novel in the series.

So the first book/baby is taking her first steps just as I'm falling into the spell of the next novel. Postpartum-meets-new-love-affair.