Surfing for Surrealism

So. This is surreal.

A lot of the accolades you get when you have a book published are predictable. The joy of fan mail. The thrill of book signings and conventions.

So Katy King and I are lounging around last night, when Katy discovers this:Kindle

Yes. It’s an e-version of my novel CRASHERS, but written in Italian.

Now, Ie seen the print-version of CRASHERS in Italian. But this is the first time we’ve ever stumbled on an e-version. It apparently just came out this year from a publisher I’ve ever heard of before. And there it is: Big as life.

Of course I downloaded it.

It’s very, very mind-bending to read entire paragraphs of your story translated into the Italian – except for the character names and the obscenities. Of which there are, ahem, a few.

Per paragraph, apparently.

And while I’m trolling through the Internet trying to find this international e-version of my novel, I stumble on this: A British T-shirt company called Zazzle (I think auto-correct just had a hernia) that apparently has made a CRASHERS T-shirt.

designall.dllIn England. Where, to my knowledge, no one has ever read my novel.

Of course I bought it.

I was surprised to see that they had it in stock. In my size. Really, in all sizes. Apparently, there hasn’t been a mad run on CRASHERS T-shirts in England.

Can’t imagine why not.

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About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on June 12, 2013, in Blog. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. But are you collecting any royalties from any of the above?

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