June 23rd, 2008

Hi, there — I hope the headline got your attention.


I have two shiny copies of THE FOURTH WATCHER, one for each of you, sitting on my worktable, ready to be signed and shipped off, but to where? They’re feeling unwanted and beginning to complain in papery little voices.   Please use the CONTACT TIM button to send me the info.

All the rest of you should get the book this week — not so fast, Sylvia: Spain will take a little longer.

And I just reread all the entries, and, damn, they were good.

11 Responses to “BETS AND JOYCE K??????”

  1. bets Says:

    Wow a prize. I’m so excited! And I really don’t remember what I wrote at all.

  2. Lisa Kenney Says:

    I’m not Bets or Joyce K, but I just got my Amazon notification that my copy of THE FOURTH WATCHER was shipped today! I hope your tour still brings you here so I can have it signed in person. 🙂

  3. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Lisa — My God, you’re only the third person in the world who’s told me he/she bought it. Do you have 15,000 friends who might like it?

    And Bets — What you wrote was pretty cool. You can check it out by going back one screen to SYLVIA’S SENTENCE.

  4. John Lindquist Says:

    Tally up two more, Tim! I made an advance purchase from as well. One for me and one for my friend Kellie who is now bouncing off the walls shouting “He loves me” repeatedly. Madison, Wis. is a real book community and hopefully your tour includes this neck of the woods. Cheers and congratulations!

  5. bets Says:

    Thanks. I found it now. So funny that I don’t recall writing it at all. Must be old. Or drunk. One of the two.

  6. Suzanna Says:

    Hi, Mr. Timz

    I just sent out a notice to a bunch of friends about your book reading in San Mateo.

    Still at M is for Mystery, on the 17th, at 7?


  7. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    John — TWO copies? Does your lawn need mowing? Want your car washed? And by the way, anyone who wants to know anything AT ALL about the rock group Bread and my connection with them should visit John’s site here.

    Bets — A more charitable interpretation might be that inspiration simply seized you and used your fingers while your mind was elsewhere. I’m sometimes fascinated to see things in my writing of only four or five days ago that I don’t remember doing — usually a dialogue exchange.

    And Suzanna — That’s the info I have on day and time. Bring a couple hundred and I’ll buy everyone a donut.

  8. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    By the way, if anyone has absolutely nothing to do and would like to see a picture of me at my prettiest, go to John Lindquist’s Bread page mentioned above and scroll down until you get to the cover of the album we made as The Pleasure Fair. That’s me glowering fashionably on the far right.

    God, I was a rotter back then.

  9. bets Says:

    Oh, I don’t know about a rotter. I think you were kinda hot.

  10. Sylvia Says:

    I’m used to things taking longer, living in Spain. 😉

  11. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Aaaaawwwwwww, Bets. Actually, I was cute, and I knew it, and that was my primary asset as a rotter.

    Sylvia — If you expect sympathy because you have to live in Malaga, there’s a wonderful site called that’ll much more sympathetic than I am.

    By the way, all the books went out priority mail today, so you should have them very early in the coming week.

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