I hope everyone is out on a deck or a boat or a beach with their beverage of choice in hand by now. I’m headed for at least two of those destinations myself. Before I melt into Memorial Day, though, I’ll share some much-appreciated mentions of So Cold the River. A few of the pieces also break some news that I am VERY excited to report: Michael Pietsch and Little, Brown have signed up three more novels, which means that I’m locked in with that incredible publisher for at least six books. I am beyond delighted with that, extremely grateful to the good folks at LB for their faith, and looking forward to those future projects.

1) Sarah Weinman’s always excellent “Dark Passages” column for the Los Angeles Times features the So Cold: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-dark-passages-20100530,0,5640763.story

2) USA Today includes So Cold in its list of “hot summer reads”

3) The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Mechling profiles the book:

4) The Wall Street Journal also posts an excerpt, the entire first chapter, for any interested readers: