I’m down in North Carolina for a few days for one of my favorite events of the year: Science Online. The gathering is a chance for all of us science journalists, bloggers, and communicators to swap tips and tricks, discuss the future of the field, and just do some good old fashioned socializing at the hotel bar.
As you might expect, many of the 450 science writers who attend each year’s conference have recently written books, and one of the highlights of the conference each year is the chance to peruse these titles–and then win one (or more) to take home. (Last year, I got a copy of Richard Coniff’s The Species Seekers and a galley of Charle Duhigg’s about-to-be-released The Power of Habit.)
This year, I’m especially excited about the book giveaway, because my publisher (Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux) has been kind enough to send 200 (!) galleys of my book, Frankenstein’s Cat, down to the conference. This was incredibly generous of them–and will give 200 people a chance to snag a copy of the book before it’s even released. (The book will be published in March.)
If you manage to get your hands on a galley, I’d love to know what you think. If you didn’t make it to the conference this year, or don’t walk away with a copy, never fear–there’s still plenty of time to pre-order the book, which you can do right here.