Welcome to the new SteveRushin.com, with its book-flogging home page alerting visitors to the imminent arrival of The Pint Man, my first novel, to be published by Doubleday on February 23, 2010. That’s an auspicious date in the publishing industry: Johannes Gutenberg published his first Bible on February 23, 1455. I’d be pleased if The Pint Man sold even half as well.
As for the site itself: I’m not entirely sure what that “Rushin Media” window portends, but it looks ominous, doesn’t it — the rabbit-eared logo of some ’50s multinational. Perhaps I will post video there, if I can figure out how to do that.
In the coming days and weeks I’ll be writing more frequently on the site, and adding my first several appearances for The Pint Man to the News link. Incidentally, the photo on the News link — the one evidently taken through a keyhole of the manager’s office in a Barnes & Noble in St. Paul, Minnesota — is of me meeting my earliest literary hero: Jack Klugman, a.k.a. New York Herald sportswriter Oscar Madison, whose influence can be seen to this day in my wardrobe.