The publisher is a bit giddy, too.
Some questions have popped up. Yes, there will be a dead-tree release. It's skedded for mid-August -- about a month, more or less.
We are working on the second book as I type this -- mostly Africa and cat stories, maybe some recipes -- and I hope to have it to the publisher no later than October of this year.
I am annoyed with myself after realising that there are a minimum of six cop stories that I somehow left out of this book; I'll have to get them into a volume somewhere.
Folks have gently pointed out that I have enough essays on this blog for a third book, and that's something to keep in mind, however, I have mentioned fiction in the past, so I'm going to dip my paws into writing some fiction.
That's about all that my furiously-spinning mind can come up with for now.