Guess what? My book is now available for sale at Barnes and Noble's online store!
Guess what else? BN.com seems to think that I am not this Erin Manning, but that one. Yep, they've got the "Meet the Author" info of the popular TV celebrity and photographer on my book's listing page.
I've contacted Barnes and Noble through the address you're supposed to use if you're a writer and there's a problem with your book's listing--in fact, I've contacted them three times since last Friday. I've gotten absolutely zero response: not even a canned email saying they are aware of the problem and will get back to me. Nothing. I can only imagine how awful it would be if the problem with the listing was a really serious one--say, a book description that was for the wrong book, or something.
In the meantime, just before I started writing this post, I sent an email to the photographer Erin Manning just to let her know I'm trying to get this fixed--and she has already taken the time to write a friendly note back! What an amazingly kind thing for her to do.
In any case, if you order my book from Barnes & Noble, just realize that the lovely blond lady pictured under the book description is not me--and if you're like me and could use some serious help in the photography department, you might take a minute to browse her titles too!