The Eagle has landed

So, remember roughly about a year ago, where you were?

I remember where I was: Sweatin' up a storm in Ft. Lee, New Jersey and eatin' up the yummies on the set of "Law & Order: SVU" in between watching the filming, taking notes and interviewing cast members.

Some of the most amazing 10 days of my life, I tell you.

Today, the advance copies of "The Law & Order: SVU Unofficial Companion" arrived and I had a moment of pure squeeing pleasure. Then I had a few more moments.

As I told my mom on the phone, I think I would have been airlifted by sheer joy alone had this been a novel; as it is, it's pretty darned wonderful to have anything that goes into a library with your name on it. I've been working on that part of my life's goals since I was about 12.

Not perfect, of course: I can see one or two places where small changes were asked for but not gotten — but it's hard to quibble: Nearly 500 pages, not everything can be perfect. I'm a very, very happy camper.

And if this has inspired you in any way, it's available for pre-order at