Yesterday I talked to Joe Lansdale about what he was working on these days. He told me that he's about halfway through with a Hap and Leonard novel called Vanilla Ride. You might think that's good news, and it is. Especially if you read Italian. Joe's a big-time best-selling writer in Italy, and that's where Vanilla Ride will be published. For now, Joe has no plans to publish it in the U.S. I'm sure that will change, but I don't know when.