Monday, April 24, 2006

Acacia accepted!

Just spoke with my editor, Gerry Howard at Doubleday. He's signing off on the manuscript for Acacia. There's some editing to be done, sure, but his reaction was very encouraging. Looks like Doubleday will be aiming for a June 2007 publication. Couldn't be happier.

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Listening to Gabriel

Listened to a little bit of the Recorded Books version of Gabriel's Story. Really enjoyed hearing it rendered through another's voice. The reader doesn't stress things exactly as I would, but that's okay. It's kinda nice to hear the story as if it belongs to world. My local library got the audio version of Walk Through Darkness. I borrowed it. (Yeah, I'll buy one eventually, but they're not cheap, not even for the author.) Again, the reader had very different stresses than I've ever used in my readings, but overall it's a srong production. If you're at all interested please consider requesting one of these through your library. I find most libraries are pretty good about buying things that people ask for.

On another matter, I recently ordered a copy of the large print edition of Gabriel's Story, by Thorndike Large Print. I didn't have anything to do with the publication of it, with choosing a cover image or anything. Gabriel's story, it seems, has a life of its own. There's a large print version of Walk Through Darkness too. Maybe when I get some coins together I'll pick up a copy. Strange that none of these subrights publishers give the author a free copy...