Hi folks. I'm back from vacation, and there's a lot to say.
First of all, the publication of Clear Heart is moving forward, though more slowly than I had hoped. Late August is a dead zone in the publication industry. I'd hoped that an on-line, dot-com type publisher would move faster, but so far they have been just as lackadaisical as the old-boy brick-and-mortar publishers. By October, though, I still expect to see it in print.
For the upcoming podcast of my novel Boone Barnaby I've recruited some new talent. Besides the inimitable Susan Walker doing the female voices, I've recruited several male voices. The interplay of voices is a great way to bring this book alive. Since my novels are largely dialog, the podcasting medium can actually enhance and extend the subtlety of the written words. I'm stoked.
Those of you who saw my brokenhearted blog entry Remembering Arno might be pleased to know that I have a new puppy, another Havanese from the same extended family as Arno. He arrived Friday night by air freight at the San Francisco Airport, from Colorado by way of Albuquerque and Salt Lake City, slightly delayed and re-planed by hurricane confusion in Houston. Already, he's a veteran traveler. He's playful, cuddly, and incredibly soft. Meet Mickey:
My big dog Dakota has checked him out and found him satisfactory:
Already Mickey is studying ways to get Dakota's attention. Biting her ear seems to work.