Friday, October 28, 2016

Catching UP!

Books that have Gone to Press, or back to Press this week:
GAIA'S DREAM, Poetry by Terry L White. “Reading Terry L. White’s newest collection of poems,
Gaia’s Dream, is rather like having a many-layered, meandering conversation with a good friend. She can be casual as she meditates, questions, daydreams, or projects herself into history, but she never forgets the kind of world we live in, the difficulties and disappointments of life — her own and others — and even when she is evoking old memories, she is firmly grounded in the present…”
— Caroline Trippe is a painter and writer. Her own illustrated books, published by Blurb, include Persephone, Crown of Leaves: Three Tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Cupid and Psyche. Allerleirauh, and The Rapunzel Room.

WANTED: ROYAL PRINCESS SHOCK AND AWE, by Anna Dynowski, Royal Hearts of Mondoverde Series, Vol. 4
   Prince Maximillian, the playboy prince, is having way too much fun with the ladies, young and old and everything in between, to keep his name clean. Incorrigible, he’s been synonymous with scandalous headlines since he turned sixteen. While his laughing eyes, smooth talk, and charming manner make him the darling female population, the Graziano royal family despairs of him ever settling down. But can he find a woman who will rein in his wild streak and fix his princely image?

Galleys that went out, or went out again this week:
THE LAST CHRONICLER by Judy Johns Heathcoe
While tunneling through a mountain in the Russian Southern Urals, a team of engineers are trapped in a deep, large, cavern containing a living rain forest. Looking for a way out, they discover a hermitage that once was home to a historical society who called themselves chroniclers, whose members were able to travel in time to view a famous person or event in order to record history correctly.
In the hermitage library, among the many chronicles, they are privileged to view the lives of Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia, and his family.  But hiding out and watching their every move are the remaining chroniclers who are determined to keep their existence a secret, even to the point of murdering any that discover it. The engineers find themselves running for their lives through the seemingly endless forest, wondering whether they would face death at the hands of the dangerous and adamant chroniclers. . .or the primeval creatures of the forest.

Work began or Continued on the following:

NOODLES, by Elan Mufti 
    An Indonesian army general's son, who recently graduated high school, continues his education at a college in San Francisco. The 19-year-old was a boy headed for trouble. His father hoped that the responsibility and overseas life experience would change his son's attitude. In fact the culture shock does make him change, but not in the way his father hoped for...

 Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat, 
and Gossip Columnist.
I haven't had any mail this week, not even from my friend Andy Nunez, who is usually pretty busy around this time of year.  Well, actually, Arline heard  that he is working on a third volume of Ghosts of the Eastern Shore, so maybe he has been collecting some new stories for that.  OTOH he could be ghost hunting again.

Everyone knows Andy's Illustrated volumes about Treasures, and Ghosts, and Pirates, but did you know he has an actual novel out?  That's right, Crimson Need is a real novel, all about Vampires, and set in Salisbury, Maryland. 

As for here at home, there are big doings in the front yard. Three HUGE Trucks, with Shannahan Well Service, on the doors are parked in the driveway with loud motors running all day long, even though they haven't moved an inch. I've been watching from the window while a Large Pile of pipes disappeared one, by, one. 

My baby sister, Spunky, ever-curious, ran right outside to see what was going on. But as she was closing in on the men, her nose twitching with curiosity, the motors started again and she ran right under Roger's pickup. And there she stayed until all the strange men had disappeared and the trucks were gone.

In fact it was almost dark when Roger finally caught her and brought her in the house. Hmmmm I'm so glad all that kind of stuff is beneath me.

PLEASE don't YOU forget to send me news of any personal appearances, signings and so on... so I'll have some gossip to pass on next week. 

Just send an e-mail to with 
 "News for Jack" 
 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

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