Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: The Magician's Elephant

The Magician's Elephant
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lovely book. I just finished reading it to the kids. Three stars is shy. It is closer to four.

The book transports you to the wonderful town of Baltese among a charming cast of characters. The children liked it, it was a little strong for them but a wonderful book that you will enjoy with or without them.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Absolution ready for print

After three long days of formatting in MS Word, Absolution has finally been submitted for print review. It will be a trade paper back (5.25" x 8") and has a retail price of $7.49.

I have always loved the feel of a book and the turn of the page. The heft of Lonesome Dove in hardback makes the story feel like a real treasure in a way that devices just can't deliver. I don't know if anyone else will ever feel the same about Absolution, but for me having a physical copy of it will always be something to treasure regardless.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

I was just introduced to this talk today. It resonates with me and so I am sharing it.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

That wasn't so hard...

...and not easy either but,

Absolution has been published.

It took 75 days from beginning to published work. It was easier than I thought but the hard parts are the things you can't find help for anywhere. The work simply has to be done.

I know it is only a novella in length, but it has a beginning, a middle and an end. Most importantly for me, I finished what I set out to do and the process is a little addictive. I can't wait to see what the next first chapter brings.

Stay tuned but until then, here is Absolution: