Saturday, June 30, 2007

Back in the Saddle

I rolled back into home late last night and did nothing but rest and cuddle Lana, who I had missed about like one misses a lost limb. Today I'm blogging again and doing various errands that have gotten ahead of me, including groceries and checking out a new used bookstore in the area. (Yes, checking out bookstores is a part of my job, not a luxury.)

On the writing front, I'm a week behind but will try to start catching up tomorrow. I had a nice interview/article run on me in the Xavier University Newsletter. If you're interested it's about 2/3rds of the way down under the title "Psychology Professor Has Tales to Tell." There's a picture of me that looks like I'm preaching the gospel. (Now there's a scary thought.) Other than calling Cold in the Light Cold in the Night it's well done and quite flattering. In fact, a lot of people have said good things about me lately, including Steve Malley and some of his commentators. HA HA HA HAHA. I have them fooled!

I got my author copies for Swords of Talera and Wings Over Talera, as well as a few author discount copies that I ordered. I'd orginally planned to go up to Arkansas in July and have a signing when I saw my mom, but her hospital stay threw that off a bit. I can always go back, although I don't want to make that 9 and 1/2 hour drive again right now.

I hope by tomorrow I'll be able to get back to posting some more writing related stuff. Was good to check everyone's blog today. Thanks everyone for your overwhelming support. It means a lot.

11 comments:

Sidney said...

Good to have you back in the blogosphere proper.

Rachel said...

Get some rest. Take your time. Things happen when they're supposed to happen.

the walking man said...

only 9.5 hours? hell i could do that in my sleep...oops wait a minute that's supposedly what i was doing when I was rear ended...I take that back...welcome back...now if you as shrink ever want to learn to preach the gospels, I'm a few years rusty but i could write you up a goddamn good one...pick your options, hell fire, sinners are always sinful, no hope of heaven if you're not a Jehovah's Witness or any one of a number of others.) Jesus that's why i gave all that shit up for truth.

but welcome back anyway you heathen.

Shauna Roberts said...

Glad you're back and posting again.

I read Wings over Talera this weekend. What a ride! When I had to get something else done, it was very hard to put it down.

I was thinking about some of the old (circa 1890–1920) books I lost in the flood and how they had glossy pages inserted every so often with a beautiful detailed color picture of the current scene. It would have been really cool if your publisher could had done the same for your books. It would have reinforced the old-fashioned feel, and Wings is such a visual book. Maybe in the limited-issue collector's edition....

Donnetta Lee said...

Morning, Charles: I read the piece and it is just great! I don't know why I thought you taught English/journalism/writing--not psychology. I have one of those in the family. Man, if you and hubby ever got together--oh, my. Well, congratulations!
Donnetta

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks, Sid. Not quite like being back in the real world eh?

Rachel, I appreciate it. Thanks for dropping by.

Walking man, I'd pick hell fire.

Shauna, glad you enjoyed it. I would have loved to have those books illustrated. Lana could even do it, but I think the cost is a bit prohibitive. I at least want to get some maps in any that come out after the trilogy.

Donnetta, yes, I remember your hubby is psychologist. We'd probably bore you talking shop.

Michelle's Spell said...

Glad you're back, Charles! Get lots of rest and have fun at the used bookstore. There's nothing better in the world than a used bookstore if you ask me.

Jack said...

Good article Charles and welcome back. I like used bookstores. You never know what you'll find.

Sphinx Ink said...

Good article, Charles--if you know the reporter, please give him/her my compliments on a well-written piece. And I'm glad you're getting well-deserved recognition for your other career as a fiction author. Like Shauna, I wish the publisher could have printed some illustrations (your mention of a map is great) in the Talera books. Oh well...perhaps when they're reprinted one day....

Avery DeBow said...

What a great article. I love the photo, too. Very anti-professor of you.

I'm glad your mom is doing better and that you're back and able to relax a little.

Kate S said...

Oh, that's wonderful, Charles! I loved the pic with "Dr. Gramlich" under it. :)

Congratulations on several jobs well done. :)