Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gramlich Family Books, and Contest Winners


I am so pleased to announce that my very talented wife, Lana Gramlich, has had a book of her photography published. It’s called Eye Candy Photography: Scenes from the American South. The link is HERE, and you can get a preview of the images if you’d like. I’m happy to say I was present when many of the photos were taken. Most are in the general area around Abita Springs, although there are some from our trip last summer to Mississippi. You’ll see many of the wild critters that live around us here, from gators, to raccoons, to birds of many kinds. And there are some gorgeous pictures of sunsets through the massive old oaks. Treat yourself to some Eye Candy for sure.

And now for the drawing for the Killing Trail launch party. The first name out of the hat, picked by the Lovely Lana, was X-Dell. X will have a choice of whatever one of my books he might be interested in getting. The next name out of the hat was Ron Scheer, who will win a signed and framed copy of the cover photo for the book. I will be in contact with X and Ron shortly. Congrats to the winners. It might be as long as a week before I can get the framed cover done but the book I can send out right away.

Thanks to everyone who visited and commented on the Launch Party blog, and for those who bought Killing Trail. Sales were very good for almost a week, although they seem to be falling off rapidly since the weekend.

By the way, I'm finally updating and organizing all my blog links, so if you'd have a look and see whether I've put you in an appropriate place or not. Let me know if not, and if you are a frequent visitor to this blog but not on the list, let me know. I am trying not to forget anyone.
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39 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's good stuff, Charles! I''l go take a look at the images in your wife's book right now.

Travis Erwin said...

Awesome. After my wreck, insurance deductibles, and ticket costs I gotta wait until next payday but I will be ordering my copy in a few weeks

David J. West said...

Great photo's Lana-my son especially liked the spider.

Charles Gramlich said...

Alex, thanks. I appreciate that.

Travis Erwin, I know there often isn't enough money to get all the great stuff we'd like.

David J. West, I love that Spider too. It's awesome.

Lauren said...

That's awesome! I love the photography she puts on her blog!

Erik Donald France said...

Very cool -- congrats, y'all!

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Charles,

That's fantastic about Lana's book! How wonderful -- congrats Lana!

Steve Malley said...

I bought my Killing Trail last night. Pretty damn good, there, pardner!

BStearns said...

Wow, there are some great photos there! Congrats to Lana for getting it published! I haven't picked up Killing Trail yet, even though I really want to, for the fact that I'm in the process of getting a credit card. And thank-you so much for adding my blog to your list Charles, I really appreciate it. Keep up the awesome work!

-Bryan
www.sff-hub.com

Evan Lewis said...

Congrats to Lana - and Ron (the lucky sucker).

Charles Gramlich said...

Lauren, what's in the book is the best of the best.

Erik Donald France, it's been a pretty good creative period for us both.

Michelle, yeah, it's purty cool.

Steve Malley, thankee, man. Glad you enjoyed.

BStearns, No problem, man. I keep a pretty tight rein on my credit cards.

Evan Lewis, thankee. There were a lot of names in that hat for sure.

BernardL said...

Congratulations to Lana. I know it is extremely difficult to get a book of photography published. Great Achievement.

X. Dell said...

Yippie. I wasn't counting on it. I never win anything.

Hmm, I think I know which one I want.

Lana's book is aptly titled. I like compelling visual arts, but I also like art that is beautiful.

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernardl, I'll convey your congrats to her. She'll probably see it here anyway.

X-Dell, I didn't ever win anything until I started blogging. Now I win stuff all the time.

Christina said...

I'm so excited! Lana is one reason why I've wanted to take up photography and how I view nature. Her photos are just amazing. I'm so glad for her.

Charles Gramlich said...

Christine, thank you. Yes, she has an amazing eye.

Cloudia said...

You two are beacons of friendship & talent. Congrats.




Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Rick said...

Hello, Charles. I'm a little late for the contest, but I did not only thoroughly enjoy "The Killing Trail," but I posted the first of three reviews of your book tonight.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, we complement each other pretty well.

Rick, I much appreciate that. you know I owe you a few cases of beer for all the support you've given me.

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate all of the kind comments. :)

eric1313 said...

Success is in bloom for y'all!

What wonderful news, to hear that it really does happen if you have vision and work toward it as best you can. Hat's off to Lana and to you as well for the Killing Trail publication.

Deka Black said...

Congrats to the winners! And to your wife. Today seems to be a great day! ;D

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana, well deserved.

Eric1313, sometimes it does work.

Deka, I'm excited about most days in the summer when my focus is purely on my writing.

Kate Sterling said...

Oh, yay - go, Lana! That's great news. :) There is too much talent going on in the Gramlich household. You guys need to share a bit. ;)

Congrats to X-Dell and Ron.

sage said...

Congratulations to Lana on her book's publication!

Charles Gramlich said...

Kate, thankee.

Sage, yes indeed.

Bernita said...

"Very talent" is an understatement!...for both of you.

ivan said...

For someone who couldn't get past his F-stop at Ryerson University, Canada, I am always awed by someone who could not only breeze through this technicality, but actually rise to adepness. Well, I went into writin', but sure envy anyone with an eye and brain to capture moments in time.

Looking over Lana's photography on her blog over the years, I was connvinced she was cerainly more than adept--maybe genius. Certainly at wildlife photorahy, macro and micro.
The Flora and Fauna of Abita Springs is marvelously captured by the photos I have seen, and Lana does certainly deserve a book

Way to go, Lady.

Leigh Russell said...

Congratulations to Lana! That's great news.

laughingwolf said...

grats lana!

also to the book/cover winners :)

will check out lana's asap...

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernita, thank you. That's very kind.

ivan, I know. I'm just amazed at her eye for how to frame and produce a photo. It seems easy but it certainly is not.

Leigh Russell, yes it is. thanks.

laughingwolf, thanks, man.

Heff said...

Damn. EVERYTHING you guys touch turns to gold !

Congrats, Lana !

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great stuff going on at your house!

Charles Gramlich said...

Heff, it's not turning to much gold so far. I can tell you that.

Pattinase, indeed so.

cs harris said...

My congrats to Lana. She brings an artist's eye to her photography, and the results are stunning.

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks, Candy.

jennifer said...

Congrautlations to Lana! Your pride in her comes through loud and clear.

jennifer said...

I don't even want to think how close she had to get to that water moccasin (sp?) to get that photo. *shudder*

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