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A Note from Dorien

 

5 February 2014

Cover of "The Serpent's Tongue"
Nothing surprises a writer awaiting the release of a new book with no given release date, to receive a note from a reader in Australia saying she'd just ordered a copy. Such was the case with The Serpent's Tongue, Book #15 of the Dick Hardesty Mystery series. It was something of a shock...but then so is the book itself which will catch many longtime readers off guard. I hope you might have a chance to read it and, as always, I am anxious to hear your comments.

See what happens when you take your eyes off the calendar for more than five minutes? Another year passes and it is 2014.

And what lies ahead for yours truly in 2014? I haven’t a clue. As you may know if you’ve been following me for any length of time, the concept of patience is alien to me. I therefore fill in the gaps where patience should be with frustration.

I have been waiting for what seems like several eternities for the release of The Serpent’s Tongue, book #15 of the Dick Hardesty mystery series. Well, next month, sure. And if not next month, then the month after that. And if not the month after that, then….well, you get the picture. And exactly the same thing is true with the reissue of The Hired Man, book #3 of the series. As a result, I have been dragging my heels on working on Cameron’s Eye, book #5 of the Elliott Smith series. The petulant little boy inside me says “why hurry to write another book that will just sit there for God knows how long before it is actually released? Ah, well, I do have a tendency to lay out all my soiled linen for everyone to see. Apologies.

My audiobook project is moving along, with nine audiobooks now in release and a couple more in the works. At least I get some sense of accomplishment with them.

And in the meantime, I keep busy beating the bushes for more readers/listeners, and spend more time than I should on Facebook, Pinterest and other social networks. Once again, if we’re not currently friends on FB, I’d appreciate you sending me a “friend” request. And I’m still doing Monday and Thursday blogs here and several other places (Open Salon, AuthorsDen, GoodReads, etc.)

So the journey continues, and I do/would enjoy your company along the way.

Later.

Dorien


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