19 June 2015
A Note from Dorien
is a classic example of the old phrase “Hurry up and wait.” It seems
I’m either too busy writing to post updates, or everything is in some
form of limbo and I can’t really say anything definitive. Which
accounts for it’s having been another two months between site updates.
The reissue of The Hired Man,
book #4 of the Dick Hardesty series, has been set for July 14, and I’m
posting a sneak-peek at the new cover here.
***And this was just received from Untreed Reads: The Hired Man is now available for
preorder in ebook format from the following: Amazon (Kindle format): http://goo.gl/9x5Uaz;
Apple’s iBookstore (EPUB); OmniLit.com (PDF, EPUB and Kindle formats):
The paperback is available for preorder at http://store.untreedreads.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=720&products_id=1707.
The paperback is normally $17, but on sale through the Untreed
Reads' store for $12.75. Street date for all formats is July 14th.
I’ve been told by Jay Hartman, head of Untreed Reads, that while the
reissue schedule has been one book every two months, the pace will pick
up starting in January 2016 to one a month…which means the entire
series will be available in all formats by August 2016. (I know, it’s
just a few days short of an eternity as far as I’m concerned, but….
Switching publishers inevitably leads to confusion (in which I have a
ph.D with oak-leaf clusters), and such is the case with all
thus-far-reissued Dick Hardesty mysteries. The audiobook versions, of
all four reissues (including The
Hired Man) show the covers of the Zumaya editions. But they’re
all available, and you’re invited to go to audible.com
and listen to a sample from each, as well as all four Elliott Smith
paranormal mysteries (His Name is
John, Aaron’s Wait, Caesar’s Fall, and Dante’s Circle).
Probably because of everything going on and not going on, I have been
really dragging my feet on completing Cameron’s
book #5 of the Elliott Smith series. I decided to set it aside and
start work on the next Dick Hardesty work, the working title of which
is The God-Speaker.
And probably too much of my time is spent on social media…primarily
Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest…trying to draw in new readers. And
then there are the Monday-and-Thursday blogs here on this site as well
as on www.doriengreyandme.com,
www.oursalon.com, www.goodreads.com, and www.pinterest.com/doriengrey.
And let’s not forget frequent emails to and from readers. (Once again
let me say I’m always delighted to hear from readers with questions and
That’s about it for now. Let me once again express my gratitude for
your patience and understanding in all this. Thanks for being here.