12 September 2014
A Note from Dorien
If it is true that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, I’m
constructing an 8-lane highway.
So, just what have I been doing since the last update to this site?
Well, I’ve been to Europe once again, for a Venice-to-Athens cruise.
I’ve been posting to Facebook far more often than I probably should and
am still looking for new contacts there (if we’re not friends yet, I’d
be happy to connect with you…just friend me at www.facebook.com/dorien.grey).
I’m still keeping up with my Monday/Thursday blogs on various sites
(the main one being www.doriengreyandme.com),
I still post photos almost daily to www.pinterest.com/doriengrey,
and try to keep up with my email. I do a weekly travel column on the
e-magazine Queertown Abbey (queertownabbey.com),
and have a few interviews coming up. But other than that…..
And what’s happening with Cameron’s
Eye, my next Elliott Smith mystery, you ask? Please don’t. I
really don’t have an answer. Writer’s bloc? Perhaps, but I don’t think
so. I suspect it is more a matter of just growing weary of how slowly
things move between the publication of one book and the next. For some
very odd and rather frightening reason, I just have no interest in
writing at the moment and really must get out a whip and chair and
force myself to get back on the ball.
As far as the re-issue of the six “out of print” books from the Dick
Hardesty series (The Hired Man, The
Good Cop, The Bottle Ghosts, The Dirt Peddler, The Role Players, and The Paper Mirror), I am still…as I
have been for what seems like an eternity…waiting for the reissue of The Hired Man (the audiobook of
which is already available).
On the audiobook front, there’s been a major issue with A World Ago: a Navy Man’s Letters Home,
1954-1956. At a projected 18.5 hours, it is a tremendous
undertaking, and the second narrator just withdrew from the project
after completing about 6 hours in as many months. So, that one’s in
limbo. Narration on The Serpent’s
Tongue with regular series narrator Jeff Frez-Albrecht is
progressing slowly. If you're not aware of which books are available as
audiobooks, check under "Dorien Grey" on www.audible.com, and listen to a
sample of any/all.
Hopefully, the next update to this site will not be as far in the
future as it was in the past.
And remember, I love nothing more than to hear from you.