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A Note from Dorien

 

15 July 2015

Cover of "The Hired Man"

A Note from Dorien

Long and Short Reviews has posted new reviews of two books, The Ninth Man and The Bar Watcher.  Click on the titles to read these reviews.

Writing 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. (Sigh)

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):
https://www.omnilit.com/product-thehiredman-1838754-243.html. 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 Eye, 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.authorsden.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 comments: doriengrey@gmail.com.)

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.


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