27 May 2014
Did you hear that slight whooshing
sound? Maybe catch the flicker of…something…out of the corner of your
eye? They were yet another month passing between updates to this page.
I think I should have a recording made saying, “I’m sorry. I apologize”
and put it on a continuous loop playing 24 hours a day.
Well, onward and upward. The audiobook for Dante’s Circle, book #4 of the
Elliott Smith Paranormal mystery series has finally been released,
making a total of 11 of my 23 books now available in audiobook form.
Audiobooks, I’ve learned, are something of a mixed breed. Those who
like them are a devoted lot; those who just don’t feel right unless
they’re reading the words themselves, off the screen or the physical
page, tend to view them with mild suspicion at best and flat-out
hostility at worst.
But I invite you to go to Dorien Grey’s Audio Books at http://www.pinterest.com/doriengrey/dorien-greys-audio-books/,
where you can click on the cover of any or all 11 of the currently
available audiobooks and listen to samples from each book.
Or, you can read the complete first chapter of any/all of my books here
on my website, on the “Books” page.
I only wish the print reissues of books 4-10 could move anywhere nearly
as fast. The Hired Man
audiobook has been out more than a month now. I’d hoped to coordinate
it with the reissue of the print version. No such luck. Not only is the
print reissue not out, I have absolutely no clue as to when it might
be. And then, when it is finally reissued, we have to go through the
same, agonizingly and frustratingly slow process with The Good Cop, The Bottle Ghosts, The Dirt
Peddler, The Role Players, The Popsicle Tree, and The Paper Mirror.
Though I wanted very much to coordinate the release of each subsequent
audiobook with the release of the print version, that just ain’t gonna
happen. So the next audiobook to be released will be the most recent
Dick Hardesty opus, The Serpent’s
Tongue. After that will come The
Angel Singers, The Secret Keeper, and The Peripheral Son, hopefully in
Confused? Imagine how I feel.
And, finally on the subject of audiobooks, narration continues on with
the total start-from-scratch A World
Ago: A Navy Man’s Letters Home, 1954-1956 following the
necessary scrapping of the entire 18.5 hours previously recorded
(again, thanks to technical problems).
Once again, I hope that if you are on Facebook and we are not yet
linked there, that you might “friend” me there (and on Google+ if you
belong). I’m on both far more frequently than I probably should be, but
if there is any news on anything in my life, I post it there.
I’m sure I’m missing something I meant to say here (I do that a lot),
but I think this pretty much catches you up on what’s going on.