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Cold and sunny with clouds today. Currently, it's 35˚F, with the windchill at 30˚F, which is a sight better than when I woke an hour ago.

My thanks to everyone who offered to help with the OCR problem on The Red Tree* (and there were several of you), but Centipede Press has the matter under control. I just have to send a copy of the paperback (the mmp, 2010) to Jerad. We had to go to the storage unit in Pawtucket yesterday to retrieve one. Actually, we had to go twice, because the first time we forgot the keys and didn't realize we'd forgotten the keys until we were only about three blocks from the place. I had a doctor's appointment after that, and everything appears to be fine.

Before breakfast, I almost summoned the requisite nerve to write about what went wrong with Dark Horse in 2013, but then I lost the requisite nerve. So, maybe another day.

Today, I need to write. It's been many, many days.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions, because I'd like to get Spooky something for Xmas. Thank you.

I have a photo, which pretty much sums up Pawtucket in the winter (and much of Providence, for that matter):



TTFN,
Aunt Beast

* If you're a fan of the novel and have never written a review for Amazon, please consider doing so. It's got some really idiotic one- and two-star reviews the last few months. I don't relish the prospect of seeing the book drop below four stars.

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dipsomaniac
Dec. 13th, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)
If you're a fan of the novel and have never written a review for Amazon, please consider doing so.

I suck at writing reviews but thought I had written one for The Red Tree already. Just checked and saw that I hadn't so I was able to copy/paste what I wrote about it in my own LiveJournal back when I had finished reading it. Hope that helps with the stars.

The photo is a bit distressing.
sovay
Dec. 14th, 2016 01:20 am (UTC)
Centipede Press has the matter under control. I just have to send a copy of the paperback (the mmp, 2010) to Jerad.

I'm glad it's been resolved.

I had a doctor's appointment after that, and everything appears to be fine.

Good!

I have a photo, which pretty much sums up Pawtucket in the winter (and much of Providence, for that matter)

That, not so much. Ergh.
Eric Cantwell
Dec. 14th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
I've been considering your critical thoughts on the Siobhan Quinn books. You need to blow those books off. Every one of my favorite authors has written books that sucked, relatively speaking.

To quote an LA Times article on Mark Twain:
"Although some of these novels are among his best-known books, they also highlight the commercial side of Twain, the writer who produced fast and for money, who balanced his more evocative efforts with popular fiction that is, at times, formulaic and not entirely thought-out. "The Prince and the Pauper" and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" rely on a suspension of disbelief that their narratives don't entirely support, and the Tom Sawyer novels seem flatter and more sentimental as time passes — visions of a past that never was."
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