Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Ready and Waiting for a New Year

Hanging on . . . only a few more days until we get a brand new year!

Dave Lambert (one of my editors, and for whom I would lay my cloak across ANY puddle) has a great piece on Charis today, so be sure to check it out.

C.J. asked what type of dog makes a cameo in THE ELEVATOR. At the moment, Sadie (to honor my late mastiff) is a golden retriever (to honor BJ Hoff's dearly departed doggie companion). I think she'll stay a golden, because a mastiff, my favorite breed, couldn't really accomplish some of the things Sadie does.

The story is coming together slowly--I'm trying to master the art of inserting backstory at the perfect place, in perfectly-sized pieces. Since all of Act II and most of Act III take place in an elevator car, I have to resort to technique to keep the action flowing smoothly . . .

Well, that's it. One observation--before Christmas, I sent a postcard to everyone on my mailing list about the 2006 releases. It's a little disconcerting to see how many have been returned to me--oh, I expect the usual from folks who have moved, but a large number of these are Christian bookstores that have simply gone out of business. That's sobering.



C.J. Darlington said...

You surprise me, Angie. I was almost certain it would be a mastiff! I smile when I read one of your books and a character has one (a mastiff) because I know they're your favorites. There's nothing like a good dog. I have four myself, and of course I managed to write one into my novel, too.

Anonymous said...

I'm on your mailing list but I moved last year. How or where can I update my mailing address?

Angela said...

If you want to be on my mailing list, go to my web page and sign up in one of the "newsletter" boxes. Enter both your snail mail and email addys and you'll be on both the postcard and email newsletter lists. Thanks! Or do whichever one you prefer.


Sara Horn said...

I experience the same thing when I try to get different perspectives from Christian bookstores across the country for assignments I do for Christian Retailing Magazine. It's sad when you get several "this number has been disconnected." Makes you think and makes you remember just how important it is to support those Christian stores.

Anonymous said...

But you're not going to have a mastiff in the elevator, are ya? Wait! That sounds like terrific conflict!

: )