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Friday, February 16, 2007

An Interesting Day

Well, this is to be an interesting spring. I have been asked to do a signing for another author. His name is George Bryan Polivk, and the book that he's written is called "Legend of the Firefish" which is published by Harvest House. It comes out this March 12, 2007 and from the teaser chapter I've been given it looks promising.

We're looking to do the signing after Easter and we'll have it in the main store, and everyone is rather excited. I am too.




I think I'm actually already intimidated, you see George Bryan Polivk is an Emmy award winning screen writer.

Can you say *gulp*?

I mean I haven't actually talked to him yet, so I'm also very likely psyching myself out. Which Rhu says must stop. Easier said than done. Anyway, I haven't officially talked with him yet, I'm talking with his wife, a very lovely woman in her own right, like another Lady of my acquaintance. To get this thing really rolling, we need to exchange e-mail addresses, and start seriously narrowing down the window of time for the event. I need to see if I should start calling newspapers, if they want me to do the ''staging'' which I so much enjoy, and also need to get the books ordered from Harvest with the understanding that we are doing the signing.

I should be overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity.

I should be jumping up and down with delight and going "I can't believe the marvelous opportunity that is coming my way"

But-but-but it is all new, he's not the author I'm used to dealing with-the one that is brilliant to work with and generous too-it's not the book series I know, and it's not the publisher I know. Lots of new variables. Lots of opportunities to crash and burn.


Josh said...

well scribe im sure everything will go smooth. have faith and i will put in a prayer or two for you. also i might have to look up this book sounds interesting.

everlastingscribe said...

It is interesting, and thanks for the prayers, I have too little faith in my own abilities. I mean, there's arrogence and then there's self pitty and both are not good. Anyway, the book is very good from the little chapter I got. Mr. Polvika is going to get me a ''readers'' copy soon. I'm sure he'll want the darling back :) but atleast I'll know what it's like and can reccomend it fully.

Josh said...

this will be very nice scribe. Then you will be able to say "josh read this book... its good." lol im sure i will check it out and about the comment you left on my page. Feasting after famine is a very good thing. today I start on eragon. Then im going to check out Christopher hoppers white lion chronicles then im off to your first few suggestions. Then the ones after those. And somewhere in the middle i plan on reading and watching The bridge to terabithia. ^_^ im off to bed now so i can actually be on time for church.

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
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Psalm 49
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