October 1, 2006:

The fourth book in the series, In the Belly of the Bloodhound, was officially published today. Early reviews are excellent.

 
October 26, 2006

Just received word that Jacky is going on audio! A contract is being drawn up with Listen & Live productions to produce tapes, disks, and digital downloads of Bloody Jack. Harcourt says that Listen & Live is a very good company, so we are very pleased. The audio will be out in the Spring. Jacky on iPod, imagine that...

 
March 7, 2007

Have found that the audio book of Bloody Jack has been completed - The narrator is Katherine Kellgren. Her bio:

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her recent work includes everything from the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie, to appearances on Comedy Central. She has recorded numerous plays and dramatizations of novels for the radio, including winners of the Audiofile Earphones Award and the Peabody Award. She is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
She's plainly British, so that'll help.

Have gotten the rough pages of Mississippi Jack and are going through them to check for last minute changes and errors. The Advanced Reading Copy is next. The thing is totaling out at 616 pages which is something of a surprise, considering we had turned in a manuscripts of 522 pages. But that oughta keep some of you off the streets for a while, anyway.

Saw the initial sketches by Cliff Neilsen for the cover, and they look great.

The first draft of the sixth book in the series is on our editor's desk - working title:

In Love and War
being the Further Adventures of
Jacky Faber,
Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Beau Sabreur

Of course we know that title will be changed (There was a movie of that title that came out in '96), but it'll work for now.

 
April 24, 2007

Hey, big news - Bloody Jack is being translated into French - The Old Guy is delighted, considering the fact that he got C's and D's in French in high school and college. He loves the irony.

 
May 30, 2007

The Audio book of Bloody Jack is now available and it is a really wonderful.

Have found out that Jacky is being translated into Indonesian. How wild is that?

The sixth book in the series is done and at the publisher. Projected publication date is Sept 1, 2008. The working title is now:

My Bonny Light Horseman
Being the Further Adventures of
Jacky Faber
Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Beau Sabreur

 
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