Saturday, August 8, 2015

Cautiously Optimistic

Very cautiously. Seems as though I’ve been sick with one thing or another all year long, and the various things have taken a toll on this elderly body. Probably the gastric bleeds did it. I expect there’s not much blood left in me so I’m anemic and, therefore, tired all the time. Whine.

And that’s enough of that disgusting subject. Blech. July was nominally better than June, although it wasn’t great. But the narrators of two audio renditions of my books finished their jobs, and the following two books will be available soon (I hope):


Not sure when they’ll be ready to purchase at, but I’ll let everyone know.

Also in July, a box set of the first three Daisy Gumm Majesty books (STRONG SPIRITS, FINE SPIRITS, and HIGH SPIRITS) was produced. For a while it was only $0.99, but it’s up to $2.99 now–but for three Kindle or Nook books, that’s still a darned good price!

The winners of June/July’s ARC contest are Peggy Matsuya, Prentiss Garner, Tim Younger, and B.J. Simon. I also owe two winners of May’s contest copies of THANKSGIVING ANGELS, which I promise I’ll mail soon. I’m not kidding when I say I’ve been under the weather (is anyone ever over the weather?) Well, never mind.

If you’re interested in entering August’s contest, during which I’ll be giving away three copies of SPIRITS ONSTAGE, send me your name and home address to, and I’ll toss your name into Bam-Bam’s special contest doggie dish.

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Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Alice,

I'm glad you're feeling better! Glad to see so many books from your backlist getting new life.

Alice Duncan said...

Thanks, Jacquie! Yes. It's nice to have the old back list available again in various formats. They're my kids, after all, so they should be supporting me by this time. Unfortunately, they aren't, but one can always hope :-)