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.