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Got a lovely new accolade on KnowBetter.com for my ebook 32 and Raining (published under pseudonym Daphne McLaren)...I am way stoked.

From their Best of 2002 list:

If you haven't read Thirty-Two And Raining by Daphne McLaren (Moonlit Books) by now, put down the damn Vonnegut and grab this title. We were happy to see that we weren't the only one who thought this book had yet to receive the due it deserved. After we published our review of this title, which deals with the issues of what makes a family and what keeps people together, we received many a positive email from straight, gay and bisexual readers who found McLaren's work to be heartbreakingly poignant and appealing to readers of all sexual preferences. Although the main character is bisexual, this is one title that has managed to cross all gender and sexual orientation lines to become an ebook that people are devouring and taking to heart. Like Jones' Cousin Feely, this is a book that seems to be appealing to readers' mind and spirit, and should not be missed.

...By the way, if any of you write similar novels, and need somewhere to submit them, and don't mind the ebook market, give Moonlit Books a look. The more, the merrier!

OH, ALSO: you know that heartbreaking Sam-and-Frodo ROTK picture? Well, TheOneRing.net has provided a much better scan of it. It looks awesome. I'm updating the copy of it on my website, too.



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Jan. 8th, 2003 04:37 pm (UTC)
Mazel Tov! What a lovely review. I can see why you're pleased : )
Jan. 8th, 2003 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Jan. 8th, 2003 04:52 pm (UTC)
*points at the words on your lj icon*
thats one of me favorites songs from the Moulin Rouge sound track... yeah, just felt that to be worth mentioning for some reason
Jan. 8th, 2003 08:04 pm (UTC)
Lovely haunting little tune, isn't it? Though I hadn't made the connection till whoever-it-was designed this icon, it does fit Frodo pretty well, too. ("They say he wandered very far, very far, over land and sea...")
Jan. 8th, 2003 09:23 pm (UTC)
eeeeeeeee! congratulations!

Jan. 9th, 2003 10:19 am (UTC)
Heheh...thank you. :)
Jan. 9th, 2003 04:03 am (UTC)
What a lovely review, yay for you!
Jan. 9th, 2003 04:34 am (UTC)
Wow, congrats! Are you planning to get novels published in paper-book form?

*goes off to look at RotK pictures like the obsessd fan she is*
Jan. 9th, 2003 10:23 am (UTC)
Aye; I'd love to see paperback form someday. Maybe after grad school I'll start bothering agents and other publishers again...

(Btw, don't think there are any elves in the new RotK pictures, except Arwen. Sorry about that.)
Jan. 11th, 2003 10:32 am (UTC)
Does this mean there won't be a lot of the elves in RotK? I'm going to have to read the books again soon...but, yay, we still have hobbits. I'm still a little miffed that they didn't show Merry and Pippin as much as I hoped in TTT...I guess FotR was really where they had a part to play. Either way, I'm still going to preen over pictures of RotK :)
Jan. 9th, 2003 05:08 am (UTC)
BTW I downloaded ch 1, good stuff :D
Jan. 9th, 2003 10:22 am (UTC)
Heheh, thanks. It's oh so angsty (I was 20 when I wrote most of it), and, between us, I don't think the narrator sounds male at all. But hey. Reviewer likes it; I'm pleased. :)
Jan. 9th, 2003 09:18 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm always looking for e-books and seeing a review like that, I'd love to read yours. I have a Gemstar Rocket-book and buy from the "e-Book Store". Is your book available through them (or the other e-bookstores)?


BTW, why "Daphne McLaren"?
Jan. 10th, 2003 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re: e-book
Hey, Pride & Prejudice icon. Cool. (Darcy is The Man.)

Anyway, I'm pretty sure '32 and Raining' is still only available through the publisher's site (moonlitbooks.com), and it's in PDF. The ebook world will surely improve once the industry settles on some standard, easy-to-use formats...heh.

"Daphne" was one of my many chat-room names back in the day (because of Greek mythology, and for the daphne flower which smells good), and "McLaren" I think I pretty much pulled out of thin air.
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