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style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:64.1pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:103.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;</p> <h1 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><u><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Welcome to <span class=SpellE>Miceworks</span> News<o:p></o:p></span></u></h1> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>11-18-10</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Sam</b> <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>and Coco on your <span class=SpellE><span class=GramE>IPhone</span></span><span class=GramE> !!</span><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'> A Day to Remember has been added to the library of wonderful titles at <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a-day-to-remember-storychimes/id396043916?mt=8"><span class=SpellE>StoryChimes</span></a>.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>You can download them from <span class=SpellE>Itunes</span> as apps for your <span class=SpellE>IPhone</span>, <span class=SpellE>IPad</span> or <span class=SpellE>ITouch</span>.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>Give it a try!</p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Just in time for Christmas, <span class=GramE>The</span>  Day to Remember page has new Shopping Cart button courtesy of <span class=SpellE>Ebay</span>.</p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>I will not be chairing the PNWA Children s stories for the Literary Contest next year so that I can feel good about entering a story.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>It was fun chairing and reading and there were some awesome stories.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>Thanks to all the wonderful readers who signed up and made the process painless!</p> <p class=p1 align=left style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:left'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>12-01-09</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>The 3 sisters and all the photos are safely back home.<span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-family: "Kristen ITC"'>&nbsp; </span></span>Some will be hung in the house.<span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-family:"Kristen ITC"'>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>The show was fun and we even sold a couple of books!<span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-family: "Kristen ITC"'>&nbsp; </span></span>Time to plan for what comes next!</p> <p class=p4 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;<b>11-01-09</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>Just came back from hanging 7 pieces of art up in <span class=SpellE>Caffe</span> <span class=SpellE>Ladro</span> in downtown Kirkland.<span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-family: "Kristen ITC"'>&nbsp; </span></span>Thanks to Lynda it went smoothly and quickly.<span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-family:"Kristen ITC"'>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>We are the featured artist for the month of November and &quot;A Day to Remember&quot; is still on sale there in addition to three paintings interpreting the mused from ancient Greek mythology.<span class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-family:"Kristen ITC"'>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p class=p3 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>There are <span class=SpellE>are</span> also 5 photos chosen solely on the basis of how they make me feel.</p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;10-20-09</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Yowza</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>! <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>It has been way too long since an update.&nbsp; None of the publishers decided to pursue  Gus so we are considering other options.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Since Sam and Coco went to our distributor several copies were picked up by other distributors and almost as many were returned. <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>The world of book publishing is very odd.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Sam and Coco did have a brief gallery experience at Caf <span class=SpellE>Ladro</span> in Kirkland.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>It was short but very well received and the nice people there allowed the book to stay on as a  for sale: item.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 align=left style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom: 0in;margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:left'>&nbsp;<span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>9-3-2008</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'>&nbsp;</span></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>The open house / anniversary party went off fabulously which means that house projects are officially done for the year <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>and</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'> it is time to explore activities besides rearranging mounds of rock, dirt and sand.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>As of today,  Gus has been sent out to 11 publishers for consideration. <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Their  published response times vary from 3-6 months (plus).&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span> A Day to <span class=GramE>Remember</span>: is going down to the PNBA show it Portland with <span class=SpellE>Sheryn</span> of <a href="http://www.bookpublishersnetwork.com/"><span class=s1>Book Publishers Network</span></a>.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Sam and Coco will be in the booth with many others, but they will have their own poster and big bookmarks.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I am thinking about a letter campaign and other ways of clearing out the last of the second printing.&nbsp; Good Stuff!<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>7-16-2008</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>First bill from <a href="http://bpnw.blogspot.com/2007/03/danforth-distribution.html"><span class=SpellE><span class=s1>Danforth</span></span><span class=s1> Book Distribution</span></a>.</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: "Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp; Woo <span class=SpellE>hoo</span>, a bargain!<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>7-1-2008</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'>&nbsp;</span></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Sam and Coco are in the system and available to major resellers.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Of course, the marketing part is still up to me.&nbsp; <span class=SpellE>Sheryn</span> has agreed to take them to the PNBA conference in Portland.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I have some cover and query letter templates and ready and made a first pass list of publishers who accept unsolicited material and welcome first time authors and multiple submittals.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I found the info in the SCBWI materials, so now I need<span class=GramE>&nbsp; to</span> verify with each website and send out the letters.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>6-1-2008</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Sheryn</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'> thought Gus had potential and worked up a proposal for him into print.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Unfortunately, our house remodel and other financial factors take precedence for this year.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>She hooked me up with a distributor, Laura <span class=SpellE>Danforth</span>, and we are talking about putting  A Day to Remember: into the system.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Albert Whitman &amp; Company provided another addition to the  thanks for playing file, giving another push to continue the search.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;<span style='mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>5-29-2008</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight: bold'>&nbsp;</span></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Just spoke with <span class=SpellE>Sheryn</span> Hara about Gus and the Sam and Coco books.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>She is going to send both to her review team and make some recommendations about what she can offer.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Sheryn</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'> runs <a href="http://www.bookpublishersnetwork.com/"><span class=s1>Book Publishers Network</span></a>.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Some of her clients have produced truly beautiful work.&nbsp; One book especially, titled  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Tiger-Gayle-Nordholm/dp/1883697522"><span class=s1>The Rainbow Tiger</span></a> , is exquisite.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>2-1-2008</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Hey there!&nbsp; I just sent<span class=GramE>&nbsp;  </span>Gus and the Hundred Eyes off to Albert Whitman &amp; Company.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Wish him luck!&nbsp; I am putting together a query letter for the Bliss Agency on the  Red ,  Puff and  Teeth graphic novel trilogy.&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>With the job and the house remodel I am finding it really challenging to time manage it all.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>It felt good sending Gus off though.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>12-12-2007</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I am back to work in the real world on a 6month contract.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>With Christmas and the house remodel it is difficult to find time for working on the book.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I have an initial storyboard, but that naturally brought up some weaknesses in the story.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>It s a good thing I enjoy this part of the process.&nbsp; Merry Christmas!<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>10-10-2007</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I have started working on  A Christmas Adventure , the next Sam and Coco book!&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>There is a rough draft of the story and about half the illustrations are broken down.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>The goal is to have them ready for next Christmas (duh).&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I will try to put some in progress material up on the  A Christmas Adventure link off the publishing page.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>8-01-2007</b></p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Hi all!&nbsp; Thanks for visiting.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I have made some changes to priorities and plans lately, which have affected the direction of my publishing pursuits.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;</p> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>The Sam and Coco stories will continue to be self-published, with a new one coming out every other year. <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I don t know if I will be able to put one out this year.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Other stories will follow the more traditional route of magazine and book publishers. <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>I will update individual entries as news comes up<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Business was just not brisk enough to account for the costs of credit card validation, so the shopping cart has been suspended.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <h2 align=center style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center'><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>f</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Kristen ITC";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'> you want to order and checks are an issue, please let me know and we ll work something out.<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=p1 style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:284.6pt;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:346.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=p1 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