Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added)
is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers.
--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Biz and numerology

In answer to a question from a reader about which of my books are in print: A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage, Thaliad (in a couple of weeks), The Foliate Head, The Throne of Psyche, Val/Orson, and... the hardcover of my very first book, Little Jordan. All of those are in print in hardcover, and Thaliad and The Throne of Psyche are available in paperback. Catherwood will be back in print soon. So that means seven of my eleven books will be in print. Glimmerglass and Maze of Blood are forthcoming.

Eleven. And soon thirteen. I feel rather like Bilbo Baggins, preparing for his "eleventy-first" birthday party. How did I manage so many? And yet it is a mere speck by the count of the Victorians like George MacDonald and Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. I've barely begun.

2 comments:

  1. Bravo, Marly, and here's to scores more!

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  2. Well, some, anyway... I hope! If the brain will keep puttering along properly.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.