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Monday, 26 November 2012

Frightening myself to death and more book sales!

My spiritual director, J.J. recommended a book by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black, made recently into a film that I had not seen. I read it alone, late at night and scared myself to death. I'm not very good with horror, wait until I speak to him again! On a happier note, more orders from Amazon for my original African folk tale, illustrated by 6 year olds. I'm told it makes an excellent stocking filler. So very pleased.  Encourages me to complete River Dark. And  can't wait for Wednesday - off to the Birmingham Symphony Hall again - Nicola Benedetti performing  
Dvořák: The Wood Dove Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1 Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra 

20 comments:

Geo. said...

As I age, I too have more difficulty with horror! Can't imagine why. The other books sound delightful though. And Dvořák, a favorite! Although here we are most familiar with "From The New World" and "American".

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

H Carole .. I don't like horror. But how wonderful about your book - it sounds fascinating ...

Lovely you were able to get to the Concert Benedetti is brilliant ... must have been a thoroughly enjoyable evening ..

Cheers Hilary

Carole Anne Carr said...

Yes, I'm familiar with the New World, always loved it.

Carole Anne Carr said...

She is perhaps the best violinist in the world at the present time, Hilary. And the work she does, setting up orchestras with children, is amazing.

Susan Kane said...

Horror is off my list--I have a strong imagination and the words linger with me.

LTM said...

SUPER congrats on the sales, Carole! And LOL! I can't read Stephen King at all--alone or otherwise--so I know what you're saying... *snort* :D

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I read horror in the morning or during the day, but never at night! LOL. Good for you, Carole, for being so brave.

Carole Anne Carr said...

The author had been recommended, so I had to stick with it, Joylene. But the writing was so vivid I was really scared and felt the book alive in my hands. :0)

Kittie Howard said...

Hi, Carole -- Just thinking about Stephen King scares me. Yipes! Yet I know people who read this horror stuff because they think it's funny. Sheesh!

Carol Garvin said...

I don't like horror either. My girls are like me and always hide their eyes when anything violent happens on TV, too.

So glad you got to take in that concert, Carole Anne, and am also pleased to hear about the success of your book. :)

Carole Anne Carr said...

Always puzzles me too, Kitty, Didn't realise Susan Hill wrote such scary stuff.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Thank you, Carol. I've still battling with that sequel, but mustn't be too discouraged, will keep ploughing on!

The Desert Rocks said...

Delightful and musical too. Love the lion. Happy Birthday.

Crack You Whip said...

Well, I certainly won't be reading the horror book! The Wizard of Oz scares the daylights out of me.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Yes, Eve, the six year olds provided me with some lovely art work for my children's book.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Loved your comment about the Wizard of Oz, Tracie, yes, it scared me too!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Wish I had some little ones around as I would buy your book African Folk Tales. Like the lion folk art piece -- barbara

Carole Anne Carr said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Barbara, the six year olds at the local school produced some lovely drawings for me and I photographed them and placed them in the book.

Susan Kane said...

I avoid horror, as I have a very and active strong imagination.

Kudos on your book!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Me too, Susan, I realised where the story was going and literally dropped the book it on the floor! :0)

 
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