FYI ...

Apr. 9th, 2006 04:34 pm
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For those who care or are interested, book related info is behind the cut. Everyone else, feel free to ignore.

Some of you might be aware I've gone and written a book - and yes, of course it's about Alexander the Great. Release date is fast approaching (trust me, when you're faced with the threat of last minute rewrites, it is VERY fast approaching) and I can now give you some information on the whole what, where and when thing.

The title of the book is The Lion's Cub by L Speight (that's me) and it is published by HarperCollins NZ and HarperCollins Australia. Availability in the northern hemisphere is an unknown at this point, but given that in this current internet savvy era you can buy almost anything from almost anywhere, anyone who actually wants a copy will find a way. Release date is set for 11/8/06, all going to plan, and there is an ISBN but I can't be bothered finding the paperwork for that right now so let's just let that slide for now, okay?

Right, enough trumpet-blowing from me. Catch you later.

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Date: 2006-04-09 05:58 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shezan.livejournal.com
Novel or History?

And Amazon dot anyxhere, here I come!!!!

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Date: 2006-04-09 06:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Oh, sorry, should have said. Historical fiction. I'm not qualified for the serious stuff. ;)

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Date: 2006-04-09 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arysteia.livejournal.com
This is actually very exciting. You can be nonchalant all you want, but I don't believe you. I get an autographed copy, right? And a drunken read through with good champagne?

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Date: 2006-04-09 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
I am not being nonchalent. Any calm you sense is totally fake. I am quietly freaking out on the inside.

No, seriously. And the champagne thing definately sounds like a good call.

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Date: 2006-04-09 08:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susa-938.livejournal.com
Oh, good - the ritual burning of Manfredi draws ever near!

Well - the ISBN I found, for those who like to know these things, is 1-86950-596-4; price $36.99 in NZ.

And I agree - it is very exciting. Now freak out all you like, but keep blowing the trumpet; this is going to be the best Alexander and Hephaistion novel since...well, since Renault (and that's not meant to be an insult).

And wish I could be there for an autographed copy and drunken read-through with champagne. *sigh*

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Date: 2006-04-09 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Huh. So, no pressure there then ...

*scuttles off to argue with rewrites some more*

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Date: 2006-04-09 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qaddafi.livejournal.com
I'd heard about this on the grapevine, but the confirmation is still making me ecstatic! It's not too early to reserve a copy, is it? (And, no, it won't be a problem to order it overseas.

I'm impressed on so many levels. Being about a month from submitting a manuscript of my own, I'm in awe of you. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't HarperCollins only accept agented manuscripts? (Of course, if you got an agent first, the question is moot.) Or maybe they're nicer down there. Oh well, I'm sure your book will be the best Alexander historical fiction ever, and I'll be your fangirl :)

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Date: 2006-04-09 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
I think NZ is one of the few places where you can get away without using a literary agent for this sort of stuff. It means you're shooting blind of course, hoping that someone will pick your work out of the slush pile, but blind ignorance and chance can be good like that.

Good luck with your submission, hope it works out.

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Date: 2006-04-09 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] as-im-babbar.livejournal.com
That's the best news I've had in a long time. I cannot wait. And thank God for the internet so I won't have to wait forever in the UK.

Good luck with the last minute panic. And thank you for remembering to let us all know the date.

The day I receive the book I'll buy a bottle of champayne and drink to you and your baby.

Big, big congratulations darling, enjoy it all.

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Date: 2006-04-09 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
The panic levels fluctuate. I'll manage. ;)

Hmmm.

Date: 2006-04-09 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hephaestion.livejournal.com
What could I possibly say?


Nicolas.

Re: Hmmm.

Date: 2006-04-09 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
There's a copy with your name on it already.

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Date: 2006-04-09 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trampadoo.livejournal.com
Could there be anything better than the author you always thought should write a novel actually did it (did that made any sense..?). And above all things about Alexander? I'll keep my fingers crossed and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! :D

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Date: 2006-04-10 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Thanks. By the way, your icon? Loving the dancing dildos. ;)

*does happy feet dance*

Date: 2006-04-10 02:18 am (UTC)
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w0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000t!!!!!

*more dancing*

*attempts to regain composure*

it is.....

Date: 2006-04-10 02:29 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] my-cnnr.livejournal.com
122 days, 21 hours, 31 minutes and 21 seconds until Friday, August 11, 2006

Re: it is.....

Date: 2006-04-10 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
122 days, huh? It doesn't sound so bad when you put it like that.

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Very happy tidings!

Date: 2006-04-10 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coraldawn.livejournal.com
Wonderful news. "The Lion's Cub" huh? Sounds very promising. How old will the cub be by book's end?
Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy at the earliest. The thought of the first three-dimensional Hephaistion makes me break out in little giggles of joy .....

And don't panic! Start writing the next part of the trilogy - unless you've already done it! :)

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Date: 2006-04-10 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
The cub will be around 20 (not to give too much away) and part 2 is pretty much in the can. Part 3, on the other hand ... argh.

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Date: 2006-04-10 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hephyde.livejournal.com
WOW!!! CONGRATULATION!!! this is such a good news!!! *bounce happily* ..we might never talked but I have read some of your fic and like it so much! I'm really happy with you and will be looking forward to buying your book!! sigh~ four months is so long but I would wait excitingly!! *cheers* =)

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Date: 2006-04-15 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Allrightythen. Cool.

Congratulations!

Date: 2006-04-11 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suesfan.livejournal.com
Delighted to learn of the forthcoming publication of "The Lion's Cub."
Your haunting "Comfort From the Cold" was the first ATG FanFiction I read and I've been a grateful reader of your superbly written narratives ever since.
Thank you for this exciting news. I wish you every success
Fredericka

Re: Congratulations!

Date: 2006-04-15 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Yeah, well, fingers crossed. ;)

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Date: 2006-04-12 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dramadream10.livejournal.com
yayay i'm so happy for u! can't wait to get a copy!

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Date: 2006-04-15 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Hope you do. It would suck somewhat if no one read it ...

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Looky at what i found!

Date: 2006-04-15 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-lady-revan.livejournal.com
I'm so very happy


http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Non-Classifiable/product_info.php?products_id=3720082

This is the first link for your book I found!

(tell me if it doesn't work I'll try again)

Re: Looky at what i found!

Date: 2006-04-15 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Heh! How cool is that? Not particularly informative as yet ... but still pretty cool.

Thanks.

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Date: 2006-04-16 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandria-47.livejournal.com
This is such exciting news! Congratulations! Your stories are so well written and evocative, not only of time and place, but also of character. The first time I read one I thought " my god, finally someone who rivals Renault! " Actually I think your portrayal of Alexander and Hephaistion seems better than Renaults', they strike me as better drawn, more human, in your hands. And I know this may not be until book 2 but finally, finally I get to cast out the Bagoas demons that have been haunting me since I first read TPB. Huzzah!

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Date: 2006-04-20 10:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Eeks. Those are some very generous comments. I only hope you won't be too disappointed.

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Date: 2006-04-19 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] florachan.livejournal.com
That is wonderful news! *_*
Amazon here I come! I can't wait to have the damn thing in my hands, and I love the title. Whoa, I know I'm going to be totally blown away, and now that we have a date I can finally start counting down the days. :)

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Date: 2006-04-20 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com
Scary stuff, huh?

*eyes rapidly disappearing calender days in mild panic*

*edits edits edits*

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Date: 2006-04-25 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angstman.livejournal.com
WOW> I just know about this. Congratulation and I will definitely read it when it come out.

Hug

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Date: 2006-04-25 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angstman.livejournal.com
BTW, may I ask which period of Alexander life in your book, from children till death???

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Date: 2006-04-25 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxylady187.livejournal.com
Delighted to hear about your book - I can't wait to read it. I've enjoyed reading all your stories and love your portrayal of the relationship between A & H.

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Date: 2006-05-29 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mandolin13.livejournal.com
Hey, I just wanted to let you know I was directed this way by another Alexander fan, and after reading your work I am eagerly awaiting the release of the book. Well, of anything you write, but in particular the one that's coming up. ;) Anyway, I just wanted to wish you luck.

From Moon71 - Congratulations!

Date: 2006-08-19 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hello Lisa,

Hope you don't mind me posting; I don't have an LJ at the moment but my friend Suesfan sent me the link. I don't expect you've come across me or my stories but I have read yours with great pleasure. Of all our ATG fic writers I find yours the most well researched and mature and probably the best written. All I really wanted to say was how very pleased I am for you about your published novel, which sounds like a dream come true. To get published at all is an incredible achievement and I can only imagine the amount of hard work and research you must have put in to one about Alexander. Be assured I have already placed my order!

I have to confess I've read or skimmed virtually every AtG novel in English from Marshall Monroe Kirkman and Alfred J Church to (oh dear) Nicastro and McLeod, and while they vary from the brilliant to the truly awful and downright offensive, I have yet to read one that concentrates so emphatically on Hephaestion as yours apparently will. This alone makes it something to be savoured! But more than that, from your stories we can at least know you have done your research, unlike some, fiction and non-fiction, who obviously did theirs on the back of a cereal packet. I have also admired your compassionate but relatively unsentimental attitude to Alexander and Hephaestion in your stories; so many fics, novels and histories seem to start from a very biased POV one way or another.

Sorry if I sound like I'm reviewing your book before I've read it, but once again, I want to say just how happy I am for you and how much I wish your book many glowing reviews and plenty of sales!

M xxxx