Thursday, November 8, 2007

Public Apology about Shelfari Invitation

I can't get my flaming cheeks to stop.

I am so sorry about the Shelfari invitation that got sent out to my ENTIRE address book. There were two buttons: One under those few people in my address book who were already members... and one under the rest of my address book who were not members.... I intentionally did not invite those people who were not already members. Or so I thought. I did not think Shelfari would send to the second list when I clicked the list for the above group.

I was sent repeated reminders from the "service," so to avoid that happening to all of you, I have deleted my account.

I am mortified beyond belief.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Latest Accomplishment

My most recent accomplishment was re-designing a website for novelist Charles F. Price.

I'm not done yet, but the basic site is up. Granted, I'm no professional and I just use Netscape Composer (a free wysiwyg) and the stripped down Adobe Elements to create graphics... but I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

Price's most recent book Where the Water-Dogs Laughed has just been nominated as one of the 6 potential books for the Together We Read program in Western North Carolina.

The other nominees are:
  • My Old True Love by Sheila Kay Adams
  • Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
  • Boone by Robert Morgan
  • Anthology of Western North Carolina Poets by Together We Read
  • The Hills Beyond by Thomas Wolfe

Voting Ballots are at local bookstores and libraries... and the public also may be able to vote on the TWR website, though that option is not available yet. The 2008 pick will be announced at their December 2 gathering as the final gala for Lee Smith's On Agate Hill.