Friday, February 20, 2009

The Weekend Edition - Talking to the Dead News

So I wrote this book. . .

But you know that, already. While we're all tapping our toes to the countdown to June 1, when Talking to the Dead releases, I wanted to share with you some exciting news.

It's actually a bit difficult to talk about - not because it's complex, but because it's about "me". I think every author has weird feelings talking about her own work and successes. But, whooshie feelings aside, I'm very excited about this bit of news, and I just can't help but share it with you!

I have been fortunate enough to have many amazing authors read Talking to the Dead and endorse the book. When I look a the list of names who are reading and endorsing the book, I have a sense that it must be a different book, a different author they are reading. Each of them is a writer I admire - emulate, hope to be when I grow up.

Recently an e-mail showed up in my in-box. It was from my publisher. News about a certain author who had read Talking and offered her endorsement:

"It isn’t often that I get so hooked on the characters and story that I forget time and purpose. Talking to the Dead caught hold of my heart from page one. It takes a gifted and intuitive writer like Bonnie to bring humor into the middle of such a serious story. Call her the Jodi Piccoult of Christian fiction! Beautifully done! I can’t wait to read the next story she writes.” - Francine Rivers, bestselling author of Redeeming Love

read the review on


Patricia W. said...

Now that's high praise!

Congratulations Bonnie. I'd have the willies too.

Janet said...

Very cool.

Kathleen Popa said...

Francine Rivers is a very smart lady, so I'm not at all surprised she loves Talking to the Dead.

Well... she doesn't actually love speaking with dead people - I don't think. It's your novel she loves. I'm thrilled about her endorsement, but again, I'm not at all surprised.

You've written something truly special, Bonnie - heartbreaking and funny - riveting and transforming. I loved Speaking to the Dead (you know what I mean) and I can't wait for the rest of the world to discover your talent!

Bonnie Grove said...

Patricia: Thank YOU!! Let's all have the willies together! Bless you, my friend.

Janet: Thanks.

Katy: Your endorsement is among the cherished. You are one of those authors I love, I aspire to, I want to be when I grow up. I still think about The Feast of Saint Bertie - turn it's concepts over in my mind. I love it.
On top of that, I get to call you friend. What a privilege.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's wonderful!

Yes, it is weird to hear others talk about a book we wrote. Reading a page or two from my own book is equally odd, because it doesn't feel like I am the author. Glad to know someone else experiences this sensation, too!

L. Diane Wolfe

Steve G said...

It's like that Larry Norman song...
"when you know a wonderful story..."
well, kinda...

I think it is way cool, too. I have also watched you work on that thing for almost 2 years, with many a 12 hour day at it. And then after being 40,000 words into the sequel you turn around and redo the last third so you can wrap it up in one book. I kinda miss Angel and Willow's story, now...

word verification - antai: What I call my dad's sister

Nichole Osborn said...

Congratulations Bonnie,
That is sooo cool! I can't wait for it to come out. I'm dying to read it!