Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm B-a-a-a-a-c-k!

I'm so, so so sorry for the long absence - it's been CRAZY over here I can't even tell you all that's been going on, since that in itself would fill a book! But the long and the short of it is that I'm DONE, and my editor loves The Dying Breath and I now know when it will be out. The Dying Breath will be released in the fall of '09! Just so you know, that is a very quick turnaround in the publishing world and I'm very happy that those at Penguin Putnam are happy with the manuscript! It'll be in your hands before you know it!

For all of you who have written and wondered what planet I had dropped off (answer - Earth!) I am officially back in business. Just lot and lots of long hours completing the revision and family things that have been both wonderful (our daughter Kristin is pregnant - yeah!) and sad (two deaths in the family). A huge, wonderful group of sisters/parents/in-laws came from all over for Thanksgiving at our home, eight of whom stayed in my home for a week, which was a blast! Fourteen people and four large dogs makes for tons of fun - we ate and sang and laughed and just enjoyed the season! I baked seven pies (cherry, apple, and of course pumpkin!) a 23 pound turkey and everything that goes with that yummy time of year. Now, as I come up on Christmas, I think of how many wonderful blessing there have been for me this year, including each and every one of you reading this message. Thanks for your love and patience and encouragement and good thoughts. I promise to do a much better job of keeping in touch!

Hugs from Elizabeth,

Alane Ferguson


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Anonymous said...

oh i know i can not wait that long! ahhhh!!!!! are you going to be posting atleast the book of the book paragraph?

Anonymous said...

Hey alana.!>!
Ur bookss are amazzingg. I can;t wait till THE DYING BREATH come out. I nearly died when you said cameryn was introuble and when you wrote the line patrick said " You can date a guy with a gun." Ur a fabulusss writerr. Does The dying breath have anything to do with cameryn going to college and stuff?? :)

Anonymous said...

i love your books cant wait for the new one to come out so i can get it

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your done! Are you going to be posting an excerpt???

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please, please, please post an excerpt! I don't think I can last too long without some kind of clue!

Laurel said...

Welcome back! We are glad to see that you had such a great holiday :)


Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to read TBD!!! I am so glad That it is coming out finally! You are an amazing author!

Alane Ferguson said...

I will ask my publisher for permission to post a snippet from
TDB, so we'll see what my editor says! I'm so glad that it's all done and ready to go to print, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!

May every one of you have a very merry holiday season!


Alane Ferguson

Anonymous said...

I was beginning to worry about you!

Glad to hear that you are back and that TDB finally has a publication date. I let out a little scream, though, when I saw that it wasn't, say, tomorrow!

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I love ur books they are so good! I dnt think i can wait a year for the next one though!!!! Are u gonna post a sneak peak? Please do!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

OOOO i cant wait for it 2 come out but fall of 09. i really dont think i can take the wait!!!

Anonymous said...

omg that is like depressin that it doesnt come out til next year!!! i cant wait that long!

KathiH from the hood said...

Lanie, Hi!

I can't believe it has been so long since I have seen you. I see our career is going very well. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I am concentrating on teh romances. got four in the works all requests so looking forward to this new year.

Kathi Robb Harris