Wednesday, June 28, 2006

In my hot, sweaty hands

Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in AmericaYesterday I had my first email from someone who was reading Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America. That was great, but where were my copies? I fired off a plaintive email to my editor.

Today I came to the university, and there they were, sitting on a sofa in the departmental office. The secretary explained that she had needed a box. . . so she took mine. No problem. I had not come in last week because I was traveling.

I came up for a new description of the book, meanwhile:"How British Wicca Met American Nature Religion."

It's a good feeling, having it in my hands. Maybe now I can start concentrating on new projects.

The paperback is only $20 and it's available from all the usual online sources. But if you order online from the publisher, you get 15 percent off, they say.

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Blogger gl. said...

congratulations, chas! whoo hoo!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Mistress Polly said...

how exciting, i am hoping that my copy arrives in the not to distant future, as i pre-ordered cause i am impatient. (but the site says they are not out until august)

anyways.. Congratulations i hope that heaps and heaps of people enjoy you book.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Edlogic said...

Is it sad that I was able to obtain, read to finish, and review it on before they even start shipping it?

It really was a great book. I am excited to see more books of yours in the future, if you continue to write them.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Cat Chapin-Bishop said...

Woo-hoo! I got mine! Hooray!

Actually, I was on my way to a movie when the box arrived, and I had to risk being late to pull it out. Luckily, Peter drove so I could begin paging through it. I kept on reading as I walked into the movie theater, relying on radar to keep me from bumping into people or tripping on steps.

Of course, like most of us, I indulged my shallow side first, and read the bits where you'd quoted my essay, Chas. I was so excited that I wasn't able to understand what I was reading the first two or three times through! What a rush!

When I was able to breathe and read slowly enough to grasp meaning, I came across some new ideas and details that have me already scurrying to learn more from my contacts in my coven-of-origin. Some of the information you got from Aidan Kelly was new to me, and I'm eager to check it out.

I can't wait to finish reading the rest of the book--I'm gobbling it down like the popcorn I skipped at the movie in order to keep reading. (I had to stop when they dimmed the lights and started the film--what a nuisance!)

10:02 AM  

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