For the King: reviewing proofs

For The King book cover

No, I haven’t abandoned this blog!

It is just that I am reviewing the first proofs of For the King. It seems strange, doesn’t it? It will not be released until July 2010, and yet we are already under a strict deadline. And this is very important, for it will be my last opportunity to correct any stray errors or typos. But the proofs will have to go back to New York in a couple of days, and I will go back to blogging.

More Perrault fairytales will be coming your way, and I have to tell you about a gorgeous exhibition I just saw in London…

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14 Comments to “For the King: reviewing proofs”

  1. Catherine Delors says:

    Thanks so much, Carlyn!

  2. Gorgeous cover! Congratulations on your next book.

  3. Catherine Delors says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Danielle! I don’t know if I can call this the “final stages” yet. There’s the small matter of publicity and marketing to handle…

  4. Danielle says:

    I meant to comment when I first saw this post, but–Yay, I’m so glad it is going into the final stages of publication. I can’t wait to read it! :)

  5. Catherine Delors says:

    Thanks, Sheramy! It’s gone back to Dutton now. You know the feeling…

  6. Sheramy says:

    Congratulations, Catherine! I’m so much looking forward to this book.

  7. Catherine Delors says:

    Almost done, Julianne, thank you!

  8. Bon courage! The end is in sight. How exciting for you! I was in Borders the other day and checked to make sure they still had copies of MOR. They did.

  9. Catherine Delors says:

    Thanks, Felio!

    Now, Penny, I am proud to have turned you into a francophile. About next July, I might actually be in the US for the book release! Yes, the beautiful painting above is a Watteau, one of his greatest works. For a bit a a background, see a prior post:

    http://blog.catherinedelors.com/2008/10/28/did-you-notice-the-new-blog-header.aspx

    It would be an allegory of falling out of love…

  10. Penny says:

    I forgot to mention I am proud to have a shelf dedicated to French lit, history biography etc. I have space for all of Madame Catherine Delors books from now on. just think first editions signed by the author and I will also buy the paperback so one shelf in the bedroom and one in the living room.
    if you are ever in NYC, you have to take a look at what I have done with the pictures from this blog.
    I think I am becoming a Francophile.
    by the way i love that autumn scene. I hung it up on my dining room wall. but there is still space in the bedroom and kitchen and maybe i can make more room in the living room. after all, we still have not seen the Tours art from last year.
    I must get to the Frick. I am sure they have some of the artists mentioned here. and i hope they let me photograph them. this season is watteau is he the one from your masthead by the way?

  11. Penny says:

    Mazel Tov, Felicitations. Will you be having book signings in Paris when it is released let’s say in July? I plan to do my best to get to France for part of an European Tour and I would love to meet you, get the autograph & the picture. are you available for lunch? as long as I’m over there? I would love to try French food. the real thing except I can’t have more than 4oz of liquor, otherwise i will be under the table singing(off key) the soundtrack of the movie South Pacific. LOL. I am so happy about the book. I am telling everybody. and maybe i will get lucky and will be there in time for the release. my credit card can do the math from my currency to the Euro.
    this is really exciting. and now I wonder what you are plotting for those 3rd and 4th books? I also will want the autograph, the photo and a hug would be nice to have.
    May you live to be 120 as publish as many books.

  12. Felio Vasa says:

    Just looking forward to read “For the King!” I’m really proud and excited for you.

  13. Catherine Delors says:

    Well, Tristan, I wish I had you on hand to help!

  14. My s.o. is also a writer – going over proofs is one of my duties. I’m the spell check demon in the family. LOL I may not know the facts presented; however, I can spell them accurately!

    …looking forward to more faery tales!

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