So we were talking about the show that went out on Friday, 2nd November, at 11am. We went to Source FM, and found the 'listen again' page, and ... kind of looked around a bit, but we found it, and we played it back on the old honky-tonk desktop computer we keep in the rec.room for just such purposes, and She's on form. You need the date, and the time, and the link to that 'listen again' page, and you'll get there. Interesting interview, and the music around it is good too.
So we've all read it ("Yes!"), and she's here, and there's a bit of a panic on. We're calling it The Book around the office, although it's actually Those Be Rubies - provisional title - and it's the second James Enys mystery. Find out more - and learn ("Ha!") rather a lot about James Enys, Sir Robert Carey, William Shakespeare and actually, the entire Elizabethan era - by going to Source FM (which is at sourcefm.co.uk, but hang on a sec) and 'listening again' to today's 'Thank Source It's Friday' show, presented by the estimable Andy Coote.
The show starts at 11am, and She Who Must Be - sorry, Patricia Finney ("Brilliant!") is on at around half twelve. She took one of us with her, so you'll hear an occasional voice in the background, agreeing. Worth a listen, not just because we're close to publishing ("Yes!") Those Be Rubies, but because of how much insight you get, into how Patricia works and what motivates her.
Good music, too. Thank you, Andy.
Source FM. The 'listen again' link will be up shortly. And we'll be setting a publication date for Those Be Rubies any day now.
There was a delivery from Hungary this morning. We're sitting around the big table in the production area, rubbing sleep from our eyes, clutching big mugs of coffee, and listening to the silence from the Boss's office. Occasionally, there's a "Ha!" or a "Brilliant!", and once a bark of laughter, but mostly, it's silence.
Something's definitely up. More shortly.
As promised - there's a draft page in place for The Complete Patricia Finney. More to be done, lots more, but at least we've made a start. Comments welcome, either via The Inevitable Comment Form or by commenting on this (or, come to think of it, any other) blog post, but right now, we're going back to the launch party for M J Logue's A Broom at the Masthead, out today.
Ever since the table-tennis table was removed from the recreation room and The Rack trundled in to take its place, we've been working round the clock on The Complete Patricia Finney. Today's news is that a first draft will appear on Monday - very much a work in progress, but already containing some useful information for the newcomer to Patricia Finney's work.
Today's other news is already out on Facebook - and the department responsible for putting titles on these blog posts is clearly not in a discreet mood this morning - but as responsible publishers, all we can say is that There Will Be An Announcement very shortly. Watch this space.
Strictly speaking, a member of the Patricia Finney's Renaissance Facebook group raised a question about the second James Enys mystery - which is written (and very good; there is One Among Us who has read it) and currently going through Patricia's editorial process (she mentioned something about bats?) before we publish it as soon as possible.
...and the conversation turned to the a number of features that any self-respecting publisher really should have on a website, and the young lad who watches the internet for us turned pale and said, "Er, Guv, I think you need to see this," and the lights in the editorial office dimmed for a second as a powerful message arrived from Hungary, and the short answer is - we're on it! We agree!
This is a brief blog post, on a site that doesn't usually carry a blog, to mark the date and let everybody know that we will soon be launching (we're starting to build) The Complete Patricia Finney - an online guide to all of Patricia's books, regardless of who publishes them. It will run right here, in place of this blog post. We will include links, of course, plus information about the books, FAQs (some of which will need answers from Hungary), and rare books (and stories) and where to find them. We won't get it all done at once, but the message we've sent back to Hungary includes the words "Next week without fail!" So pretty soon, really.
We're grateful for the idea. If you don't know Patricia Finney's Renaissance - find it and join it. Patricia herself is a regular participant. She has her own Facebook page, and - but all this will be included in the page we're building.