Remember last May when I posted a fervent plea for Gary Corby to contact me?
He'd sent an email query; I'd replied asking for pages.
My email to him bounced back twice as undeliverable.
I REALLY liked the pages.
I figured why not at least try to get his attention on the blog. Maybe he was a blog reader; at the very least he might have his name on google alert and see the post that way.
What I didn't count on was the response from y'all, the regular blog readers! You took it as a challenge!
You tracked him down.
You emailed him to email me; you emailed me with his contact info.
Turns out his webhosting service had a glitch, and his email was part of his site. By the time y'all were finished I had his home address, work address, telephone number and I think maybe a picture of the family guinea pigs.
Gary certainly got the idea I liked his novel!
Today the story comes full circle with this announcement on Publishers Marketplace:
Gary Corby's THE EPHIALTES AFFAIR, set in Periclean Athens, to Keith Kahla at Minotaur, with Kathleen Conn editing, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2010, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (world).
Thanks to all of you! We couldn't have done it without you!
As for Gary's website, well it's back up and running. Take a look!