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Back in Santa Fe

Home again in New Mexico... for a few days, at least. Just enough time to catch my breath before flying off to the San Diego Comicon.

While I was gone, Ty moved all my internet functions to a nifty new computer (just the Windows side of things, however, my writing computer remains the same dependable DOS machine as always). The internet stuff seems to be working well, as witness my appearance here... but I do not seem to have any email yet. So if you've been emailing me and wondering at my silence, that's why. I have not had any access to email since leaving on my book tour.

My book tour, by the way, was astonishing. More than a thousand people at every appearance. Close to two thousand in New York. And such great people too... unfailingly cheerful and friendly and enthusiastic, despite having had to wait in line, in some cases for many hours. I have the best fans in the world. I appreciate all your support.

The success of DANCE has exceeded my wildest expectations. We had the strongest first day sales of any work of fiction released this year, certainly the strongest sales of my career. Not to mention the best reviews of my career, and some amazing word of mouth. That all means a great deal to me. It is no secret how long and hard I struggled with this one. Knowing that tens of thousands... indeed, hundreds of thousands... of my readers feel it was well worth the wait heartens me more than I can possibly say.

I will be posting my full schedule for San Diego tomorrow or the day after. And after comicon, it will be on to LA, the Bay area, Seattle, Denver, and Lexington. I hope to meet many more of you there.

Thanks, all. You guys (and gals) rock.

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bobabooie
Jul. 18th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
What is up with Roy Dotrice (audio version)
First off, I love the book, bought it both in print and on CD, but I have to say after being super excited about having Roy Dotrice back to read ADWD, he really made some horrible changes. For some reason he decided to change Dany's voice to sound like some old serving lady, completely different from how he read her in the prior three books, and Melisandre went from such a cool smokey voice to a high pitched accented voice. Why do this after establishing the characters in the previous books with different voices. Didn't he go back and listen to how he did those characters before? Where are the production directors, you would think they would point this stuff out. George, please give the audio a listen, I think you will find these changes quite jarring. Other than that awesome, awesome, awesome, and thank you for all your hard work.

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