What a couple of months! Through September and October we spent quite a bit of time on the road in an eight-state sell-in tour for PEOPLE OF THE THUNDER. We alternately drove and flew all over the Southeast, meeting with booksellers and conducting seminars on both PEOPLE OF THE WEEPING EYE and PEOPLE OF THE THUNDER. Finally we ended up at the Delaware Book Festival on the first of November, where we had a wonderful time.
Excitement seems to be growing for the release of PEOPLE OF THE THUNDER. To tell the truth, we’ve been a bit anxious about this one. For those who haven’t heard, due to changes in the marketplace, the publisher decided to split our eleven-hundred page manuscript into two volumes—something unique in the PEOPLE series. We’ve done long books before, as those of you who read PEOPLE OF THE LAKES, PEOPLE OF THE SILENCE, and PEOPLE OF THE MOON know. That was before so many of the grocery stores, airports, and other retailers decided that a minimum of five books had to fit into the pockets.