Category: eBooks Converted and Formatted By Us
Author: C C Haile
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Description

Beautiful Grace DeLong Wilber had never met her famous father, the US Ambassador to Japan. He had died of typhoid when her mother, Elida, was still pregnant. But of all the DeLong children it was Grace who was the most devoted to his memory, and determined that his legacy would not slip into history unknown. So on a beautiful summer day in 1921, after a tumultuous marriage that had ended badly, a cataclysmic earthquake, and the death of her cherished mother, she packed her three grown children and her son's fiancée into her extravagant Pierce Arrow automobile and began a journey to establish a fitting memorial for her father. She did not know that journey would forever alter the course of the entire DeLong family. This fictional work based upon actual events and persons is a study of great love, endurance, tragedy and new beginnings set against a backdrop of the sheer splendor that was San Francisco and Fallen Leaf Lake in the 1920's.

Date insert: Friday, 27 January 2023

T'was the Night Before Christmas... 

 (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, may he forgive my doggerel...)

...and all through the shop,
all we minions were working,
   until ready to drop.

The ebooks were flying,
the covers were spare,
The edits were crazy,
   with "one more thing I must share!"

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old Saint Nick,
But Hitch made us work,
   Waving 'round an old stick!

So slave we all did,
And made all your books,
So that Hitch would say now,
   that we're off the hook.

Come today we're off,
to rest up our fingers,
Our hats we will doff,
   No books they do linger.

But we'll all be back,
Don't give it a thought,
for like all wage slaves,
   we're easily bought.

We'll be back on the fifth,
all eager and fresh,
All ready for you,
   after a well-deserved rest.

So Hitch wants to say,
very strongly and loud,
THANKS ALL YOU GUYS,
  you're the best type of crowd.

Indy and Len and Hitch and the gang,
will be back on the 5th,
to do books with a BANG!

In the meantime don't worry,
if you're in a hurry,
'cuz some poor guy got stuck
   sitting here like a duck.

Your emails we'll receive,
so no need to grieve.
We'll be a bit slow,
but we're raring to go.

Your books will be worked on,
your edits still made,
we're just resting a bit,
   before we all fade.

So please excuse the delays;
It won't be for days;
we'll jump on your queries,
   for your wondrous new series.

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old St. Nick,
And sure 'nuff he came,
   It wasn't a trick.

And as he rode off,
into the night,
I could swear I heard Hitch yell,
   "That Edit's Not Right!"

~~~~~~~~~~

We'll be back on the morning of January 5th; we'll be here parttime between now and then, thanks.