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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: Tuesday, 07 December 2021

Phone Call Alert! 

(Please read, thanks.) 

Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.