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September - December, 2008

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December 14, 2008
I realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted any book news here.  My agent, Caryn Wiseman, has been diligently working on securing a contract for Border Patrol.  Two major New York houses are interested, so we’re just weighing our options.  I should have an official announcement very soon.  In the meantime, the second draft of Jaguar Night is nearly complete.  I believe it’s the best work I’ve done so far.  Look for more information on that soon...

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October 28, 2008
This morning, I had the honor and privilege of spending some time over at Manitou Springs High School and meeting with the students of Mrs. Martens’s Senior English class.

Most of the kids have read the book and were generous with their questions and praise.  As an author, it’s always nice to get some face-time with your target audience and hear their comments and suggestions.

While there, I was interviewed briefly on the school radio station, 103.3 FM.  The talented young man running the show was great and put me right at ease.  Thanks, MSHS!!

November 30, 2008
This year, I had the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving in Santa Fe, New Mexico, visiting friends and seeing some of the sites.

Gabi and I were last there in 1995, so it’s been a while.  It was good to return to one of America’s most beautiful cities.  See some pics here!

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October 27, 2008
I went up to the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver last night to see and hear a true master of children’s storytelling:  Louis Sachar.  The acclaimed author of “Holes” has won both the National Book Award and the Newberry Honor for his often hilarious tale of Camp Green Lake and Stanley Yelnats.

As an author, I find it inspiring and educational to meet and listen to other writers, to hear their stories of putting words to paper and getting published.

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October 25, 2008
Fall is Colorado has never looked finer.  This picture of Pikes Peak is symbolic of the beauty we’ve experienced this year.  My October was made even better when my agent, Caryn Wiseman, read my newest manuscript, Jaguar Night, and declared it to be “really well-written and fast-paced”.  I look forward to sharing details with you soon!

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October 18, 2008
Here’s a shot from this month’s wonderful Author Fest of the Rockies, held earlier in Manitou Springs.  After teaching a session on “Writing for the Reluctant Reader”, I spent some time signing books for fans with fellow authors Carol Hightshoe and Robert Spiller.  I’m already looking forward to next year’s event!

October 10, 2008
My brother’s wedding in Atlanta, Georgia, gave me a chance to visit one of the country’s most important literary landmarks:  The Margaret Mitchell House on Peachtree Street.  It was in this modest apartment that Peggy Mitchell penned her bestselling novel, Gone With the Wind.

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September 23, 2008
My buddy Lee Rumohr and I just returned from an amazing trip to Egypt, where we spent more than a week cruising the Nile from Aswan to Luxor and exploring the Pyramids at Giza.

UPDATE: I’ve posted five full pages of photos from our trip in the Photos Section.  Be sure to stop by and see all the fun we had!

September 1, 2008
This Labor Day, I hit the road with my family and visited Mesa Verde National Park.

While the weather was less-than-perfect, we still managed to have a great time.

If you’ve never been there, you’ll be amazed.  Check out some of our pictures here.

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Author Information
Ronald Cree
rcree@ronaldcree.com 

Book Information
Simon Pulse
March 2006
Trade Paperback
320 pages  $7.99
ISBN:  1-4169-1156-1

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