Friday, October 22, 2010

My new book is out(ish)!

I know some of you out there have been waiting for my new book The Golden Theme, well it’s sort of here. What I mean is that it is available for pre-order on Amazon. It will be a week or two before you can hold it your hot little hands, but you can order it right now.

Sorry, Amazon takes a while to put up a cover image for some reason.

Anyway, this is from the foreword by National Book Award winner Charles Johnson:

“Brian McDonald is one of the world’s wisest teachers of
the elements that create great storytelling. On this subject,
you can trust everything he says, because there is simply no
angle or aspect of storytelling – what stories mean and our
experience of them – that he has not deeply reflected upon
(and from the standpoint of numerous disciplines in the
sciences and humanities), then drawn a conclusion that we
can take to the bank….

…If I had not retired last year from teaching classes on literature and
the craft of writing at the University of Washington, I would place
McDonald’s two books before my undergraduate and graduate students as
required reading…

…So my recommendation is quite simple:

If you a writer in any genre, read The Golden Theme. If
you are a non-writing reader who just loves stories, read it. If
you are a teacher, share it with your students. And give it to
friends, who will thank you for the clarity Brian McDonald
so generously brings to our lives.”

-- Charles Johnson

I want to thank everyone for getting the first book, Invisible Ink, and saying such nice things about it. I’m proud of The Golden Theme and hope that you all like it.

Thank you,

-- Brian


Quentin Lebegue said...

OH MY GOD that's amazing !! Congratulations for the release !

I have been waiting for it for so long, and now I'm so excited !

I'm going to pre-order it right now !

Thank you so much Brian, fantastic news.
I'm sure it will be as outstanding as Invisible Ink !

f said...

Great to hear, Brian! I'll read it the day it arrives on my porch.


Will J said...

Really can't wait to read this!

Brian McD said...

Thanks, guys. I hope it lives up to your expectations.

Tara Maya said...

Will it be available on the kindle?

Tara Maya said...

Don't worry, I still plan to buy the print version, but the ebook is more convenient to carry.

Brian McD said...

Yes, it will be on Kindel, so I have been told by my publisher.

Thanks for asking.

James Baker said...

so pumped to read this.

Julia Lundman said...

I'm ordering one right away! Thank you for writing this!!! All my best to you both!


And hopefully we'll see you again this year during the Emerald City Con time.

Brian McD said...

Thanks, Julia!