I finished going through the copy-edited manuscript of my book and making the changes. The book is in the mail — and e-mail.

My house now has a master bedroom suite (formerly my daughter’s room) and a family room (formerly the hall) and very few books, because they look messy. There is nothing on the counter tops: I had to hunt for soap to wash my hands. The idea is to make the house look uninhabited by someone with exquisite taste.

Well, I’m going to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on Thursday for four days. I’ll get to stay in a room with towels I can use and visible soap.

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  1. Congratulations!

    Be sure to let us know which plays you see.

  2. Walter E. Wallis says:


    Anyway, have fun but don’t tell them where you are from.

  3. Mr. Davis says:


    We’re looking forward to publication and hoping you have Wi-fi in your room in Ashland

  4. I made sure there was a wireless connection before booking the room.

  5. Congratulations!

    It’s almost inconceivable to me that copy edits ever get done.

    But somehow they do.