Where I’ve Been

Some may have noticed that I haven't been around here much for the past few weeks. (I owe a lot of thanks to Flora for keeping everything running.) I've been busy scribbling away, trying to finish my next book. The deadline when I have to hand in the manuscript to my publisher is, appropriately, April 1. Although the book has nothing to do with hoaxes. The title is now officially, Elephants on Acid -- and other bizarre experiments. This was my original title for the book, but then it was dropped for a while because my publisher worried it would be too cryptic, and might possibly offend elephant lovers. But finally the marketing department at Harcourt decided that Elephants on Acid was a lot catchier than Strange Experiments (or any other title along those lines). So it returned to the original title.

Anyway, the completion of my book is in sight, so I'm hoping I'll have more time to spend around here. Though I won't make any promises. I know myself too well to do that.


Posted on Mon Feb 12, 2007


Huurah! They let you keep the name! It was definitely the best one for it, and I think it's wonderfully catchy.
It's good to see you pop up again love, you've been missed
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Mon Feb 12, 2007  at  01:22 AM
:-) Huzzah, new book to look out for at some stage! I won't ask you to sign this one, Alex...well, not yet, anyway! 😉
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Mon Feb 12, 2007  at  03:33 AM
I hope no elephants will be harmed in the making of this book.
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Mon Feb 12, 2007  at  04:30 AM
Looking forward to some light reading...

Do you know when the publication date will be, yet?
Posted by MaxRascal  on  Mon Feb 12, 2007  at  08:53 AM
whoa... look at the cool colors on that banyan tree, dude... I feel so light, like Dumbo, y'know? Whoa... I can see every wrinkle in my trunk... did I say that twice? hmmm... a Peaking Pachyderm, a buzzed behemoth, doped Dumbo... I need to walk
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Feb 14, 2007  at  08:45 AM
I can't speak for Alex, but I've been on vacation in Pafalafaka working on My Next Book, which I've tentatively titled: "Hairy's Household Hints, and other painful mental boils". Comes out in June from PeanutOilPress... true story
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Feb 14, 2007  at  12:52 PM
okay, bad news... the publisher didn't like the title of my new book, and suggested I rename it: "Eat or Go Home". hmmm... catchy
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Feb 14, 2007  at  02:45 PM
okay, final title draft: "Giraffe Regurgitates Dr. Erwin Corey- a road atlas to Pafalafaka and other exotic locales"... me likey
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Feb 15, 2007  at  10:21 AM
okay, I've changed my mind. I will name him Roy, and together we will rule the world.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Feb 15, 2007  at  04:18 PM
perhaps I, Raoul, The Psychic Gangster of Love should write a new book also, yes? A lengthy tome of impassioned conflict, wrapped in a poigniant tortilla of lust... or perhaps a tell-all memoir of my many amorous conquests, escapades and tangental diversions... or, best of all, an indicia of my secret ways of persuasion, to whom so many have fallen... no, a cook book, I am thinking... Perhaps I will entitle it: "Raoul's Recipes"... no... perhaps this name needs more spice... I think maybe: "Get Naked On The Kitchen Table With Raoul"... don't get Raoul started, okay? Rrrraoul
Posted by Raoul  on  Thu Feb 15, 2007  at  04:36 PM
Vindicated! Thirty years ago I read a report of the elephant who was given acid, trumpeted once, and fell over dead. No one would believe me. Congratulations on your new book.
Posted by Deepti  on  Fri Mar 02, 2007  at  12:58 PM
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