Timothy --- or
Notes of an Abject Reptile
I am writing an article for Decoded Science on Georges Lemaitre. I plan to include a link to your article at www.ralphmag.org/FV/indexFV.html. I would also like to include the picture of Lemaitre that you used in the article.
Please let me know who I need to contact for permission to use it. I would appreciate your getting back to me as soon as possible.--- Mark
§ § § From: Jo Smithyman
Re: Timothy --- or, Notes of an Abject Reptile
Dear Ms. Lark,Approximately five years ago Wendy Firestone reviewed an audio book for RALPH: Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile by Verlyn Klinkenborg, which I narrated for Tantor Media Inc. The review was most complimentary, both about the book and my performance. As this was possibly the most delightful book I was ever asked to narrate, Ms. Firestone's appreciative comments warmed the cockles of my heart.
I have been a professional actress since the age of eleven. A long time. I have narrated more than sixty audio books but this July I made my debut as a writer when my short novel Hotey was published by the independent publishing company, AuthorHouse. The book's website is www.Hotey.net.
Although I wrote the story with young people in mind I have been most pleasantly surprised by the positive response from adult readers, of both sexes. Indeed, my clinical psychologist husband has always believed it to be a journey fable for all ages. It is set in the American south west at the turn of the 19th century and is told through the eyes and experiences of a donkey. It is an old-fashioned, adventure story. There are no vampires and no magic, other than the magic to be found in friendship, courage and self-discovery.
With the absolute understanding of how busy you must be, I wonder, if you find the website appealing, if I may send a copy of Hotey for your consideration.
Thank you for your kind attention,--- Thanks,