Friday, January 4, 2013

Bartholomew Makes Another Decision - Published Today!!

This morning, Bartholomew Makes Another Decision, the fourteenth story of The Book of Bartholomew was published.  This story about a New Years Eve party is illustrated by Justin Terlecki.

Bartholomew goes to a party at Topping and Charlotte's place.  This is the first social event with his new friends.  Bartholomew wonders if they will still be his friends after they really get to know him.  But his fears are quelled by an old friend - a Dionne Warwick song.

This story marks the end of what is considered the first volume of stories in The Book of Bartholomew.  It has been a fun project so far.  I have met some amazing artists and have had a great time writing about these characters who I am still getting to know.

I want to thank so many people who have made the past year a rousing success for this project.
The first is Mary Swalla Holmes whose initial response to the idea and the first couple of stories encouraged me to continue.  I can't really be a writer, can I? 
I also want to thank Beth Waterhouse for being a supportive editor and a believer in art and expression.
I want to thank all of the artists who have been involved: Matt Wells, Martha Iserman, Tim Jennen, Mary Esch, Raighne Hogan, Krista Walsh, Mary Sandberg, and Justin Terlecki.

Thanks to all the people who have read my stories. 

The Book of Bartholomew will be taking a little reprieve to update some software, make some illustrations and get ready for a story reading on February 15 at Dreamland Arts.  There will be some announcements and postings on the blog and at the Facebook Page, but the regularly published stories will return February 1, 2013 with the story Lost.

I am looking forward to what is ahead in the world of Bartholomew.  I will share with you soon what is going to happen this following year.

Take care,
Mark Granluind

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