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Monday, May 1st, 2006
10:40 am
I know this community might be dead...


Christopher signs a two-book deal with Scribner. First plot details of new novel made public.

For immediate release

Scribner and Pocket Books announce joint acquisition of two novels by Christopher Rice

Books by New York Times bestselling author build on successful Pocket publications and launch Scribner career.

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NEW YORK, January 31, 2006. Scribner and Pocket Books, divisions of the Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, today announced they would publish BLIND FALL, by The New York Times bestselling author, Christopher Rice. The book, to be published in early 2008, is the gripping story of an Iraq war veteran who seeks redemption and revenge when a soldier he betrayed during the war is brutally murdered. Rice's writing has received acclaim from The Washington Post Book World, USA Today and the New York Times. The Times of London said "His novels are becoming as addictive as those of his mother, Anne."

Nan Graham, Editor-In-Chief acquired the American, Canadian and open market rights from Lynn Nesbit at Janklow Nesbit Literary Agency. Mitchell Ivers, Senior Editor at Pocket Books will edit Rice for the Scribner list and Pocket will publish his books in paperback.

"Christopher's second novel THE SNOW GARDEN was a great success for Pocket Books. We look forward to working together with our Scribner colleagues to further propel his books to an even greater level" said Louise Burke, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Pocket Books. A mass market edition of THE SNOW GARDEN was published in January 2004, and LIGHT BEFORE DAY will be published in August 2007.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to be with such a distinguished imprint," said Christopher Rice, "and I'm also overjoyed to be re-committing to the team from Pocket Books that made the mass market paperback of THE SNOW GARDEN such a success. From Greg Iles to Annie Proulx, Scribner has a fine tradition of nourishing and promoting some of my favorite writers. I'm honored to join their ranks and can't think of a better home for my next novel BLIND FALL."

The new hardcover title, BLIND FALL is the first of a two book deal. Susan Moldow, Executive Vice President and Scribner Publisher said "Christopher Rice has carved out a unique territory and has immense talent. We look forward to growing his audience and introducing new readers to his work."

Suzanne L. Balaban, VP Director of Publicity, Scribner
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Voice: 212 632 4945 Fax: 212 632 4957

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
9:49 pm
Sorry this is OFF TOPIC, but this is VERY IMPORTANT!!

In case you haven't heard:


"Zach," as he's at least known online, is a 16 year old gay boy from Tennessee. What do I care, you ask? Simple. He came out to his folks in May, and before he could say "Fabulous," they enrolled him into Love In Action, an "ex-gay" Christian camp.
ia alertsDiffering views on homosexuality notwithstanding, this is brainwashing.

Luckily, Zach was able to alert his friends online through his blog (see above link), and they've rallied to support him. Well, them, and, oh...a thousand other people (maybe not quite that much, but you get the idea).

Protests, blogs, and media alerts have abounded, but his parents have still kept him in there, and probably will until the end of July, when his six week stint will end.

No one's heard from him since June 5, because they don't allow outside contact.

I've got more links if you're interested, but if you'd like to send Zach some support, go to his blog and sign a "take care" or whatnot.

John Smid, the director or Love In Action, had this to say while at work "de-gayifying" young Zach, or any other homo...

"I would rather you commit suicide than have you leave Love In Action wanting to return to the gay lifestyle. In a physical death you could still have a spiritual resurrection; whereas, returning to homosexuality you are yielding yourself to a spiritual death from which there is no recovery." --The Final Indoctrination from John Smid, Director, Love In Action (LIA), San Rafael's "ex-gay" clan.

This was witnessed and verified by several dozen people. this is just in case you care. Later.
Saturday, June 4th, 2005
10:58 am
you all must read john morgan wilson...now!
From chapter 8 of Moth and Flame: A Benjamin Justice Novel by John Morgan Wilson.

I reader the article over coffee at Tribal Grounds, while the young novelist Christopher Rice sat outside with a window betweeen us, looking impossibly fresh-faced and earnest. In one hand, he held an open copy of Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister, which he studied like a dedicated college student cramming for a serious exam; nearby, next to a packet of cigarettes, was a copy of James M. cain's Double Indemnity. While he reached for his cigarettes, I turned back to Templeton's article on Dr. Ford.

Current Mood: content
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
2:44 pm
knock knock!
Does anyone know if Light Before Day is actually available in paperback (not audio CD..)? cheers.
Monday, May 9th, 2005
5:09 pm
Hello all~ :)

I've recently read both The Snow Garden and Light Before Day, and, well... to put it quite simply, I've never ever been this taken with an author. My favorite between the two was by FAR The Snow Garden. I've yet to ready Density, mainly because I can't find it! It always seems to be sold out of any store I check in, haha... must be a good sign!

I have a question for everyone, though - When reading, how did you picture all of the characters? Were there any certain actors/actresses that just kept popping into your mind? For some reason, the only one who has really done that for me (and a lot) was Randall... I kept thinking of Ian Somerhalder, heh~
Sunday, April 10th, 2005
11:11 am
random post idea
1. Re-read or read A Density of Souls
2. Find your favourite scene/location and say the reasons why,
if you are able to tell..
Thursday, March 31st, 2005
1:34 pm
just finished the book, light before day....and I liked it but not as much as Chris' first two books......I don't know why but it just didn't leave me with that feeling that the others did.....hmmm...

oh well, it should be interesting if he decides to bring back Adam in a sequeal to Snow Garden.....He had mentioned that at a signing that he might use Adam who gets hired to find Randal....:)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
12:27 pm
Last chance!
Last chance to win a signed copy of Light Before Day!

We're getting close to the end of the referral contest at christopher-rice.com. Right now, "mrstratton" is in the lead with 7 referrals.

The contest ends tonight at midnight (central) so you still have plenty of time to get your friends over to the site and signed up for the forum.

For contest rules & instructions, visit http://www.christopher-rice.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5.

Thursday, March 24th, 2005
10:20 pm
Just joined....:) met Chris at the reading and signing in Newton, Ma the other night....it was really cool...:) in the process of reading his new book...read the previous two and loved them...:)

So yeah just wanted to post to say I joined....:)

6:22 pm
OMG, Light Before Day -- SO good! I can't even express how good I thought it was.

spoilers behind cutCollapse )

I know I had more to discuss, but my brain is just swimming in the fabulousness of this book. I honestly think I might have enjoyed it more than A Density of Souls, but it is hard to say because I read ADOS at a very different time in my life and haven't reread it since...so who knows. Now I just have to go back and read The Snow Garden and I can feel better about my fandom. Right now I feel like a bad fan still, because I've ignored TSG. But apparently I'm not alone, according to Chris at the B&N reading on Tuesday. I guess a lot of people mention ADOS but not TSG. So, that's next...after I read a bunch of other books that have been waiting on my shelf for me to finally finish this one. Damn work making me take a break from reading for a week...I started reading this damn thing before it even came out in stores and here I am, finishing it like a million weeks later. But it was fabulous, and I feel like this is such a better high than crystal meth could ever give me. YAY BOOKS!

Current Mood: in a blissful book high
9:52 am
A little excerpt from my own journal that I thought I would share. Can anyone relate?

You have no idea how badly I just want to walk out the doors right now and go read my book. It's not that I don't want to work. It's that I just want so badly to be reading the end of this Christopher Rice book. If I could sit here and read my book until I was done and then continue working, I totally would agree to that. It is just THAT good and I am in total suspense mode right now. All my fingernails have been chewed off, I am angsting to know all of the little secrets that still haven't been revealed. And I am angsting for the characters to know everything so they can figure it all out. And I love it. I love that feeling. You know the one. Where you can't think of anything but the book. Where you just want to sit and devour the story until you have consumed it all, soaked it all in, and loved it to death. If I hadn't already learned from years of experience, I would have stayed up for two hours past when I normally go to bed and finished the book. But I've done that before, and as satisfied as it leaves you feeling when you go to bed, you wake up feeling like crap because you have to go be worker bee and you're not allowed to escape back into whatever world you were just surrounded by the night before. And even if you could wrap that world of words around you again, the story is over. You have finished the book. And so you drudge off to work, exhausted, sleep-deprived, and kicking yourself. But secretly still so squirmingly happy because you enjoyed the book you just read SO MUCH!

*drool* I WILL finish this book before I get on the train to go home tomorrow night. I vow it! Because I plan on starting Angel-Seeker, the fifth Samaria book by Sharon Shinn, while I am on my way into Connecticut.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
9:09 pm
A quick poll...
Poll #460383 Favorites...

Which is your favorite so far?

A Density of Souls
The Snow Garden
Light Before Day
...I'll let you know once I'm finished with LBD.
They're all so good - I can't pick a favorite!
9:21 pm
new member heh
im 21 and ive been a fan of chris since shortly after "a density of souls" came out. it was actually recommended to me by a close friend, and it wasnt until i bought it that i learned hes anne rice's son. i saw him on rosie o'donnell (i believe it was her show, anyway) around that same time and i was realy impressed to learn that he didnt use his mothers "connections" or anything to get published; hes more real than that, apparently. he didnt use shortcuts.

ANYway! i got "ligh before day" a little while ago and im about halfway through it. its an amazing story; its a lot more involved and better rounded, somehow, than his previous two novels, although i dont want to discredit "density" or "snow garden" in any way (i enjoyed both immensely). chris0 made a comment a week or two ago about the number of characters in the novel, and i have to admit that the other day i sat down with a notebook and a pen and made a list to keep them all straight (no pun intended).

this is a very wordy first entry, so im going to run. i just wanted to get my foot in the door, so to speak, and if chris ever sees this, he HAS to come do a signing in central PA so i can finally meet him lol. later!
12:05 pm
Anybody going to the B&N reading/signing in New Orleans on Saturday?
12:22 am
LBD Article/Interview
'Life happens’
Gay novelist Christopher Rice settles down and sobers up; his new book shines for it

Friday, March 18, 2005

At the beginning of Christopher Rice’s new novel, “Light Before Day,” a crystal meth lab tucked inside a filthy doublewide trailer in Northern California explodes in a ball of fire. A teacher searching for her student is killed.

The action jumps to the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles, where we are introduced to Adam Murphy, a boozy writer for Glitz magazine who... (Read More).

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
10:38 pm
oh man! Christopher Rice is funny, friendly, witty and generally awesome! Like the previous poster mentioned he read an excerpt and then answered questions. I asked one, I asked him if it was more important for him to be remembered as a writer or a GAY writer, because so many people asked about hi sexuality and it's affect on his work and such. My best friend is a lesbian and she has her own fierce views on this, I wanted to know his. After the reading and the Q and A he signed our book. When I got up to the desk and met him I apologized if my question had offended him and I explained about my best friend. He said he wasn't offended and that it wa a good question! I also otld him how much A Density meant to me and how it got me through my darkest moments in high school, he looked really touched by that, I think he really understood how much it meant. I held his hands for a moment and then he signed my book:

"To Shakti, I am so honored this book could touch you, love Christopher Rice"

and he signed a book for my best friend who is up at college. He's really awesome and this experience has made my day, week, month, LIFE!

p.s. if anyone else was there I was the girl wearing a top hat!
10:14 pm
The B&N Event went well tonight. Chris read an excerpt from Chapter 1 and then answered a bunch of questions. He's definitely adorable and definitely friendly. I <3 him. He can be my friend any day. I know I should give more detail, but my night was consumed with other...thoughts. LoL! But it went well and if there was anyone else there that is on here, please fill in the masses for me, since I'm not doing a very good job. :-D
4:55 pm
Not to sound too much like a giggly fangirl, but OMG I GET TO SEE CHRISTOPHER TONIGHT! OMG CHRIS IS TEH ROX0R!!!

No, but seriously, I am majorly excited. And nervous cuz I am meeting a new friend and some of his co-workers for drinks beforehand...and I'll be all alone. So YAY for Chris and YAY for new friends/maybe someday more than just friends but EEK @ new social situations. I just have to remember I am fabulous and I get free Chris Rice books and free books on tape and that I am funny and fun and that I am absolutely loving this book and can't wait to talk about it. That should get me through the nervousness, right? Right? *crickets chirping* Ok, well, I'll give an update once I'm home after the event and we'll see how it went. *NERVES!*
Monday, March 21st, 2005
10:15 pm
*sniffs* all ya lucky ppl..chris never comes to nz....
love his books tho of course :)
Density remains to be my favourite :) :)
Saturday, March 19th, 2005
2:01 am
New and stuff
I'm new and I fell in love with Christopher Rice several months ago during a tricky period in my own life. Can't wait to get the new book.

Happy to have found other people who share my affection for (or perhaps obsession with) his writing.
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