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Monday, January 30, 2006

Book soundtracks, Keith Dobson speaks

Hello, hello all, on this rainy January night in New York City.

First of all, I would like to tell you about the new BOOK SOUNDTRACKS.

In an exciting development (I hit the wrong button on iTunes), I discovered that my personal mixes for the books could be made available to the world at large! So I investigated this some more, carefully crafted some song lists, and the soundtracks were born.

So, if you go to the Apple iTunes store, you will be able to find my iMixes for 13 Little Blue Envelopes and the upcoming book Devilish. I realize that no one has read Devilish yet, so this is a bit premature. But you are welcome to listen to the songs and get yourself ready to meet its star, Jane Jarvis.

HOW TO DO THIS: Go to the iTunes music store and click on iMix on the left hand side. From there, simply type "13 Little Blue Envelopes" or "Devilish" into the search field and hit enter. There may be several matches, but you should be able to find them without too much trouble. (I have tagged "Devilish" as "Devilish: the soundtrack to the upcoming novel" because there are several Devilishes.)

Second, I am, at this very moment, putting together the supplement that will go in the back of the 13 Little Blue Envelopes paperback. This is sort of like a book version of DVD extras. There will be a few different things in it, including commentary from a favorite character.

Yes . . . Keith Dobson, not one to shy away from the public, has very kindly offered to take questions. I have told him he is not allowed to talk about anything that happened after the point where the story leaves off. However, he can answer anything about the events in the book, his body of theatrical work, or field questions about his personal opinions on all other matters. And trust me, he has opinions.

So if you have a question you would like him to answer, you can send it along to me at maureen@maureenjohnsonbooks.com. I'll compile the list for His Keithness. I can't guarantee that your question will make it in, but you never know. You have to play to win!