Slow News Day

        Not much to report today. For the first time in my life I had to miss a gig due to illness. Don’t worry, it was only a medication adjustment situation and not advancement in my illness. Enough about that. I only like to read of sickness in journal articles. I do apologize to anyone who was expecting me. It couldn’t be helped.

        So, instead of boring you with all that sickness biz I decided to update you on my projects. “Grandpa’s Mandolin Book, a Coloring Book for Children of all Ages” is coming together. This weekend my Lit agent e-mailed me the illustrations from the graphic artist. He captured what I was trying to say. I am very excited about this book. I believe it gives a way for adults to interact with children and for both to learn some basic music concepts.

        In the edit of”Acquisition Syndrome” I should finish my revisions by mid December. This will give my editor Dorrie time to go back over it one last time and then submit it to the publisher. We should make my self-imposed deadline of sometime this spring to release this novel.

        I have a mandolin duet CD in the works with Darin Aldridge. Our first session was excellent and we believe we will finish sometime before the first year. This should be ready for a spring release also. I don’t get away from home as much as I used to but Darin will have it for sale in his travels. Also my Lit agent will see to it that it is available on Amazon. I hope to have some bluegrass/book venues in 2012 if they are within 150 miles or so of home. This would be N.C., S.C. and maybe some in Virginia and Tennessee.

        I will be back with more fiction posts soon. I am recovering from a couple bad days but again moving in the right direction and there is no evidence that I’m gonna be overwhelmed by this. We have an old saying at the office. “Don’t worry till Dr. B says worry.” Y’all don’t worry yet.

Dr. B

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11 Comments on “Slow News Day”

  1. Carolyn Brooks Says:

    Yes, Dr. B., I remember you telling me that once – so I won’t worry, but I WILL continue to pray for better days ahead for you, as well as healing. Take care.

  2. drtombibey Says:


    Thanks so much. Prayers and conncerns are all good and help lift me up, but no need to worry yet.

    Dr. B

  3. jel Says:

    what Carolyn Brooks said , goes for me too. 😉

    so I wiil add this , our 13 year old granddaughter got her first 7 point deer, this weekend. boy was she over the moon 🙂

  4. Carmen Claypool Says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers daily

    • drtombibey Says:

      Bless you Carmen,

      I really do think I’m gonna survive, but it is gonna change me some. As long as I can interact with the new grandchild, my family, and my friends, and play some music, I’ll adapt somehow.

      Dr. B

  5. inkspeare Says:

    God bless you; you are amazing – so many things going on at once and still manage to say “I will be back with more fiction posts soon” :). You are very inspiring, wow!

  6. So enjoyed browing your blog and then I stumbled upon this one where you mention your coloring book. As an adult who uses both music and folk art (yes, I still color) to cope with a chronic illness I am looking forward to a coloring book that combines both. Best of bests to you.
    And… I will not worry either as long as Dr Bill says not to.

    • Barefoot Baroness,

      Thanks so much for dropping by, and I will take Dr. Bill’s advice!

      I hope to have the children’s book out soon, so stay in touch. It is a coloring book for children of all ages including big kids like me.

      Dr. B

      • am just a bit embarrassed having shown a prime example of writing what I hear, not what I’m thinking. The name Bill was being called in my background as I meant to write Dr Tom. Not Dr Bill. Silly.

        I plan on staying in touch, keeping an eye on your blog for the release of your coloring book. ( After all I’m rather tired of Strawberry shortcake). 😉

  7. Oh I thought you had a Dr. Bill in your family! AStay tuned for the children’s book; it isn’t far off.

    Dr. B

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