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The recording of Vin Stone — Not a Detective is about halfway to completion. I’m using a new recording system, so it’s been an interesting time of learning as well as production. It sounds different from my previous readings, which shouldn’t be surprising, I guess. It’s different equipment and a different setup. As I get used to it, though, I have to be careful that the chapters don’t sound different from each other. I’m no longer recording in a closet, with all those clothes to damp down the echoes, so I have to find other ways to accomplish that.

Yes, those are egg cartons.-)


Okanagan Reader will be in hiatus for a while. I’m recording my novel, Vin Stone — Not a Detective now, so I probably won’t get around to recording short stories for a few weeks. If you’ve got used to getting a new one every week, I apologize for your disappointment. They will be back soon.


This week’s reading is End-User Agreement by Morgan Long. Its themes are quantum computing, non-locality, virtual particles, superposition and the uncertainty principle. Length about nine and a half minutes. Listen to this and other stories on the Audio page.


I’m reading Redemption Point by Candice Fox. It’s a mystery story set in northern Queensland, Australia. It features tropical heat and a family of geese, as well as an interesting duo of detectives. He’s a man falsely accused of a terrible crime, whose innocence doesn’t protect him from terrible persecution. She’s a murderer whose happiest memories are of prison. Together they solve crimes.

I like Candice Fox’s writing style. Her descriptive passages are full enough to be satisfying without being too long. Her prose sometimes makes me think that she has synesthesia. Her characters are unique and well-drawn. I find myself pulling for them. The situations and their reactions to them feel real. It’s one of those books where I want to pick it up and read as soon as I have a moment.

I should do that now.