My husband’s novel

Hell Comes With Wood Paneled Doors by Christopher GronlundNot only does my husband have some of his short stories for sale online, he now has a novel too.

Christopher Gronlund has made his first novel, written about 2003 or 2004, into an eBook.  You can purchase it in various formats here.

This is the same story that he read as a podcast.  He didn’t just read it — he used different voices and really got into the storytelling!

Hell Comes With Wood Paneled Doors is about:

A humorous coming of age story about a family traveling cross-country in a possessed station wagon.

So, for those of you who haven’t listened to the podcast, or enjoyed it so much that you’d like a copy to read on your own — check it out!  Enjoy!

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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13 Responses to My husband’s novel

  1. Thanks for spreading the news.

    While I’ve changed directions with the kind of thing I’m writing, lately, I still love this little story. While it’s goofy and over the top, there’s some heart to it, too.

  2. No problem!

    I’ve read it so many times in various formats over the years, I’ve lost count. I have to admit though, I had a BLAST listening to the podcast. You cracked me up, doing all those different voices. Hahahahahah!

    And that’s the thing with your writing… there’s almost always some heart to it, or something magical in that way. I can say, that I’ve always been a fan of your writing — I read some of it before I even met you! 😉

  3. Amy says:

    Awesome!! I’ll definitely be checking it out!

  4. Thanks, Amy. Obviously, with possession being a major part of the story, religion factors into things–and some people might see aspects of it irreverent–but in the end it’s a story about family, and in a very roundabout way, even faith.

  5. Amy says:

    I just bought it. I’m in the midst of “The Pirate Devlin” but I’ll be reading Christopher’s next. 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    4,456 pages!! WHOA!! That’ll take me a while………haha!

  7. @Amy: Is that for HCWWPDs or the book you’re reading now?

    Weird, I wonder if there is a page mistake somehow… which version did you download? Kindle or Nook? I’ve only seen the Kindle (iPhone and PC — we don’t have an actual Kindle yet), but I seem to recall there only being around 700-800 pages or so. Very strange! We’re still getting used to the eBook formatting thing, it’s been difficult finding enough detail about how to do things smoothly.

  8. Amy says:

    It’s Christopher’s book. I’m new to Kindle (I have Kindle for Mac on my laptop) and I was tooling around. First I noticed that the table of contents links don’t work, but there is also a way to go to a particular page. Somehow I clicked on that and it said 1 of 4456 pages.

    There must be a pagination issue because if I go to so-called page 4456, and it takes me to a page that has the very last line of his “About The Author” page. If I click up to the previous page, I get the whole text of the “About the Author” page. And if I click back another page to the Epilogue, it says it’s page 4421. Click back again, and it says it’s page 4394.

    So something is up. I wish I could help, but I don’t have a clue how to format something for Kindle.

  9. Thanks for letting us know, Amy! This is the longest thing Christopher has ever formatted for ebooks, so there are still a lot of kinks to work out. I’m sure he’ll see your comments and look into it when he gets a chance.

  10. Christopher Gronlund says:

    Kindle page counts are weird. The whole thing is a flow, so the location counter changes depending on screen size. For example, on my iPhone, Chapter One begins at location 76. When I turn to the next page, the location = 84.

    There really isn’t a set page count with ebooks, which is something that took some getting used to for me.

    Hope that helps!

  11. @Christopher interesting! I wondered how the different screen sizes would affect it. I haven’t had a chance to start messing with the formatting yet, but I look forward to learning and helping you.

  12. Amy says:

    I see. That’s strange. But it kind of makes sense. I see that pagination thing on Pirate Devlin — but it’s mainly skipping every other page on that book. Like I’ll go from page 46 to 48 to 50, etc. I’m not skipping 25 or 35 pages like on yours. It’s no big deal…all I care about is being able to go to the “real” next page and not missing any of the story, and it’s doing that just fine….so no worries.

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