Friday, February 27, 2009

Wesley the Owl being published worldwide!

Hi All!

Wesley the Owl is being published in quite a few countries, soon. In fact, it is already out in Brazil! I know it's coming out in China, in both languages, Taiwan, S. Korea, Brazil, the U.K., Italy, and in Spanish, also in Germany and Poland. I may be missing a few but you get the idea. I'm THRILLED!!! The title may be slightly different depending on the language - at least the subtitle.

There was a very good review in O Globo recently. O Globo is the main newspaper in Brazil.

I don't know how to set this blog up to allow separate sections. If any of you knows, maybe you could tell me how by writing it in the comments? But without that, I do want to let readers know that if you are following the blog but don't feel comfortable writing in English, I do read Portuguese and Spanish. I may not be quite so hot at writing in those languages but I can read your comments at least! It's easier to read/understand a language than it is to write/speak it, I've always found.

If I can figure out a way to have a Spanish section and a Portuguese section, and if there are readers who want that, I'll try to figure out how to do it.

I don't speak/read the other languages the book is being published in, unfortunately.

As always, thank you all SO MUCH for your comments and stories! I am always inspired by hearing from you! It means a lot to me that you are sharing a love of Wesley with me. I am still grieving over him even after 4 years! I haven't really even gone into the room that he and I lived in, except for when absolutely necessary, because of the grief involved. But there is total joy in sharing him with you and seeing how he is still touching people even after his life on earth is over. In fact, he is still bringing light and joy into my life because of the book and those of you who are sharing my love for him! It's such an amazing, joyous, fantastic, miraculous turn of events! WOW!

Stacey O'Brien
@Wesley the Owl, Inc.


YehudaHamer said...

You mentioned in your book that an owl would be depressed forever after the loss of a mate. The example given in your book was that an owl would stare into space.

I am curious to know if there is any video footage for something like this.

Yehuda Hamer

Thomas said...

Hello there, Just wondering if Wesley the Olw will be published in French? I sure hope so.
Montreal, PQ

lila said...

You and Wesley have touched me so deeply. I have been going through a period of deep mourning and loss in my life. The guilt you described so succinctly in your book struck such a chord. The love you and Wes shared brought me to gut splitting laughter and bawling out loud tears. Your translations of his running commentaries had me in stitches. Your description of Wesley's eyes was incredible. I felt like I was actually looking into their bottomless pools. I felt like I was touched by God's love. I wish I could put it better into words.
I thank you for sharing Wes with the world. Thank you thank you thank you . I love Wesley. I love you.

Robin said...

After reading Wesley The Owl, I was so affected by it; it really touched a deep chord inside me.It was so sad and so beautiful, as Lila said it is so difficult.


Robin said...

What I'd meant to say in my previous blog is that it is difficult to describe my feelings about and reaction to this wonderful book!