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Are you Jean Auel?
No! I'm Diane in Cincinnati - a longtime fan! Like hundreds of her other fans, I got to meet her on her Shelters of Stone author tour. I just enjoy her work - and enjoy sharing my work with my fellow readers - in my spare time!Back to Top
How do you pronounce Jean Auel's last name?
Owl - like the bird.Back to Top
How do I write to Jean Auel?
As far as I know, she doesn't communicate via email. If she does, it's top secret! You can write to her at her P.O. box:
I'm told she reads much of her mail herself - and enjoys receiving it, though she does have a personal secretary who helps her go through it, so your correspondence will get the personal touch!Back to Top
When and where can I buy book 6 - The Land of Painted Caves?
The official announcement of the title and publication date was made on May 27th, 2010. The book, entitled The Land of Painted Caves, will be simultaneously published in a worldwide release on March 29, 2011 - in locations including: the U.K., Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Japan! You should be able to find at your local bookseller - or any online bookstore.
If you're planning on buying online from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk please support the ECfans Community of sites by starting your shopping from our Amazon links! :-)
When will The Land of Painted Caves be available outside the US?
On March 29, 2011. We will have an ongoing list of translations and links on the main page at http://ecfans.com as they start becoming known. If YOU know of any, please email the information to Diane in Cincinnati so she can update the list!
When will Book 6 be out?
On March 29, 2011!
How many more books will there be in the Earth's Children series?
On Jean's Shelters of Stone booksigning tour - and to the press, she repeatedly answered this question with: "There will be at least one more book." Beyond that, she wasn't telling. In January 2005, I got this quote from Jean (via Kendall): "There will be more than six books before the series is finished."
BUT the press release for The Land of Painted Caves stated this clearly in the subject line: "The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel's Sixth and Final Book in the Earth's Children Series..."
AND in the email from the Senior Vice President, Executive Director of Publicity for The Crown Publishing Group giving me the early scoop on the announcement, he included this in his description of the press release contents: "the long-awaited sixth and final novel..."
So... I'd say it's pretty darn definite that The Land of Painted Caves is actually going to cover the rest of Ayla's story!
What about all those rumors?
The same old rumors were circulating during the wait for The Shelters of Stone. How many did YOU find were true? ;-)
What happened to the AuelPage?
The AuelPage, the ORIGINAL ECfans website since 1996 went the way of Yahoo Consolidation. It was hosted on Geocities from 1996 till just recently. I saved the files but haven't managed to make the time to recreate them here on the ECfans.com server. Life happens!
How is this site supported without advertising?
Wow! Thank you for asking! In the earliest years, I simply paid for everything out of my own pocket so we could have a website that was FREE of the pop-up advertising that had totally engulfed the Geocities web. A good friend of mine, Gabi, told me about another discussion site she spent time at that was user supported. People who enjoyed the site would donate funds to keep the site going - they called it Sponsoring. So... since 2000, we have had Site and Board Sponsors here at ECfans.
Most people are happy to pitch in. I seldom come out and ask, except when I am terribly desperate, because I simply hate to ask for help. I LOVE to receive it, however!
If YOU would like to help by sponsoring, please visit the Sponsors page. And - Thank You, in advance for the help!