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February 11, 2016

Not Last, Maybe Least

I began my first post at Andy Unedited with these words: "To write a blog, you need to have an interesting personality or provocative opinions. I have neither."

Nine years and over four hundred blogs later, it's still true. My kids nicknamed me Eeyore. I reckon I have the emotional range of a turnip. And I am at my most passionate when it comes to commas.

Although February 12, 2016,Andy's full shelves.jpg is my last day at IVP after over forty years as a full-time employee and thousands of IVP books published, by the good graces of folks here at IVP, I shall continue Andy Unedited. I will, however, now don the guise of a guest blogger.

I have enjoyed the opportunity to inflict such opinions as I have on an unsuspecting public. So if there are topics you think I should address, continue to let me know. Books, ideas, publishing, writing, history, editing, leadership, scholarship--all these and more continue to be important to me, and I think important to society.

But blogging needs one other element--fun. And as long as that lasts, so shall Andy Unedited.

Photo credit: Cindy Bunch. My IVP office before I packed up my library of 2,500 IVP books and shipped them off to Christian students and seminary libraries in the Majority World.

Posted by Andy Le Peau at February 11, 2016 10:03 AM Bookmark and Share



Comment by: Charlene at February 11, 2016 10:17 AM

I was concerned that in light of your impending retirement that you might end the column. Glad to see that concern dispelled.

I look forward to reading your posts for many years to come.

Comment by: Rob Stroud at February 11, 2016 11:20 AM

Kudos and congrats on everything, which is appropriate when retirement happens. I can't imagine it yet but then I don't want to either. And keeping up with three grandkids keeps me hopping so I don't know how you keep up with 13!

Have always enjoyed the blog and will continue to do so. Although I do wish that more of our colleagues besides Allen would write about the history of publishing. But that is just my quirk and interest.
Keep the faith, Roy

Comment by: Roy M Carlisle at February 11, 2016 2:22 PM

Thanks, Roy. I can hardly imagine it myself. But I do plan to stay connected with my own writing and editing projects, just not under the IVP banner this time. And yes, all the grandkids are amazing. Hope our paths will cross again.

Comment by: Andy Le Peau at February 11, 2016 3:41 PM

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