Adventures in Publishing
My adventures in publishing continue as my publisher, Gumboot Books, will be going out of business March 1, 2011.
While this was unexpected and hugely disappointing, it is not an unusual occurrence for a writer to experience. Many thanks to the talented and hardworking Crystal Stranaghan and Jared Hunt for their energy and dedication over the last few years publishing the first two books in the Megabyte Mystery series: DeadFrog on the Porch and Dead Bird through the Cat Door.
While I am pursuing a few avenues to keep the characters and stories alive, the books will go out of print.
So, if there was ever a time you thought about buying a copy of either (or both) of my books now would be the time. The books will be available on Amazon worldwide for a few more weeks (publisher is not sure when Amazon will take them off). I will continue to be available for school visits and will have a number of copies available for purchase at future school visits.
While this puts a hitch in my literary giddy up, I will continue with my plans for world domination one manuscript at a time, and hope that my bloggowers will be with me on that journey.
To leave everyone on a high note, here’s a video clip I’ve used before and it seems appropriate to use it again. Defying Gravity from the hit broadway musical Wicked. We, as writers continually defy gravity to create and have our work live outside of our sasquatch writing caves.
And, since I get accused of being all about the 80s, another video comes to mind. When I was traveling in Africa (alternately insert Thailand, India, Ecuador or any other country with jungle) I inevitably would find myself hiking through the jungle knee deep in mud. The words from the Talking Head’s song 'Once in a Lifetime' would come to mind: “And you may ask yourself, well … how did I get here?” I’m going to find out the answer to David Byrne’s question: “Where does that highway go to?”
I’m off to dip my quill in ink and start working on my next novel …