Sunday, July 18, 2010

News - WOW!

Well, it's the eve before the "Official Public Release" of Midnight Omen Deja vu and I am swimming with emotions. There should be nothing but uninhibited elation tonight, thinking about the novel being placed in stores all over the US and Canada effective tomorrow. Such news!

Yet, tonight I have been flooded with emails from people I do not know speaking of the "evils" of the publishing company I've contracted with. Yikes! There is a maelstrom taking shape in the pit of my stomach. Could these rumors just be the usual disparaging contacts that seem to appear before success comes to visit? Or are the rumors true?

I have to go back to the reason I wrote Midnight Omen Deja vu and remember why it was so important to get the story in my head onto paper. Really, it is because I love pirates and the Caribbean and the romantic notion that surrounds that era (although I know these are only notions and the pirates were really bad guys!). Still, it's alot like playing "cowboys and indians" (or GI Joe and Princesses, as it was in my house with five little kids underfoot) as an adult. I still imagine in this 51 year old brain, still think of mystical things as I stare at an ethereal moon, still love a good story.

So, on the eve of the public release of my story, I am happy to hold in my hand a story that was once only in my head not too many years ago. I hope this novel will bring you many hours of blissful imaginative it was meant to do.

Happy reading and enjoy Midnight Omen Deja vu.



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  2. Thank you to everyone who has posted on this particular blog. After much thought, I am going to move forward, focussed on the positive but aware of the possible issues surrounding my publisher.

    As of this email, I cannot keep my book's selling fast and people are asking for the sequel. That tells me where my focus needs to stay. I cannot allow myself to become less positive than the readers, so I will be removing this post at the end of the month.

    Post Script - there IS indeed a sequel which will be published elsewhere. I have an agent awaiting its completion (sometime in November?). Life is good.