As of today, Sudden Mission is on schedule to relaunch tomorrow. Nasty Leftovers is still in the works and I hope to have it up tomorrow or June 2. Both books will be available in ebook form on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Nook (assuming Barnes & Noble gets on the stick and verifies my info).
I’ll be updating links on the book’s pages as they become live and as I get to them. So, watch the links as they come live!
This last weekend, I was in Missoula, MT, for MisCon 30. I had a great time participating in panels with other writers and guests. I met Brian Rathbone and Peter J. Wacks for the first time, and met some other writers once again. Some after many years. Working with these folks on panels was a privilege, educational, and entertaining.
One of the panels was “Clash of the Titans: Horror Monsters and Science.” James Glass (Spokane), Brook Stanley (Barrow, Alaska), Corey Ragsdale (Missoula), and myself had a lot of fun talking about horror monsters and what could and could not happen.
Costumes were everywhere, and some were very good. A costume parade was arranged Friday afternoon and the participants took the parade around downtown Missoula. I heard comments about it in my hotel, which was a long way from the heart of town.
I gave out promo cards, business cards and talked to a lot of folks. Being in this transitional time, between publisher and self-published, was a little weird.
MisCon is a smaller convention, but I think it will become a regular event on my schedule.
I’m in the middle of preparing to relaunch the e-book versions of Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers as soon after May 31 as possible. I’ll relaunch the print versions shortly after, probably about mid-June.
BugBear Books is an official trade name, and I have the accounts on Amazon, iBook, Nook, and Kobo set up. The bulk of the work involves preparing the books in the various electronic formats and making sure things work as expected. I stumbled across a couple of typos I want to correct before I relaunch, as well. Odd what you encounter when you read to an audience. I want the quality as good, if not better, than we had with the previous publisher.
I hope to have Sudden Mission back online on June 1. If all works well, I should have Nasty Leftovers up a day or so later. Of course, Murphy rules and there is a lot going on that may impact the timing. As mentioned before: buying a house, selling a house, moving, and maintaining the schedule. It just never stops.
Of course, right in the middle of all this, I’ll be in Missoula for MisCon 30. Check the Events page for my schedule at that convention. I’ll have some Booktrope editions of both books available and will be signing, as per the schedule. It’ll be great to meet readers, friends, family, and other writers. I’m bringing a special book with me and plan to get an autograph from an old friend.
Stay tuned. I’ll post as I can over the next couple of weeks as things progress. I’ll also try to get a post with pics and all from MisCon. Should be fun.
Keep writing, and thanks for your support and patience.