Thursday, February 14, 2013
Next Wed. night at the Charleston County Public Library-Main Branch, I'll be speaking to an audience about my books. Specifically about the Macy McVannel Mystery series. Cold Case: Sleeping Dogs Lie, the debut book in the series was released a year ago. It has had wonderful success. It has been almost a year and the much awaited second book in the series Crossing the Line is due to be released in mid-March.
It has been a long road to get to the second book. The book was finished in May, 2012. It went through the first rounds of edits and we were working on round two and getting the ARCs=Advance Reader Copies ready to go out for review. I don't know what happened, but it all fell apart before my eyes. My publisher closed their doors in October, 2012 with my book due out in November.
What was I going to do? I'd worked too hard and there had been too much press to stop now. Who is going to take a book series when the first one has already been released? I couldn't even get an agent to touch it. So, in talking to a writer friend, I decided to make the next logical step. I am in the process of opening my own publishing company.
Don't everyone send me a manuscript. I am currently the sole author at my company. I am co-writing with a friend and if that gets off the ground it too will be through my company. I also have another new author I am excited about. That is all I am willing to take on at this point. I still have book three in the series to complete and I am a long way from 50 to 60 thousand words. I'm not even in the ballpark.
If you are in the Charleston, South Carolina area looking for something to do on Wed. Feb. 20, 2013. I will be there from 6-7:30pm. There is no admission. As always 20% of my gross sales goes to the Friends of the Library. I am also donating 10% of my net sales after taxes. I donate to tannerstotes.com and I will be donating to an anti-bullying organization. I am not sure which one yet. Hope to see you there.