I hope everyone had a fantastic Spooky Season/Blessed Samhain/Happy Halloween! As we venture on into the end-of-year holidays, I have an exciting announcement to share with you all!
Those of you who follow my work may remember that I’ve been working on a work of historical fiction, inspired by Bobby Kennedy, the tumultuous late 1960s and the grungy 1990s, for a few years now. You may also remember that it was picked up by City Limits Publishing and set for an August 2021 release last year.
Then, things went awry. I won’t detail everything that happened here, because other people have already done so better than me (for more info, see this in-depth write-up on the excellent blog Writer’s Beware here, and my friend, Peter Fenton, who was both an employee and author with CLP, detail his account here). Unfortunately, it is a reality that in the world of publishing, whether you’re with a smaller, indie press or one of the Big 6, companies fold, deals go awry and there are always those in the industry set to take advantage. It’s just the nature of the business. So in June of this year, rights to So Long, Bobby reverted back to me and shortly thereafter City Limits Publishing dissolved completely.
I immediately went back on query, because that’s how important this book is to me! I was lucky enough to find a home with the excellent Sword & Silk Publishing and I am incredibly excited to announce that they will be publishing my novel in the Winter of 2023! I am very excited to be working with the Sword & Silk team and can’t wait to see what amazing things they have in store for my pride and joy.
I really do love this book, so much. And I can’t wait to share it with you all. In the meantime, here’s the official announcement! Stay tuned for a guest post on the Sword & Silk blog in the coming weeks, and be sure to check out both my Media and Shop pages for the latest doings of mine!