Friday, August 21, 2015

Catching UP!

Catching UP!

NO Books  went to press, or back to press, this week: 

Galleys that went out, are STILL out, or went out again, this week:
This book is cancelled in Publication.
  This First galley went out to the author this week. The "Final Edited" ms. (the third copy  of the ms. we received from this author inside a month) arrived on Aug. 14. The author cancelled publication as she is  a "little grumpy now that you went ahead on this without us hashing out the rest of the details."   
   Admittedly, this is a little unusual. Most authors complain that we are not quick enough, not that we work too fast. One would think that after three different versions of a book have been sent, a "final" version of a ms is presented, and the contract is signed, all the "details" would all have been worked out...  
   Let me be clear. This is a very talented writer and one whose work we are proud to publish. In any case the book is cancelled at her request. 

IRIS DESTINY by Joseph Daniel Carr. 
   To almost everyone Colin Craft is an average kid in the 9th grade. But secretly, he is the crime fighting “Newspaper Myth,” a phenomena most people think is a publicity stunt. Few believe he can really read minds, create ice, manipulate flame, and even teleport objects with his mind. While the Myth is discounted by the public, one man knows the truth...a crooked cop named Allen Crestmere identifies him and becomes his first real enemy, fighting him not as a human, but with the same supernatural powers.

PAYBACK: Kathy Sear and Greg Hawkins Series, Vol. 5, by  Michael Field
   During a routine prisoner transfer a dramatic prison escape by four hardened criminals shocks the law enforcement community. A review of their extensive criminal histories reveals they all have one thing in common – Pineview Detectives Greg Hawkins and Kathy Sear are responsible for them being incarcerated.
   The detectives suddenly find themselves in a unique situation as the hunters become the hunted. They are forced to match wits with not only the escaped prisoners but also those that assisted and carried out the prison break.

THE MURDER OF SECRETARY Judd KANE: Adventures on Capital Hill Series, Vol. 2, by Christine Rose, Mariotti
   Second in the popular political thriller series.

 BOOTS AND THE BRANCH BOYS, by Marjorie K. Doughty.
   Eleanor Hadley, better known as “Boots,” welcomes the “Branch Boys,” veterans from her Maryland home town, back from WW II. All of them have changed and many use alcohol to dull the pain from the devastation they’ve experienced. She falls in love with one, but thinks that marriage to him might be unwise.

Work began or continued on the following titles: 
BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 1
   Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category! 

REVEREND CASTLE'S CRISIS, Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2 by Celine Rose Mariotti
   Rev. Castle is back in another cozy mystery.  

REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 2,  by Josh Aterovis. 
   Suicide, or murder? That's the question in the second Killian Kendall mystery. Will Smith suspects murder when an old childhood pal drowns, and asks his friend Killian for help in solving the mystery.

TRUTH OF YESTERDAY,  by Josh Aterovis

ALL LOST THINGS, by Josh Aterovis

CHANGE  OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis

Jack's News!

  by your bookstore cat, 
and gossip columnist!

The Writers Bloc will be at the Tomato Festival in Vienna August 22 (rain date August 23). Hope to see you all there! Author Andy Nunez will be at Downtown Salisbury tonight. (Friday evening.)  He is there most weeks with copies of his very popular new book Pirates of the Eastern Shore.

All is well here. Thanks, Andy, for the update on the Tomato Festival. Me and Spunky are enjoying all the crickets that have gotten into the house. I like to play with them, as a gentleman cat should. SHE eats them! Ugh!

Please don't forget to let me know 
what you are all up to! 

Just send a message with 

 "News for Jack" 

in the subject line, and

I'll make sure it shows up right here. 


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