Friday, September 23, 2016

Catching UP!

Galleys went to press or went to press again this week.
WANTED: ROYAL PRINCESS sHOCK AND AWE, by Anna Dynowski, Royal Hearts of Mondoverde Series, Vol. 4

   Prince Maximillian, the playboy prince, is having way too much fun with the ladies, young and old and everything in between, to keep his name clean. Incorrigible, he’s been synonymous with scandalous headlines since he turned sixteen. While his laughing eyes, smooth talk, and charming manner make him the darling female population, the Graziano royal family despairs of him ever settling down. But can he find a woman who will rein in his wild streak and fix his princely image?

SECOND GROWTH, by Joan L. Cannon

    Serge Dziminowicz is hampered by his past in a dysfunctional family. 
When his career and his marriage both are destroyed by his feckless father, his reputation and his livelihood in shambles, he is forced to leave behind everything that has become meaningful to him. In rural Vermont, he stumbles on a way of life that nourishes a second growth. A near tragedy is the catalyst that enables him to dare to trust. He ultimately learns he must lower his own barriers.

Galleys that went out or went out again this week:
   Fourteen-year-old Luke dreams of spending July at  Camp Unlimited, where campers explore cave networks, set off fireworks in pyrotech workshops, and sleep in tree house hammocks. But to get into the camp, Luke needs to demonstrate excellence in a sport, the arts, or
   More likely, he’ll end up at SURF, his town’s rec camp, where athlete’s foot, mildew, and warts plague the gym, bedbugs and lice infest the couches, and clumps of hair make frequent appearances in the burgers.

LOVE BITES, by Barbara Garro.
   Now in her eighth decade, Barbara Garro, at the early
death of her mom, became powerfully propelled into
poetry. Poem after poem, flows through her as she
shares the spirit of a lifetime in innermost love
thoughts, fears and dreams. Love Bites is Garro’s debut
poetry collection, first in a Series.

Work began or Continued on the following:
NOODLES, by Elan Mufti 
    An Indonesian army general's son, who recently graduated high school, continues his education at a college in San Francisco. The 19-year-old was a boy headed for trouble. His father hoped that the responsibility and overseas life experience would change his son's attitude. In fact the culture shock does make him change, but not in the way his father hoped for...

THE LAST CHRONICLER by Judy Johns Heathcoe
While tunneling through a mountain in the Russian Southern Urals, a team of engineers are trapped in a deep, large, cavern containing a living rain forest. Looking for a way out, they discover a hermitage that once was home to a historical society who called themselves chroniclers, whose members were able to travel in time to view a famous person or event in order to record history correctly.
In the hermitage library, among the many chronicles, they are privileged to view the lives of Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia, and his family.  But hiding out and watching their every move are the remaining chroniclers who are determined to keep their existence a secret, even to the point of murdering any that discover it. The engineers find themselves running for their lives through the seemingly endless forest, wondering whether they would face death at the hands of the dangerous and adamant chroniclers. . .or the primeval creatures of the forest.

 Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat, 
and Gossip Columnist.
      Sorry to say I haven't had a lot of mail this week.

    Arline's depressed, but that's not  unusual. She's had a lot of questions and she's answering them the best she can...I guess.  Personally I didn't think it was so hard to understand...

1. The web site will close on or before the beginning of next year.

2. All our published books will remain on sale at and other web bookstores unless you tell us to STOP because you've made other arrangements.
    a. In making other arrangements you are free to use, without charge, any and all files and covers created by us, but NOT our ISBNs, as ISBNs are publisher specific. If you sign with another publisher, or self publish, you must NOT use an ISBN attached to OUR company...

3. After the first of next year,  you will only be paid once a year, in January.

See? Not so complicated. Even Spunky gets it!

   Roger's done being mad at me, I guess, cause he played his guitar twice this week. He's still giving me that diet cat food instead of treats, though.

   Spunky snuck out and stayed out all night (everything I do she tries to copy me).  Now I KNOW she wasn't interested in Lady Cats, so I don't know what she thought she'd do out there under the Harvest Moon...
   PLEASE don't YOU forget to send me news of any personal appearances, signings and so on... so I'll have some gossip to pass on next week.
Just send an e-mail to with 
 "News for Jack" 
 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

1 comment:

  1. Spunky? That's the name I gave my frog. He has a girl friend, but she's so shy we only see her twice a year or so. She doesn't even have a name, just girl friend.