Monday, September 19, 2011

MIssing You!

Oh, where to start. So when we last left our heroine, she was riding high: new books about to debut, a website being created, plans for the summer. True, she was missing her roof, but the nice men were putting one on for her and it only cost )@#(*$&#* dollars.

Fast forward through some of the bad parts.  After buying her roof, she bought a new air conditioning unit for the house and fixed the A/C in her car. Then she bought a whole new septic system. None of this was fun, easy or cheap. Sadly, no monies were left for the website and those plans were put on hold.  Her computer died a slow and painful death. She even survived two weeks with out the internets! I know! Scary, right? Thus, she spent more monies and bought a shiny new, wicked-fast computer.

  Even the Texas weather conspired against her with a record number of 100+ days (over 70!) and an epic drought. Top that off with frequent scary wildfires and you get the picture. Our heroine did not have a good summer.

Then stuff went bad with her publisher. Really bad. Not to belabor the point, but if you're interested, check out this thread at Absolute Write, the last few pages should do it. Yes, AMP was circling the drain. In fact, it's pretty much dead, but the owner just hasn't acknowledged the death. Lots of authors are still strapped there. Salvation came in the form of Musa Publishing. They bought the Aurora Regency imprint and that means our intrepid heroine's books. Yay! Much rejoicing. The books will be re-released in October.

I haven't been paid my royalties in months. Boo! Hiss! In fact, I haven't made a blessed penny off Death by Scandal in spite of the fact that it has sold well. More boos! But I'm so relieved to be out of that mess, I don't even care.  I'm resurrecting this blog along with my career. I'll be posting more about Musa and the big launch. Gosh it's nice to have something positive to say.

Hope everyone had a fabulous summer.


  1. Holy crap! No wonder you've been awol.

    I will forgive you for not posting pictures of your goats. :)

    I hear ya on the septic system. We didn't have to replace ours but we had to pay big bucks to fix it. :le sigh:

    It sounds like things have turned a corner for the good though. I hope you can get the rights to Death by Scandal back.

    Sorry about all your bad luck. --But I still want my goat pictures.

  2. Thanks Maria. Actually, Death BY Scandal belongs to Musa now and will be re-released in October, but AMP still hasn't taken it down from 3rd party sites which means I'm going to have to do all the work to get it down. So frustrating.

    You shall have goat pictures soon, Ma'am. I promise.

  3. Eep. I thought my summer was crazy. I was grateful to find Musa. So glad they saved your book!

  4. Good to see you back on the blog! You've had quite the summer. SO glad Musa saved your books! {{hugs}}

  5. wow! poor you and the goats! Their yard torn up, roof men all over, and the smell of smoke in the background with no water... terrifying.

  6. The goat kids, not knowing any better, found everything quite entertaining. But my dairy does and my chickens weren't nearly so entertained. It got so hot and miserable that the chickens actually stopped laying.