Ok, since this is my blog, I’m going to do something I don’t usually do…focus on me. I know, please bear with me. Many of you have been so graciously waiting to hear about the publishing company. Seems like it’s two steps forward and one in neutral. Here we go: good news and bad news.
First the bad. My new publishing company has undergone a few challenges even before we hit the marketplace. But, as with anything, this is just a pothole in the road. I returned from New Orleans last week to have an emergency meeting for over two hours with my intellectual properties lawyer. We’ve been considering a situation of grave consequences. Someone close to me betrayed my confidence and used my company name to set up a competing entity.
I won’t go into details. However, I’ll just say this issue almost made me slip down a path I didn’t want to take. Instead, we are forward focused. The name will be changed and those who attempted to thwart my company’s reputation will undoubtedly face karma, and may I say it is not always pretty.
Now, on to the good news. I’ve been invited to offer four classes at the South Carolina Writer’s Workshop, just south of Charlotte, in May. We’re sending out the publicity notices and we’d love to see any of you sign up if you happen to be in the area that day. Also scheduled to speak, artist and poet Jonathan K. Rice of Iodine Poetry Journal, Lee Q. Miller memoirist, and literary award-winning author Craig Faris.
My four topics are Children’s Picture Book Perplexities, Young Adult Enigmas, Fabulous Fiction Falsehoods, and Nonfiction Fibs. Should be a fun class, as we discuss issues which propel writing forward or keep writing stagnant. Plus we’ll see examples of what editors and publishers are seeking in each of the appropriate marketplaces. Details about the event…
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