I'd say it was hard to believe it has been so long since my last post, but that would be lying. We've been terribly busy with personal issues, mostly connected with our families. It has been an emotionally and physically exhausting time.
On a slightly better note, we also had an American wedding in May, which we hope will better preserve our rights if the Supreme Court or Congress turns against us.
Despite the above issues, we did succeed in getting Strangely Funny IX published. It's available in print and Kindle from Amazon, and features stories from the usual suspects plus some newcomers. B.F. Vega's "Blood of Thespius" is one of my favorites from the new bunch.
In other news: we will be releasing a novel from E. M. Munsch. Stay tuned for the cover reveal, slated for this Friday!
Our third book for the year, Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cannibal Caper by Rosalind Barden, is awaiting final edits.
Last year, and this year, have been busier than usual. My mother's health has taken a turn for the worse, and we have been tied up with her needs. If you really want the gory details about it, you can look at the blog post on my personal site. We had to turn down several submissions of novels and story collections because we could not devote the time that they would involve.
The good news is that we are still plugging away at projects in between the blocks of time we must devote to my mother's needs and concerns. Sort of like grout.
Late this spring, we will publish this year's Strangely Funny, which is a nonnegotiable must-do as far as I'm concerned. We will also be introducing the sequel to Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case, in which Sparky falls into the soup again. We also have a submitted novella that will be coming out under a new imprint.
Gwen and I have been working on the third novel in the Three Snowbirds series, but progress has been slow. We have no projected date of publication at this time, but we hope it will be this year.
Thank you so much for your patience!
Our first Sisters in Crime chapter, the Derby Rotten Scoundrels, invited us to talk about how we formed Mystery and Horror, LLC, and share the details of our journey. They also wanted to know what was involved in running a small press. We each took turns describing what they do at MAHLLC and how the indie press works. You can see the recording of our talk here!!
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