I hate bringing sad news to the blog, but that’s part of life. There is often good to go with the bad; indeed one wouldn’t be able to tell the good if there was no bad to balance it against.
Do you remember at the beginning of the year I talked about how Clash Of The Animal Kings had found a publisher? The post is here if you need a refresher.
Well I received an email from Lester at Popcorn Press a short while ago and he explained to me that he had been forced to make a very difficult decision; Popcorn Press will no longer be publishing fiction. Instead, it is devoting all its time (which, I as understand, to be rather limited) to the publication of poetry. This, of course, means that they will be unable to pursue the publication of Clash of the Animal Kings.
Of course I understand that sometimes control of these things is taken from you, but I won’t deny that I was upset. However… as I said above, I know that was bad news, because it was immediately balanced by good news. ^_^ Lester has been good enough to recommend the novel to Mark Williams International, a small press that has already taken on two of Popcorn Press’ authors.
I’m not sure exactly what this means for me yet, but I’m in contact with Mark Williams International to see what they think and if they’re interested in the piece.
You know what they say… Every time a door closes, a window pops open. I’ll keep you all posted!