Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What I've Been Up to in the Writing World

I'm a great believe in not putting all of your eggs in one basket. This belief comes from experience. I've had two publishers die, three close their doors, dealt with three crooked publishers, had agents who did nothing and I truly mean nothing (when I asked to see rejection letters was given one after 4 years of my thinking the agent was busily working for me).

Because of that past history, at the moment I have three publishers.

My Rocky Bluff P.D. series is published by Oak Tree Press, a small independent publisher. The latest book in that series is Dangerous Impulses. I've already written the next one and my critique group is hearing it (and critiquing it) chapter by chapter. Next I'll have it edited before I send it off.

My Deputy Tempe Crabtree series is published by Mundana Press, also an independent publisher, but much larger than OTP. The next book is called Spirit Shapes and should be available in early fall. I don't have a cover yet--but I am busily working on a blog tour for October.

The previous book was called Raging Water. I'll soon be planning the next one.

In the meantime, I've been rewriting and editing some older books for Kindle. No, I'm not doing them myself, just don't have time right now. I've gone with a brand new ebook company for these. They approached me and I thought, heck why not.

The first one out, and only .99 is Deadly Feast. It had another life another a different title. That publisher is no longer in business and rights reverted back to me. None of that publisher's books were on Kindle.
Deadly Feast is a mystery and began as a Deputy Tempe Crabtree tale--however when I was through, I knew it wasn't Tempe so I changed the main character and the setting, but Tempe fans will recognize some similarities.

And then, I sent them what I call a YA Christian horror--Deeds of Darkness, and it now available for Kindle too. It is a very scarey tale and the young heroine is a Christian. This was written a long time ago, so I had some updating to do, but It was fun. Though the book does have witches in it who cause all kinds of havoc in the small town of Yokut Springs, the cover is more sensational than the content of the story.

It is a great story for Halloween.

And last, I am editing and updating yet another horror novel--this one for adults--with Christian overtones and really scary. It's called Cup of Demons.

And that's what I've been doing lately.



  1. Marilyn, as always, I am impressed by your ability to do the work of at least two people. Some day you'll have to blog on your secret for getting so much work done--not just the writing, but all the other professional and family things you post on Facebook. Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. I have no idea, I just get up and do what has to be done.