Back to the Grind

Hello all! Well today is my first Tuesday back from our terrific anniversary celebration and I’m excited! While we were gone there were a few things that have happened in the publishing industry. First the big one! Dorchester has regrouped and are now going digital and print on demand. This is old news now but let me just say WOW. I can’t get over this.

About two weeks before RWA Nationals I was sent an email from RWA stating that due to some royalty payments going unpaid that they were not going to allow Dorchester to take pitches at conference. Let me just say I was floored, I’d been so prepared to pitch to them. Oh well, I got another appointment and moved on. I had heard Dorchester wasn’t doing well but never guessed that in just a mere two weeks after the RWA notice that they would be announcing they are changing business plans and firing editors! WOW! It happened just that fast. Maybe insiders at Dorchester knew it’d been coming to that for a while but to all of us it was quite the “Holy Shit” moment!

I wish all those authors who are contracted with Dorchester the best and I wish the company luck too!

As to other things, well one of our own SFCatty has accepted a contract for her novella Solo Honey Moon with Siren Publishing. I have so proud for her and of her. I’ve bought books from Siren and have never been disappointed so I know her writing will fit in there very well!

Secondly I am turning in my final edits to my second novella with The Wild Rose Press today and am expecting ym release date information and book cover any day now.

Thirdly our own Runere McLain has lots of ghost/paranormal news. I’ll let her explain the wonderful opportunity she has. But for now I will say I am very very proud to be among such talented ladies! And sweet!!

And for my day back let me share a picture that I look at while I’m writing my new inspirational cowboy story entitled Second Chance Cowboy.

 Oh and this is not writing news but as I write about cowboys, cowgirls, and all things dealing with the equine and cattle industry I figured I’d mention that legendary cutting horse Smart Little Lena died last Monday after suffering a stroke. He was put to sleep shortly after the stroke. Here is a wonderful video about his trainer and other horses from the Lena bloodline.

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5 Responses

  1. It has been a bit crazy since the Conference, hasn’t it? It seems like every time I turn around, there’s something new being mentioned in the publishing world.

    I suppose it’s good because change is inevitable.

  2. Congrats on all the good news. I’m so happy for all of you. I agree with Danicaavet. A lot of changes. I just attended Heather Graham’s conference in New Orleans, and what a blast I had. Not to mention. I have a request for my book. WHOOT… so sorry I missed the meeting, and the ghost hunt… but um… I think did the right things.. laughing.
    The conference was a great success. I even met. Sarah from Smart Bitches Blog, and I have to say she’s a doll. Easy to talk with and a great sense of humor. Loved talking with her. I did plug our blog with her. WINKS.

  3. Congrats to all of the Sizzlers – things are hopping! And I love the picture, Sayde…a cowboy at sunset. What could be better?

  4. Can’t wait for your new cover and release, Sayde! That’s worth a yee-haw AND a tossed hat! Be sure to send it to me so I can add it to my website!

    What happened at Dorchester should only be a reminder to check, and then double check, who we send our MSS to. Guess everything about life is a craps shoot, huh?

    Proud of all my Sizzle Sisters who are getting good news! Feel more hovering in the air, too! My psychotic–I mean psychic–bone is aching!

  5. Thanks for the shout out, Sayde. I appreciate it. We are on a roll here at the SS blog and I’m thrilled to hear about GothicDweller’s request, too. Hope to hear more about the Heather Graham weekend soon.

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