Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Friday, August 11, 2017

Vanishing Shed without a home.

My Novel The Vanishing Shed no sooner than hit the streets is now without a home.  The publisher is closing its doors and soon my novel will be taken down.  The publisher recommended another publisher and I submitted to them but was rejected.  The editor was nice about it and it was rejected not for the writing but because it didn't fit their genre.  They concentrate on westerns and young adult.  I don't know if I'll pursue any farther for it being published elsewhere.  I paid for the art work and the editor who worked with me didn't require any compensation.
I've been terribly remiss about posting.  I really need to be more active at my site but no one comments anymore.  My fault I guess.
I've heard nothing from the third agent on my query for my new novel A Reason for Rescue.  The first two agents answered immediately.  This one has said nothing in over three months.  I believe I don't need to wait any longer.  When you're 79 you don't need to wait.
I am working on expanding my short story Motorcycle Woman making the rash assumption that I will get my rights back on it.  My lawyer has been helping me out.  I wrote a check for $100 and the publisher cashed it but gave no word that I officially have the rights back on the story.  I've met the requirements of the contract by paying the hundred dollars. The lawyer asked to be notified as the check was cashed in mid May and he gave the publisher until the last of June to respond.  No word has come.  Let me see if I can insert the cover for it.
It is a good cover despite the woman model not being dressed like Tess McBride.  Her expression shows she is not to be messed with.  The motorcycle in the background appears to be a Harley Sportster just like she rides in the story.  It received good reviews years ago when it first came out.