For those of you who have not heard, Entranced Publishing closed last Monday. Finding myself without a publisher less than two months before The Tethering was set to be published was heartbreaking. I had just ordered buttons and bookmarks. I had started to work on my POD version of the book(part of the Entranced contract was having the ability to do your own POD), and in one email, everything was gone.
I received an email that basically said, “We’re not going bankrupt, but peace out. And P.S. we stole your paddle.” Ok that wasn’t really a quote, but you get the gist. There were lots of rumors in the weeks leading up to the email of doom, but me in my insulated world didn’t really notice. I had always worked with my fantastic editor who took really great care of me. It took a long time for me to find out the dark and sinister things that had been happening.
Since I personally never experienced any of the really bad stuff, I will leave it to your imagination. Partially because I am hoping your imagination includes dungeons and the old owner being chained to a wall and left to make friends with the rats, and partially because I really don’t want to get involved in a lawsuit.
Needless to say, it makes the three endings of Clue seem easy to understand, and my life has turned into an episode of Burn Notice. But even though Entranced will no longer be publishing The Tethering, through my time with them I have gained an irreplaceable support system of authors and editors. I gained an amazing mentor and a ridiculously talented cover artist.
And there are wonderful things in the works. I won’t announce it yet, but as soon as I can, even if it’s not on a Tuesday, I will share it with you.
Stay tuned for more news, the cover reveal, and book release posts as the Authors formerly known as Entranced take their Indie revenge. After all, the best payback is success.
My husband came up with the punny title. Thanks, honey.