Termination of Many Publishing Contracts

I have finally decided to take most of my titles back from Dreamspinner Press. I won't go into the details of why this is happening. Many of you know already about this publisher's ongoing problems. I hung in for as long as I could, but the time has come to move on. So, what does that mean?

A few things won't change at all. I've opted to leave all translations with Dreamspinner. Second Hand and Family Man will stay with them. The new audio version of Promises will also stay with them until the current Audible contract expires several years from now.

The rights to the following titles have now been returned to me (or, in the case of a couple of audio books, will return to me in a few months):

  • Promises
  • Putting Out Fires
  • A to Z*
  • The Letter Z*
  • Paris A to Z*
  • Strawberries for Dessert*
  • Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding
  • Shotgun
  • Lost Along the Way
  • Never a Hero
  • Normal Enough
  • Making Waves

Those last four titles will be turned around and re-released as quickly as possible with no changes made to the stories. All the rest of the books in that list are my Coda series. I could re-release a few of those right away, but some of them need extensive re-editing. It makes more sense to get all the editing done and then release the series in order rather than putting it out piecemeal. I'll also be re-making audio for the four titles marked with a star, but production on those won't start until October or November. And I need new cover art for just about all of them.

In other words, this is a giant, time consuming, and very expensive project (which is one of the main reasons I put it off for so long), but I think it's for the best. I'll have news about many of these re-releases in the coming months, but the absolute best way to stay up-to-date on everything is to join my (100% drama-free) Facebook group.