News and Updates
MCB has been working on our stories in the background but thought it would be good to give an update on how things are going. :D
Angel has finished her revisions of Rarely Pure & Never Simple, the first book of her Variant Configurations series. We are super excited to see the story polished up, the world expanded and the characters to be given their best chance at a new beginning. She has plotted out and began working on the second book in the series, From the Noblest of Motives. We have a specific image in mind that we want for the covers, and it took us a bit to find a cover artist that will do the re-release and the rest of the new releases justice. Due to that, publication for the books will mostly like not start until next year. Were we hoping to have them start releasing this year? Yes, yes we were.
The last year and a half has been tough on all of us, and as a small press, that means even fewer publications if our authors aren't mentally up to the grind every day. For us, we'd rather have our authors taking care of their mental welfare first, and doing what they need to do so they can continue to write their excellent stories for us when they are back in the headspace to do so.
For Toni's two upcoming releases, As Fire Rains Down and All Roads Lead to You, they are still works in progress. Close to being done, but not quite there yet. As she has noted on her website, work has taken out of her the last few years and it can be hard to find time to write. She is trying though! Toni has been managing to get more and more days in lately, so we're hopeful everyone will be seeing new stories from her soon.
Again, we want Toni to take care of herself first, then hopefully we get her wonderful stories when she's got them together.
Freddy's work has also been getting in the way of them having a higher output. They changed positions right before the pandemic started and the pandemic made their job - which is in the health field at a university - much more complex. They have also taken on other roles since then. They are writing, albeit slowly, so it's more we aren't likely to see a lot of books published from them quickly. Still, they are trying. We're hoping their new move we'll free up their emotional space to write more.
Most of our authors do not write quickly. We know that a lot of people are used to their favs outputting a book every month, two or three. Would our authors like to produce more often? Definitely. But we also won't have them jeopardizing themselves to produce an unobtainable number of books each year. Slow and steady is all right with us. We set goals. Reassess when we have to.
In good news, we have recently signed Evelyn Benvie's new trilogy that she submitted to us and we're super excited about it. We love some good fantasy humor when it comes across our path. We also want those covers to shine. More about that fun romp of a trilogy coming soon!
In addition, Freddy and Angel will be bringing their Lujin series to us. They both want to do some rewrites because the original publisher had not had to work with non-binary voices before, among other things, but those stories will be gracing our publishing halls next year!
So yes, we've been a little quiet, but that's mainly because we wanted our authors to take care of themselves during these difficult times. You'll be seeing more of us coming soon. ;)
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As Fire Rains Down - eBook & Print
By Toni Griffin
Rarely Pure & Never Simple: Variant Configurations 1 - eBook & Print
By Angel Martinez
All Roads Lead to You: Smokey Mountain Bears 4 - eBook & Print
By Toni Griffin
More titles coming soon!