I’ve been meaning to write an article about what I’ve been up to, but you know the saying…life got in the way. The end of the year seems a good time to push aside the things I’ve been focused on and reflect. Not push away as in never touch again, just pause. To breathe.
“Take a rest. A field that has rested yields a beautiful crop.” – Ovid
First – a bit of news, my partner Ken and I have launched our own publishing company. Yes, I know, lots of people are doing that, which is something I find exhilarating. Authors are taking the power of publishing into their own hands, leveraging the technological advances of the internet and the burgeoning freelance community of resources to get their words out to the public. So, without further ado – introducing KEYES CANYON PRESS. Named after the canyon that runs down at the bottom of the hill behind our home, it signifies the freedom of a canyon and the stability of a key. As in, the key to success is within each of us to grab.
Keyes Canyon Press has released its first novel; Sydney Porter: Dog Girl by L.G. Reed. This fantasy novel for 9-12-year-old kids (and adults with young spirits) has received amazing reviews. Check out the links below for all the ways you can purchase this delightful book.
Part of the charm of Sydney Porter: Dog Girl is that large portions of the story are narrated by a dog. There aren’t many books out there narrated by non-human characters and the switch in perspective is amusing and interesting. Have you ever thought about what your dog was thinking as they walked down a street, sniffing at bushes, ears cocked to hear the squirrel in the tree above them chatter? Well this book puts you there. The author has started a Pinterest page of books narrated by dogs. Do you know of any that aren’t included? Let us know and we’ll add them.
What else do we have going on? Glad you asked. Our next book, THE SCIENCE OF DEFYING GRAVITY, will come out in late spring 2020. Cover design is underway, and the next step will be getting review copies out there for blurbs and reviews. This STEM fiction shares the story of an ambitious girl who dreams of directing movies in space. She’s creative and resourceful and doesn’t like science. Getting to Space Camp and a career as an astronaut will be a challenge until she faces that hurdle.
As we careen into the holiday seasons ahead, please take time to enjoy family and friends. Turn off the phone and curl up with a good book. Splurge on cookies and coco. Life is precious. Tell your loved ones that you care for them. Sappy, I know, but all those things that prevented me from keeping in touch with you, dear reader, have reminded me how important these actions are. Happy Holidays!