Empty Nests Re-Release and General Life Update (Notes from the great NZ lockdown 2020!)
How’s everyone holding up out there? If you’re like me you have suddenly become a home-schooling house spouse with zero productivity outside of keeping the kid from gnawing through the fence in an escape attempt. Maybe you are stuck at home with only your own thoughts and are thinking about finally writing that book in your head. (Go For It!) Maybe you’re hard core working from home and have the whole video conferencing Power Suit on top, jammies on the bottom thing going. Or maybe you are in the health care trenches in which case PLEASE do all you can to take care of yourself.
In an attempt to keep the child amused, fed, and educated we have made bread, pickles, and cheese.
I also managed, in the post bed time pre collapse hours, to re-release Empty Nests. There were some hiccups and it isn’t up in as many stores as usual yet because the humans behind a lot of automated systems aren’t exactly at their best (and who can blame them). Though that said the ISBN office of the National Library of New Zealand are the fastest, nicest, and most efficient government employees ever.
I know some of you have already read Empty Nests. I’ve made some edits that basically fall under the category of ‘I was a baby writer and not as aware of certain things as I should have been so made some baby writer mistakes that I’ve gotten called out on over the years and am only now able to fix’. If you’ve purchased a digital copy at some point over the years send me a copy of the receipt and I’ll send you an updated file. I know there is a chance I never got the royalties for that original sale because Dreamspinner still owes me money, but if you’re reading this it means you’ve probably bought my other books which I did get paid for and you’ll probably buy my new books in the future so let’s just call this an act of good faith.
If you haven’t read it before and get to the end and wonder where the sequel is, give me a week to get Bowerbirds up. I have a very complex blanket fort taking priority. (And did I mention my french press broke this morning?)
A quick note on the paperback, you’ll see two available on the Amazon. Despite getting my rights back in July and asking a few times for it to come down the Dreamspinner print is still available. I’ll need to go through the whole Amazon copyright infringement process to get it taken down and I just don’t have the time right now. Pick up the slightly cheaper one from Rookery Press. Actually, don’t. Not for a few months at least. There are Amazon warehouse workers testing positive for Germs and I can not explain how much I would like to not sell through that company but that’s where 95% of you shop (I’ve got the numbers to prove it) and I’d rather none of you get sick from an overworked picker coughing at the wrong moment into a box.
So that’s the News from the Great New Zealand Lockdown of 2020.
Stay safe out there everybody.