Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February update

Your captain had to go legit for a while, ducks, and let me tell you, it's no place out there for a pirate. This honest work nonsense is going to kill me.

So, I'm back at the helm and being busy.

Already in Progress:

1) Have Quest Will Travel is back from the editor. We're hoping to get done with that very soon.

2) Pan's Garden is still at the editor. We're applying some thumbscrews to get her to work faster.

3) Winter Chills is sitting in the corner and thinking about what it did.

4) The third book of Jim Gillantine's  Beast trilogy should be contracted, and we're pushing for a June release.

Over the Loudspeaker:

The audiobook side is going well. We have 4 out and 8 in production.

Candle in the Dark
Curse of the Pharaoh's Manicurists
Skin and Bones
Diplomacy and Universal Constants

In Production
Matters of Scale
The Beast Within
Somewhere Out There
Winter Shivers
Hard Reboot
Terror of the Frozen North

Dead in the Air:

It is my great sorrow to announce that Badass will not be working out, because of a lack of submissions.

Reduction and Expansion:

As the crew is plotting a mutiny, we have ceased the intake side of the press. We will continue selling through until the current contracts run out. Whether we continue flying as a press remains to be seen In order to supplement our travel budget, we have expanded into a line of crafts. This has been helping pay the bills since September.

So, we're running a crowdfunding:
Air Harborage and Fuel

This will make some capital improvements and allow us to travel without debt this year, and put the books in front of more eyes.  Authors are in no way obligated to contribute. But any signal boosting you can do is more than welcome.

There are a few of you we still owe paperbacks to. Again, cash flow issues. We're buying and sending in the same dribs and drabs as the money arrives.

Current travel Plans:
These are subject to change depending on health issues

Memphis Flea Market, Feb 27-28

Spring Spears, Rolla Mo, April 2-3
Renaissance Faire of the Ozarks- Fayetteville AR April 18-19

Frolicon, Atlanta GA, May 5-8
Beltane, Memphis TN, May 13-15

River City Comic Expo, Little Rock AR June 11-12
Hypericon Nashville TN, June 17-19

Mid South Renaissance Festival Memphis TN Aug 20,21,27,28

Mephit FurMeet Memphis TN, Sept 2-4
Cooper Young Festival, Memphis TN, September
Mid South Pride, Memphis TN, Sept 24

Contraflow, New Orleans LA, Sept 30-Oct 2
Festival of Souls, Memphis TN, October (2016 page not up yet)

ConTraception, Independence MO, November

We're staying closer to home this year (we have crash space in Independence and New Orleans), and branching out from SF conventions. If you have suggestions for July, we're open.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Taxes and other news

It's that time of year again.
Time to pay the price for living in a civilized society.

I do not send 1099s unless you make over $600, And since I didn't even make $600, well...

Anyway, if you need a year -end financial statement, let me know. You can ping me on facebook (Angelia Sparrow) or you can just drop e-mail.

Also let me know if you need the employer number.

We've been planning for this year, and expanding our focus a little. There will be a crowdfund campaign later this month. We're in need of a storage unit.

We're hoping our bodies hold up to the lighter touring schedule (No Fall Death March, now extra deathier, this year), and the shorter distances. We'll be staying pretty close to Memphis. We have one Atlanta convention that only Gabriel is attending. We have a New Orleans convention...possibly, a deal in Fayetteville AR and one in Independence MO.  The rest aren't much farther than Nashville.


Winter Chills is in formatting. And I have been ordered that there will be no more horror anthologies.

Pan's Garden and Have Quest Will Travel are at the editors.

Also scheduled for this year,
Anthony and Glad Hands, both part of the Eight Thrones Saga
Blood of the Father, the third in Jimmy Gillentine's urban fantasy series


Audio book s have landed!
Curse of the Pharaoh's Manicurists and
Diplomacy and Universal Constants just became available.  If you like some SF action, and world building this last one rocks.

Candle in the Dark and Skin and Bones are still available.

Hard Reboot
Terror of the Frozen North
are all in the works.

I have to listen to auditions for Fated Bonds, The Beast Within and Matters of Scale

That's it for now, ducks. The tour schedule should be up next week,
Clear Skies