Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weird and Wonderful World

Many of you know that due to a death in our family, we had to cut hours during the spring and summer, and the new blog we had just started, was sadly neglected. What many of  you probably don't know is that during the time we were dealing with family matters, our business doubled in size. We want to thank everyone we've been working with for your understanding and patience. But the good news is that we finally caught up on our backlog of work after getting three new books out just this past month. Bigfoot Blues, Bigfoot Confidential, and Blue Roan Colt. During this time we also published two anthologies for groups that we support; OWL published it's 8th volume of Echoes of the Ozarks, and Saturday Writers just this week published their sixth volume of Cuivre River Anthology. These five books will be in your bookstores and online soon. You can check our website for more information on these books, and any of our other 65 titles.  

There is more good news. We now have six editors on staff, and each one is working on what is sure to be a best seller. Recently, we accepted an intern who will help with everything from posting on our two blogs, to proofreading and design input. She's a brilliant young student of Dr. Susan Swartwout's, professor and university press editor at Southeast Missouri State. We'll be introducing her soon and she'll start work after the first of the year.

Thank you all!
Lou Turner

Monday, December 3, 2012

Oh My! Where does the time go!

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I've neglected this blog for way too long.  And I'm sorry if those of you who've checked this site from time-to-time were mystified and confused by my lack of posts. But here are my excuses, in order: too much work not enough time, my husband and partner in the business golfs five days a week, I'm old, my husband and partner golfs too much, grand kids are just too darn cute, my husband and his golf again, and the world is moving way too fast. I published an essay years ago called Slow the Spinning Earth. Tomorrow I'll reprint the essay. It was written in the 90s, but is so appropriate for today.

Just for fun, here are some websites worthy of checking out.

And for more fun, the first person who writes me a wonderful story, essay or poem about the picture below, will have that story, essay or poem published on our website, and maybe in an future anthology. Use your imagination. I would probably write something about my Uncle Calvin, because this monkey does look a lot like him. Maybe Calvin found a monkey somewhere and started taking him into town and to the store and calls him Irving and is teaching him to play poker. I don't know, just a thought.  
See you tomorrow.