It’s a sad thing to decide that a book you’ve created doesn’t need to be born into the world. Perhaps if I’d listened to that small wise voice that speaks just below the threshold of ordinary hearing, I could’ve saved myself a lot of time, pain, and expense. But I didn’t, so now—at this late date—I find myself announcing that my upcoming mystery, Blood on Holy Ground, will not be released this fall. Perhaps it will be reborn some day in a vastly altered form. Who knows?
I won’t go into detail as to why I’m withdrawing Holy Ground. I’ll just say that my reasons lie somewhere in a hazy area between ethics and spirituality. The possibility of future Miranda Lamden Mysteries is also on hold for now. I’ll need some distance before making that call.
Speaking of ethics, I feel that I have a responsibility to those of you who’ve been waiting for this new book and planning to buy it. I’m honored by your interest and faithfulness. So although I won’t be publishing Holy Ground, if you write to me and request a copy, I’ll attach a free PDF or E-PUB in return. Obviously, I would appreciate your not sharing it further. (At the moment I’m having trouble getting an e-pub to work with images included, so if you request an e-pub, you might receive a reviewer’s copy stripped of the frontispiece owl, the map, and the page breaks)
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org—and please specify which format you’d prefer. As always, I will never give your names or information to anyone else, or use them myself for any other purpose.