• Arthur Graham posted an update: 2 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Cheryl,

    I was a little worried when you left POD People, but I guess I should have known that you weren’t going far. In any case, I’m glad to see that you haven’t left the fray!

    You’ll be pleased to hear that I’m currently working on a new edition of Editorial. In addition to improving the text throughout, I’m getting rid of the original ending (which was a little too neat and tidy) and replacing it with something more appropriately absurd. Seeing as how chapters 49-50 were the main complaints expressed by readers who enjoyed the book overall, I have you and quite a few others to thank for pushing me in this direction!

    Anyway, I’ll make sure to send you a copy when it hits Bizarro Press sometime this year. Hope you’re well!

    Arthur

    @cheryl-anne-gardner

    • No, I am never far away from the fray. I just choose not to indulge online very often. I felt bad about leaving the Podpeople, but there just isn’t enough time in the day most days. Running a magazine takes up a lot of time, so I couldn’t do both. I still read and review indie books, just on my own terms, and I choose the books. It was getting to the point where there was just too much mainstream knockoff stuff coming into the queue anyway, and besides, we all know, reviews don’t do much for sales. I wanted to publish new authors. It was the next logical step in the process for me. Along with shifting my own focus to short fiction. I’ve have something like 86 stories published and/or accepted for publication so far. It’s been a wonderful experiment and my writing has changed quite a bit, hopefully for the better. I just put out my last novella for a while.