it's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

Well, not so much, but hey, what can you do?

As many of you know, Miserere is tied up in Night Shade Books' attempted sale to Skyhorse/Start.

At this time, my public comment is: no comment.

I do not have years of experience that will enable me to guide other authors, nor do I discuss my personal business publicly. I am currently working with two experienced agents in order to make a decision that will be in our best interests, and as soon as I am able to talk publicly about it, I will.

Until then, there are some things that I can talk about, and one is the gratitude that I have for the genre community as a whole. I've had some really concerned, kind people checking in on me. They have offered me their expertise, a shoulder to cry on, and kind, encouraging words. I've needed all of these things this past week.

I think my husband said it best this morning: no matter what happens, the publication of Miserere allowed me to build an audience--I know there are at least eight of you--but more importantly, I have had the chance to get to know you all. I have met talented, dedicated authors from all over the genre community, and I am proud to call many of them my friends. I have also been privileged to work with some of the finest book bloggers online. No matter what happens with Night Shade Books, I do not regret the past--I have learned from it.

And guess what?

There are no safety nets. Ever. This is real life. Everything is a chance, an opportunity, as my Lucian would say. Sometimes everything turns out all right, sometimes it all falls apart. You just never know. Having friends helps.

I don't know what is going to happen with Miserere, Dolorosa, or Bellum Dei right now. We'll have to wait and see.

Regardless of the outcome, stick with me.

I have more stories to tell.

I think you might even like some of them.

Meanwhile, thank you. Thank you for supporting Night Shade authors, thank you for supporting Miserere, and thank you for all of your virtual love. Just knowing you guys are out there helps all of us as we negotiate these foreign waters.