Corrections, and New Proofs

It’s amazing how little mistakes creep in and remain unnoticed through so many twists and turns!  This story is less than 400 words long, written in very simple prose.  On top of that, dozens of people have read the story, providing much valuable input.  You would not expect any grammatical errors to remain, would you?

Last week, the story finally made it in front of a professional editor (not for editing, mind you, but more or less by chance.)   Upon close examination, there were upwards of 20 errors in grammar!  Mainly, these were in the form of capitalization (“Queen” is lower case) and superfluous use of commas (which I am prone to, I know!)

I am eternally grateful to my friends and editors for catching this before this book went into production!  I would hate to see Mitch’s beautiful artwork insulted by my clumsy prose!

The lesson in this is: Always, always, always get an editor to look at your work.  Do it early, do it often!

New proofs are on their way.

Administrative Stuffs


This just in:


Dear Publisher:

Your EPCN application for a Library of Congress control number for
 Title: “Love is magic”
 ISBN:  “9780990519102”
was successfully transmitted to the Library of Congress.



A Year of Development

It was one year ago today that I placed the first post on this site, describing the book “Love is Magic,” and announcing that I would blog about the development process.

Well, I’ve been posting pictures, the story, and even a coloring book for you to download.  What I’ve left out has been the boring parts:

  • Endless emails between myself and Mitch, debating the finer points of the artwork
  • Communications with publishers and publishing services
  • Shipping largish paintings back-and-forth between California and Oregon
  • Numerous mistakes made, which inevitably involved doing parts of the process over (like re-scanning the artwork, and re-uploading higher resolution images to the printer)
  • Purchasing ISBN numbers (You know you need separate ones for each edition?  Paperback, hardcover, Kindle?)
  • Deciding how to handle hard-cover editions (these will be limited)
  • Giving away proof copies and requesting reviews from influential people

There are an amazing amount of details to getting your book out into the world.  However, the light of day is starting to shine on the horizon, and I believe we have a publication date:

Look for an announcement on September 1, 2014

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you, and thank you for all of your welcome support!



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