New Children’s Fiction for 2020

Hello, Dear Readers!

As hinted in our prior post, we have some new titles coming. And we are proud to announce Farnham’s latest work, Panda, the Heart, and the Mirror will release on Kindle E-Book and Hardcover February 14th, 2020.

Click Image to pre-Order

Panda, the Heart, and the Mirror is a delightful tale about a Panda who rescues a frozen Heart in a wintry forest.

Together, Panda and the Heart embark on a quest to find the man who discarded the Heart and discover why he chose to leave his Heart behind. Along the way they see magnificent sights, encounter spirits of Nature, and discover as much about each other as the land they explore.

Sweet, romantic, and occasionally profound, this is a story both children and adults will adore.

Artwork by the incomparable Van J Levent.

We need reviews!

Want to be a beta reader? If so, please fill in the form below to get your e-copy.

-C.O.P.

Plasma Rain Now Available WORLDWIDE

At long last…

We are beyond proud to present Plasma Rain, the much anticipated conclusion to the Angry Ghosts Series.  Ordinarily, we’d make a glib comment about our author taking ten years to bring this story to a finish (2009 – 2019). But right now we’re just ecstatic to share it with you, dear readers.

Click the cover above for your copy, or click the link below:

Plasma Rain

Thank you for all of your comments, reviews, and feedback! And Most of all, thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Cadre One Publishing

New Cover art for Plasma Rain

With the book block for Plasma Rain complete, we’ve turned our attention to the cover. For the finale of our decade long series, we wanted something special.

Against all hope, we contacted Marek Okon, a brilliant mixed media artist. Mr Okon has worked covers of the biggest Triple A games like Naughty Dog’s Uncharted Series & The Last of Us, Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone, and Sony’s God of War. He has also produced some of our all time favorite book covers like Andy Remic’s Hardcore. He is, without question, our first choice.

There was some begging on our part (we’re not proud) and we were overjoyed when Mr. Okon accepted our project. From the initial concept images, we knew we had found the right artist to bring Thompson, Argo, and Maiella to life.

But we were unprepared for how stunning the final draft would be. We couldn’t be more pleased.

And the cover:

Look for worldwide release in E-book and softcover on or before October 15, 2019

Thank you all for taking this journey with us! We know it has taken a long time to get here. We hope you’ll agree, this one is worth the wait.

Sincerely,

C.O.P.

Plasma Rain Final Draft Delivered

It’s okay. You can say it. You never thought this day would come. Well neither did we. So it is with shock and awe that we announce the final draft of Plasma Rain has been delivered!

What’s next?

A blizzard of copyedits, beta reads, artwork, and layout, that’s what. And since Farnham took his sweet time completing his series conclusion, we have to relearn all of the applications we’ve forgotten how to use over the last four years. Did we mention it was four years since Of Mortal Creatures?

FOUR YEARS, Farnham.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we’re elated with this conclusion. So many threads to weave, so many story lines deserving completion… We had no idea how the tale of Thompson, Maiella, and Argo would wrap up. Now we do, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Keep checking back for updates as we offer sneak peeks at cover concepts, press kits, Author Review Copies, and more.

In the meantime, let us know what you think is the best revenge for making us all wait so long:

As ever, thank you for sticking with us all this time.

Sincerely,

-C.O.P.

 

 

Reports of our Disappearance are Greatly Exaggerated

In the absence of regular updates, a fair assumption is made: we must have given up on this whole publishing thing, knuckled under to the strong arm tactics of digital gatekeepers, and abandoned our beloved readers, leaving them hanging like a prom date on the doorstep.

Nope.

To be blunt, we’re just not smart enough to choose the easy way out. We’re too addicted to completion, too pigheaded to give up. And we really, really love torturing our author for pages. Seriously, we almost define our existence in his ritual flogging. But before you start typing a report to Amnesty International, you should know he totally deserves it.

More important than any of this, of course, is that real progress has been made. Sixty-seven chapters in, there are a handful more before the first draft of Plasma Rain is complete. So many threads beg for resolution we can’t rush or fudge our way through. No shortcuts. That said, we’re approaching ten years since Angry Ghosts, and, looking back at that span of time, we’re amazed readers are still with us. In plainest sincerity, we are blessed beyond measure that you are still with us. We owe you denouement worthy of the wait.

Meanwhile, we’re always looking for means of motivation to spur our abeyant author. Send us your most diabolical, inimical ideas. In return, we’ll reward you with images of your ideas implemented and a completed novel by year’s end.

Yours truly,

C.O.P.

 

Slaving Away

chained-to-deskIt must’ve seemed like things have been pretty quiet here at COP the last few months. Quite the opposite!

Since January, we’ve been working with our friends at SciFi Saturday Night, polishing Farnham’s contribution to their recently funded anthology, My Peculiar Family. Work also continues at flank speed on the conclusion to the Angry Ghosts Series, Plasma Rain. A completed first draft by end of year may be optimistic, but that’s our target.

We can hear you thinking, “Yeah, right. I bet Farnham’s gonna George RR Martin this thing forever and never finish it.

Such thoughts occurred to us, as well, so we’ll say this: Slavery may have been abolished except for the convicted felon, and though Farnham has no criminal record, as such, he’s been convicted in our Star Chamber of keeping readers waiting too long. Hence, he’ll be chained to his MacBook for the remainder of this year and next.

Already, Plasma Rain is shaping up to be the best of the series. But please don’t tell Farnham we’re pleased with his work so far. He’s nicely bottled in a modern day Chateau D’if, and we hired a thug to thrash him awake whenever he nods off. In fact, it’s time we hid the bourbon and introduced him to the special joy of Fire Ants every time a deadline skates by unmet.

We do it all for you, dear readers! Artists should suffer for their craft. It certainly isn’t because we enjoy it. Not really.

To all, a wonderful Summer!

-C.O.P.

Of Mortal Creatures Updated

OMC Cover FIXED

Soon after release, we noticed there were a few things not quite right with our latest offering, Of Mortal Creatures.

Now, we’re pleased to report those issues have been addressed. Since it was under the knife, anyway, OMC benefitted from another pass through the editorial gauntlet. We all agree this is the polished version our readers deserved from day one.

The updated Kindle version has been uploaded to Amazon and is available now.

Revised files have been submitted to our printer along with a punch list of defects requiring attention. These changes should process within the next couple of weeks. We’ll ship out replacement copies as soon as humanly possible.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you megatons for sticking by us all these years!

Sincerely,

-C.O.P.