Just a quick update that our latest children’s parable, Panda, the Heart, and the Mirror will be available soonMarch 31st or sooner in illustrated hardcover. Cover and interior images were done by the enormously talented Van J Levent. We couldn’t be more pleased!
Final cover and book block have been sent to the printer for proofing. The format is 8.5″ x 8.5″ with Premium Color. Soon as we have a perfect print copy in hand, we’ll open the taps.
Let’s face it, some of us haven’t aged well. Could be inevitable leathering from sun-drenched youth. Could be over enthusiasm for barrel-aged spirits. Or could be genetic lineage back to the British Isles. (In our author’s case it’s the trifecta)
As we look back on our library there’s one title that hasn’t held up like we imagined. BHFaBS deserved more creative percolation, more review, more development. But we were a much younger publisher then, and, in our eagerness, we prematurely published.
Did we consider going back and fixing it? Oh, sure, many times. Instead, we decided it was more important to get the subsequent novels out before Hollywood or another author produced work that was too similar. James Cameron’s Na’vi (with blue skin, tails, and yellow eyes) in Avatar felt like a shot straight across our bow, and we needed copyright protection ASAP.
Now that Plasma Rain is a wrap and we have a complete series, BHFaBS gets the treatment it always deserved. Not to worry, we didn’t stuff it with a hundred eyesores like George Lucas did to his once-beloved Sci-Fantasy masterpiece.* We revised it with more experienced eyes to improve story flow, pace, description, and many many grammatical corrections. At last, the book has its proper voice.
Kindle version of BHFaBS has already been updated. To celebrate, we’re offering the Kindle e-book Black Hawks From a Blue Sun for free from now through Feb 29, 2020! If you’ve already read it, be sure to get your updated version. If you liked it, please leave us a review and tell a friend. Or, if you haven’t tried it out yet, now’s a great time to give it a whirl.
We’ll make another announcement as soon as the updated softcover is available. For anyone with a previous version of the softcover, we’re going to do a limited number of trade-ins. Give our author a note at fafarnham at gmail dot com to be on the list.
As always, thank you for sticking with us all these years!
-All of us at C.O.P.
*Han shot first, and we will fight everyone who argues.
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.
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.
With Plasma Rain in print, we’ve brought conclusion to our ten-years-in-the-making series, Angry Ghosts; and we’re simply thrilled at the response. Page reads in the Kindle Lending Library are at an all time high. (We credit Marek Okon’s incredible talent on the cover for Plasma Rain, and maybe—just maybe—we got the pages between right)
Okay, the series is done. Now what?
Some might think we’d rest on our ample haunches, clinking tumblers, in celebration. Well, sure, there were more than a few Old Fashioneds poured, but Luxardo Cherries aren’t cheap. And ultimately, it really is about creation. Writers write. Publishers publish.
Beaning around in Farnham’s noggin is a supernatural/psychological thriller in the vein of Dean Koontz. It’ll be a standalone novel, not a series, and oh my is it daaaaarrrrrrrrk…
We also have a story that’s hard to classify. Kind of a “Bedtime Story for Adults,” if you will. We’ll put it out shortly.
There may be an anthology of short stories, as well, taken from the Vivid Dreams posts on this blog and projects elsewhere.
In the meantime, thank you for your support! It means everything to us. And, please, if you’ve read our books, would you leave a review? Reviews are crucial to building visibility online. Goodreads, Amazon, blog pages, chat rooms, anywhere you can, we’d be immensely grateful.
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:
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.