Cxh300 Christopher Huang · Author · edited 6 months ago · 2 likes
Hi Kelly. Things are moving a little more slowly than I like, but they are moving. There’s a backlog of books ahead of me, and recent events have made progress a little sticky on multiple fronts. I had expected this book to be ready by the end of the year, but right now that’s not looking too likely ... perhaps the middle of next year might be more realistic.
Userphoto5 original Kelly Nighswonger · Reader · added 12 months ago
Do we have any additional news on a release?
Dbubklebfhbzj9qtp9m1 Eddy L. Barrows · Author · added about 2 years ago
I really enjoy your style of writing. I can see it all in my mind.
Profilepic Minna Weisberger · Reader · added about 2 years ago
I am so incredibly excited that Mr. Huang is working on “Cat’s Paw.” The cover a top this paid reminds me, in the most wonderful way, of “The Castle of Otranto,” another glorious gothic classic. I hope this is indeed a dark novel!
Userphoto5 original Seana Graham · Reader · edited 8 months ago
I’m so happy that we’re all going to get a chance to read this!
20170617 173447 %281%29 Michael Ostrowski · Author · added over 2 years ago
Such great news!!! Congrats! 

The winners of the Inkshares Mystery Contest have been announced, and I’m happy to say that "Cat’s Paw" is on the list! This means we will be going forward with all the editing and rewriting and nosegrinding that goes into the publication process, and, probably a year from today, the book will make it into your hands.


20170617 173447 %281%29 Michael Ostrowski · Author · added over 2 years ago
Best of luck and I hope you get the additional spot!! 

The 14th has come and gone, and the Inkshares Mystery & Thriller Contest is over. Unfortunately for us, both "Richly Drawn" and "Ripe for Execution" put on a last-minute spurt and forged ahead, leaving us in fourth place and off the winners’ podium.


While we don’t have a guaranteed publishing deal, we still have a chance. Inkshares is currently evaluating each of the entrants for inclusion as an "additional winner". A number of contest entries have been counting on this "additional winner" spot, I believe; but I also believe that fighting for a top three spot (even if we failed!) has put us in a much better position to get it.

We should know by January whether we’re going to get the go-ahead after all.

In the meantime, pre-orders remain open on "Cat’s Paw" until the end of January, and Christmas is almost upon us. I don’t know about you, but I refuse to let any of this get me down. May the new year bring all the best we could hope for!

Less than one week to go!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have less than one week before the end of the Inkshares Mystery & Thriller contest. We’re currently at second place with 119 readers, but anything can happen in a week, and our friends down in 3rd and 4th are just hitting their second wind. Do we have a second wind? I hope we do. If you know anyone who might be interested in a tale of suspense -- of murder, conspiracy, and suspicion -- be sure to point them this way. Don’t forget to check to see if you really have placed your order.

And remember, pre-ordering a physical copy of the book also gets you the e-book bundled in together!

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