It’s the first Monday of the month, meaning that this is #MushAnch Monday. I know it has still been only two weeks since you heard from me last... perhaps a minor oversight on my part, but hey, at least I’m being consistent!
Because it has, in fact, only been two weeks, I don’t have any updates or info--at this rate, I’m quite sure it’ll be 2019 before I have any news for you. I’ve been proven wrong before, though!
To let you in on some life updates, I’ve been doing a little freelance editing and proofreading of late. If you’re in need of an editor or just someone to bounce ideas and concepts off, please get ahold of me! I really love editing and will give you honest, constructive feedback to help you progress. Give me a shout for my rates and I’ll happily chat with you.
I’m getting ready to launch my next large-scale project, with details on that to come very, very soon. I’m so excited about this project and it’s coming together much faster than I thought it would. So you can be aware of when this is going to happen, I recommend following my Facebook page or signing up for the newsletter on my website. I’ll give you a teeny hint: it has something to do with the Practical Escapist!
As this is likely to be the last update before 2019, I want to take a moment to thank you all for your support in 2018. It’s been a quiet year for Mushroom and Anchovy, but hopefully the sleepiness is building up to a great 2019. I can’t wait to share all the exciting new things 2019 will have in store, and I’m thinking it’s going to be a really creative year.
What are your wishes for 2019? What are your highlights from 2018? I’d love to hear them. Shoot me a comment on my Facebook page or Patreon, or send me a DM through Inkshares.
Talk to you on January 7th for the next #MushAnch Monday. Have a fantastic holiday, whatever you celebrate, and all the best to you in 2019!
My your adventures be fraught with wonder and just enough peril to keep them interesting,
K. M. Cooper
PS: Here is a doodle I did this weekend. I’ve been slowly getting back into art after a lengthy hiatus. Enjoy!
All, thank you for the support. As we roll into the holiday season, I wanted to share some good news.
First - after a short pause, The Wildlife Confessional will proceed into layout and design beginning the new year, so expect more regular updates in 2019.
Second - for those of you who are active members of The Wildlife Society, you can expect to find a teaser for The Wildlife Confessional in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of The Wildlife Professional (our member magazine that we gently poke fun of with our title). The teaser features San Joaquin kit fox expert Brian Cypher’s harrowing encounter that nearly brought him to tears before putting pen to paper in "Owned by a Pirate Kit Fox."
Thank you for your patience, I look forward to putting this and other adventure in your hands soon.
November 24, 2018
Hello, hello! For those who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We hosted at our house and it was really nice to have everyone together.
I wanted to share a couple quick updates with you all.
NEW PROJECT! My short story, Chrysalis, is part of the Writing Bloc’s upcoming ESCAPE! Anthology. This is an amazing collection of stories from some tremendous writers -- and I’m honored to be part of it. You can pre-order your e-copy now (for $2.99 -- price will go to $5.99 on January 1). The e-book version will come out first but there are plans for a print release as well. I really encourage you to grab a copy -- you’ll be glad you did!
Interviews: First, I had a delightful conversation with Sarah from the GSMC Book Review Podcast the other day. The interview is now live, please check it out!
Reviews: Reviews are coming in slowly, but remain very, very positive (latest one on Amazon is 5 star, whoo hoo!). If you have read your copy of Shadow King -- please consider taking a moment or two and putting a review up on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are really valuable.
Events: The Arisia Convention has changed hotels in Boston and that may affect the days I’m in attendance. I’ll keep you posted on exactly which days when things get a little clearer.
That’s it for now -- have a great rest of your day!
PS. On the off-chance any of the above links are wonky, here are the full ones:
ESCAPE! Anthology: https://www.books2read.com/u/m2vWaO
Well hello again.
I’ve done my best to not overwhelm everyone’s inbox, but I thought today would be a great opportunity to reach out and check in. BLUE WATER has been on bookshelves and eReaders for a few months now, and I’m hoping you have gotten a chance to read it and loved it as much as I loved writing it. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s Halloween. No better day to start a creepy novel.
If you bought the book and read it, (THANK YOU) or have even started it and are still turning pages, please leave a review on Amazon. The more reviews the book gets, the more Amazon will push it, the more people get to read it.
As I said, I’ve not tried to inundate you with messages. As an introvert, a crowd-funding campaign is considered nightmare fuel, and having to constantly vie for your attention has been a struggle. One that I’m sure you may have noticed, I’ve been avoiding. But you all got this book out there, and for that, I can be brave and send out a mass email every now and again to say thank you, and let you know I haven’t forgotten.
Oh. And this.
Now, this is early. But man... do I like where it’s headed. There’s nothing to buy, nothing to pre-order yet, but if you liked BLUE WATER, click that link and hit FOLLOW and SHARE. You’ll get all the updates and news when it starts flowing.
Happy Halloween everyone, and thanks again,