Goblin Moon -- We have cover art!

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  1. Liese

    Liese Well-Known Member

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    When I lived trough a similar shock as Teresa's daughter does, my therapist told me that I was under no obligation to forgive the criminals. This lessened a bit the inner pressure to return to normality. And the insight that there is no return to former light-heartedness.

    Maybe the new title of TGE could also consists of two words. And the second could have a relation to the moon. As a non-native-speaker I came up with words like "tide" and "bore".
     
  2. geordie bob

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    Hi Teresa love the art work for your'e cover.Sorry to hear about the family problems mate my heart goes out to you all.
     
  3. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I agree about a moon-related title, Liese. I've been trying to think of one but so far nothing good has suggested itself. There is still time on that one, though.

    Thank you everyone for your prayers and good wishes. Monday the appraiser comes and whether or not we can get the reverse mortgage depends on his report. We've made a lot of improvements to the house over the last few years, and have been working very hard the last few weeks, to make everything look its best but we know we're on the bubble with prices dropping every day. We'll be in suspense until we get the report, but at least we'll all have a chance to catch our (collective) breath Monday afternoon.

    Meanwhile, there was a hitch in getting GM ready. Problems with the font, and nothing can be done about that until sometime after the 21st.

    I just want to see the book in print again.
     
  4. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    The appraiser came, and now we can relax ... except for that whole being in hideous suspense while waiting to hear whether the house came in at a favorable number for the reverse mortgage.

    But I can now turn my attention to writing projects. Not today, though. I am too tired.
     
  5. The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    Fingers crossed.
     
  6. LauraJUnderwood

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    Woot!!!!

    Sorry I haven't been out here in a while. Life has been very busy.

    Laura J. Underwood
     
  7. LauraJUnderwood

    LauraJUnderwood Silly Author Person

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    Prayers for certain. How did it all go?

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  8. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    It appraised higher than similar houses in the neighborhood, because of all the improvements we made, but it wasn't enough. It may be possible to borrow enough money to pay down the first mortgage just enough to make it happen, but we're still not sure about what is possible, so we're still in suspense.
     
  9. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    Teresa, this sounds terrible!! (In the ancient meaning of the word.) Borrowing money to borrow money does not make any kind of financial sense. So you guys must be in a very tight corner indeed. Perhaps Goblin Moon will have a renaissance with the new cover art. Let me know when it's available.
     
  10. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    We are, indeed, in a very tight corner. Every member of the family has been hit hard by the economy, and that adds up to one huge problem. But if we can get the reverse mortgage, we'll no longer have mortgage payments and that will make a big difference to how much money we will have to live on each month.

    And Parson, I intend to let everyone know when GM is available. I will be quite shameless. It's gained a lot of devoted readers over the years, people who discovered it in used book stores, and it seems like exactly the right time to bring it out again, given some of the current trends in fantasy. But because I don't have a big publishing house behind it this time, it's going to be up to me to make sure that as many people know about it as possible.
     
  11. J-WO

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    Well my blog, for one, is at you're disposal. That should bring GM to the attention of roughly six more people at least.
     
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    Anne Lyle Fantastical historian

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    Very dandy, even if he isn't a highwayman! I love that the name for those 18th-century coats is "wrap-rascal" :)
     
  13. Teresa Edgerton

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    Oh dear, I read your blog, so that makes it roughly five.

    But I'm sure you underestimate the traffic on your blog. In any case, thank you. Every little bit helps.

    Thanks. Yes, I love the name "wrap-rascal," too. They had some wonderful names for clothes, hairstyles, hats, and especially colors in those days. My favorite is "Paris mud" though "Flea's blood" runs a close second.
     
  14. jeff.s.p

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    Hello, Teresa.

    I'm not much of a thread poster.. but been lurking for quite a while on the forum.

    So sorry to hear of your daughters horrible experience, and this coupled with mortgage issues.
    I'll keep you and your family in my prayers..



    Love the book cover! btw.. It also reads exceptionally well as a thumbnail. If the main title were slightly larger and centered, it could be clearly readable at that small size.

    .. just a thought.

    Very nice!

    Jeff
     
  15. Teresa Edgerton

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    Thanks, jeff.

    We did get the reverse mortgage, and while it will be a while yet before it buys me any significant amount of writing time, I'm looking forward to that when it comes.

    I think the cover art is set in stone at this point. If, if, if, if the proof arrives within the next couple of weeks with no unpleasant surprises, GM should be available on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk before the end of November.

    If everything works out.
     
  16. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    And everything did not work out!

    I wrote to Penguin for a copy of the reversion letter, which I had lost, so that I would have documentation for a Kindle version — I was just about to release the paperback, secure in the knowledge that the rights had been returned to me years ago -- and it turns out that they have no record in their system that the rights had reverted, and as far as they are concerned still own them!

    (I know it's their system and not me, because they also said they had no record of returning the rights for the Green Lion books, and I have the letter for that.)

    Which means I have to hold up on the paperback version, too, and it will be 1-2 months before I get the new reversion letter.
     
  17. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    And in total desperation about the 1-2 month thing, when I've already waited since July, I made John take apart some old file cabinets in case something had fallen down behind the drawers. I was ready to take an axe to the bottom of one of them. I was ready to take the entire house apart, board by board.

    And I found the reversion letter they sent to me back in 1995.

    I have it, I have it, I have it!

    Things can proceed. It may take a little while for the Kindle version, because unlike an original work they'll have used copies of the old paperback version in their system and it will probably take extra time for them to ask for the documentation and me to send it and all the rest of it instead of the usual few days. But the process can begin!

    And I needn't hold back on the paperback version, although that will take time to go through the whole distribution thing before it's listed on amazon.com or amazon.co.uk but that's not going to be held up because nobody has a record of the reversion.

    Because I do. And Penguin will, too, as soon as I can send it to them.
     
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  18. J-WO

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    Phew, close shave. Just goes to show the value in keeping all your old correspondence, I guess.
     
  19. Teresa Edgerton

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    Oh, I knew I had kept it somewhere ... in a safe place. It's not the kind of thing you throw away. But the problem was finding where that safe place was, after all the rotating of people and rooms we've been going through over the years.
     
  20. The Judge

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    Hoorah!
     
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