Mini-Musing –This is a Scary Business
So I’m cleaning my office today, despite being on stay-cation. Trust me, it’s messy and needs it. Now last time I did this I mentioned on Facebook that I came across some books I don’t recall purchasing and/or reading. I guess it happens when you have almost 400 books in your office alone and keep buying more every month or so.
Some of the books, I took the time to look up the authors to learn more about them and to see if they had more works. Some did of course but many didn’t. In fact a few of them seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth – or at least off of the internet. It just makes you wonder what happened. Did life make it impossible from them to continue? Did the publishers cancel their contracts for whatever reason? Did they decide writing wasn’t for them or only wanted to do one or two books? Did they pass away?
For example here are some of the books I have been looking over and whether or not they have a sequel.
Diana Marcellas – Mother Ocean, Daughter Sea. There seems to be one sequel and a few other books and some reprints by another publisher. The last being 2014. There’s no website or blog for her. I did find a posting on Goodreads from her ex- who gives some additional info and provides pen names, but there’ still nothing recent.
S.D. Tower – The Assassins of Tamurin. I really liked this book if I recall. But she’s not written anything since, looks like or at least I’m not finding anything.
Devin Cary – The Winter Queen. This is another book I liked reading and again nothing online except re-sale copies.
Drew Bowling – The Tower of Shadows. I haven’t read this yet and I want to but it’s Book 1 and there’s no indication of a Book 2.
Caiseal Mor – The Meeting of the Waters. It looks like the author is concentrating on music which is cool of course but this has one sequel and that was in 2010.
This is just a sampling. I hope all of the authors are planning to return to this hectic thing that we all love called writing, because I’d love to see the continuation of their stories. In the meantime, I’m going to try and find as many new authors that I can and discover new works. And of course, purchase more bookshelves.