Friday, August 26, 2016

Five Year Goals in Review


Sorry about the lack of posts lately—just trying to squeeze out the last rays of summer. But post I must, because today is the last Friday of the month, which makes it time to review my five year goal (four years left). Thanks to Misha Gericke for putting this on each month.  

My goal: To have a world-class publishing company.

For only being a year into it, it’s going very well. Ubooks are patent pending, we just signed three new authors:  Milo James Fowler (a collection of flash fiction to be released in November), Rebekah Leder (author of The Farm—to be released in December—a Laura Ingallsish middle grade collection about life on a 1950’s farm), and Liz Daniels (author of Garden House—to be released late December/January—a whimsical picture book about a giant pumpkin turned playhouse). I’m super excited to be working with these three amazing authors.

Also, expect to see some of my own work over the next couple months: The Reader, The Writer, and The Open Book (a short story trilogy to be released in October—a dark tale about a girl who can read things to life and a boy just waiting to be read) and In Lord Shadow’s House (to be released on Halloween—a short horror about getting what you wish for). Both of these have been major works of love for me, so I’m super excited to have them out there. In September I plan to get back to my regular blogging schedule, and hunt down new work and new authors/illustrators/musicians. If you have an amazing story and feel like saving me some time, you can submit it to me at: melanie@melanieschulz.com . That’s about it for me; busy, but in a very, very good way. How about you?