Stay the Course

During my crowdfunding campaign there have been peaks and valleys, days of fruitful contributions and days when I wondered where all the YA fans had gone. What looks initially like rejection or indifference, we discover is simply a sign that busy people are attending to the events of their day-to-day lives.

Since my campaign went public I’ve even been approached by publishers inquiring as to how serious I am about finishing my campaign. The vanity publishers are the funniest: “For a fee, we can bring the world to your doorstep…” No thanks.

People of influence have aided my cause; others failed to return my emails. But I’ve never been disheartened – frustrated, sometimes, but never disheartened.

Self-publishing was my first choice and I’m staying the course.

I do have relationships with some influential agents and a direct line to certain traditional publishers, but I believe in my vision for Maggie MacCormack and the Witches’ Wheel. I want to see its creation through from idea to finished printed product. I want to give readers a beautiful, tactile experience. I have over 30 years’ experience in publishing, printing and distribution and I am fully capable of following through on my goals.

Ten days are left for me to bring Maggie’s adventures to print. With your support, I’m closing in on my goal. I still need help. If you know of a potential contributor, a blogger with heart, or if you’re willing to help me spread the word, please share my Indiegogo link:*

The past 30 days have been a blast. I’m grateful to each and every person who took the time to read my blogs. I know the next 10 days will be full of surprises.

Until next time,


* Editor’s note: The campaign was successful. To order Maggie MacCormack and the Witches’ Wheel visit: