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Let’s start demanding our favorite authors get their books published?

Okay, I apologize, but I’m going to rowse the rabble for a moment. I have been waiting a LONG time for one of my favorite Iowa authors, Donald Harstad, to release a new book. He had a bunch of them with Deputy Carl Houseman then nothing. Rumor has it he has more written, but no publisher. ARGH! I need my latest fix of Iowa police procedures.

How many of you are waiting for your favorite authors to publish books? I understand the economy is rough, but I’m waiting for my new books. What are you waiting for?


  1. Rebecca Dickenson says:

    I’m eagerly awaiting the next Diane Gabaldon. And I wish Jean Auel would finish the Clan of the Cave Bear series already! It’s sooooo long in between (but it is at least a good thick book!)

  2. Rebecca, You are SOOO accurate. How long do we have to wait? We could help the economy just by buying our authors favorite books. Now is the time for collector’s editions. Maybe I need a new set of Clan of the Cave Bear.

  3. I think this is not the first summer that I was wishing Sue Grafton’s next book was out for my beach reading! Supposedly in December…

  4. Diane,
    What steps should a new author take to get themselves published? I know an author and he’s not sure where to submit. how to submit, is there ptotocal? We would appreciate any information, like a so called “typical” man he wont stop to ask for directions so I am.