Mistress Freya Growly Cat has been in a mood the last week and a half. She seems to think that we should be moving along faster. She’s not a very patient kitty. She needs to take a lesson from Misty Avalon, the laid back fat cat who only gets uppity if the food and water bowls are “empty”. Remember, a food bowl is empty when the cat can see the bottom of the bowl, even if there are mountains of food along the rim. Little Renny isn’t quite so little anymore, but he’s still the baby in the Library. He keeps trying to get in the way when SRP authors Philipp J. Kessler and Josef Kastle are trying to write. Maybe Freya should be looking to him when she gets impatient with things.
But things are moving along nicely. Philipp is just about on schedule with volume 1 of Dark of the Moon, New Beginnings. What started out as an allegorical short is turning into a short story-long form. Meaning that is has exceeded 35 pages and just keeps getting longer, and better. RevKess is looking at The Written Activist and deciding on a final order for the articles and essays, as well as picking out those that might not be applicable to current situations in the Pagan and political worlds. Josef is taking a backseat for now, working on in his off time – things are really heating up there.
That brings us to the Pagan fiction anthology Modern Mythology. Submissions are trickling in at a steady pace and Sarah Buhrman has agreed to co-edit the anthology with Philipp. Things are getting exciting in the little corner of the world that SRP occupies. Keep checking back here and on Facebook for further updates.
Our original plan to use a strictly online bank did not pan out. The owner opted to open another account at the bank he uses for personal banking. Problem solved.
The owner has also found himself unexpectedly without his bills-paying-job. After seven and a half years with the same company, he is hanging in the wind. But he is not letting that keep him down. And neither are the Bookats.
Next week the owner will be pimping out Saturn Returns through a book release takeover and again later in the month.
On the bright side of things, author Joe C. Winters has released their in a series of shorts in 30 minute reads for queer erotica. A Fair Exchange. The short was released on February 8th through Amazon Kindle for only 99 cents.
“A precocious little girl with a sharp memory and a gender bending vampire with a sharp sense of humor don’t mix, 15 years later, or do they? This short story wets more than your appetite in a game of give and take.”
We’ll keep posted on other upcoming releases from SRPublishing. In the meantime, check us out on Facebook.
We’re just waiting to learn from a bank if we can set up the account the way we want to. Gotta be able to pay our authors. 🙂 This is the first time the owner has used a strictly online banking system. The wait is annoying. He’s decided to give them until Monday afternoon to contact him. If there is no word then he’ll go a bit old school and call them.
In the meantime… The Bookats are being as patient as they can. Pictured here is Misty Avalon. She can be a rather patient kitty, but sometimes she’ll lose it and light into you. We’ve got the scratches to prove it lately. She and Mistress Freya are still adjusting to the recent addition of Jonathan Renfield Bedlam, an adorable tuxedo cat that joined the library in October.
The Bookats help with the editing process, occasionally adding their two claws worth in the notes. Much better than a dose of cat scratch fever, but even harder to understand. If you’re lucky, maybe one of them will leave a note here for you so you can learn a little more about how Saturn Returns works.
Until then, hasta la bye-bye!
Saturn Returns Publishing is a small house. We cater to various interests and needs in the indie publishing world. We started as a means to help individuals who needed a small boost to their writing careers.
It all began in August of 2016 when a friend approached our owner about getting some works published. He wanted a house that would publish more than just one genre. He writes poetry, adult fiction (by this we mean erotica), and children’s books. Sure there are other publishers out there that cover all those genres and more, but few that will take submissions in all those from the same author.
Saturn Returns was born.
Our owner is an author as well. He writes several genres. Fiction, non-fiction, adult lit, and spirituality. Quite the combination, eh? It was not difficult for him to decide to get involved in this endeavor.
We invite you to come along for the ride and see what it is that we have offer. Over the course of the month of January you will learn a little bit more about Saturn Returns, what we offer to new authors, how we work, and links to our first titles to come out.
Until then, we bid you adieu.
-Joseph Kastle, owner and operator