Our big film project - Tonight It's You - starring Jake Robbins, has been trundling along all year - very soon, we're going to be able to share some very exciting news with you. We get asked all of the time why we chose to be part of the project which has nothing very much to do with writing or publishing. The simple answer is - we love Jake and his work and couldn't turn down the opportunity to help him to bring another short film to the screen.
Bringing any kind of film of any length to the screen is amazingly rewarding, also incredibly challenging and frustrating at times - we know the end result is going to be worth the wait.
We have just published the sixth and concluding part of The Life & Times of Johnny Sante (series one) - Johnny, No Way!, by Chambers Mars. Which posed the obvious question - will there be more? Being an indie co-op, we don't have a strict plan and firm schedule for publishing - it simply doesn't work for us, especially as the members of the co-op are spread over 3 or 4 countries at any one given time. But we are very happy to report that Chambers has committed to bringing us a second series of Johnny Sante in 2016.
Meantime, he is working on completing the final four case files of series 2 of Zac Tremble Investigates, and Chambers and Alp have just started the second series of The Inspector Fenchurch Mysteries. The main reason why Johnny, Zac and Fenchurch take slightly longer to reach the shelves is the time spent on translation - Chambers writes partly in French, partly in Shimaore and partly in English - and only Alp can translate between all three.
Alp continues to produce new titles for the Tales of the Unexpected series - next up 'Who Is Roger Calvert?', and his schedule is likely to be disrupted in December by his relocation back to Europe on the 11th December. The office in Indiana will still be operated by Shannon.
Morgan has just delivered his third story - The Birds & The Bees - and that is now being edited. A fourth story is already being penned.
With Alp and Morgan in the same country, we look forward to some collaboration from them, particularly on Trojan Horse - our Space Opera - the next acts of the opera are due to go up onto the website very soon. Alp has just delivered the sixth crime in the The Twelve Crimes of Hannah Smith series, and that too will soon be up on the web.
Key projects for Alp include the long awaited conclusion to The Map Stick, the sequel to Dark Matter, the Oswald Senator story - Caravan to Calvaire, and the final editing of both Grand Affair and All The World.
Needless to say, there is a huge amount of work on the table, and that means plenty of new titles to publish in 2016. And that doesn't touch on the plan to produce more audiobook editions of existing titles, and the two other film projects which should air in 2016.
We are looking for more authors to participate in our spotlight feature - which we hope builds to a monthly feature. If you are an indie author of #LGBT fiction, contact us to discuss the possibility and schedule.
The Carter Seagrove Project
29th November 2015