Two dogs, a little one and a big one, playing tug of war.

Updated 1.1.2024: There are still six books in this series that they are holding back from me. So I am still struggling for my rights back to those books, along with one of the Fly By Night books.

I’ve been getting a number of emails on the subject lately, so in case you missed it: You will not be able to get a number of the Otherworld books in e-format right now, and some print versions you will only find at used book stores. I am playing tug-of-war, trying to get my rights back from Berkley for the whole series.

I appreciate your support on this. I realize it kind of sucks as a reader, but trust me, as a writer, not being given control of my own work even after it’s been out this long kind of sucks, too.  (And I make far, far less from them than I will when it’s mine again).

BE AWARE: publishers do NOT buy the lifetime rights to the books and authors have the ABSOLUTE RIGHT to attempt to get them reassigned to us after a certain period of time. If you get bent over this, that’s a you-problem. If you start trying to interfere with my livelihood by stirring up trouble (yes, it’s happened), I WILL take action.

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  • 04/06/2023 at 7:32 am

    What BS on their part, that they won’t release it and aren’t even selling it to send you profits from! It really seems like independent publishing is the way to go, now.
    Back when we could only print books, it wasn’t really possible, but we have so much more power, now.
    Good luck. I hope you win.

  • 03/20/2023 at 4:56 am

    I’m so sorry that you’re having to go through the BS of getting your rights back. I wish you tons of luck.
    My neice has all of your Otherworld books, except the novella “Flight From Hell”. Where cam this book be bought? I’ve looked everywhere to get it for her, bit I can’t find it. Amazon, BAM, Barnes and Noble…its nowhere to ne found. Is this one that we have to wait for until you get your rights back?

    • 03/23/2023 at 8:26 pm

      Right, it’s not available now, along with one of the Fly By Night books, and all of the missing OW books and novellas are in limbo until I get ALL the rights back and can put out the entire series myself.

  • 11/30/2021 at 4:29 pm

    Where can I find the final book indie publication?

  • 07/29/2021 at 11:41 am

    Good luck.

  • 08/25/2020 at 3:37 pm

    Berkley seems to have a very bad track record when it comes to this. Maggie Shayne went through the same ordeal with her Witches trilogy and its 4th short story entry. Keep up the good fight! I will continue to recommend your indie works to my friends and family. 🙂

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