Co-founder and editor in chief of Less Than Three Press, LLC, a publisher of LGBTQ romance.
This blog is mostly what I get up to outside of my work at LT3, though you'll see mentions of that from time to time.
I am glad you asked! I’ve been meaning to post an update about this for about a year now, because it has been about a year since this amazing opportunity came about. Sit back and grab a drink as I weave my tale.
I was in the process of finalizing my graduate thesis and preparing to defend when I received an email from the production company of Hannibal. I feared it would be the email that many of fan artists dread. Instead, a customer of mine had sent the team a set of plushies and they wanted to commission me for a huge order. While I’d rather not share the details, I’ve already seen some of the dolls up for sale on ebay. They were handed out as gifts during last year’s Golden Globes after being signed by the actors.
This was a pic I received after the order was completed. I wasn’t allowed to share it publicly until after the new season had aired.
In return, I also received these guys:
The whole experience was overwhelming, not just because I was in the middle of tough patch in my life (finishing up grad school and losing housing at the same time), but because of the support of the production team. Their appreciation for the fandom is amazing!
Sharing the love of sharing the love
I don’t see an enemy. I see two huge multinational corporations having a fight over contracts and terms, and authors staring up at them from ground level. It’s like Godzilla battling Gamera, and we’re looking up from the sidewalks of New York rather worried that a skyscraper might topple on us. I liked Chuck Wendig’s summary and commentary at http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/08/09/in-which-amazon-calls-you-to-defend-the-realm/.
I’m a Hachette Author in the UK. My wife’s a Hachette Author now, and she has a big book coming out in November, which you cannot pre-order through Amazon. Which sucks. I don’t regard Amazon as the enemy, any more than I regarded Barnes and Noble as the enemy when they had a dispute with DC Comics and stopped selling the hundred top DC Comics Graphic Novels in their stores (which included 17 books by me, including all Sandman).
But this seems like a good time to remind people about other places to buy books. Like you could preorder THE ART OF ASKING from Powells at http://www.powells.com/biblio/18-9781455581085-42.
Or you could use http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062255662 to find the Indie Bookshop nearest you to get your copy of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, if you haven’t yet read it.