Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I think I'm good to go ...

... so to speak.

I heard back from the lawyer I consulted regarding the Oz book. If you'll recall, I was worried that I might be violating some obscure copyright provision or something. I also wanted feedback on my plans to do more books based on Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, etc.

Turns out that Pooh is out. Disney owns Pooh, lock, stock & barrel. I'm not going to tangle with Disney. So Woulds is going to be re-tasked as a non-Pooh tale. Ditto Lassie. I'm not going to tangle with the studio who owns the rights to the TV show. It's too hard to distinguish between the book (which will enter Public Domain status this year) and the show. So Dogged will be retasked as a non-Lassie book.

That leaves me Little Women, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland. I think I can find some characters from those books to use. Pan is tentatively titled Flyer, and it's about an ad executive. I think. Stay tuned. You'll hear more about it as I write it.

So for now, I'm going back to Woulds and am re-doing it. Then I'll return to the Endless American Dream series (I'm on Book 2: yay! One more book to go in Volume 1. Three volumes total.).

After that I'll do Dogged.

After that I might take a break ....

Monday, March 26, 2012

New life for this blog

I decided to retire my old blog and will use this one going forward.

So welcome, if you're coming here from my old blog. I decided to consolidate and simplify my life. So now I just have, hmm, let's see: 5 blogs to update? Plus a mobile app?

Thank goodness I only have 3 or 4 releases a year!