A quick update for Doc Wilde fans and our largely wonderful Kickstarter supporters (who have responded to our delays with almost universal grace and understanding)…
I had hoped to have Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom out by now, indeed by Christmas. Fortunately, I hesitated to promise it by then, because, clearly, that would have been a mistake. We are very, very close to completion, and Gary is finishing up the final artwork and layout, but the way things have timed out have presented a new obstacle, at least for the near future.
I am in Brazil right now, pretty much for the month. (A special thanks to Richter and Thomas, and of course to my son Nathaniel, for taking care of the Byrdcave and the dog while I’m away). The trip is both a fantastic vacation and a chance to work with our lovely translator, Nydia Macedo, on prep for the Brazilian editions of the books. I’m having a wonderful time, but my online access is very limited, so my back-and-forth with Gary is going more slowly, and once he’s finished with art and layout, I won’t really be able to check printing proofs until I’m back in the states next month.
When I’m back, things should go very quickly, and book 1 will be out in the world where it belongs.
Just wanted to say I enjoyed reading your Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom book. My son just finished it. He is 11. He gave it 3 out of 5 stars. I give it a good 4 1/2. We live in Lithonia, GA.
Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. We’re (finally) very close to releasing the new expanded, fully-illustrated edition, with more adventures to follow in the same format. Maybe your son will like it a half-star more. :)