Sunday, April 25, 2010

Not so Quiet on the Arizona Front

Well, what a difference a week makes. Arizona's latest attempt at controlling the border is causing quite a stir among people both in the state and elsewhere. Excuse me for saying, but if you don't live here and aren't the one being shot at, you need to keep your opinions to yourself. Having just returned from the Chiricahua National Monument where we were advised NOT to camp in the Coronado National Forest because of illegal "traffic," I'd say something needs to be done. So, let's see...I'm an American citizen. I'm a citizen of Arizona. I CANNOT safely stay in my own state where I'd like because of illegals...??

Okay, on to happier topics...


Yet another month where Life Was A Cabaret: A Tale of Two Fools, A Boat, and a Big-A** Ocean is again Moonlight Mesa's number one seller! Go figure!

Stoney Bowers' Reflections from the Wilderness has been uploaded to Kindle, although the pictures were removed from the book. The photos just didn't match up well with the ebook format.

Saving Tom Black, Apache, and Death in the Desert also had price adjustments made. The price of the books on Kindle was reduced to $7.95.


Rusty Richards' biography of Casey Tibbs has received its first real edit from "head editor" Paula Silici. The book will be returned for a second read-through by Paula. There were so many changes, that we want to be certain we got them all. Speaking of changes, Vin Libassi is working AGAIN on the Casey Tibbs cover. Unfortunately, other materials have already been ordered...and paid for...that won't have the new "revised" cover. Final determination on the cover rests with the publisher, so we'll see what transpires. Cost is an issue. If the book is to come out by November, we need to move ahead and not have to backtrack on items.

Jere D. James has actually started Canyon of Death! Whew. Although he was given an extension because of the Casey Tibbs project, we were still beginning to get worried!

J.R. Sanders and Moonlight Mesa have come to an agreement on his new Agreement. Sanders has had a busy schedule promoting The Littlest Wrangler. The author was at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival this past weekend. J.R.'s new book, Some Gave All, will be a Western nonfiction and is scheduled for publication in 2011.

The Tibbs title and Sanders' new title will make two Western nonfiction books for Moonlight Mesa. As a Western book publisher, we get a surprising lot of requests for nonfiction. Unfortunately, it's a very niche market. Avid readership. But niche.

So...catch you all on the re-ride.

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