I know you’ve been waiting a very long time for this one. I have some bad news and some good news to report.
The Bad News: Regretfully, due to the expiration of the obligated contractual time frames, Jack’s Magic Beans will no longer be published by Creeping Hemlock Press. This was ultimately my decision, and should not reflect poorly on the publisher.
The Good News: It will, however, be published in Unhappy Endings, which is my next short story collection, due out early next year from Delirium Books.
To the best of my knowledge, NO ONE was charged for this book. If you pre-ordered this from a bookseller, you’ll want to contact them and verify that. If you’re a bookseller, you’ll want to contact your customers and reassure them.
My apologies to all of you for this unfortunate outcome. As I said, you will get to read it, however. As always, I appreciate your patronage and understanding.