Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Publishing News

Early this morning, I signed a contract with Mystery Weekly for my short story, "The Damn Rodents Are Everywhere." I have already received payment. Publication date is to be determined. 

I am stunned. I am also very grateful. 

This short story was the final one Sandi and I ever talked about as we went to her cancer treatments. It was the final story I ever worked on there as she slept through chemo. 

It means more than I can explain that this one finally has a publishing home. 

36 comments:

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Kevin!

BVLawson said...

Congratulations, Kevin! "Mystery Weekly" is a great publication, and Editor Kerry Carter a joy to work with. I know this is a bittersweet accomplishment, but I have a feeling Sandi would be very proud, too. Looking forward to reading the story!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you. It comes with a lot of emotion.

I am absolutely sure she would be. She kept telling me that after she was gone, I had to keep going... and keep writing. Those last couple of weeks when she was home on hospice, she made me promise to do both more than once. I made that promise. Not realizing how hard it was going to be to do anything as I thought I was ready as there was plenty of warning of what was to come. Had no idea how stupid I was to think that.

To have it find a home with such a quality publication is incredible.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Unknown!

Graham Powell said...

Congrats, Kevin. You’re a terrific writer and an even better person.

Aubrey Hamilton said...

What great news! I am so pleased for you!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, sir.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you Aubrey. Thank you.

Robert Lopresti said...

Superb!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Rob.

Bruce Harris said...

Mazel Tov!!!

Maurissa said...

Congratulations Kevin! Look forward to reading. Great title.

Maurissa

Judy Penz Sheluk said...

That is spectacular news!!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Bruce. Appreciate it very much.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Maurissa.

We had been talking about the story and saw something like three or four pest control trucks in a row at a stoplight. All different companies, but they were all lined up together like what you see when the utility trucks are headed to a wiped out area. I can not remember if Sandi said it or I did, but I do remember it happening, our laughing about it, and the title was born.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Judy.

Lesa said...

This is fabulous! Congratulations, Kevin. Now, you need to keep going, and keep writing, as she said. And, you've already been paid!

Ben Boulden said...

That's wonderful news, Kevin! I can't wait to read it. Congratulations!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Lesa.

This is the first time that payment long before publication deal has ever happened to me. A very pleasant surprise as well. Along with being the most any publication has ever paid me.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thanks, Ben.

I honestly have no idea when it will be out. I am guessing the next several issues are planned out, so it would be late summer --what we often call November--at the earliest.

Elizabeth Dearborn said...

That's wonderful, Kevin (& Sandi). I can't wait to read your story!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Elizabeth. I hope that, someway, somehow, she knows.

Anita said...

I'm so happy for you, Kevin!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Anita.

TracyK said...

I am so glad to hear that, Kevin. How rewarding for you and the effort you put in to keep going.

Barry Ergang said...

Mazel tov, my friend!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thanks, Barry. You edited this one a couple of times. Thanks again.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, TracyK. It has been a long time for that story.

Larry W. Chavis said...

Congratulations, Kevin! I’m glad to see this.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thanks, Larry. It has been quite awhile.

Shari Held said...

So happy for you, Kevin! What a wonderful, heartwarming story!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Shari.

Jan Christensen said...

Just saw this, Kevin. What fabulous news! I am so happy for you. Hope this encourages you to write again soon.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thanks!

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Very cool news! Thanks for sharing it. :)

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you.