No More End of Mae (& Other Awesome News)

Contract Signed 6-13I’m happy to say that soon End of Mae will soon be no more – and Mr. BoneJangles and End of Joon are going with her. They are officially kicked out of my house and going off to live with another family – Line by Lion.

End of Mae will become unavailable as she is and be republished by Three Fates as End of Daze with new material, including End of Jewel Eye which I was getting ready to release. Finally the entire tale of Mae, Heylel and Joon will be together and finished in a stand alone book.

Mr. BoneJangles will also be republished by Three Fates with some added material. The story I’m finishing now, “The Sampler,” will probably be the one I include.  It’s about a woman that can release experiences from torn fabric. As the threads break they release the thoughts of those who wore them… and she is so hungry to experience all that life has to offer.

So that’s my big news, I’m signing some books up with Three Fates Press. Why did I finally decide to go with a publisher after years of staying adamantly indie? First, the contract Three Fates offered was too good to refuse. Second, my dear friend and editor Amy Eye signed up a few of her books under their sister imprint, Line by Lion. Third, as I have immense admiration for one of the women behind Three Fates that I have been watching for awhile now. She puts her whole self into this imprint, her dedication is admirable and I soon realized she is crazy and doesn’t understand her limits. I love that in a person.

The final reason some may find a little crazy, but those who know me will understand. I had the printed contracts in front of me, and I was debating if I really wanted to make this commitment after years of saying I would stay indie forever. As I thought about it, my eyes strayed across my calendar and I realized it was Friday the 13th. Nothing more needed to be said.

It was a sign, and I signed.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third generation Uchinanchu and an award-winning American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020.
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3 Responses to No More End of Mae (& Other Awesome News)

  1. You crack me up! Perfect day to go to the dark side…. Just kidding. Most successful Indie authors make this decision based on how they want their book promoted and delivered to their readers. As an Independent (notice I did not say SP) you have ultimate control over what and how much you do to promote your book. Some publishers take that freedom away from you completely.
    You made a wise choice for that series of books and I’m sure they will continue to be successful because, frankly, they’re just darn good readin’

    Can’t wait to read the addition to Mr. Bonejangles!

    Much love from a fan,

  2. Ottilie says:

    Congrats! That is seriously amazing!! :)

  3. Bec says:

    That’s so exciting! I can’t wait for the next installment!

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