Same Old SIDESHOW, New Pub

SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING is a comedy of bad manners, which may explain why it’s been through so many publishers. Or maybe not.

sideshow180SIDESHOW was first published — electronically only — by Serendipity Systems in 1994. Then it was picked up by Echelon but was released before publication. Then it was picked up by Hydra but was released before publication. Then it was published IN PRINT by Per Bastet as a favor to me by the fabulous T. Lee Harris.

Now, at last, it’s be issued in print AND electronically by Three Fates Press, the same publisher (I’m one of the partners) who published SAGE.

The cover is the same. The text is the same, but the formatting has been redone. You might not notice much difference, but I do.

I want to be sure to express my deep gratitude to ALL previous and potential publishers. I can’t tell you how much it’s meant to me that so many people have believed in this book. It wasn’t through any disagreements or unpleasantness that the road to final publication has been so long and winding. This happened and then that happened — you know how things do. It’s the same with publication as it is with anything else; sometimes, it’s just complicated.

SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING is available in print and for Kindle. When it’s available at B&N or other places, I’ll add the links in the sidebar and on the SIDESHOW page.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Bad manners ruin an opportunity.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Same Old SIDESHOW, New Pub

  1. jane

    January 9, 2014 at 8:40am

    Hmm. If I do my maths properly, that makes this a 20-year journey. That beats the Enterprise all to heck.
    Congrats, dear friend!

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      Marian Allen

      January 9, 2014 at 9:24am

      Heh! Had to do some rewriting along the way, like change my then-futuristic, boxy, multi-book device to accord more with what we ACTUALLY HAVE NOW. Sheesh!

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