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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Last post by JRob on August 21, 2019, 04:43:03 pm »
Hi JRob,

Thanks for your interest in Perseverance Press (note: only two Rs in the first word--I shouldn't have picked a name many people misspell!). My earliest books, from the 1980s and early 1990s were published by PP. In 1999 I joined forces w/ John Daniel Publishing, so many of the subsequent 80+ books are listed as PP/JD (if you're searching under the publisher name). It might be easier to check out our website:
www.danielpublishing.com/perseverance

Thanks again, Meredith Phillips

Thanks Meredith and I'll get the name Perseverance Press right now.
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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Last post by mystery editor on August 21, 2019, 04:40:56 pm »
Hi JRob,

Thanks for your interest in Perseverance Press (note: only two Rs in the first word--I shouldn't have picked a name many people misspell!). My earliest books, from the 1980s and early 1990s were published by PP. In 1999 I joined forces w/ John Daniel Publishing, so many of the subsequent 80+ books are listed as PP/JD (if you're searching under the publisher name). It might be easier to check out our website:
www.danielpublishing.com/perseverance

Thanks again, Meredith Phillips
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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by JRob on August 20, 2019, 02:31:32 pm »
I finished reading an advance copy of the Christmas themed novella collection "Christmas Cocoa Murder". It has three stories in it. They are written by Carlene O'Connor, Maddie Day and Alex Erickson.

I really enjoyed it and put a review of the book up on another book related site.

Full disclosure, I received the advance copy from author Maddie Day.
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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Sad news - Lea Wait
« Last post by JRob on August 19, 2019, 05:43:10 pm »
I hadn't read any of her books previously but I ordered the first books in each series under her names from my library so that I could become familiar with her work.
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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Stuart Palmer - Help an editor out!
« Last post by Kate Stine, Editor on August 19, 2019, 01:00:49 pm »
Well, we found images that will work in our article. It turned out we had to find a DVD player, then we took screenshots of the author on a TV program. It amazes me how someone as well known once as Stuart Palmer has fallen so far out of general knowledge.
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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Sad news - Lea Wait
« Last post by Kate Stine, Editor on August 19, 2019, 12:52:19 pm »
That is sad news. I read a couple of the Maine Murder/Cornelia Kidd books and liked them.
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Welcome and General Discussion / Sad news - Lea Wait
« Last post by JRob on August 12, 2019, 09:26:04 am »
Sad to report this news...

Lea Wait, the author of the Mainely Needlepoint and Antique Print mystery series under her own name and the Maine Murder series under the name Cornelia Kidd, passed away over the weekend.
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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by JRob on August 11, 2019, 08:30:09 am »
I just finished reading the 2017 Matthew Betley action thriller "Oath Of Honor".
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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Last post by JRob on August 09, 2019, 07:05:11 am »
After my first post I got busy and forgot to check back, sorry! I'm not quite sure whom I'm replying to, but thanks for your replies.

About my first & only mystery, DEATH SPIRAL, Murder at the Winter Olympics--it was published in 1984, so it's not really available now. It was based on the murder of a Russian defector, and the old skating rules (school figures, etc) so it's really out of date!

I find editing others' work much more rewarding than writing my own, so I hung up that hat. We only publish established authors, so their writing is already at a high level. (The Duke of Edinburgh compared writing to self-flagellation, and I agree ;-). I still have to write catalog copy, etc., which is hard enough.

It's been 20 years now since Perseverance Press and John Daniel & Co. joined forces, and we've published over 80 mysteries. We're planning to continue as long as we can.

Meredith, thanks for getting back to the board and for the information. I just popped over to eBay and looked to see if I could find a copy of your book. And yes there is a few, so I'm looking into picking it up! Doesn't matter if it is out of date with modern day stuff, I am just interested in checking it out.

And I'm going to have to look up Perserverance Press to see your catalog of titles to see what might strike my fancy there as well.

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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Last post by mystery editor on August 06, 2019, 04:29:29 pm »
After my first post I got busy and forgot to check back, sorry! I'm not quite sure whom I'm replying to, but thanks for your replies.

About my first & only mystery, DEATH SPIRAL, Murder at the Winter Olympics--it was published in 1984, so it's not really available now. It was based on the murder of a Russian defector, and the old skating rules (school figures, etc) so it's really out of date!

I find editing others' work much more rewarding than writing my own, so I hung up that hat. We only publish established authors, so their writing is already at a high level. (The Duke of Edinburgh compared writing to self-flagellation, and I agree ;-). I still have to write catalog copy, etc., which is hard enough.

It's been 20 years now since Perseverance Press and John Daniel & Co. joined forces, and we've published over 80 mysteries. We're planning to continue as long as we can.
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