Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Good news for Cabin Creek readers

Yesterday I was happy to answer this mother's email, about the Cabin Creek Mysteries, with a bit of good news:
Hi Kristiana:  I have a 10 year old daughter who just started reading your Cabin Creek Mysteries.  She asked Santa for the whole series because she absolutely loves your books. I could only find the first 2. I've been told that the others are out of publishing or printing.  Is there a way that I can make this girls christmas come true with getting the 4 last books by christmas?  Sincerely her mother
     When the series went OP (out-of-print) several years ago, I kept getting letters -- tons! -- from teachers, parents, librarians, and 3rd-graders.  They requested more "Jeff and David stories," about the young detectives who solve mysteries in the mountain town of Cabin Creek.  Most frustrating of all, copies were nearly impossible to find and prices ranged up to $50, which is obscene for a kid's book.  
     Finally, FINALLY, Scholastic returned the rights to me, which means I now have creative control.  Boom, my family and I have been converting the series into new paperbacks with fresh covers and illustrations by my son, Cody Rutty.  The smaller 5.25x8 size allows us to keep the price low.  I think $5.95 for a book to hold in your hand is fair, as is $4.95 for a Kindle version. 
     So the good news:  Cabin Creek #1, 2, 3, & 7 are available on Amazon, and ready for Christmas!  We're still working on #4, 5 & 6, so hang in there if you're looking for a complete set.
I  hope you enjoy these new paperbacks ... and look for my memoir, LONGHAND: ONE WRITER'S JOURNEY to be published this Spring. Thank you for being such faithful readers!


Leandra Wallace said...

How exciting! I'm sure at least one little girl(if not lots more) will be very happy on Christmas! =)

Kristiana Gregory said...

Thank you, Leandra. It's been a lot of work, so it looks as if it'll be closer to New Year's before #4, 5 & 6 will be up.
Merry Christmas to you!