Weve been very busy here at WMG Publishing. Our Kickstarter project, Fiction River, fully funded in less than 24 hours and is still going strong. (Click here to see its progress). Kristine Graysons complete line of romances and urban fantasies is just one book away from completion (until the next new release, of course). Well release two new books in the Fey series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch later this month. And Dean Wesley Smith is about to send out the first months subscription of his writing challenge.
Were not all work here, of course. Well, at least it doesnt all feel like work. After all, at least half of what we do here many people do for fun. Reading, for example.
But its also just plain a fun place to work.
One of our authors, for example, is a prankster. He has a life-sized cutout of Austin Powers that he likes to move around the offices so that you turn a corner and wham!, theres Mike Meyers just scaring the bejeezus out of you. (His eyes follow you, I swear.) I have warned him that Im from Jersey, and one of these days
But that twinkle in his eyes he gets when he realizes he got you well, its hard not to smile, too. That, and his writing helps pay the bills.
The other day, I arrived at work to find that wed acquired a three-part movie banner for the latest Men in Blackall 6 feet by 12 feet of it. You gotta love working with sci-fi authors.
Grown-ups arent the only ones having a good time here, though. My two-year-old thinks its pretty cool, too.
As you can see from this picture, she is very focused on learning her ABCs on Mommys eReader while Mommy works on a grown-up book on the computer.
Being surrounded by so much imagination its hard not to have fun.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.