SOMETHING very strange has happened recently, and I wanted to explain just how bizarre this has turned out to be. To cut to the chase, I stopped the presses and sales of THE GOD KEY. The reason? Well, as they say, the devil was in the details.
My details, specifically.
Or, rather, the book's. Let me explain.
During the publishing process of any book, fict or fact, long or short, good or bad, there are constant rounds of revisions, corrections, oversights, miscues, flubbed fonts, lost paragraphs and other maddening weirdness that seems almost hell-bent on stifling a project. As a published author, I've become used to this.
But I've never before seen the sort of diabolical, infernal weirdness that attacked my novel, THE GOD KEY. Specifically, the very last clue, or KEY, to the "God" of my title. It is a 77-word, very carefully worded, paragraph that tells the tale in one fell swoop.
There was never any problem with this paragraph throughout the entire 6-month, 9-10 draft process of bringing this book to publication. In fact, I printed the final manuscript version for my wife and me to proof before sending it to the publisher. And we BOTH read that final clue, which is found on page 398, the next-to-last page in the book.
Suddenly, somehow, when the book was finally published, that crucial paragraph was missing.
The final, critical clue as to who and what the Deity is, according to the GOD KEY, was inexplicably "gone."
As I say, diabolical. Infernal, even.
So....I stopped the presses.
Yes, it's probably going to cost us a small (or perhaps not so small) fortune before it's all said and done, but the book has to be right. I will NOT permit a book to continue being printed and sold that is missing such a critical paragraph. The fact that it is the ONE part of the book that clearly states Who and What God really is, blows my mind.
That it was clearly in the finished draft we sent to the publishers, also blows my mind.
The more superstitious among us may well think that some demon, gremlin or other imp (maybe even the boss bad-ass himself) had a hand, or hoof, in this. I don't know. All I know is, I won't let him or it beat me. No way. I will sacrifice all my worldly belongings before I let that happen.
So. There you have it. The book will be corrected, fully proofed, then printed, republished and available online again within the next two weeks.
Please bear with us during this strange, incredibly weird revision process, and all will come out well in the end. I know: I've read the end of the book. Not The God Key, o ye of little faith, the Bible.
See, we win. Ol Slewfoot loses.
Love, peace and thanks to all,
John & Sherry Fogarty