I finally heard back from the publisher and because of his lack of communication, he offered to give me my rights back to The Withering if I wanted them. I declined. I want to see Gehenna and Hinnom succeed and as my collection was promised to those who paid for the tier, I want to keep that promise to them.
This is excellent news because now I don't have to add (and edit) any more early poems I fished out from the cobwebs. There were, however, five poems I particularly liked after I cleaned them up that I have added to The Withering. Think of it as a little extra gift for those waiting so long for the collection. My collection will now have a total of 55 poems.
All art by Mutartis Boswell is complete! There will be 8 full-page artworks inside with over 20 small pieces scattered within these pages. I am also dying to show that cover art which will blow you away. It's killer.
It will be published on Walpurgisnacht (April 30th, 2020)!
I am waiting on one more blurb and am going through another final edit before I send the final ms to the publisher.