2021 will be a banner year for Esskaye Books with two books scheduled for release in the first three months of the year!
The first is a new version of the spooky 'Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories'. With added stories, fully re-edited text, and a tremendous new cover by artist MJ Hiblen!
We are following Olverston Grange up with a new anthology which is still under wraps for the time being.
2020 has been, as for the majority of people hard for Esskaye Books. I am the owner, editor, and general dogsbody for the press. I also have Multiple Sclerosis and the medication I take for the condition destroys around 80 percent of my immune system. Couple that with a global pandemic and I was suddenly in a very bad place.
I have needed therapy, and an increase in my antidepressants. My depression also made my departure from the work force necessary, and I left the best job I have ever had in my 47 years on this planet.
But there have also been positives this year...
I have finally moved in with my fiancée and am one step closer to getting a wedding ring on her finger.
Esskaye Books has somehow managed to survive my lack of input for most of the year and this has been helped by the business moving to new premises.
I met (via email) some brilliant authors who I got to publish within the pages of 'Scare Me' and hope to continue the working partnership into the future.
The next publication from Esskaye Books is hopefully going to drop before the end of this year and 2021 will be awesome!
M. Leon Smith