Regarding the holdups for the StarBridge books. There are a number of reasons they were delayed. The books are now being released.
The reasons were:
1. A death in Robin's family, which had her flying back and forth from coast to coast to settle matters.
2. A demand from Kindle for the reversion letter for StarBridge, which could not be located, not by me, my agent, or Ace. A new reversion letter had to be generated. Fortunately, Ace was cooperative and my agent was persistent, so this happened very quickly. It was a rude shock to look through my safety-deposit box and realize there was no trace of that 13 year old document. Authors, keep your documents in order!
3. I came down with a serious infection and was in the hospital for five days.
4. Robin came down with a serious bug and was unable to work for more than two weeks.
We are trying to get back on track now. Unfortunate timing all around. The first three books are now out, and the fourth is in the pipeline. Books 5, 6 and 7 need author proofing, then they, too will be in the pipeline.
I don't believe any of this amounts to any chicanery. Merely a combination of bad luck and unfortunate timing.
-Ann C. Crispin
Thank you Ann for the update. I look forward to reading the rest of the Star Bridge series...