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Savannah Chase
March 24th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Yes, I am sad to have to start off the week with bad news but it must be done.

Iím sorry to have to tell you but as of April 1, 2008 my book Bid For Love will no longer be available. My two future books Love Is More Dangerous Than Revenge and Special Delivery will also not be released with Dark Eden Press.

As of April 1, 2008 Dark Eden Press will be closing their doors.

So I must start the search all over again and look for a new home for my books. Thank you to all of you for the support you have shown me since the news broke and I hope that you will continue to stick by me during everything.

Iím truly sorry to hear that Deb is dealing with health problems and my prayers go out to her and her family

Posted by: "Debra"
Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:23 am (PDT)
I donít often share much personal stuff about myself or what isgoing on with me, so I never thought I would be coming to any of youwith this but sometimes life comes at you and you have to deal with it,and this is one of those times for me.I could beat around the bush here but thatís not me. You deserve thetruth even if it is painful for me to talk about.I have found out recently, very recently, that my cancer has returned. For those of you who do not know, this is my 6th time around with thisin a little over 10 years. It started as cervical cancer 10 years agoand each time has gotten worse and spread to other places. I will bestarting chemotherapy and radiation treatments shortly and as I havebeen through these same treatments twice already, I can honestly say itisnít pretty.

After discussing the issues and options with Susan and Billi, and thenGretchen and Brenda, it was decided for a few reasons that I willdiscuss below, that the only option was to close Dark Eden as of April1st. I have to devote my energies and my time to getting better, and tomy daughter.One reason for closing is the treatment plan itself. I will be in noshape to run a company, much less take care of anything else. Anotherreason is with Brenda having gone back to work fulltime, that wouldleave just Gretchen to do it all and as great as she is, she canítdo it by herself. Billi works fulltime and does her part of thebusiness in the evenings and on weekends. Susan has health problemsthat she didnít have when we started this company and wouldnítbe able to do the things that I do. It was hard enough after the housefire to keep things running smoothly and even then they were gettingsome help from me.

They pitched in and ran things beautifully after thefire but that was only for a few months, this would be for the next 6months at the very least.The last reason is all of you. All of you deserve an owner who is goingto be here, who is able to get the things done that need to be done. Idonít want my authors trying to figure out why I havenítanswered emails for a couple of days, or why royalties are late, orwondering when the things that need to be taken care of are going to getdone, when the reality is that I will be too sick to do it.I will spend the next two weeks preparing letters to release your bookrights to you, doing March royalties, and closing the readers group. Iwill then begin shutting down all the DEP email addresses except for myown and forwarding all mail from that to my personal email address.

ByMay 1st, I would hope all payments have cleared the bank, and on thatdate I will also close the author group.On a personal level, I feel horrible that this has to be done to all ofyou. I have come to know almost every one of you personally and I feelas if I have let you all down when you trusted me with your stories, andI am so sorry for that. You trusted in the fact that DEP would bearound for a long while and I am truly sorry that we are not going tobe.If you have any questions or problems, please donít hesitate toemail me as I will be working to get last minute things tied up over thenext several weeks.

Please feel free to post this on your blogs or websites as you see fit. If I have not told all of you lately, it is and has been, a pleasureworking with all of you gifted writers and DEPís fantastic staff.

Debra Durham

March 24th, 2008, 07:49 PM
That is sad news Savannah.

Hope you find a new home for your books.

March 25th, 2008, 12:00 AM
It's very sad that you will have to find new homes for your books Savannah. I hope another publisher picks your books up soon!

March 25th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Savannah I am sorry to hear that ( I bought it and loved it) Wow poor Debra, Cancer is not a fun thing and my heart goes out to her and her family.

Savannah Chase
March 25th, 2008, 05:07 PM
thank you guys for your support and kind words, yes it is truly sad that she is sick and my heart goes out to her and her family. I hope she gets through this time....

March 26th, 2008, 02:39 PM
I am sorry for both of you and hope that she gets better and your books find a new home quickly.