Margaret C. Davidson

From David Chaimowitz: Thirty years ago, my mother and I thought it might be fun to write a book together. We both loved to read - at the time, I particularly liked historical novels, while my mother enjoyed romances - thus, a historical romance seemed like the logical choice. Little did we know, that on that fateful day, our naive enthusiasm would set us on a nearly three-decade journey that would eventually land us with an eBook (there were no such things when we first began our tale). Although we hadn't imagined her in electronic form, there were other forms we considered, such as a mini-series. I easily could see Li-shan on the little screen, even a big screen, but mini-series were quite popular at the time. My mother, however, could be pretty stubborn, and never strayed from her vision of Li-shan as a novel. Eventually I gave up my Hollywood dreams. In July, of 2005, after a 3-year battle with emphysema, my mother passed away. We hadn't worked on Li-shan for about 2 years due to her illness, and I promised her, shortly before she took her last breath, that I would finish it at some point (figuring it would be a nice retirement project many years from then). And because neither of us were really fond of our "real" names, we had decided to publish our book under the pseudonym - Margaret C. Davidson. However, a year after she died, I suddenly felt the urge to complete it. Four years and 12 drafts later, I completed Li-shan's story, not only for the two of us, but for Li-shan, as well. For by then, she was like the child I never had. I'm sure I can speak for my mom when I say we're proud parents, that regardless of the missteps her parents took over these many years, or what others may feel about her, we think our kid turned out okay.

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A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

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