[For some reason the original contact me link didn't save. This has been rectified.]
So, as promised, the "big" news.
On November 2 I received an email that had me stunned. Someone working for ICM Partners asked me who holds the film and TV rights for Subject 12 and all following works in the series. I was also asked if I had an agent.
Just to be absolutely clear on the matter for anyone reading this, the answers were then and are now "myself" and "no".
I replied (after doing some due diligence by vetting the individual as best I could with internet searches) within 24 hours. My e-mail was brief but I passed along the requested information. I had some time constraints preventing me from being more thorough in my reply.
A week later I sent another e-mail because I hadn't heard back yet. This e-mail was a little more informative and friendly as I was far less occupied (I was watching the merchandise at a psychic fair during the night because the hotel had no way of locking the rooms to prevent intruders when I sent the first one) when I replied. I felt it was better to reply promptly than take the time to butter the buns before serving, as it were, the first time.
So, now it's December 31, 9:40PM and I have heard bupkis from her, ICM Partners, or anyone else. I don't know if this is because my e-mail replies bounced, were eaten by spam filters for some reason, I haven't been patient enough (almost 60 days so far), I didn't meet criteria for continued discussion (the lack of an agent), whoever thought of it lost interest in the idea, or whatever. Suffice it to say, the fact that I haven't heard back from one of the largest entertainment firms in the world (look at any top-ten list of talent agencies in Hollywood and you'll see them in the top five or even the top two on virtually every one, and check out their website for both information and a telling lack of flourish) for an unknown reason after they approached me has been a bit disheartening. Still, it hasn't stopped me from doing what I can to get more ready for you guys to read.
I'm not holding my breath to hear back from them. I haven't yet and I won't.
So, as there has been interest in the past... I am the exclusive copyright and rights holder to Subject 12, The Grand Granger, and all future works unless otherwise noted. I currently have no agent. I'm not looking for one but I'm also not against the idea of having one -- I just don't feel like jumping through a bunch of hoops again only to be ignored like I was the last several times I've tried. As such, if anyone has any questions or whatever, feel free to contact me.
Thanks for reading and have a fantastic new year!