There are times when, no matter how hard we try, and how much we do, we miss something or tweaks go unnoticed right away.

As is the case with my debut novel. During the formatting process, and the multiple hands on it from the editing team, mistakes were found by me, but not before the publisher sent out a number of advanced reader (ARC) copies to readers. If you are one of those readers, please know that the corrections have been made, and will be in all future books sold after April 22nd. I appreciate all my readers support, and hope you understand. It will not take away from the story, I promise. And, this author–namely me, has more to write; crafting great entertaining stories for you all. I appreciate your understanding of this grueling process.

An interesting tidbit about famous author publishing mistakes: Stephanie Meyers, author of the renowned Twilight Saga, had grave misspellings, grammar mistakes, and present and past tense clashes that were published in all editions of all her books. Here’s an interesting link to some of her more important mistakes: http://www.superheronation.com/2011/08/21/editing-errors-in-twilight/

E.L. James of the 50 Shades series…well we all know the amount of errors and grammar and punctuation mistakes that were in all those books, but it published anyway.

In Jonathan Franzen’s 2010 novel Freedom, HarperCollins wound up pulping the entire first print run of 80,000 copies after it emerged that an early version of the book was sent to the printers by mistake. As a result, the book teemed with hundreds of mistakes in grammar, spelling and even characterization was released before being recalled.

As authors we work hard to get it right–and I hope that no matter what, you will love the story and Morgan’s journey. And, know that the corrections have been identified.

Published by smtraphagen

SM Traphagen is a writer and novelist. Her works have appeared on Buffaloeats.org, Accounting Today Magazine, St. Reds Magazine, The Culture-ist Magazine, Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, among others. With a fiction novel written, the hope is to expand the world of fiction in fun and creative ways. Her love of writing fiction and food have culminated in a website that blends the two, including Digestion Suggestion and Untold Shorties.

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