I am going to answer them out of order as I received them but in a more logical way to provide you with the information.
Who is the publisher?
You are looking at her!
After much prayer, research, family discussion, and a lot more prayer...Lisa M. Buske and the publishing arm of Amazon, CreateSpace.
Of course I am not doing this alone. I have many wonderful people joining me in this journey. The Lord has blessed me with an array of talented family and friends. As I prayed to self-publish or continue to search and wait for just the right publisher, God answered as he opened doors with people on the other side to help. I think an aspect of this decision is the waiting.
Some have waited five and ten years before obtaining their first contract with another year or two before the book comes out. We have waited over eighteen years to find Heidi so if God chooses to bless us with open doors and opportunity to self-publish...then the wait is over and the next part of the journey has began.
"Will there be another book?"
Whoa! I am still working on this one. BUT I have a few books going through my mind and scribbled on paper.
One would be a sequel, in some sense, to Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey. Another is a children's book to help parents explain kidnapping to their young children in a less frightening way. And yet another would be a tribute to Heidi, a compilation of your favorite blogs.
So the ideas are there, with more flying in as I work on this one but one thing at a time. My father always reminded us to finish one project before moving to the next. For now, we finish this first book.
But who knows, by September 2013 there might be another ready for the shelves.
Thank you again for the great questions!
Remember to visit the "Where's Heidi?" Facebook page or the page on this website for more information and updates on the book and upcoming speaking engagements.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323