A week ago, Rob remarked that he hoped our copies of Sensing the Future (available for pre-order from Amazon) arrived before we started doing radio shows. The shows, I said, won’t be starting until after Mercury turns direct on January 8, 2017, and the book will be available on January 3.
“But book publications can be delayed,” he replied.
I thought about that for awhile. In more than 30 years as writers, I couldn’t think of a single instance where a book we had sold had its publication delayed. Publishers tend to have their publication lists set up well in advance. I asked Rob why he’d said that and he explained that the publisher of Beyond the Bermuda Triangle, had told him its publication might be delayed. It’s supposed to come out in July 2017.
Then, the next day, I received an email from Will Kiester, the publisher at Page Street who bought Sensing the Future. Apparently the printer, RR Donelley (now called LSC Communications) got behind in their printing and three of Page Street’s books, including ours, are going to be delayed a week, until January 10, 2017.
As I wrote Will, this is actually terrific news. Mercury – the planet of communication – will be retrograde from December 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017, so a pub date on January 10 means the book will be issued under more more favorable conditions. We will be on Coast to Coast with George Noory on January 9, and the other radio shows we’ve scheduled all happen after that!
So Rob’s precog about our book on precognition turned out to be correct and may be something of a trickster. Ha-ha, MacGregors. What do you think of this one?
PS This evening I was fiddling around with Instagram, looking for posts on precognition and the first one I clicked was this one.
It turns out to be of the publisher, Will Kiester, holding up a cover of Sensing the Future. Synchro!
This Mercury retrograde begins in Capricorn, slips back into Sagittarius on January 4-5, depending on where you live, and turns direct in that sign on January 8. I recommend that people follow the three Rs for these retro periods: reconsider, revise, review. Don’t start anything new, don’t submit stuff to agents etc., don’t make travel plans or buy electronics – unless you don’t mind if your travel plans change or standing in line on December 26, waiting to return Christmas gifts you bought.
And, since the electors meet on the 19th to count their votes for the 2016 election, there could be some confusion!