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7 Reasons Why I’m Launching God of The Desert Books…

Go West, Young Man!

Despite my deep disappointments in my first decade working in the publishing world, I am going to keep at it primarily because I still very much believe in the group of authors and books assembled at Liberty Island and the broader network I have developed since starting as a full-time “new media troublemaker” in 2009. I’ve met so many wonderful writers and want to offer them a platform and publishing home base where they will be respected and honored, their work cherished and celebrated.

Liberty Island on Hiatus While I’m in Painful Double Mourning

This is just to inform everyone that further books and website content here at Liberty Island are going to be on hiatus for the next couple weeks while I mourn the deaths of my friends Tamara Wilhite and Jack Saltzberg and figure out what I am morally required to do in response to their unexpected passings.

I am in a lot of pain, exacerbated to an unimaginable level over the weekend because of the cruelty of many people in this right-wing media movement – a cause which I have dedicated myself since 2009 at significant personal cost – who seem to believe that they are so right in their political ideology it makes them morally entitled to harass random strangers who are in mourning. I could not have expected this level of abuse from people in my own movement under these circumstances. This has been a real wake up call to me and I’m now going to have to add this new painful experience to what I must consider as I try and figure out how to move forward and what I’m going to do with the rest of my life now.

September 20, 2021 update: Liberty Island’s Associate Editor Jamie Wilson has now been promoted to Vice President and Managing Editor to assist with developing plans for moving the company forward.

March 20, 2022 update: Plans for Liberty Island moving forward have been announced here.