So it began, as most things do, many years ago (but not far away) in Northern California. Sandra Brandenburg and I were lifelong friends before we became collaborators, and then business partners. We have written, together and separately, novels, screenplays, articles, interviews, poems and short stories and published some of each. More about that later. Lost Myths Ink became an LLC in 2004. The name comes from our fantasy series, of which the first two volumes have been published (twice!) with different covers, and now the whole series will be published with covers designed by a visionary artist of some renown. When we were in college, I introduced Sandra (nee) Barnes to Thomas Brandenburg; they were married for half their lives, and have been my two best friends. I am the CEO of Lost Myths Ink; Sandra was the COO. In 2012, Sandra died after a long battle with health issues, and went on to the Summerland ahead of us. Sandra will always remain in our hearts, and Tommy has become the COO of Lost Myths Ink.
In 2007, we decided to form our own multimedia fund. This has taken far longer than anticipated, and been through so many twists and turns that it took over our lives. That year was also the last year we published a book, and it would be eight years before we did so again, without Sandra. But enormous efforts always take years to accomplish, and are usually the equivalent of a Shih Tzu birthing an elephant. And so it has been with us. The ongoing saga of Lost Myths Ink will be showcased on this site in installments that started out as a book -- because once it reached 800 pages and I had years to go before I finished it, I decided it was just too long!
This adventure is now approaching lift-off. In these pages, you may journey with us, through published and unpublished works, photographs, reviews, and interviews. Here are our lives and the life of Lost Myths Ink LLC. At least for now ...
In June of 2015 I joined Nikki Kirby on the development team for In the Land of Oz, a proposed reality show about the ongoing adventures of Oberon Zell Ravenheart and his inner circle. The series will be produced by Richard J. Dubin of Crosscut Films, and as of September Tom and I are seriously considering becomng the first Executive Producers for the series and providing the development money. We will know more after a trip to Santa Cruz, where the show will be filming.
September of 2015 we are facing a dramatic change in the film production fund...something amazing is happening, and we could be running at top speed by the end of this month or next. Stay tuned...this venture will require a lot of employees and contract players.
Merry meet -- and merry part -- and merry meet again!
-- Debora ElizaBeth Hill