As I sit here at the keyboard, I am actually wiggling in my chair. I’ve been sitting on my BIG NEWS for about a week now, and it’s been eating me alive.
So, before I go blurting it out to you, let me start at the beginning.
A couple of years ago, a publisher came to my attention that produced amazing books with fantastic covers. I began to
stalk investigate and research this company to see what makes them tick, dreaming about seeing one of my books among their impressive ranks.
I’ve subbed to them before with no success. I was disappointed, but also encouraged by what they had to say to me. They loved my writing, there just wasn’t a market for what I’d written about back then.
Two months ago, I sent Darkside Sun to them, my new adult romantic urban fantasy trilogy opener. I
paced around like a crazed loon for what felt like forever waited patiently for them to respond. I certainly didn’t check my submission status on the website every day. Nope.
And then something crazy happened. While I was at work, my husband sent me an email from home. “I just got off the phone with a publishing company,” he said.
*cue the squealing tires in my head* I’m sorry, what was that? You got off the phone with a what? Because I totally couldn’t have read that right. Publishing companies did not call me. Ever. An email, maybe, if I was lucky. They really called? My house? Looking for me?
Holy blue streak of cursing!
When I fell down from the roof, I found out they were going to send me an email. I swear the hours between when I learned of their call and when I finally had a break from work to check my email was the longest two hours of my life, other than when I was in labor, of course.
So, after enough praise to explode my head and welcome from the entire team, I am so bloody excited to announce that I’ve signed a 3 book contract for the Mortal Machine trilogy with..
Yes, you read that right. Entangled-freakin’-Publishing! Darkside Sun will come out first in the Embrace imprint. Midnight Dawn and Forever Dusk will follow at some point.
Without my amazing beta readers who put Darside Sun through its paces and encouraged me during all of my many rejections, this would not have happened. To Amaleen Ison, Jennifer M. Eaton and Anna Simpson, thank you from the four corners of my heart.
I don’t have any official release dates for you yet, but edits will begin shortly. I’m sure I’ll have lots of little nuggets to share with you over the next few months, like CRAZY GOOD cover art, blurbs, excerpts and such, so stay tuned to the blogzilla.
Life is good. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go and shout this from the roof tops.
9 thoughts on “Mortal Machine is coming! #booknews #nalit”
I’m so freaking happy for you!! Congratulations!!!
Congrats! I can’t wait to get my hands on this!
I am so excited for you, congratulations, can’t wait to read it.
Wow Jo..it doesn’t get much better than that..does It? CONGRATULATIONS!!!!You so deserve it!!!!Mom
Way to go from the mother-in-law!!
Congratulations, Jo!! Well-deserved.
The best news, EVER! So, so excited for you. Looking forward to hearing all the excitement as the process continues. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate, everyone. Still grinning and probably will be for a month.
I AM SO EFFING HAPPY FOR YOU!