Hello My Imaginary Friends,
Publishing my Books
This month I’ve received two publishing contracts for books I’ve submitted. They will be published by Renaissance Press!
You’ll hear about any updates as I get them. I’m ridiculously excited!!!
They are a local Ottawa press that has existed for just under 3 years old and have roughly half a dozen authors in their catalogue and have also been publishing card games.
I’ve been constantly impressed by their professionalism and I look forward to working with them.
A Study in Aether
Release Date: 2016
This is the first book in the Elizabeth Investigates Series or Baker City Chronicles (Series title to be discussed with the publisher.) I’m hoping they’ll be interested in publishing the next ones in the series.
The Series will hopefully consist of:
- Memories of Faust (Completed Second Draft),
- A Case of Synchronicity (Completed First Draft),
- The Hounds of Bakerville (Completed Outline),
- The Camp of Fear (Completed Outline), and
- 2-4 more untitled novels.
This is all hopeful thinking. The publisher has only picked up the first one and I’ve only written the first three.
Parasomnia (Working Tittle)
Release Date: Hopefully 2017
This is a stand-alone book and needs some serious re-writes which the publisher has gratefully offered to help with.
You have until 11:59 tomorrow night to cast your vote for this year’s Serial Story.
What story should move on to the last round?
- Wargrave Island (38%, 3 Votes)
- The Ruby Child (38%, 3 Votes)
- Faeries Vs Robots Vs Aliens (25%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 8
The stories listed below with their first paragraphs.
Faeries Vs Robots Vs Aliens
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Scifi
The café was full. Sandra had placed her backpack on the chair next to her pretending that she was saving it for someone. She had her headphones on, she had her phone on the arm of the plush chair and she had a paperback book in her hand. She wanted to be left alone to drink her overpriced and unpronounceable coffee. Her headphones were wireless and she wasn’t listening to music.
Genre: Murder Mystery
Inspiration: And Then There Were None
“Best Party Ever!” yelled Jonathan. His hair was thinning and starting to go grey, but he was unmistakable.
“Remind me why I came?” Riko asked her partner Ethan.
“Because this is your ten year high school reunion and you’re the youngest person to make Inspector in Ottawa police history.” Ethan smiled proudly, looking at the quickly approaching island.
The Ruby Child
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
It was the middle of the night and darker than Mac was used too. When the clouds covered the stars in the rural islands there were no magical or electric lamps. It wasn’t the first time he’d wished he could use a magical torch or those fancy darkvision glasses but magic didn’t work on or around him. He just kept following the speck of light ahead.
Thanks for reading!