Things are happening!
We pause the usual book reviews, for a writing update! It seems like there’s a lot going on lately, so here’s the quick scoop on my upcoming releases and works-in-progress (WIPs)!
The Biggest News:
🥳🥳🥳 I SIGNED MY FIRST BOOK DEAL! 🥳🥳🥳
I’m so thrilled to announce first young adult science fiction is coming to Whimsical Publishing in Summer (ish) 2023! If you’re interested in updates, definitely keep an eye on my Instagram and Twitter for more developments!
Writing Contest News:
In the NYC Microfiction Challenge, I made it to the final round! 🥳 Winners will be announced in September, and I’ll be sure to post my final entry and feedback here!
I submitted Odriel’s Heirs in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off! This contest is still in the early stages, but I’m excited to see the review of Odriel’s Heirs from Booknest.
I submitted The Gatekeeper of Pericael in the Book Blogger Novel of the Year Contest, and it made it into the semifinals! 🥳 Finalists are announced in September, but the competition is crazy steep this year, so my fingers are crossed tight!
What’s going on with Codename: CNDRLA?
I know this WIP is a favorite of many of my Betas and CPs, and it probably seems like it’s been in the query trenches forever! And yes, reader, it does feel that way sometimes! But, seriously it’s a good thing! I still have a handful of full requests I’m waiting to hear back on from agents and publishers. The process just takes a really long time! I’m hoping I’ll have an update by the end of the year, but we’ll just have to wait and see. 😊
When’s the last book of the Odriel’s Heirs series coming out?
Time’s Orphan (Odriel’s Heirs #3) is with my Critique Partners for revision this month, and I’m hoping to release ARCs this Fall for a February release. If that seems too far away, you can check out Night of Ash (Odriel’s Heirs #2.5) in the meantime! Night of Ash is the follow-on sequel novella to Idriel’s Children, and ARCs are available now before the 27 Sep release. If you’d like one, just give a shout.
Also, I’m in the process of creating paperback versions of Burning Shadows and Night of Ash, so if you’re interested in having the whole series on your shelf, you can! I’m hoping the paperback versions should be ready in time for Night of Ash’s release.
That’s all I’ve got for now, but if you have any questions, please feel free to comment below! As always, thanks for reading!
4 thoughts on “A Writing Update”
Whoa, congrats on that book deal! Always great news to see fellow writers making their mark in the writing world, and I’m wishing you all the best with the book!
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Thank you so much!! So far it’s been awesome working with Whimsical Publishing, and I’m so excited for the release next year!! 😊
Congratulations ! That’s very exciting all round! Odriel’s Heirs and the Gatekeeper of Pericael are both fantastic and I’m sure they both will do very well!
Thanks so much, Valinora! My fingers are crossed for The Lucky Diamond too!
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