Contract!!! – The Wild Rose Press

I am very excited to announce that I am now a contracted author!

About a year ago I start the process of querying editors and agents as I pursued more traditional publishing while continuing with self-publishing (which I still love). You authors know the drill.  I could wallpaper my bathroom with the form rejection letters in my inbox. A lot of querying is timing and luck. And this summer, it looks like both were on my side.

I had heard a lot about The Wild Rose Press in various author forums, through authors I read who publish with them, at my local RWA meetings, etc. I read an article in the RWA (Romance Writers of America) magazine that featured smaller presses in the romance genre who were having a lot of success. The article really got my attention. Here was a press where I felt I could really fit in. Their tag line is “Where writer’s bloom” – that already says a lot to me. So I sent off my query letters with no expectations whatsoever.

I was very surprised to receive an email fairly quickly that my query letter had been passed onto an editor. No form rejection! I was through the first door. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean much – publishers have a series of gates you must pass through before you reach the holy grail. Each publisher is different in how they vet their potential new books/authors. However, I made it through all the gates at TWRP!

And, finally, I was offered a contract.

Here’s me… “Oh – there’s the email from TWRP telling me thanks but no thanks. At least I got further along this time! Baby steps…. No! Wait! They’re offering me a contract?!?!?! OMG. OMG. OMG.”

The Wild Rose Press is contracting Andromeda’s Fall and the Shadowcat Nation series. And I am absolutely thrilled!!!

Look for another post soon with how this impacts some of my shorter-term plans like release schedules and such. In the meantime, I’ll be doing a little victory jig over here!

 

2 comments

  1. Just wondering I you'd know when Andromeda's fall will be available on amazon again. After reading the sample I wanted to buy it but it was no longer available.

    Thanks

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  2. Hi! I'm excited that you're interested. 🙂 And I'm so sorry about the timing. Andromeda's Fall has been picked up by The Wild Rose Press. They will be re-releasing it, but the date is still TBD. Check back here, or feel free to hop on my email list (sign up thru my Contact page) and you'll get an announcement of dates when it comes back out! Thanks! And sorry again!

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