That’s really the only way to say it.
Big, huge, life-changing news.
I’ve sold Thorn of Dentonhill and A Murder of Mages (which, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I had been calling Maradaine Constabulary) to DAW Books, who are distributed by Penguin. As you can imagine, this is a huge deal for me.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then you probably know that I’ve been sticking to my guns about going the route of traditional publishing. People kept trying to sell me on the idea that you can’t get an agent, that you can’t break through and be signed by a major publisher, unless you already know someone or have an in. That it was impossible and in this day and age you should just forget it. Don’t bother, it can’t happen.
Yes it can.
If all goes according to plan, Thorn should be out before the end of 2014, and Mages by mid-2015.
I am beyond overjoyed. It’s been a long path to reach this point, where the journey can truly begin.