During #pit2pub in July, STRICKEN received ten submission requests. After spending some time picking my jaw up off the floor and getting the submissions sent off, I was fortunate to receive three offers.
I wasn't expecting ten submission requests, let alone three offers!
After wrapping my mind around that, I've spent the last several weeks getting to know the publishers who offered, and doing an awful lot of thinking about the direction I want to see my career going in, and what I need to do to get there.
It's been interesting, to say the least.
Picking a publisher for a novel is a whole lot like picking a new home. There are so many things to consider... Will you like your neighbors? The community? What people have to say about the community? What are you bringing to the table? Will you fit in?
After a lot of thought, I'm very proud to announce that STRICKEN has officially been acquired by Full Fathom Five. I've been following Full Fathom since the lovely Amanda Black signed The Apartment series, and I'm so excited to be a part of the family. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for Killian and Aubrey and the rest of my angelic crew going forward.
So what happens now?
Well, now we do all those things like revising and editing and editing some more. Once I have additional news, you guys will be the first to know. In the meantime, it's back to work on FLAME. Come hell or high water, this novel WILL be finished by December.
Thanks to all who helped me during the decision making process. You rock!