Sara D’Emic

The Crazy, Sordid, Messed-up, Terrible, Absolutely Wonderful Week

The Crazy, Sordid, Messed-up, Terrible, Absolutely Wonderful Week

Last week was one of the best and worst timespans in respect to publishing ELECTED.  It's literally been a roller coaster of ups and downs.  There's so much to explain, but let me start by saying that the story has a happy ending.  A positively, absolutely wonderful pinnacle. The sordid part of the tale began a few weeks ago when all of the authors at my original publisher, Entranced, received an email that the company was being sold to a new owner.  We were thrown but quickly became energized, listing questions for the new owner and waiting with baited-breath for more information.  ...

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ELECTED’s COVER REVEAL and GIVEAWAY!

ELECTED’s COVER REVEAL and GIVEAWAY!

I've been waiting for this day since I first received the cover art samples from Entranced and Suzannah Safi a few months ago.  (Ok, I take that back...actually, if I think about it...I've been waiting for this day ever since I finished the first draft of ELECTED back in July 2012.  I love this cover because it gives off a mysterious, dark vibe and shows just a glimpse of Aloy's face.  Can you tell if it's a boy or a girl's face?    If you read the synopsis of ELECTED on my website, you'll see that the main character, Aloy, is a girl posing as a boy.  Her face has intrinsic...

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Latest ELECTED Book News

Thanks to all of you on facebook who suggested titles for the second ELECTED book after I got the 3-book publishing contract a couple weeks ago!  My agent and I settled on the next two names for the coming books, and those will be revealed soon!  I'm so bad at keeping these kind of things secret... What I can tell you, though, is the proposed release dates for all three books: ELECTED:  April 22, 2014 (Earth Day) Book 2:  November 10, 2014 (just in time for holiday gifts) Book 3:  June 22, 2015 And...in other writing news, I've started a new book on top of the ELECTED trilogy. ...

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How ELECTED Got Published

Friends, family, and other writers have been asking me how I got ELECTED published (or more correctly, on the road to being published because it won't be released until April 2014).  I thought I'd share the story here, including all the ups and downs--the full rollercoaster of putting a book out there for others to read. I've always liked writing.  My parents read to me like it was a religion.  Not only did we sit on my bed at night to pour through a few books, but I started making up my own stories before I could read or write.  The first "book" I actually wrote myself was about a rainbow,...

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Fantastic News! I Got Signed by a Literary Agent, Sara D’Emic of Talcott Notch!

I am so excited to say that I was signed by a literary agent, Sara D'Emic of Talcott Notch Literary Agency!  The process has been great so far.  I sent her agency a query in late August.  She got back to me asking to see the first fifty pages of ELECTED.  Then she asked for the whole manuscript, and a few days later, she sent me an email saying she'd like to work with me.  We talked on the phone about specifics, and the contract is being signed by both parties. My lovely husband even framed and matted the email correspondence, which is now hanging in our office. Someone told me they...

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