Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Great News!

I've been sitting on this news for a few weeks, thinking I would announce this once I had signed a contract, but I just can't contain my glee any longer!

Grand Central Publishing (formerly Time Warner Books and now a division of Hachette Book Group) and I have a three-book deal in the works, with the first book set to be released next fall! I'm so excited!

These books will be written under my new pen name Cynthia Garner. The series introduces an alternate reality where vampires, werewolves and other creatures are loud and proud...and living next door. There's a twist on the origins of these preternatural beings that I'll get into in a later blog.

With the first book, the heroine, Nix de la Fuente, is part-demon/part-human and is a liaison to the Preternatural Council. The majority of her job is to investigate crimes that involve humans--either as victims or as perpetrators. Her former lover Tobias Caine, a vampire, comes back to town and is tapped to take over as the vampire liaison to the Council.

I'm hard at work on book one, which is due to the publisher October 1st. I'm finishing up Chapter 6, which means I have roughly two months to write about 14 more chapters. So, as you can imagine, with a full-time job my time is at a limited premium. I will not be continuing to offer free blog stories, though I am going to do my best to continue free stories in my monthly newsletter, probably in the same serialized format as done here on my blog. So if you haven't joined the group yet, please do. You'll get the newsletter once a month, and there's no other chatter to clog up your inbox.

Yikes! Two chapters a week. I gotta get busy! :)


Kara said...

That is such FANTASTIC news!!! I am so excited for you. Can't wait to see what the new series is all about.


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Colleen Love said...

OMG! That is so very awesome, Sherrill! Squeeee!


Sherrill Quinn said...

Thanks so much, ladies! I'm very excited. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sherrill/Cynthia!!!

That's fantastic news. verification was waing. tee-hee.

Sherrill Quinn said...

Thanks, Jenna! :)