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Good Publishing News

Good publishing news, at least for me.

If you've been following this LJ for a few years, you may remember that back in March, 2008, I finished a new fantasy novel called The Cloud Roads, and around October, 2009, I finished a sequel to it, called The Serpent Sea. My wonderful agent, Jennifer Jackson (arcaedia) of the Donald Maass Agency, has been trying to sell The Cloud Roads since summer 2008, and it's made the rounds of several publishers.

And then on June 25, she did it, we got an offer, and today, we got the contract. The Cloud Roads and The Serpent Sea have officially sold to Night Shade Books.


Really, there is not enough YAY in the world! This marks the end of a two to three year dry spell for me (it feels like about ten years), and two of three books I finished during that dry spell are now sold, and I can't express how I good I feel about that without bursting into tears.

So many thanks to arcaedia for believing in me and these books, and for all my friends who read them and kept telling me to stop freaking out, it was only a matter of time.

Now I have to go print contracts and read them and run to the post office to mail them and other businessy stuff I haven't had to do for a long time.


I agree with you completely — YAYYYYYYYY!!!!

::does a happy dance for you ... and for herself ;)::

SERIOUSLY. I am so glad to hear this. :D :D :D You are, no kidding, one of my favorite authors, and I have been waiting for another one of your books since I finished The Fall of Ile-Rien.


You're the best! You win! Go you!

:: does more happy dancing::


That is wonderful! I'm so happy to hear it!


I cannot wait to buy them in print!!

So much YAY!!!!! I knew it was only a matter of time--and I can't wait to reread the books in finished book form! Hurrah in the extreme!!!!!


It's a sale that's well-deserved, both by you and your awesome agent!

Yay yay yay! :D Looking forward to reading them :D :D Congrats!

This is such terrific news! I am ridiculously happy for you, but I am also selfishly and ridiculously happy for me because, OMG, new Martha Wells! This totally brightened up a pretty glum morning. I can't wait!

That's all kinds of wonderful, and I'm truly delighted for you, and just as delighted for the rest of us because, hey, we get more Martha Wells books and that's awesome.

Wow! Congratulations - I can't wait to read them!

Congrats! That's wonderful news.


And tell Jeremy he has to treat you right, or I will have to peel the "Night Shade has a Posse" sticker off my laptop.


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