Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Am Thrilled to Finally Announce....

You remember that "other good news" I was teasing about early this summer, but couldn't talk about yet? I can talk about it now!

Here it is (cribbing from the original Publisher's Marketplace announcement):

Kelly Meding's WARDEN'S TRANCE, the first book in a new series in which adult children of the world's slaughtered heroes suddenly regain their lost superpowers after a mysterious, fifteen-year absence, only to face a fearful public, a leery government, and the villain responsible for the deaths of their parents, to Jennifer Heddle at Pocket, in a two book deal, by MY SUPER-AWESOME, AMAZING AGENT!


So that wasn't exactly how it appeared in PM. I might have embellished one part.

*happy dance*

For those of you who've followed my publication struggles these last few years, I wrote WARDEN'S TRANCE a year before I wrote THREE DAYS TO DEAD. I submitted TW to agents, received a lot of rejections, and a handful of requests. I admit now that the book did need some work. And through the wisdom of a lot of people, including my agent and an amazing crit partner, plus what I learned by writing TDtD and its sequel, I whipped WT into shape and we sold it to Pocket!

So my advice to folks who are querying agents, feel they have a strong query, but find that they aren't having any luck? Write another book. Not all good books are good FIRST books.

Also, the awesome site i09.com did an interview with me back in late May, when the deal was first announced. You can read it here.

The first in this new superhero series, WARDEN'S TRANCE, should be out some time next summer/fall. Book two, QUEEN'S CAPTURE, will follow at some point after that. :)

17 comments:

synde said...

congrats Kelly!

Kevin Hearne said...

Woohoo! Can't wait!

Julie (Rumour) said...

Congratulations Kelly! If your Dreg City series is any indication, these stories will be awesome. I can't wait!

Carol said...

Yea! Many congrats, Kelly!

theartfulsheck said...

You. Are. Awesome. (seriously). So happy for you - I can't wait to read it!! Congrats!

Mardel said...

congratulations! Nice to know your hard work is paying off.

I'll be sure to get it when the book comes out.

Leslee said...

Yay! Can't wait to read it!! :)

Melanie Avila said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you!

It's wonderful to see it finally working out for someone. :)

Katie said...

Congrats!!

kylie said...

Congrats Kelly! Great news - and if it's anything like the Dreg series, it's an auto-buy for me.

Jenn Bennett said...

Congrats, Kelly! We are editor-mates: Jen Heddle acquired my UF series around the same time. :-) PS: love Dreg City and can't wait to read this new series!

Miss Straighty180 said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations!

-Kelly Meding said...

Thank you, everyone!

Jenn - That's awesome! Congrats on your sale, too!

Bea said...

Congrats! I look forward to it, the premise is interesting.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh WOW! Congrats! I am going to have to add these books to my wish list. I just finished As Lie the Dead, and I LOVED it! I truly could not put the book down! It was amazingly done! :) I can't wait to write the review. :) I will probably sound like some crazy reader, so I am trying to redo it and reread it to not sound crazy. ;) Thanks!

Best of luck with this new series as well! I think you will do well.

Demon Hunter said...

Congratulations, Kelly! Yay. I already bought AS LIE THE DEAD. :-D

Can't wait for WT either. ;-)

Sherri said...

Awesome news!!! Can't wait to read.