Monday, May 19, 2014

Orphan’s Song–Good News on the Publishing Front

For the past several days, I’ve been practically bursting to share some news with y’all. And yet, each time I fingered the keys and started typing this post, something held me back.

By the time you read this, I will probably have scrapped and rewritten multiple drafts only to pause at the very end with my cursor hovering over the “publish” button at least a dozen different times before finally summoning enough courage to release my news to the world.

It is good news, actually.

Thrilling news!

You see, the Song of Leira trilogy found a publisher!

(Thrilling, right? Cue whooping and hollering and dancing all around!)

The first book, Orphan’s Song, is slotted to release Fall 2014 from Marcher Lord Press! Many of my favorite books and authors are with Marcher Lord Press, so it’s an honor and a thrill to join the “team.”

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It’s been a long journey from start to finish, and it’s not over yet. There were many times along the way where I was temped to lose heart and wonder how I—an ordinary gal from Texas—could have been insanely confident enough to venture into the unknown wilds of the publishing world and expect to return with a contract!

To be sure, I had plenty of help and encouragement along the way, and an incredible agent in Amanda Luedeke!

More news will be forthcoming soon. I’m about to dive into the busiest time of my year, and I’m also pounding furiously at the keys trying to work on book two of the trilogy, but I will try to keep y’all updated as we reach the important milestones prior to the book’s release.

For now, to find out more about the series, check out the Song of Leira page. (Be sure to stop by and meet the characters too!)

24 comments:

  1. Way to go, Gillian! I can't wait to read your book!

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    1. Thanks! You know, this is the same book I pitched at my first conference. I was super nervous about heading into that first pitching session, but you came over and told me about your worst pitches - which was surprisingly reassuring! And you were just super encouraging - which helped a lot! :) It's the little things that count, right?

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  2. HUZZAH! Congratulations, Gillian! I can hardly wait to read your books!

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  3. Cangrats!! I will definitely be among the first to read it. :)

    I'll pray for you and your crazy, busy time before publishing.

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  4. How very exciting! And, that publishing company have indeed published some wonderful authors. Congratulations, and I will be praying. God bless.

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  5. Congratulations!! That's really exciting!! :D

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  6. YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I'm so excited! I've been waiting and waiting to read one of your books! If you do a cover reveal or release tour, please sign me up!!!

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    1. I'll definitely keep you on my list, Hannah! Thanks for the offer. :)

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  7. Wow! How terribly, awesomely exciting!!! Congratulations, Gillian. d(^-^)b

    Good luck in your endeavors! I look forward to reading Song of Leira! :)

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  8. This is so awesome, Gillian! Congratulations!

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  9. Hooray! Congratulations! That's so amazing! I'm so happy for you, and so excited to read your book! :D

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  10. Phenomenal! Congratulations, Gillian.

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  11. Yay! And Out of Darkness Rising is still coming out this year too, right?

    I'll be praying for wisdom, perseverance, and the right doors to stay open. And that the book gets a worthy book cover.

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    1. It should be yes. There have been a few delays, but things are moving forward! Saw preliminary cover artwork today for Out of Darkness Rising. Let's just say it's going to be awesome! :)

      Thanks! Prayers are always appreciated!

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  12. So excited for you - this has been quite a week! Congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations!! : D We will be so delighted to read it!!

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  14. YAY!!!!! Congrats! You SO deserve this, and I'm so happy for you! Thanks for being such an encouragement to all us aspiring writers! :)

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  15. Oh my goodness gracious, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I cannot even express how happy I am for you!! And Marcher Lord Press is one of my favorite publishing companies as well, they produce some of the best books. Which is obviously why they picked up yours. ;)

    This is SUCH exciting news! Congrats again! You deserve it! :D

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  16. Way to go! How long has this journey been, since the start of seeking a publisher for the trilogy, to the joyful news which we all now celebrate? I'm sure you have been learning much patience along the way! And it paid off!

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  17. Oh this is so so exciting!!! I've wanted to read something by you since finding your blog!!!!! I cannot wait to read it!!!

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  18. This is amazing news! Congratulations!! Can't wait! :)

    -Ryebrynn

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  19. Just gonna let you know I nominated you for the liebster award on my blog. www.wonderfulworldofmylife.blogspot.com

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