After the Draft: Victory

I am proud and humbled to announce that as of today, my third novel, THE ARK has been sold to editor Marc Gascgoine of Angry Robot Books.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Angry Robot is a publisher of genre fiction with many great names in their stable. Several friends of mine are counted among their ranks, as well as award-winning books that are redefining sci-fi and fantasy with their imaginative takes on worlds old and new.

The deal was arranged by my wonderful and patient agent, Russell Galen of Scovil, Galen, and Ghosh, and includes not only THE ARK, but a sequel that is currently being written under the working title of TRIDENT’S FORGE.

To say I’m excited at this opportunity is a massive understatement. The last six years of my life have been consumed by long hours spent practicing and honing my craft in pursuit of a moment like this one. In addition to Marc and Russell,  I’d like to thank Bradley Beaulieu for the introduction, Michael Underwood for his help and support throughout the project, M Todd Gallowglas for his invaluable advice on turd polishing, and my girlfriend Niki for being there through  every phase of manic highs and self-loathing lows over the last year.

I am thrilled to become a part of the Angry Robot family of authors. Look for THE ARK to hit the shelves sometime next winter, and keep coming back for more updates as I continue to blog about the process of taking a rough draft through to a completed product. There is so much more work to be done yet.

But for tonight, I’m going to go see how many free drinks this gets me. Later!

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