Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm Getting Published!

Okay, so I've known for two full days, but since most everyone who follows me knows me from elsewhere, I forgot to blog about it. :-) Blame it on my inattentiveness to blogging. :-) (Which, I swear is getting better. Especially with my rocking-awesome publishers. :-))

Publisher: Valor Publishing Group
Book Release Date: July 6, 2010 (pre-ordering starts April 6, 2010)
Book title: The Key of Kilenya (book one in the series)

Deciding who to publish with was the biggest (and most difficult) decision I've ever made in my life. And I'm not joking. I had unofficial offers from more than one company (two of which were brand-name publishers) who sported "shiny" perks for their authors (mainly by way of large advances, etc.), but Valor was the most on the ball and DEFINITELY offered the most important perks for writers - a great contract and awesome marketing and promoting. On top of everything else, I felt really, really good about going with them - it's where the Lord wanted me. Plus, my friends Jenni James and Daron Fraley are being published through them, so I won't be lonely. :-)

Anyway - I'm super excited. It's all I can think about these days. For obvious reasons. :-)

Listening to: Stardust soundtrack. :-)


  1. WAHOO! WAHOOO! WAHOOO! Welcome to Valor! You're going to LOVE it!

    Plus isn't it awesome to just do something you know is right? Man I love that feeling!!!

  2. Oh, it's soooo cool! We need to go see another movie sometime. With your husband and Casey again. :-)

  3. That is so great! I'm so happy for you! I have a question, though. Isn't that fast? It usually seems like it takes a year or more to get the book to print from what I've been reading.

    Congratulations! How very exciting!

  4. Heck, yeah, it's fast. Really, really fast. We're working like crazy to get the book ready on time. Valor had an opening this July or a few during 2012 season, and my agent and his connections wanted it to be this summer rather than 2012. So, I'm still trying to catch my breath! And I'm grateful for a wonderful editor. :-)

  5. Congratulations, Andrea! I'm so very happy for you!!

  6. This is good news. Congratulations!

    I look forward to meeting you at Storymakers.

  7. Don: I'm so very excited for Storymakers! This'll be my first year. :-)