I’m excited to announce that I have signed with literary agent Rachel Ekstrom from the Irene Goodman Literary Agency in New York. Rachel will represent my books and we will be pursuing a traditional book deal, initially focusing on the ARKANE thrillers.
What does this mean for my current books?
Right now, there’s no change.
Pentecost and Prophecy will stay on sale at the various ebook platforms up until the point of sale to a publishing house, if and when that occurs. We won’t be pitching until after Labor Day anyway so there’s a few months before any potential changes.
I also specifically chose the Irene Goodman Agency because they understand the hybrid model that many authors are choosing now. Some of their authors currently have books with traditional publishing and also self-publish. It’s important to me to keep my options open so this seemed like a way to keep moving in the direction of author-entrepreneur but also to see what might happen with traditional publishing in terms of my commercial fiction.
I also specifically chose a New York agent because the market in the US is so much bigger and most of my book sales so far have been in the US. Also, books that sell to US publishers tend to get better foreign rights deals, so that will definitely be part of the equation.
I am currently editing the third in the ARKANE series, Exodus, and the publishing timetable on that will be dependent on what happens in the next few months. I will also be working on a new book, ‘Hunterian’, before I start ARKANE #4. So definitely expect more new book in the ‘ancient mystery, modern thrill’ vein!
Hopefully, this is the beginning of a possible new phase of my writing career. If you’d like to join me on the ride, please do sign up for my newsletter here so you can stay in touch with developments.
If you’d like to know some of the reasons why I have chosen this path, check out my article on The Creative Penn, my writing blog. As ever, I love to hear from you so please leave comments below.