Some very exciting news to share! My novel
Warder A Matter of Fate is under contract with Crimson Romance and is currently scheduled for release on 4/22! I do have some substantial revisions to do, the word count is 108k and we’re going to pare it down to under 90k – believe it or not I’m looking forward to that part as I want to see how the continuity editor handles it. Definitely a good learning experience.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering how this came about, since ya know, I write about contests and pitch sessions and all.
Well, it all started late in the day on January 16. My friend Bobbi Roman posted her feed that her publisher, Crimson Romance was holding a twitter pitch session. I promptly retweeted the information, and began to search through my query document for
Warder A Matter of Fate (yes, by this time I had an eight page document of different length queries, revisions and feedback as well as twitter pitches) for a pitch to tweet. It was early evening, but Bobbi’s tweet had said ‘today!’ with out a time frame so I tweeted this at 6:30 pm:
Mona’s life is complicated enough, with a bespelled friend & goons chasing after her. Meeting her mate? Really bad timing.
And heard nothing back that night or the next morning. I was pretty sure I’d missed the window and chalked it up to another learning experience. Then, shortly before one p.m. I got this tweet:
@EllieWrites2 – oh, I missed this yesterday! I’d be happy to take a look a the full + synopsis
Needless to say I was thrilled! I went through and double checked the final manuscript and synopsis I had for
Warder A Matter of Fate, sent them in and crossed my fingers. A week later a received an email saying Crimson Romance would love to have Warder (paraphrasing their words!)** Not changing this to A Matter of Fate as that Warder was the name at the time!. Of course there was a bit of back and forth after this, I had the manuscript out at another publisher who was looking at it and I wanted to check with them, and once I gave a firm ‘yes’ I had questions about contract terms. After a bit of negotiating everything was signed and I was given a (tentative still!) publishing date of 4/22.
I can’t tell you how happy I am that
Warder A Matter of Fate is being published by Crimson Romance. They’ve been in the e-publishing business for about a year, but they aren’t newbies to publishing by any means. Here’s an interview from their launch, with Imprint Manager Jennifer Lawler (who has been a pleasure to deal with) talking about the parent company and the knowledge they bring to the table.
I’m looking forward to this exciting new adventure. Can’t wait until I get to do Warder’s cover reveal and all that other fun stuff! Oh, and a blog tour, need to set that up. Would love suggestions if you all have any!
** As you may have noticed, I’ve change the name from Warder, the query name, to A Matter of Fate, the publication name. Happens a lot!