Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Mentionables: An Author to Watch For

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

I'm thrilled to share the news that fellow Samhain author, Rebecca James, has hit it big in the publishing world, in her home country of Australia. Rebecca released her debut book, Nightswimming, with Samhain Publishing back in 2007. Now she's being called "the next Stephenie Meyer" [of Twilight fame] and has enjoyed a million-dollar advance for her upcoming novel, Beautiful Malice, a YA thriller. Here's a link to an article that tells more, including the fact that the book was first rejected by "pretty much every literary agency in America" for being unmarketable.

I got to know Rebecca a little bit in cyber-world when we were both newbies at Samhain, and as another non-erotic contemporary author, I'm so excited to see that she didn't give up on her dream to break into the mainstream market.

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Now, in other exciting news, my newest novel, Summer's Song, releases in ebook TOMORROW! And guess what? I and 4 other authors are having a very cool release-eve party in the Samhain Cafe this evening, beginning at 8:00 pm (EST). We're featuring character interviews and a scavenger hunt, with the prize being...of course...free ebooks! Come on over and play, will you?