A Huge Announcement!
Today, I am very excited that I can finally tell all of you something I’ve had to keep very quiet for the last few weeks. This is a big one, so hold onto your hats!
I have a book deal!
My agent, Sally Harding, and I, have sold the Canadian English rights to my debut novel, Nowhere Wild, to editor Hadley Dyer at HarperCollins Canada. This is a huge step in my writing career. I’ve worked on this book for over four years now, and the thought that this will actually get published sends chills up my spine.
I cannot begin to express adequate thanks to Sally, as well as Rachel Letofsky and the entire team at The Cook Agency, for continuously pushing me to improve my writing skills, and for finding the right fit for this book. I also cannot wait to begin working with Hadley and her team at HarperCollins to bring this book to market and to make it the biggest success possible.
I must also thank those people who have read the numerous drafts and provided so much feedback, especially Jason Black and Ben Newland. So much of my improvement in my writing skill over the last two years is due to Jason’s amazing editorial feedback, and Ben’s willingness to reread and critique the same book multiple times.
There were many other people who read drafts of this book, and you are not forgotten. Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much for all your encouragement and support.
Last, but not least, I must thank my wife, Lisa, for telling me to buy that laptop back in 2008 so I could use my commute to work for something positive, and for providing so much support (and reading so many drafts) in the last four years. I’ve lost count of how many days she took the kids somewhere so I could write or edit. She believed in me even when my writing was, well, odiferous, always knowing that it would just be a matter of time and hard work. I could not have done it without her.
I will have more information regarding the release date at some point in the near future as the details get ironed out.
Thank you, again, to all who helped me to bring this dream to fruition. I could not have done it without you!