Just Accepted an Offer…

I just accepted an offer from Nightshade Books on the little trilogy I mentioned way, way, way back in my first interview at Omnivoracious… (http://www.omnivoracious.com/2008/02/a-brilliant-new.html)

[quote] I’m finishing up a little trilogy right now that is–I hope–utterly different from Last Dragon. Three children of demons discover each other in a city that would burn them alive for the crime of existing. The demon stain marks their life very differently. For social outcasts and the working poor, it takes heroics just to lead a normal life. I’ll leave the description at that, for now. Other then that, I like to write short fiction. Check out Coyote Wild Magazine, Atomjack Magazine, and Pseudopod for some of my latest short stories. I particularly recommend Coyote Wild Magazine because a couple of the other stories in the issue with mine are really, really exceptional.[/quote]

Publishing is slow, but good books always find a home, even when things turn sour.

I, frankly, love Nightshade’s books. Been reading Jay Lake, and Joel Lane, and Matthew Hughes, and Paolo Bacigalupi and all sorts of their novels and anthologies, all over my apartment. Got so many of them floating around my shelves it’s unsurprising to find myself working with them, now.

I’m really looking forward to working with these folks. It’s an honor to be included with their numerous fantastic titles.

I’m writing this all a little stunned. I guess I’m still new enough in the business that it’s really hard to keep my “just-another-day-at-the-office” cool demeanor about this.

Yeah, so… Uh… My day’s fantastic. How about you? How are you folks doing? (Self-pimpin’ in the comments is encouraged, my friends. Tell me about your awesome, so we can all bask in it together!)

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10 responses to “Just Accepted an Offer…

  1. Big congratulations! Go you!

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  2. Excellent news. Congrats!!!

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  3. !!! Fucking excellent! I'm thrilled!

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  4. tim

    Yay! It is great to hear another excellent writer is Nightshaded.

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  6. Awesome job. Keep us posted about the progress of the books.

    When do you think the first one will be out?

    Also, if you encourage self-pimping, my blog is approaching 4,500 hits.

    http://www.accordingtoquinn.com

    I started it in late February, so I'm not sure how great a milestone this is.

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  7. I told you congrats already, but I really love the Nightshade books I've read, too, and am just so excited for you I wanted to say it again.

    Congrats!

    You ought to mention it on the Lawrenceville group's mailing list. I imagine they'd love to congratulate you too, but maybe not everyone else has found your blog.

    ~Terra

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  8. Anonymous

    Hurrah! Congrats – a published writer in the family…boy..maybe I need to edit my journals for print..great job Joe!!
    Aunt P

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  9. Congrats!!! Good for you hanging in there and reaching a goal.

    A semi-pimp: I'm going to be the new news manager at Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing 2.0, so if you ever hear about any interesting SF/F news, please let me know and I'll see if we can cover it.

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