Just three days ago, Eric T. Reynolds of Hadley Rille Books contacted me with the good news. I had already set up this blog - worked out formats, images, content, etc. - but I never anticipated that my first official post would be this announcement:
EOLYN is going to be published by Hadley Rille Books in 2011.Like me, Hadley Rille is based in Kansas City. I first found out about them through my local writer's group, the Dead Horse Society. Last fall, I attended a Hadley Rille event - the book opening of Kim Vandervort's wonderful novel The Song and the Sorceress. It was this book - which follows a courageous and determined heroine through a world rich in adventure and history - that inspired me to submit my own manuscript to Hadley Rille. I thought, "If they like Ki'leah, perhaps they will like Eolyn too." And I was right! Hooray!
Now, what was going to be a blog about writing my book will also be a blog about publishing my book. But most of all, this blog is about the amazing journey I've had - am having, will continue to have - with "Eolyn". Everything that I've experienced and learned through writing (and now publishing!) her story is everything that I want to share with you.
So welcome to the adventure! I look forward to sharing it with you.
Today's photo was taken in Talamanca, Costa Rica - the same forests that inspired Eolyn's childhood home in the South Woods.