Earlier this year my wife found a publisher for her debut romance novel, The Fearful Heart. As she waited for her first round of edits, she told me that the publishing company was looking for new authors and new books. She said, “why don’t you submit your novel to the company and see what they had to say?”
I had written my novel more than six years ago and had sent it around the mill several times, only to get rejected over and over. As a writer I got tired of rejections, but I always held out hope that my book would one day be published. About a year ago I decided to sit down and do some major personal editing to the book and add several new scenes. I had just finished this when Cherry (my wife) had her story accepted.
With her enthusiasm, tempered by my sour attitude, I decided to give the publishing company a try. Several weeks ago I submitted my novel with an introductory letter describing the basic story and the idea that it was book one of a trilogy. Years ago I had made an outline of how the second story was going to proceed. I even have notes on the third book.
Weeks passed and I did not hear from the company, so I just figured it would be rejected like several other publishers did over the years. But a week ago to my amazement, they accepted the novel. Even more gratifying was that they also liked the idea of the trilogy and offered me a contract for all three books! It was as if I had won the lottery.
Of course there is so much work to do here in the coming months. My goal is to write 1000 words a day on book two. I will have numerous edits and rewrites for the first book, and of course I must keep my notes updated for the third book.
I am unsure when the books will be released but I will keep everyone in the loop. I am so honored to be selected by EsKape Press and I am so thankful they gave me a chance to tell the world my story of Amish Johnson and the Pegasus Chamber, Amish Johnson and The Leprechaun’s Legacy, and finally Amish Johnson and The Minotaur’s Maze.
Please visit their website: http://eskapepress.com/ and take a look at all their wonderful stories and novels. I will keep everyone in the loop on the development of my books and hope you will read them as they are published.
What a surprise!