I’m excited to report that earlier this week I signed a three-book deal (THREE BOOKS!) with Amberjack Publishing, who are currently putting out some of the coolest books for kids, teens, and adults right now! The middle grade comedy/fantasy series is entitled Those Dreadful Fairy Books, with the first one, A Dreadful Fairy Book, due out in June of 2019 with each sequel due out June 2020 and June 2021.
A Dreadful Fairy Book focuses on Shade, a grumpy, bookish sprite who would rather spend her time inside reading than flying, playing acorn-toss, or engaging in Grand Projects like her fellow sprites of Pleasant Hollow. When her house burns down, she reluctantly goes on a quest to find a possibly mythic library. Along the way, she meets and/or teams up with a variety of misfit fairies, including a dandy troll who refuses to live under bridges, a questing beast who doesn’t like to be chased, a card-sharping brownie who doesn’t do housework, and a mute, kleptomaniacal pixie. If readers have half as much fun reading it as I did writing it…well, that might lead to some negative reviews and poor sales, now that I think of it. Let’s just say that I had a blast writing it, and I can’t wait for people to have the chance to enjoy it themselves.
I also need to take a moment to thank my agent, the amazing Adria Goetz, for getting my book in the hands of editors, and the delightful Dayna Anderson and Kayla Church at Amberjack for making my childhood dream of having a book written by me sitting on shelves in libraries a reality. Most of all, I need to thank my wonderful wife for encouraging me in all of my writings in general and specifically telling me “You should work on the fairy book next” and my kids for listening to me read it and telling me that the funny bits were actually funny.
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