Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The One Where Jaime Freaks Out A Lot
You know that announcement I had planned to make a few weeks ago? Yeah. Well, it took a bit longer than I'd expected. I'm so sorry! Thank you all for being so patient!
As many of you have noticed, I've been very quiet on the book front. There are a few good reasons for this.
One: my publisher, Momentum, is closing its doors.
This came as a shock, so it took a bit of time to wrap my brain around it...
I'm going to miss my editors. A lot. I'm so grateful for everything they have done for me. They've been very supportive of this series, and I'm very sad to be moving on without them.
What does this mean for the Waiting for April series? That brings us to reason number...
Two: I've been busy trying to figure out what my next step is...
After much deliberation and advice-seeking, I've come to a decision: I'm not going to search for another publisher for this series.
You read that right, George. I was lucky to sell it in the past to a big publisher, because it is a very difficult series to sell; it's not quite young adult, but not completely adult, either. It falls into new adult, but that is still a grey area for a lot of publishers. I don't want to go through the process of waiting again--not when I have readers already waiting for more novels.
And the readers are the ones who matter to me. You've all been SO enthusiastic about this series. I've been overwhelmed by emails from readers who've loved Waiting for April, and that has made all the obstacles I've faced with this series more than worth it. It means so, SO much to me, and I'll never be able to thank you enough.
Really, there's only one way I can think of that shows just how much I appreciate all of you, and that's why...
Three: I'm going to make this series available in e-book and print--paperback and hardcover--and I'll be throwing some novellas in there to expand on other characters' stories, too.
I'm still sorting out all the details, and while I appreciate your patience, I have to warn you that book two might take a little longer now due to a new editorial schedule. Hopefully it will be out in around June (instead of May). I'll keep you updated on this.
For those of you who've had your pre-orders cancelled, I'll have Falling from Grace back up again for pre-order ASAP. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed for more details in the near future!
So there you have it! Thank you once again to all the readers out there who love Waiting for April as much as I do! I do hope you'll continue to follow my characters on their journeys!