Pimping the ladies.
They say news comes in threes. And this week, we're happy to share three
Riding on the coat tails of last week's blog about Steampunk, I have to mention this forthcoming appearance by the queen of Steampunk, Cherie Priest
at the Broadway Book Mall
, Wednesday, Nov 16, 7PM.
A Nebula and Hugo Award nominee and dedicated fashionista,
Cherie will be signing her newest novel, Ganymede.Zwei.
Superbrain and fellow oenophile, Bonnie Ramthun, just signed a new contract for a...well, let's have her do the honors: I'm very happy to announce that I have a four-book deal with Grosset & Dunlap publishing for my LEGENDS OF CENTERVILLE middle-grade series. My agent, Becca Stumpf of Prospect Agency, did an amazing job in landing the deal. The first novel in the series is scheduled for release in March 2013.
Ever classy and effervescent, Bonnie won't dwell on her tortuous and frustrating sojourn in the writing game. She's weathered enough setbacks to demoralize the faint-hearted and less committed. Let's jump through the hoops. A contract. Years with no contract. Her concept for a TV series Gamers
gathered teasers from Tinseltown that ended in bupkis. Then a second big contract for the YA mystery The White Gates
. Awards. Then no contract. Now's she back at it. In the ring. Hooking and gouging like the literary champ she is.Drei.
To survive in this writing biz you gotta be, if nothing else, nimble and clever. Long-time mystery writing pal CJ Lyons
proves she's all of that and more. For her efforts, she got a major shout-out from USA Today
for a three-book deal with Minotaur Books to repackage her bestselling self-published book Blind Faith
CJ can tell you plenty about the trials and stumbles on her way to, and in the midst of, getting published. After her last contract ended, she decided to cultivate her literary efforts by self-publishing her manuscripts as ebooks. The books did well enough to catch the eye of Minotaur, and seeking to bet on a winning horse, they signed her on. Go CJ!
Labels: Bonnie Ramthun, Cherie Priest, CJ Lyons, Steampunk