Friday, June 24, 2011

Great news!

I am thrilled to announce that Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus will be published by Pineapple Press and hit the shelves in 2012. This book has been a big part of my life for a few years now and I couldn't be happier that Pineapple is interested in it. I probably own half of their catalog. As the process moves forward, I will keep you up to date on anything interesting. It is very fulfilling to have other people invested in a creative endeavor, including the editor, artist, and promotional staff.

Here is the initial catalog promo copy:

Fantasy Fiction.Young Olivia moves to the Florida scrub and finds much more than sand and scrawny oak trees. Caught in a battle for the fate of the universe, she slips down a tortoise burrow into the vast Floridan Aquifer where ancient animals thrive in a mysterious world. She learns the secret of a brilliant pearl and must use its power to discover her life's ultimate destiny.

Although I'm a science nerd, I wrote the book to hide the science. Instead of faeries or wizards, I wanted to create a more local, North American mythology that drove the fantasy world. It can be enjoyed simply as a young fantasy adventure with interesting, complex characters and a lot of action. So keep your eyes open, I will post more!

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