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Offline utesfanami

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I'm going to be a published author!
« on: June 22, 2022, 02:06:00 PM »
I've been a longtime member of QueryTracker, and I signed with an agent a couple years ago. Even had a celebratory post about signing with Heather Cashman found here: https://querytracker.net/forum/index.php?topic=24309.msg270792#msg270792.

I was mostly a lurker on the boards, but I posted occasionally. Anyway, I've been writing on and off for twenty years. Really started taking it seriously about a decade ago. Queried multiple books. Got lots of rejections. But I signed with an agent, and we went through revisions together, and she sold it!

My book, Sky's End, is coming spring 2024 from Peachtree Teen!

Announcement language from Publisher's Weekly:

Jonah Heller at Peachtree Teen has acquired Marc J Gregson's YA SF/F novel Sky's End, about teenager Conrad's hell-bent reclamation of status and power after his devious uncle exiles him to live as a Low. This action-adventure set on floating islands follows a tumultuous revenge plot as Conrad enters the Selection, where he joins one of 12 Trades to battle monsters in skyships, forge unexpected alliances, and rescue his sister from a twisted meritocracy swarming with treachery. Publication is set for spring 2024; Heather Cashman at Storm Literary Agency sold world rights.

This is so amazing, and I can't wait to get reader reactions. I just got my editorial notes from my editor. I'll be busy this summer!

If Sky's End interests you, you can add it onto your Goodreads!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60770260-sky-s-end

Offline GLZyx

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Re: I'm going to be a published author!
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 05:12:04 PM »
Congratulations.

It's great to see your hard work pay off. What an amazing summer ahead!

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Offline damdamdam

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Re: I'm going to be a published author!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 05:40:45 PM »
Congratulations! That's awesome.

It's so good to hear about somebody who slogs away for so many years (ahem, like oneself) and finally gets there.

Enjoy!

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Offline Viddiest

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Re: I'm going to be a published author!
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 09:57:44 PM »
Amazing. Congratulations!! :clap:

Offline redseafish

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Re: I'm going to be a published author!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 01:03:00 PM »
Congratulations! Always good to hear that persistence can pay off.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Offline utesfanami

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Re: I'm going to be a published author!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 06:32:00 PM »
Thank you all so much!