With signed contract in hand, I can now officially announce that my teen spy novel, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, has been picked up by Intrigue Publishing and probably will see print (and e-print) in 2015.
When I was in college I took a course in magazine publishing, and as a project we had to create a business plan for a magazine along with articles for the first issue and a mock-up of the cover, etc. I wanted to create an espionage-themed magazine called Intrigue. That should explain one of the reasons I am happy to sign with Intrigue Publishing. I’ve always liked the name.
I am pleased and proud that to share the news of this book deal. It was a long time coming, and after being rejected by agents again and again, the email offering me a contract felt like a miracle.
I am grateful to the many people who have helped me along the way. The family and friends who kept encouraging me and my wife for remaining a patient advocate. Several people offered good advice and research assistance as I worked on the book, as well as the always crucial editing. I certainly need to thank the folks at Intrigue Publishing for having faith in my novel.
This is, of course, a major step toward publication, but I still have a long way to go. There is more editing to be done and the inevitable corrections, because I’m not perfect. And then comes the tough job of actually selling the book.
I’ll keep blogging about it throughout the process, and by the time the book is in the stores I hope you’ll be eager to meet Brian Parker, the boy who knew too much.