Phew! It’s been a crazy road to get here (recognizing that “here” hasn’t officially arrived and won’t until I see a printed copy in my hands), but THE MEMORY THIEF has found a home with a publisher once more. I’m ecstatic, to say the least. And more than a little relieved. First it was getting published in Fall 2016, and then all of a sudden it wasn’t anymore. That was back in January, if you’ll recall. My intrepid agent started sending the book out again right away, but it was more than a little demoralizing to be back at square one with the book, especially under such trying circumstances.
Meanwhile, my original editor had gone on to be hired at Adaptive Studios, a publisher that had been focused mainly on working with existing content. I was happy for her, but it looked like she wouldn’t be in a position to take another look at MEMORY THIEF. Such is life.
Except then it turned out she’d been given the green light to purchase new books, and she was still very much interested in MEMORY THIEF.
In the meantime, I’d been able to read a couple of Adaptive books (Silence of Six and Coin Heist) and I really enjoyed them. I was impressed that the company seemed to be dedicating some serious marketing efforts to these titles, and I felt like they came up with some solid end products.
And so I’m really excited to have them publishing my next book.
What’s this done to my publishing schedule, however? After all, I was originally supposed to see my book in print in September 2016 or so. That was back when the deal had been completed in October 2014. This is 8 months later, and we all know the glacial speed publishing can go at. May 2017 wouldn’t be surprising.
So imagine my surprise when I found out Adaptive is shooting for spring 2016! You read that right. In less than a year from now, MEMORY THIEF should be in your greedy little hands. By having my contract canceled and then having to resell the book, I managed to have it get published four months early?
I’ll take it.
In any case, I look forward to having more exciting news to share with you as we move forward in the publication process. It’s been so long since I looked at this book, but I’m already rereading it now as I get ready for editorial notes to arrive early next month. It’s a fun book, and one I’ve been waiting to share with you all for quite some time.
Yay for good news!