Publishing Contract Received

It is official! I now have a publishing contract in my hands!

This has been a long time coming, but I had a lot to learn. I am so excited for this journey I am about to embark on. For those of you out there who are writers, don’t give up! Keep writing. Keep submitting!

After I get some direction on what information to release, I will certainly pass it on. Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive of my writing!

This much I can say: The story is called (tentatively) “The Thorn”. It weighs in at about 90,000 words, is speculative fiction, is targeted for an adult audience. Publication date is scheduled for this coming March. Just in time for the LDS Storymakers Conference. I can’t wait!



Publishing Contract Received — 11 Comments


  2. Thats great news, I'm really glad that a novel with that original of a premise is getting done YOUR way.

  3. Daron – I'm so excited for you! That's absolutely fantastic news! I knew your book had lots of potential. It's so unique & I love the theme. Please keep me updated. Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

  4. Thank you for all of the congrats!

    Karen, there is a pretty good description of speculative fiction on wikipedia:

    In my case, the story is about three warring tribes on another planet — another planet created by Christ. They know about him. They know he won't be born on their planet. They are looking forward to his visit.

    There are some sci-fi elements in the book (location and science) and it borders on fantasy, but without any myth/magic elements.

    That is why the story lands in the speculative fiction realm.

    Does that help?


  5. Yes, and I also wanted to ask what your book was about but didn't want to sound stupid, so thanks for adding a summary. It sounds incredible, and I look forward to reading it next spring!

  6. Tamara, my contract is with Valor Publishing Group. And yes, I suppose it is going to be a fast process. Valor is going to be doing something very special in the spring which I will be a part of. Watch the Valor blog for details!

  7. congratulations!!! what company offered you a contract? Sheesh, I got my contract last month and my book won't come out until the fall of 2010!

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