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14th-Feb-2011 08:32 am
Julia - Fandom
In very brief: I have sold Shayara to Drollerie Press as a six-book series.


So yeah. DUDE.

The longer version:

When I was sixteen and in the ICU, they would allow me nothing but a yellow legal pad and a pen. So, given nothing else to do, I created a world.

That world has been living in my head all this time. There are times I've been actively working on it, here on LJ and in comic and web-story form, and there are times when you haven't seen it at all, but it's always been there. And now I get to share it with you in the way many of you have been asking for all along.

The six books:

The main story arc is a trilogy. If you've been reading me for a while, you have a sense of what books one and two are like, but I've been keeping book three close to my chest. :)

Drollerie has also purchased all three supplemental novellas/novels - My Empire for Ashes, Jessa & Fenris's as-yet-unnamed story, and Mask and Marionette, which is the story of books one and two from the POV of my villains. So you get the whole trilogy, and also you get to explore stuff that led up to the events of the trilogy and stuff that's been happening simultaneously offscreen.

We are also talking soundtrack and jewelry. And Shayara.com will likely be an ARG, which is one of the things I wanted to do with it in the first place.

One of the hilarious things is that this wasn't even what I was talking about with my original liminal-space post! At that point, I knew I'd sold My Empire for Ashes, but the other five took me by surprise. :)

And... I love this. In so many ways. It feels right that Shayara should be the first book out of the gate; it lets me build up to Cicatrix!

So yes. Shayara, the series. Coming soon (don't know how soon yet) from Drollerie Press.

Man. I have got a lot of work to do. :)

Time to come home. :)
14th-Feb-2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
!!! indeed.

Go you. You deserve all this, so much.
14th-Feb-2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
omg that is wonderful!
14th-Feb-2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
14th-Feb-2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
Six-book deal? Go you! Congratulations!!!
14th-Feb-2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I signed the contract and went around for hours randomly staring and blinking and saying "...six?" and forgetting to tie my shoes. :)
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14th-Feb-2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
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14th-Feb-2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That is awesome news!
14th-Feb-2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations! That is, indeed, exciting news.
14th-Feb-2011 01:40 pm (UTC) - This?!?
Made of Awesome... oh and BTW tell the young one congrats on the Orchestra stuff at MIT. :) She'll love every minute of it. I loved my time with those types of groups because I had the same issues she did with my high school musical groups.
14th-Feb-2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
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14th-Feb-2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations; this is awesome.
14th-Feb-2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You seem to have a big enough fan club that we've all managed to crash Drollerie's website this morning.
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14th-Feb-2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
Woo, congratulations!
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14th-Feb-2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
I second that Yay!
14th-Feb-2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
That, is awesome. Can't wait to buy & read it all in print!

14th-Feb-2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
I am so overwhelmingly happy for you!

Now tell us all your story... :-)

(ETA: And, when it's time to make the audio-book, don't forget that you happen to know a professional actor who will HAPPILY do voiceover work... *grin*)

Edited at 2011-02-14 01:55 pm (UTC)
14th-Feb-2011 01:55 pm (UTC)

zomg! Grats!!! That is so exciting!

14th-Feb-2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
I already said this on fb, but: congratulations! Fabulous news indeed. :)
14th-Feb-2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
Well that is MADE of awesome and fantastic! Can't wait to be able to pick up the books (Borders, by any chance?).
14th-Feb-2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
By the time the first Shayara comes out, your local Borders may not be around anymore to sell it. If you are holding one of their gift cards I suggest spending it immediately.

Edited at 2011-02-14 02:07 pm (UTC)
14th-Feb-2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
*public Snoopydance!* :D
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14th-Feb-2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
Holy Shit! This news has turned a crappy day around; knowing that these books will be a thing in the world that I will be able to hold and love and have near to me fills my heart with joy. Congratulations! And go you, go!!!!

14th-Feb-2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
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