Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday Walkabout... Part Seven

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.

(I'm bringing a long a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 7:

Yesterday I met my editor face to face. Well, face to sternum, anyway. He is a whole lot taller than I am. A whole lot. Despite the massive discrepancy in size, I am happy to say I did not find him entirely intimidating.

I was given a wonderful tour of the Covenant building and met some great people. I met a handful of editors, the design department, the office manager. I got to see a library that pretty much made me drool. I also learned a few very interesting things about the book Covenant is publishing that I wrote!!!

  • Interesting Thing #1: The book now has an official title Courting Miss Lancaster

  • Interesting Thing #2: The book is tentatively slated for a June 2010 release. So, summer of next year. Wow, that is coming so fast!

  • Interesting Thing #3: (Brace yourself for something pretty cool) I am submitting another manuscript for consideration right away. Double surprise on that--I am submitting "Affectations," which is Book One in the Jonquil Brothers Series. This is super, super, super exciting. So, you'll notice the Jonquil Series is no longer available on Amazon in the hopes that it gets picked up by Covenant. *Keep your fingers crossed!*

I'm keen as mustard about all this. It's the bee's knees!

ps- Come back Friday for, I Need Friends Friday. It'll be a super interview. And there just might be a really great announcement too. Just sayin'!

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earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

Sarah M. Eden:

I am mad at you.

I was going to write you this great fan email about how I stayed up much too late one night reading "The Ramshackle Knight" and how I then promised myself I would not (WOULD NOT) pick up "Affectaions" until I got all my work done, but I still couldn't help myself and kept sneaking in chapters so it took about 3 times as long to do anything as usual. And I was going to say how excited I was to order the rest of the series . . .

Can you see why I'm mad? Or maybe I should be mad at Covenant. Or maybe I should be mad at myself for not ordering the rest of the series when I got those other two. But it wasn't in my budget, so I won't be mad at myself. And they are such great books, so I guess I can't blame Covenant for wanting to publish them all. And, really, I can't be mad at YOU, because I'm sure it's like a dream come true and the exposure will be much greater if they're picked up.

I'm done being mad. I am happy for you.

Please post when the Jonquil series is back up for sale, or at least when they're being re-released. I will try and be patient. (But I cannot guarantee anything.)

Best of luck.

Wendy Jones

Alicia said...

Sarah, I was led to your blog by a friend of mine. I don't have time to read through all of the wonderful tabs on your blog right now, but I did have time to read through your bio and it made me so happy!

My first book was titled "My Brother, Hal". I wrote it when I was 11, and it was a heartwrenching story about a pioneer girl who was so upset that she had to leave her home and walk across the plains to a strange land that she knit 7 (yes, SEVEN) sweaters in one night. All of my relatives praised me and I got the idea that maybe someday I could write.
Then I kind of grew up and got married. Now that I have two little kids, I've picked it up again. I'd love to get in touch with you. I mean, do you want to be friends?

My personal blog is set to private, but I'd love to send you an invite.
Email me at

Oh, and the friend that pointed you out to me is Jewel (Flake) Busch. I hope you don't mind. I'm sure glad she did.

Jewel said...

OH, my word!! That's so exciting for you!! I'm totally doing a happy dance right now--whoo-hoo!!!!

Kristi said...

I'm so glad the meeting went well and there was SO much good news to share!! YAY! We are so absolutely thrilled for you!!

Aubrey said...

Yeah, I knew I should have followed that nagging feeling and ordered the rest of the Jonquil series when I had the chance. I only have "Affectations" and "Drops of Gold", and now I'm going to have to wait to see what happens with the rest.
Plus, an entire self-published set would have been worth a fortune once Covenant re-publishes them all. :)

Rachel Rossano said...

"Affectations" is one of my favorites of your books. All of them are good, though. I hope Covenant picks them all up for you. :)


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