Where can I preorder THE SKY IN THE DEEP?
As soon as pre-order links are available I will post them here!
Where will THE SKY IN THE DEEP be available?
So far, it will be published in North America by Wednesday Books and in Germany by Harper Collins.
Is THE SKY IN THE DEEP a series?
It’s not a series, but there is a companion novel coming in 2019!
Can I get an ARC?
Possibly! Please submit your request through the form on the Contact page and I will pass along your information to my publicist!
Is THE SKY IN THE DEEP the first book you ever wrote?
Nope! I wrote another YA fantasy that never got me representation and I had to move on from it. Before I wrote THE SKY IN THE DEEP, I had several works in progress, only one of which I actually finished.
Where do you get your ideas?
I am a huge lover of art history and many time, I am inspired by something I learn in this realm. I almost always get my biggest lightning strike ideas when I’m driving, oddly enough. I got the idea for THE SKY IN THE DEEP while driving in the rain on a country road and listening to Into the Hills by Laurel. I pulled over on the side of the road and covered an old torn envelope with scribbled notes, drove home and called my critique partner, and the rest is history.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve loved to write since I was in elementary school and had the great privilege to have some amazing teachers who encouraged me in it. I always dreamed of writing a book, but didn’t seriously try until I was about 24. I didn’t attempt to get published until I was 26 and it took several book and many, many rejections before I sold THE SKY IN THE DEEP.
What are your favorite books?
Too many to list. HARRY POTTER, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, THE GLASS CASTLE to name a few…
How can I get published?
Publishing is not for the faint of heart! If your dream is to see your book on the shelf, the first step is to get a literary agent. There are many ways to pursue this, but start here in your research. Once you have a literary agent, they can help you sell your book to a publisher. This makes it sound simple, but in truth, it’s not. If you’re willing to give every drop of energy, heart, and determination to your dream, you will make it happen. I also highly recommend Susan Dennard’s wesbite. She has a ton of resources on everything from craft to publishing.
How did you get your agent?
Oh, my darling Barbara. How I love thee. I did a small batch of queries to agents for THE SKY IN THE DEEP and was getting quite a few requests. An author friend suggested I query Barbara Poelle at Irene Goodman Literary Agency because she represented other authors similar to my style of writing. I cold queried her and got a request the next day. She read the manuscript overnight and called to offer me representation the next morning! I was blown away. I love to tell aspiring authors this story because I think it’s a great example of how queries really do work. It just has to land in the right agent’s inbox at the right time. Don’t give up!