A few months ago the rights for my YA dystopian duology were returned to me. I was bummed about my book babies leaving the virtual bookshelf, but also excited at the prospect of breathing new life into the series.
Last week, something wonderful happened–Endure & Evoke got a second chance to greet the world!
Vicki Merkiel, the Acquisitions Editor at Curiosity Quills Press, offered contracts for both books…and I accepted. (Yay!!!)
The Publisher’s Marketplace announcement:
“Laura Diamond’s ENDURE, about a seventeen-year-old who must try to save his kidnapped sister from an immortal race of aliens known as the Vie, while keeping the Vie from draining his anemic blood and using it as a drug, and EVOKE, to Vicki Merkiel at Curiosity Quills Press, for publication in Spring 2016.”
I’ve got some plans on how to revamp the duology, adding twists that weren’t seen in the first version, so it looks like I’ll be busy over the next few months refining the prose, solidifying the world building, and brightening the characters with the goal of bringing you a new and improved dystopian tale of survival and sacrifice. (Double yay!!!!)
And the series will likely get new titles too, so stay tuned. (Triple yay!!!)
I can’t thank Vicki and the wonderful team at Curiosity Quills enough for the opportunity.
THANK YOU!!!!! *** group hug ***
Congratulations, Laura!!! How cool!
Thanks so much!