Friday, June 28, 2013

Gotta love the details

Two weeks ago, I announced that I would be signing my third contract with Spencer Hill Press. (First one was for Whisper Falls, second contract was for two sequels to WF, and the third, drum roll, is for I Wish.)

I promised details, and frankly, they're not all that interesting. But I promised and there is simply no point in breaking a promise so easy to fulfill.

I Wish will be released in November 2014, one month after the final Whisper Falls book.  IW might have sequels. Not sure about that yet. It's still open-ended. Perhaps we'll let the readers decide.

IW will be edited by the Lovely And Talented Jessica. LATJ works with me often, in conjunction with the Manly And Talented Richard. MATR is LATJ's husband. It is quite cool working with a matched set.

LATJ and I have already discussed IW at a high level. We use impressive literary terms like series arc, character development, world-building, and pertinent backstory.The book will be better for it. I'm excited. I want to start now.

Sadly, there is that pesky problem of the two WF sequels that were contracted first.

We often call I Wish 'the genie book.' I assure you that the genie, aka Grant, would object. He is not a genie. It is true that he joined the Guild of Benevolent Supernatural Beings to grant wishes. If it helps you understand his role in the universe to call him a genie, well then, he tolerates that. But he will pity your poor simple mind. Grant has skills. He has protections (via the Guild.) He has a boss. He also has a problem, and her name is Lacey.

When you meet her in November 2014, you'll find out why.

Friday, June 14, 2013

My third contract as an author!

First contract: Whisper Falls

Second contract: Two sequels to Whisper Falls

Third contract: I Wish

Yay! Here are the details.

Elizabeth Langston's I WISH, a teenage girl devotes herself to raising her brother, hiding her depressed mom from social services, and juggling the household bills when an amazingly hot guy appears in a puff of smoke from a music box promising her thirty wishes, to Kate Kaynak at Spencerhill Press, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2014, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency(World English).

Foreign rights: Taryn Fagerness Agency 

More later. I promise!