Tuesday, September 27, 2011

See You Soon

I'm off to the Romanticon Conference! Have fun while I'm gone. While I'm in Ohio I'll be presenting a workshop, signing books, and having a grand time! I promise to tell you all about it when I get back :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Welcome to...

I was very excited when the announcement came down from on high this week about my new contract! If you missed it, here's the Publishers Marketplace notice:

Children's: Young Adult
J.K. Coi's upper YA debut, GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING, in which a seventeen-year-old now trapped in a fairytale world after falling through a portal trying to save her brother from the witch's fire, is pursued by a sexy young Goblin King as she fights to find a way home for herself and the ragtag group of boys marooned on that side of the veil, to Heather Howland at Entangled, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2012 (World).

Yep, you've got it right. I'm writing YA. Now, as some of you will already know, this book didn't start out as a YA but it did have the right voice for YA, and I'm excited for the opportunity to make some changes until it's just perfect.

Now, the only thing to decide is whether I'll be writing under a different name for my YA books, and what that name might be...

On another note, if anyone is in the Toronto area tomorrow, September 25, stop by Word on the Street. This is an annual book festival at Queen's Park, and this year I'll be at the Harlequin booth starting at 12:00 pm (located in the Toronto Star Exhibitor tent), and then I’ll be helping out at the booth with other members of my RWA chapter.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

An update

Edits are done for A Clockwork Christmas, the steampunk anthology that will be available in December from Carina Press. I'm excited because I've now had a chance to read the other stories, and let me tell you, you won't be able to pick a favourite. They're all SOOOO good!

PG Forte, Jenny Schwartz, Stacy Gail and I have formed a Facebook page so that we can share everything steampunk as we countdown to release day. I hope you'll come check it out. There's already some fabulous stuff there, but we'll also be using this page to let readers know about the blog tour we'll be embarking on as it comes closer to the holiday season. There'll be excerpts to read, prizes to be won, and lots more!

Also, I'm now moving into edits for my little short, RUN WOLF, due for release near the end of this year in the UK anthology by Hic Dragones which is tentatively titled Wolf Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny.

AND...more edits. For my EC release, BRAZEN GAMES, which is also due for release late-2011.

Needless to say, this is going to be a busy few months. As busy as the year has been so far. I took a small vacation this summer but I'm thinking now I'll need another one, although I'm certain there won't be any time for that since I think there'll be more news coming down the pipe shortly....

But I'll have to hold that to my chest a little longer. I promise to share as soon as I can!

Take care everyone! I'll check in again soon :)

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Bad Blogger

I'm Sorry!!

I've been a very bad blogger here, but it's because I've been blogging in so many other places, and I've got a lot of those little balls in the air right now....

I know. Excuses, excuses.

Well, if you're looking for something a little more substantial than apologies and excuses, click on over to Tina Donahue's blog, where I'm talking about juggling priorities.