The Shara Summers Series

(Cross-posted on the WriteClub blog)

When I started shopping DEAD COOL to publishers, I made mention of the fact that it was the second book in a series and that the first, though published, was due to have rights revert back to me fairly soon.  This was entirely true, but I had no idea whether or not the information would help.  I didn’t think, at the time, that any publisher would be interested in taking on a book that was effectively a back list title.  In fact I’d already started thinking about possibly self-publishing DEATH SCENE when the rights came back.  What else was I going to do with it?

And then when MuseItUp Publishing took on DEAD COOL they also expressed interest in the first book in the series when the rights became available.

And so it is that DEATH SCENE, though not currently available, will be released by MuseItUp later this year.  Before DEAD COOL, as it happens.

DEATH SCENE is to be released Spring/Summer (which I gather can mean any time between March and August), with DEAD COOL scheduled for release in Autumn (September-November).  Once I have a better idea of dates, I will of course publicise this.

The irony in all this is that the when I was shopping DEAD COOL around to publishers, at the same time as my horror novel, the amateur sleuth novel was the one I was least confident about.  And yet, in the end, not only did I get a request for a full manuscript from every single publisher I sent the first three chapters to, in the end it got picked up first.  Thus proving that sometimes writers get far too close to their own work to be able to offer a balanced viewpoint.

So the Shara Summers books are now officially a series.  And with books 1 and 2 having a home together, I’m seriously thinking about writing book 3.

Up to now Shara’s been largely ignored.  Let’s hope that with her first two adventures being released into the wide world this year, she’ll finally start to make an impact.  I think there’s life in the old girl yet.

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    […] Star) will be published by Canadian e-publisher MuseItUp Publishing in late 2104. The novel is the second in the Shara Summers series, following the adventures of an actress turned amateur […]


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