I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my little zombie series entitled The Becoming has been picked up for publication as a trilogy by Permuted Press. This is a process that began when I was approached on April 1, 2011, and after a round of negotiation and discussion, I can say that I have a book deal I’m happy with, with an exceptional publisher who makes available many zombie novels that I’m sure a lot of my readers are familiar with. This is, needless to say, a dream come true for me. As I said to my parents when the offer was presented to me, “I feel validated!”
Not too shabby for a little book I drafted out on BlackBerry smartphones.
So here is where we stand: The Becoming: Outbreak and The Becoming: Safe House will make up the first book in the trilogy. Year One and Ground Zero (originally parts 3 and 4 of the series) will become the second book. A vastly expanded version of the fifth part, Evolve, will round out the trilogy.
What does this mean specifically for you? Well, Outbreak and Safe House are, of course, going off sale from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. At this point, I no longer hold the rights to offer those for publication. But the bonus for you guys is that you’ll have a better edited version of the novel coming out, plus the option to purchase either in digital or physical editions. I, of course, will keep all my readers informed every step of the way.
This also means that Year One will not be made available at the end of May, as had been my initial intention. While I’m sure this is a disappointment for many who wanted to know what was going to happen next to Cade, Ethan, and Brandt and the rest of the crew, the delay in release will make the book that much better.
I’m looking forward to working with Permuted Press to offer these books to all you guys. I thank you now for all the support you’ve offered me in the past, and I hope that that support continues through this exciting new chapter in my life.