Wright’s Writing Corner: Why I Deserted NY And Picked A Small Publisher For Series Number Two

Hey, today an updated reprint of an article of mine is appearing on the Book Daily blog. Here is the beginning and a link:

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Mid-March, I will be sending my latest novel off the publisher.


The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel, the second book in my Unexpected Enlightenment series—about an overly inquisitive British girl named Rachel Griffin with a perfect memory, who gets herself into endless trouble, romantic and otherwise, while attending a school for sorcery in New York’s Hudson Highlands—will be winging its electronic way off to my editor any day now.

When people hear this, I often find myself in the following conversation:

People: “So, you’re published by Tor, right?”

Me: “My first series, Prospero’s Daughter, is with Tor, yes. The Unexpected Enlightenment series is with Palomino Press, which is the YA imprint of a small publishing company called Dark Quest Books.”

People: “Oh? Did Tor reject the Unexpected Enlightenment series? That’s a shame. Tor is a great publishing house. They publish my favorite fantasy and science fiction.”

Well, folks, the answer is: I never submitted the Unexpected Enlightenment series to Tor.

Before I go on, I want to say: I love Tor. I am really proud that my first series was published with them. I hope to be published with them again.

So, why is my YA series with Dark Quest?      

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