I finally signed a contract. Ire will be the first book of a trilogy written for Tor. The first book is tentatively scheduled to be published in late 2020, and the other two books will follow shortly thereafter.
Working with Tor is something of a dream come true for me. I grew up reading a lot of fantasy novels, and the Tor name has always been synonymous with the kind of book that’s not just enjoyable, but that can transport you to another reality. The Wheel of Time is a series that influenced me profoundly as a young man, and continues to be almost canon to me. The Recluce series provided example after example of realistic people living realistic, (mostly) honorable lives. More recently, Tor authors like Brandon Sanderson, Brian Staveley, and many others have continued that legacy in their own ways, and now I get to add my name to that list. I’m ecstatic to have my work published, but being a Tor author means a great deal to me even beyond that.
I’ve got a lot of writing to do, and a good while until my work sees the light, but I’m stoked about the path I’m on and the people I have on my side. Huge shout out to Matt Bialer for guiding me through the process and putting in years of work with me to get this deal.
Ire is going to be awesome.
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I found out about you from a picture you are tagged in with one of my favorite up and coming authors Brian Durfee. Could you give a quick idea of what the Ire series is about or it it too early for that? Congrats on getting signed by the way!
First of all, I just met Brian last night and he’s an awesome dude. Definitely a guy worth supporting. As for Ire: I should probably add a section to my page to describe the books now that they are going to be published, right? I’ll get on that. For now, here’s what I’ve got for you: Ire is the story of Emrael Ire, a young man who will pay any price to rescue his brother from the power-hungry Governor who has forced him into slave-labor. It’s fast-paced action-fantasy with a tech/science based magic system. Also, here’s the query letter I wrote for the book that might give a little more info: https://scottdrakeford.com/2016/02/13/the-query-that-worked/. I’ll have a section with a better run-down up soon.
Thanks for the reply! I will add it to my list a keep a eye out in 2020!
Are you kidding me? Tor?! That’s awesome man, well done! I can’t wait to read your book. I am willing to bet it will be among the series that I re-read on a regular basis.