Marilyn Brigham at Amazon’s Children’s Publishing bought world rights, for six figures at auction, to Chuck Wendig’s Heartland trilogy. Agent Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Literary Agency brokered the deal. The series follows a 17-year-old who discovers a secret garden full of rare vegetables in a world where the government only allows the growing of genetically modified corn.
It's that time, again, in which we play: WHERE'S WENDIG? Turns out, I'm all over the map these days. This week, for example, I leave for Los Angeles on Friday for a mix of transmedia talks, meetings, and Blackbirds stuff. What stuff, you ask? Read on, my cuddly little hell-chimps.
Well, hot dang. The Penmonkey Incitement began in July as an experiment to sell 1000 copies of Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey, and by gosh and by golly, it has been done. Which means it's time to play catch-up and start giving away some stuff -- including one motherfucking Kindle, son.
I will add here that anybody who pledged at the $25 rate and higher gets an e-book copy of each unlocked novel (in the e-book format of your choice). So, if we unlock three novels, at the $25 and up level you get three novels. The more novels unlocked, the greater value the pledge brings.
It's another gut-level shotgun blast of news and updates and other nonsensery from yours truly. Want to see the Mockingbird cover? The Bad Blood cover? Read some reviews for Blackbirds? Or Shotgun Gravy? Are you stalking me? Are you in my shrubs? Potential stalkers: let me help you. Here, then, is what I'm up to.
The Bait Dog Kickstarter went live yesterday around 1pm, and by 10:30 or so, the book was at 100% funding. So, Atlanta Burns will officially get her standalone novel where she goes toe-to-toe with a dog-fighting ring and a town-wide conspiracy built on the backs of bigotry. Thank you, awesome humans, for helping make that happen.