Monday, June 19, 2006

Second sale!


You know a couple weeks ago I made a post about how waiting to hear from my editor was killing me? Well, as it turns out, waiting is worth it when there's a sale at the end of the line. Harlequin Superromance is buying another one of my books!!

Don't have any details on pub date, but I'm hoping for some time in Fall 2007. For now, the working title is THE SUN HUNTER. It's another adventure romance, this one set partially in Peru, and involves a fractured marriage, a secret baby/child and an ancient lost Inca city, high in the Peruvian rainforrests.

Where do we come up with this stuff, huh?

13 comments:

Kathleen Eagle said...

Deee-licious! Another sale AND a secret baby! I love secret baby stories. It's so good to hear news of a talented, hard-working writer getting a sale. Congratulations, Helen!

anne frasier said...

WOWZERS, HELEN!!!!!

That is FANTASTIC!!!

And it's great to get such good news after such a long wait.

And the plot! love it, LOVE it!!!

Helen Brenna said...

Listen closely and you might still be able to hear the shouts of joy!

anne frasier said...

i think i heard the champagne cork. ;)

Sarah said...

Helen!

I'm SO excited for you!! This is a GREAT book! What is it they say? Feast or famine? You're FEASTING!!

Smiles, Sarah

Helen Brenna said...

Thanks Sarah ... and Kathy and Anne!

Michele said...

Hey, Helen, I think I DID hear that joyful scream today! Congrats to you, and here's to many more!

Michele

anne frasier said...

Helen, was this sold on a complete ms? or a partial?
and refresh my memory about the first book. Do you have a pub date? Was it sold on a complete, or are you working on it now?

Helen Brenna said...

Anne, this 2nd book was sold on a partial, but the book is finished. I have to cut 100+ pages from a 425 page ms. I know how the bulk of it will come out, but didn't want to go thru the revisions unless Superromance liked the main concept.

The pub date on my 1st sale is 2/07. That one was sold on a complete after they read it once and asked me to make significant revisions with no guarantees of a sale. Once again, had to make big cuts out of the ms.

(I've been writing for the ST market all these years!!)

For this second sale, they're thinking my pub date will be 7/07, but earlier if I get the revisions finished sooner.

anne frasier said...

very cool, helen. i think it will be much less stressful for you to have the ms finished except for the revision. my first two sales were two weeks apart and i had to write both books. i've seen that happen to other people too. it can be a little overwhelming!

Cassidy Kent said...

Congratulations, Helen!

Helen Brenna said...

Thanks, cassidy kent!

Betina Krahn said...

Congrats, Helen! Wow, I go away for a few days and all kinds of big stuff happens! Can't wait to read these!