Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Novel Update

Well, you may have missed it because the comment was on an older post, [The Making of a Cover (Part 2)] but an author stopped by on Monday. Here's what he said:

Hi J.R. this is author Scott Appleton. I've seen your comments on my blog and this is my third visit to your site. I own the publishing company Flaming Pen Press and I am most intrigued by your work. Next year my company will grow to publish one other author. I am not promising acceptance, but I like your cover and the sample I read of your story. Flaming Pen Press is only accepting submissions by invitation. I would like to extend an invitation to you to contact me via email. My publishing house is small, but we hold high standards for the writing and art. Anyway, the invitation is there if you are interested.

Scott Appleton is the author of the fantasy book Swords of the Six, which is available to buy now. From the teaser and reviews it sounds like a good book which I plan on reading as soon as I recover from my upcoming car insurance payment. I encourage you to check out his website and find out more about his book at flamingpen.blogspot.com.

I sent him an e-mail saying I hadn't yet explored my publishing options but would send him what he needed in order for him to get a better idea as to whether or not The Shepherd is something he might be willing to publish. He's going to let me know what to send here in the coming days.

Thanks, Scott!

14 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow...this is definitely big! I wish you luck!

Hannah

Joraiem said...

That is cool! Lucky!

JT Norlander said...

Dude, that's awesome JR! Good luck and God bless!

"Hope in God,"

Psalm 43

laken;s fun said...

yeah jake this is awsome!


chuck

DragonFan said...

That's so cool! Sweet! :)

-Dragon

Elrania Peredhil said...

I've tagged you!

Lyceria said...

CONGRATS! That's so amazing! Good luck!
In Christ,
Lyceria
BTW: I Tagged u!

Eärwen said...

Mara tiele!

Awesome! I tagged you, by the way!

Dark Knight of Takhisis said...

Good job J.R! Good Luck!

Jake

IdinaTook said...

Wow!!! That is soooo cool! I hope you get published!!!! I will have to check out his book AND yours! ;)

J.R. Parker said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone.

Elrania, Lyceria, and Earwen: I'll post the response to your tags on Monday. It'll be my first tag, and I want to make it good.

Anita said...

Woo Hoo! That's awesome news!

Caitlin said...

Hi, thanks for the comment, that's really nice. :) And congratulations on your invitation! You must be so excited.

Bekah said...

Wow! That is so amazing!
GREAT JOB!
I certainly hope you'll get published! As soon as I can, I'd get *The Shepherd* from my library :D or order or something :D

Bekah