Remember when you had your first couple skate, and the cutest boy (girl) asked you to skate? Your palms sweat. Your breath stopped in your chest. You wanted to giggle with glee and scream at the top of your lungs at the exact same moment. After all, they picked YOU!
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary Agency has offered me representation for my upper middle grade novel titled DREADLANDS. And I said YES!!! I couldn’t be happier. She loves the story as much as I do, and I couldn’t ask for more. Today is like a dream. I feel so blessed and highly favored. In case you are interested, I will be posting updates on my process of publication, and am always open to questions and comments.
Here’s a little bit about the book:
When a Viking boy and his sister are hunted by the ferine, arctic wolves cursed to the Dreadlands, they must reach the city by the sea within one moon cycle, before a sorceress captures them, seals a spell with their blood, and returns the realm to Darkness.
With a grandmother who is unnatural, an anxious mother, and a missing father, Arud’s family tree is rooted in secrets. The harvest moon approaches, a single night when the ferine’s binds to the Dreadlands are broken, freeing them to hunt. But when one appears beneath Arud’s window, his mother rushes him off, urging him to take care of his sister whose sickness grows worse. After meeting a beautiful girl with questionable motives, Arud discovers a prophecy in which the blood of a human and ferine hybrid would shift all power to the Sorceress Edda and her wild pack of hunters. But when Arud learns his sister is the hybrid in this prophecy, his world is shaken as family deceptions unravel. Now the stakes are raised, and getting safely to the city in the sea becomes more than a quest. It becomes survival.
If it can happen to me, it can happen to you too. Don’t ever stop trying to improve your craft. Always find people better at what you do than you are to look up to and aspire toward. Have faith in your impossible dreams coming true. Simply…believe.
Thank you, Pam and the team of Foreword Literary!! I am thrilled to be part of your agency.