Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jean Rae Baxter lands two new book contracts

Jean at the Hamilton book launch for Broken Trail
Hi Brian,
So much good stuff is going on I'm having trouble keeping my head straight.

First, in the past month, my young adult historical novel Broken Trail has been launched in Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston. Great launches all three.

Second, I've gone to contract on my next short story collection (for adults), Scattered Light. Seraphim Editions will bring it out in the fall of this year.

Third, Freedom Bound, the young adult historical novel that completes the trilogy of The Way Lies North and Broken Trail, will be published in the spring of 2012. I am stunned by the speed with which this novel was accepted. Ronsdale Press received the manuscript on Friday, the publisher read it over the weekend and sent me a contract on Monday. All done in just seventy-two hours!

What do you think of that? Frankly, I think it's my best YA to date and am delighted somebody else seems to think so too.

All the best and I'll see you Saturday at the workshop in Guelph,
Jean Rae Baxter

Jean will be the guest speaker at my "Writing with Style" workshop this Saturday, March 12, in Guelph, Ontario.  Details here.
For information about all my upcoming writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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