I am excited to share that The Detention Demon is going to be published! Remember that I submitted the manuscript to a brand new imprint of Aspen Mountain Press called Aura Speculative Fiction after I asked them to friend me on Facebook? I had been looking for a home for my little horror book for a while, I didn't think it was because it was not good, I hoped anyway, but because Middle Grade horror is very hard to place. When I read about the new imprint I got quite excited. They sounded perfect. I asked them straight away if they were considering YA and for that matter, MG to YA and they said they would, on a case by case basis. I queried immediately.
I was mildly surprised when they asked me for the full and totally had my socks knocked off when they offered me a contract this morning. And I must say, I am more than impressed with how together and organized they are. Already, I have been directed to a WIP website where I have registered as an author, have been assigned an editor and uploaded the information I would like to see on the cover, and had SEVERAL conversations with an art director in preparation for assigning an artist to me AND I already have a release date.....October 24, 2011....PERFECT FOR A HORROR BOOK! Just a few days before Halloween. And I didn't even plan it!
So, all I have to say is, if you are looking for a publisher that has it going on, I would so check out Aspen Mountain Press and their new imprint! And look for me soon near Halloween!