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I'm excited to have debut YA author Trisha Wolfe on ADR3NALIN3 today. I had the honor of reading her debut book DESTINY'S FIRE in advance and loved it. I know readers will get hooked on her futuristic steampunk world building and compelling (yummy) characters. Welcome, Trish!!!!
Hello ADR3NALIN3 followers! Thanks so much to Jordan Dane for inviting me to guest post and the ADR3NALIN3 authors for letting me hijack their blog. My debut YA Destiny’s Fire recently debuted, and I’ve been asked a few times in interviews and random conversations how I got published. I believe most people think I went at it the normal, traditional way. 1) Get agent 2) agent submits to publishers 3) publisher makes offer…BAM. Book deal.
I began researching small publishers. I sent out queries and sample chapters to four presses. Within two weeks I had two requests for the full. I didn’t get excited, I’d been there before. Agents had requested the full and passed, so I sent and forgot about it. Okay, tried to forget, which was reading mounds of books and pacing. A lot. Within another two weeks, I had an offer from one. First thing I did was call my mom and scream. Then a few days later, an agent that I’d sent TCP to, who I’d written off, got in touch with me and asked if the manuscript was still available. She wanted to represent me. Now, I battled this for a while. A lot of people might think I’m silly for not jumping on the offer from the agent, but I had a sure publishing contract in my hands. I loved this agent, and I knew going with her meant a shot at New York, but sometimes you have to start small. Instead of being on submission for months, maybe years, and my book never making it in the end, I felt like this story should take its shot with the readers. I went with the small press, but kept in touch with the agent.
A month later, the agent contacted me and inquired if I was working on anything new. I honestly didn’t expect her to want anything to do with me after I’d turned her down to go with a publisher. But, I took a chance and sent her a partial and synopsis for book number four. She loved it right away, and offered me representation that day. And we’ve been close friends ever since.
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.
As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.
Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.
Available Now - Omnific Publishing
Trisha Wolfe is the Young Adult author of the Steampunk/Paranormal Romance novel DESTINY'S FIRE. Her short stories have appeared in literary journals, Fantasy magazines, and anthologies. Her first novelette UNVEILED can be found anywhere ebooks are sold. She's represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. For more, visit: http://www.trishawolfe.com/