A Sad But Hopeful Announcement

Hello friends! 
Many of you may have noticed that The Order of the Key…well, it isn’t out yet. There are many reasons for that, some of which I take the blame for and some of which involved circumstances beyond my control. All of which lead me to today’s announcement. 
As of yesterday, I have ended my contract and my working relationship with Fantasy Works Publishing. It’s a very long story, as all of the really good ones are. But at the end of the day, FWP and I disagreed about the direction of my series and in the end, I had to stick by my vision for the art. 

That is not to say I don’t owe FWP and its staff and authors a huge debt, or that we end on bad terms. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the owner, the staff and the authors, and I will always be here helping to promote them. The books they produce are great books and my book is much better for knowing them. 

However, as Vince Lombardi said, “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” So, I’m rising. In the coming month, I will be tidying up the latest version of Order and putting it out there again. I’m excited about the road ahead. 

I hope to have good news for you all soon. Thanks as always for standing by me in this journey. Onto the next open door.

Justine

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3 thoughts on “A Sad But Hopeful Announcement

  1. Oh, man, I’m so bummed to hear this. I’m sorry things couldn’t be worked out and sorry for the delay. Sending you lots of hugs and well wishes and hopes that you find the right fit for you soon.

    Also, may I just say that I’m proud of you for sticking to your vision? That takes a lot of guts that frankly not many have–I’m not sure I would, truth be told. I know it couldn’t have been easy, but kudos for standing up for what you know is right for you–even when it isn’t easy.

    Love you and again, I hope you find the right path soon. *squishes you*

  2. Oh no! Sad to hear the news. But you have to be behind your work and comfortable with your name on the cover. You are very brave. Wishing you all the best.

  3. So sorry to hear it hasn’t worked out, but good for you sticking to your guns. There IS a publisher out there for you, I’m sure of it. Prayers, positive vibes, and pixie dust sent to wish that you find them soon.

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