Back in August, I was honored to announce signing Erica Cameron.
Twitter exploded, and I was so happy.
Chances are, you know Erica. She's already fantastically prolific. She's the author of The Dream War Saga, a series with Spencer Hill Press, the Assasssins series, with the new LGBTQ+ imprint Triton Books, The Ryogan Chronicles with Entangled... and... well, frankly a lot more. Just look at them all here. She's a rockstar.
I was introduced to Erica by Tristina Wright, whose debut comes out next year (please add 27 Hours to your Goodreads), and I knew I wanted to work with her after devouring one of her manuscripts in a day.
That, and if Tristina says someone's work is good... you better listen. I hope you agent and editor pals are following Tristina on Twitter. She has talented friends.
Me and Erica spent the tail end of the summer touching up her proposals and reviewing her projects, all of which cut me deeply. Her inclusive stories are the kind I'm dying to see more of on bookshelves. They remind me of some of my recent favorites like More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera and Hero by the late, great Perry Moore, in how they give LGTBQ+ teenagers a place to see themselves in genre fiction.
And her next trilogy will continue to do just that.
I'm thrilled to announce that Erica's sci-fi trilogy, PAX NOVIS, has been acquired by Entangled Teen. The first book, PAX NOVIS, will debut in 2018, with ORIGINS and PLAGUED following soon after.
The series introduces readers to a galaxy at war, and the massive, nearly-continent-sized trade ships that travel between planets. These are neutral vessels that no one would dare attack, as they provide supplies for the planets suffering along the outer rims.
But as political upheaval hits the universe and the desperately needed ships start vanishing without a trace, several teenagers on one of these ships find themselves rushing to save them... and consequently, make their way back across the cosmos home.
It's very much along the lines of Across the Universe by Beth Revis mashed up with Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek Voyager (the best Star Trek series, sorry everyone), and I'm just so very excited for it.
And hey, it's my first trilogy as an agent. Squee!
Be sure to send Erica all the congrats, and meet her awesome editor, Kate Brauning, and publisher on social media.
Erica Cameron: twitter.com/byericacameron
Kate Brauning: www.twitter.com/KateBrauning