Can you believe it? If you've followed my recession blog for the last five years, you know how much this means to my family. But besides the financial opportunities, this means everything to my heart. I've been writing since I was eight years old and I submitted my first novel to publishers when I was nineteen.
I finally broke into traditional publishing with my fifth novel. I wrote it out of pure pleasure and inspiration. It's the book I was born to write as it follows all of my passions--horses, faith, family, politics, fantasy, and love--all in one story! Here is a description of the book from my agent Jacqueline Flynn's website:
"Every hundred years the balance of power is threatened when a black foal, prophesied to either unite or conquer the five herds, is born. No pegasus—not even the foal—knows which he has come to accomplish.
Though this century’s black colt, Star, is born malformed and unable to fly, the over-stallions of the five herds plan to execute him on his first birthday. Because his over-sized wings drag on the ground, Star suffers a constant ache between his shoulder blades, and he must travel by hoof like a common horse. His greatest wish is to be a regular flying foal like his friends, but death and destruction seem to follow his every step.
With the future of the herds in the balance, and more importantly the lives of his best friends, the black foal rockets toward his inescapable destiny."
The first book, The Winged Herds of Anok, will be released in hardback in the Fall of 2014 with a book to follow each year.
I feel blessed and grateful. I've worked for this most of my life, but it's still a shock. I just wanted to be published and now I have a book deal that exceeds my wildest dreams! It's hard to believe it's happening to me.
Thank you for supporting me and praying for me through thick and thin. It's been a rough five years and this news is truly a balm to my soul.
|Jennifer Lynn Alvarez|