Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sightless, coming this summer!

In this publishing time, with a bit of a recession going on, it's even tougher to get agents to take newbies on. They work with the bottom line; will it sell? It seems that unless an agent already has something in mind of what publishing houses are looking for (and they all want the next breakout book), authors are faced with getting creative.

That's why I chose to have my POD publisher print Sightless, the next book in the Eyes of Garnet series. I'm hoping for a late summer release.

Oh, I still have 30 agents perusing my queries, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I want to write, and I want to be published. With that said, now I'm excited to see Sightless in print. It's kind of like giving birth. The feel of the shiny, new cover; the soft touch of acid-free pages as they flip through your fingers. Then, there's all those wonderful words that make it your special book.

Anyway, I'll keep you posted as to the actual publishing date, and if you'd like a reminder, send me an email at so I can put you on my list. And fret not, the list stays with me and only me.

On the screenplay front, I've pitched Eyes of Garnet to Gerard Butler's agent, Tapestry Films, Focus Films and Fortress Features. My agent in Hollywood is also actively pitching, so keep those fingers crossed. And, if you have any thoughts on a young Scottish actress to play the part of Catrìona, please let me know. I'd love to hear your ideas.


TerriRainer said...

I can't wait! Am sending that email, and will be looking forward to reading the next book.

:) Terri

Mary Duncan said...

It seems like I wrote Sightless so long ago, with the third book in the series over halfway complete now. As soon as I finish it, I'll be writing the screenplay for Sightless. I'm not sure what Hollywood's take is on sequels, but it seems there have been quite a few lately. I'll just join in on the band wagon!

I'll keep you posted and let you know the ETA for Sightless as soon as I hear from my publisher.


david mcmahon said...

Congratulations, Mary,

It looks great. What a wonderful achievement. I hope the book does really well and that Hollywood agents are lining up to bid for the rights.

Good luck ....

Mary Duncan said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, David!

I just returned from a multi-author book fair in Portland, Maine. The day was gray, but we were all under a large tent. Then I got placed in a corner. Corners are too easy to bypass ... and I was. A disappointing turnout, but I did manage to sell 2 of my limited editions. Any sale is a good sale, I say, plus I got to get out of town for a day, see the sights and enjoy a fine Irish pub for lunch. (No, I had more than a liquid lunch!)