Monday, October 23, 2006

New Signed Contract


So here's the news from my neck of the woods. Yesterday I signed a new contract with Zondervan. This one's for four more adult suspense novels. The first will be Book #4 (the final one) in the Kanner Lake series. The next three are three stand-alone novels. The first of those novels has a title and basic plot; the other two are "blind" books--in other words, I'll somehow manage to figure 'em out when I get there.

As with my past Seatbelt Suspense novels, these will be spaced about seven months apart.

Right now I am finishing up in the next few weeks (if I live that long) the last book in my current contract--Crimson Eve, book #3 in the Kanner Lake series.

So, overall, here's the line-up for me as far as when my next six books (two from current contract and four from new contract) will hit shelves:

Coral Moon (Kanner Lake #2)--March 2007
Crimson Eve (Kanner Lake #3)--Sept. 2007
Kanner Lake #4 (not yet titled)--April 2008
First Stand-Alone--November 2008
Second Stand-Alone--June 2009
Third Stand-Alone--January 2010

This will be enough to keep me out of trouble for awhile.

Zondervan continues to be a great house for me, and I'm delighted to be sticking with them for another four books. Hey, they send their editors out to visit our Coeur d'Alene home, and I give 'em a bear sighting in their first hour on the property. I'd say that's a great partnership.


19 comments:

relevantgirl said...

Great news, Brandilyn! I'm thrilled for you. May the suspense bug keep stinging you...

Gina Holmes said...

Congrats, Brandilyn, that's wonderful! Zodervan is a GREAT publishing house. You're very blessed. And so are they!

Air Force Family said...

Felicidades!!! What a blessing for both you and the house. I'll be looking forward to your other books! I'm almost done with Violet Dawn!!

C.J. Darlington said...

Way cool, Brandilyn! Thanks for the heads up. Any chance we could have a teansy weansy glimpse into the plots of those stand-alones? :)

Cara Putman said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read them... But... only one every seven months :-)

Tina said...

Congratulations Brandilyn! As a newly contracted author, I have to ask, even after all the books you've published do you ever get nervous about meeting your contract deadlines?

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

In a word...yes.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

That's wonderful news!! (Well, the deadlines suck, but you know what I mean!!)

Tina said...

Oh good. That knowledge makes some of us feel more normal Brandilyn. LOL.

Patricia W. said...

Congratulations! Yea for we readers! Lots more Brandilyn to come...

Becky said...

Great news, Brandilyn. Congratulations on the new contract. I bet the feeling of excitement/relief/anticipation doesn't get old.

Becky

Tina said...

Congratulations! It's wonderful that you can stay with a house you've had such a great relationship with.

Tina Helmuth

Stuart said...

Congrats, Brandilyn! So great to see your efforts rewarded. :) Z does seem to be a very author-friendly house.

Lynette Sowell said...

That's super news! :) I'd be curious to know how you juggle writing a current book, plotting/thinking about future books. How much time you spend on those future ideas while making sure you get your daily word count completed...

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Lynette, I worked on my new contract ideas after finishing Coral Moon last spring. I CAN'T do both at once--I have too much of a pea brain for that. When I finally had a couple ideas for the contract, I gave them to Z (after going over them with my agent). Z wasn't satisfied with just two books--they wanted more. So we stuck two "blind" books onto the contract to equal four in total.

Camy Tang said...

Congrats on the new contract! How totally cool!
Camy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on signing that contract. Wish I had been there to take photo of signing said documents! I will continue to cheer you on. GOOOOOOOOoooooooooo Brandilyn! - Don

Jenny said...

Congrats, Brandilyn! You know how to scare with the best of them :-) Can't wait to read Coral Moon and all these newly contracted books. Should keep the scare going for a nice long time.
Abundant blessings,
Jenny

Dineen A. Miller said...

Congatulations, Brandilyn! So glad we'll have more books to read by scarey ol'you. LOL! :-)