Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wilde's Fire Contest Success Story!

Congratulations to Jessa Russo! The runner-up in the Wilde's Fire Editor Judged Contest has just signed a publishing contract with Curiosity Quills! Her novel, EVER, a ghostly YA paranormal romance has found it's home. 

"Krystal Wade is now my AMAZING editor, and EVER will soon be published (AAAH!) by Curiosity Quills. I am beyond thrilled, and beyond blessed, and beyond even finding the appropriate words to describe how incredible this feels! I can't wait to share EVER with all of you soon!"

Jessa, I'm so happy to have you as my newest publishing house sister! I may also have some super top secret information about ANOTHER contestant who will be announcing signing with Curiosity Quills on Monday...but my lips are sealed until then.

I also wanted to share a nice email I got today from author Amy Black.

Just written my first book 'Eternal Unfolding Of The Luminous Mind') and -
prompted by your feature on literary agent Mark Falkin - sent it off to him.
Well, he loved it right off the bat (even though his website says no
erotica!) - it is, and it isn't, but readers will have different reaction.
Then, my husband Jack, who is a comic science fiction fan, and all things
Douglas Adams (Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy), wrote a 28,000 word comic
novel - and planning a second - and put it on Amazon Kindle. 
We have not written anything before, but your blog started a whole
avalanche of creativity in the Black household!

I'm overflowing with warm and fuzzy feelings today! Congratulations to Amy & Jack!

While I have your attention (hopefully), I wanted to announce something unrelated. Curiosity Quills has three books discounted to 99 cents for a limited time to promote the author's upcoming releases. Feel like doing some shopping?


  1. Congrats to both Jessa Russo and Amy Black for their dreams coming true. I look forward to your announcement Monday. My own END OF DAYS has gotten two rave reviews on different web pages:

    Maybe this is the season for lightning striking dreamers? :-) Roland

  2. Congrats to Jessa Russo! That's very exciting! I LOVED her query and opening! I look forward to reading the whole book now! Congrats to Curiosity Quills too for picking up such a talented new author!

  3. I also loved her entry. Will read Ever for sure:) Thanks for all you did for us, Sharon! You & Krystal are A*W*E*S*O*M*E*

  4. That's fantastic! Congratulations to her and to you for having such a successful contest!

  5. Congratulations to Jessa! Curiosity Quills just got another very talented author:)

  6. I knew EVER was a winner! It hooked me from the beginning and I can't wait to find out what happens with Frankie. Seriously. I mean I can't wait:)

  7. Great blog post! So happy for Jessa! Can't wait to read more.

  8. I'm crying reading these comments. Thank you all so much. SO MUCH.