good news, everyone!

At this moment, words fail me because anything I come up with seems like a massive understatement. So I’ll just come out with it:

My first young adult novel, Fair Coin, just sold to Lou Anders at Pyr!

I’ll share more details when I have them, but for now I’ll say I couldn’t be more pleased to work with such an amazing editor, and I think Pyr is the perfect place for this book. It will take me a while to write out the final acknowledgements page, but I have to thank my awesome agent, Eddie; my fiancee, Carrie, who encouraged me to write the book in the first place and did an impressive job editing the early drafts; and of course, my friends and beta readers, including members of Altered Fluid and Clarion West ’05. This was totally a team effort and I would be lost without all of your sharp critiques and constant support.

I’m sure there will be many related blog posts about this in the days/months/years to come, but for now I’m just letting the news sink in. I actually sold a book!

24 Comments

  1. Greg van Eekhout

    AAAAWWWWW YEAH!!!!!!!

    SO awesome!! Congratulations!

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    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thanks, Greg!

      Reply
  2. Jenn Reese

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

    I am SO FREAKIN’ HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

    Reply
  3. David Barr Kirtley

    Whoa, man. That’s epic!

    Reply
  4. Sarah Beth Durst

    YAY!!! Congratulations, Eugene! Wonderful news!

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thanks, Sarah!

      Reply
  5. Torie

    Again, hugest congratulations!!! You’ve absolutely earned it and I can’t wait to see it in print.

    Reply
  6. Aaron

    That’s awesome, amigo! Congrats!

    Reply
  7. SarahP

    Congrats, Eugene, to you AND Eddie!!

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      He deserves a lot of credit for this one. :)

      Reply
  8. Darin Bradley

    Eugene–this is the best news! Congratulations, buddy!

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Much appreciated, Darin.

      Reply
  9. Ben's mom

    Wow!!! way to go, Eugene! Osvaldo and I are so, so happy for you. Enjoy your celebration with Carrie!

    A big hug, and warmest best wishes

    nancy

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thank you so much! I’ll make sure your son sends you a copy. Hope you and Osvaldo are doing well!

      Reply
  10. Chris Furst

    Congratulations, Eugene! That’s awesome!

    Reply
  11. Cesar Torres

    CONGRATULATIONS! Great work.

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thank you, Cesar!

      Reply
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  13. Cat Rambo

    Yay Eugene!! What great news!!!

    Reply
  14. Clay and Susan Griffith

    Eugene

    Welcome to Pyr. The best publisher in America. We’re the authors of The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire Bk. 1 (not intended to be YA, but increasingly embraced by that audience). You will LOVE Pyr and Lou.

    Clay & Susan

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thanks, Clay and Susan. That is a wonderful endorsement. Only two days in and I’m already thrilled to be working with Pyr and Lou.

      Fortunately I won’t have to wait to read your book, if I can stop myself from staring at the striking cover…

      Reply
  15. Jeff Spock

    Excellent news! Enormous congrats & good luck with it.

    Reply
    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Thank you, Jeff.

      Reply
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