Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook has probably heard me talk about my super sekrit project. It first came about in November and I’ve been working on it since January. And the thing is, I haven’t been working on it alone. My friend and business partner Kimberly Walsh is in cahoots with me. She just doesn’t have as big of a mouth as I do. 🙂
We were going to wait a bit longer to announce this super sekrit project, but we’re a finalist for the Start-Up PEI Challenge, with the winner being announced tonight.
So, what is this super sekrit project?
Fierce Ink Press! Kimberly and I are starting our very own publishing label. We will be publishing young adult books by Atlantic Canadian authors (PEI, NS, NB, NFLD). Fierce Ink is a co-op, so all of our authors will actually be a part of the company. You can kinda think of us as a melding of traditional publishing and self publishing. Kinda. But of course, being who we are, we’re blazing our own trail and approaching things differently.
Our first title will launch Septemebr 23. I can’t let you in on the deets just yet, but it’s just, well, I LURVE it. I’m so excited for you guys to get your grubbies on it. (Maybe even before the release?) We’re also publishing some non-fiction pieces about all things teen.
So, yeah, to say I am excited and nerved up and giggly and just plan HAPPY would be putting it mildly.