Sunrise Publishing is a brand new publishing company dreamed up by authors Susan May Warren and Lindsay Harrel that focuses on combining the talent of new-to-market authors with the experience and mentorship of well-known authors.
They call it the James Patterson publishing method. A multi-published premier author partners with a new or rebooting author to create stories for the readership of the premier author—and to create a platform for the new author.
Sunrise has so far mostly published romance, suspense, and historical novels. They would like to branch out into fantasy, and I have been asked to be the Season 9 Lead Author with my Blood of Kings storyworld!
What does that mean?
This means that three pre-published writers will be chosen to write books in the Blood of Kings storyworld, and I will be mentoring them. I am SO EXCITED about this prospect. Not only will new Blood of Kings stories be published for readers to enjoy, I get to mentor three authors. I greatly enjoy teaching and mentoring, and this is such a wonderful opportunity to do so in a unique way. I was so tickled that Susie May Warren asked me to join the Sunrise team!
For draft author auditions, there are rules that must be followed. Authors will not be allowed to write in the point of view of any of my main characters. But, if you’ve read the Blood of Kings novels, you know that there are plenty of side characters to play with. Plus, I left a lot of things hanging at the end of From Darkness Won. I have put together a document titled The State of Er’Rets to give authors some help as to what kinds of things are going on in the storyworld at the end of From Darkness Won.
You can read more about the Sunrise audition process here. Plus, this Tuesday night at 7:00 pm Central, I will be joining Susan May Warren for a Facebook Live Q&A event where we answer all your questions. Click here for the link to RSVP for the Facebook event. I hope to see you aspiring authors there!
Thanks for celebrating with me!