My First Book Deal (And why it took so long to announce it)



Boy clicking his heels happily

Photo Courtesy of ethan



I’ll continue my series on Storytelling next week. But I have to finally announce something I meant to months ago, but life, various stories in the news, and dealing with site maintenance mayhem got in my way.

First things first, my middle grade novel, GABRIEL (Title subject to change) is being published by G8 Press. My author friend and fellow blogger, Kelly Hashway, has a picture book coming out by G8, and encouraged me to submit there, and I’m glad she did. Thanks Kelly!

I honestly meant to announce this sooner, but now you know.

I’d already told all my close writer friends the news, and now I can share the good news with T.A.A. readers old and new. I’ll share more info as I learn it. 

I now have my own author page on Facebook- 

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I’m taking a break from the blog for Mother’s Day Weekend, through my birthday on Tuesday, and regular blog posts with return on May 15th, which is also my dog Pepper’s birthday, he’s turning 12 this year. Hard to believe he’s now older than my grandmother (In dog years, anyway), but I hope 12 isn’t as traumatic an age for Pepper as it was for me (But that’s another story…)


See you next week,

Until then,

May the Fantastical Fauna be with you.

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  • Audrey McLaughlin

    Congratulations…I know how hard and long you worked on this book. I’m glad that you will finally be a published author! I know that it has been a dream of yours for a long time.

  • Katrina

    I am so STOKED about this news, Taurean! You have been working so long over Gabriel, I can’t even imagine the glow you are feeling to know that your book – THIS book – is soon to be in print. In your hands. With a cover and everything!

    Congratulations!!! :)

    • Thanks Cat, I hope to have more to share in the months ahead.

  • Congrats Taurean. I’m sure the wait was worth it in the end.

  • Congratulations, Taurean! Celebrate. Celebrate. Celebrate!

  • Congratulations, Taurean! Yes, I was one of the lucky ones who already knew this news, but now I have an official place to say, “Woo hoo!” *tosses confetti*

    I’m so happy for you! :)

  • You know how happy I am for you, Taurean. Sorry I haven’t stopped by in a while. I’ve been swamped with edits. I can’t wait to see Gabriel in print! Congrats again!

    • I understand. I haven’t followed many blogs I’m into with all I had going on this month. I can relate. Thanks for stopping by.