HOLDING BACK ON SALES WHILE SEARCHING FOR AN AGENT TO REPRESENT ME!!!
My name is Rose Griffin and I am proud to use my mother's birth name, Daisy Bourne, when writing the Tales of Avalon Series. There will be eight books in this series for Older Children and Young Adults. The first three books have been self published: Book 1 - The New Land (positive review from US Review of Books; silver 4 star seal from Pacific Book Review; One of Pacific Book Review's five chosen books of the month January 2017) Book 2 - The Land of Twydell & the Dragon Egg (positive review from US Review of Books; silver 4 star seal from Pacific Book Review) Book 3 - The Exchange of Rings (not yet professionally reviewed) Book 4 - A Story Never To Be Told is ready to publish but I would like to find an agent or traditional publisher first. Books 5 to 8 are planned. A 9th book will be a spin off and there are possibly other spin off's "Daisy Bourne was born in England, in 1917. Nothing much is known about her real parents, except that their lives were changed dramatically by the First World War. At the age of six, Daisy was unofficially adopted by a farmer and his wife. They changed her name and took her to Canada. There are several similarities between the real Daisy Bourne and her namesake in this book. To a small child, Canada, with its heavy snowfalls, huge forests, and grizzly bears, must indeed have seemed like some kind of new world. Although Daisy loved Canada and the farm on which she lived, she was not happy and ran away. She returned to England at the age of 16. In later life, she took up farming again. She also enjoyed her garden and preserving much of its produce. This is where the similarities between the real Daisy and the character in my books end. My ambition is to one day write the story of the real Daisy Bourne. In the meantime, I shall work to complete the other seven books in the Tales of Avalon series."
I am looking for an agent who I hope will find a traditional publisher for me. I have written the first 3 books in the Tales of Avalon Series Book 1 - The New Land Book 2 - The Land of Twydell & the Dragon Egg Book 3 - The Exchange of Rings These first three books have been self published via AuthorHouse. There will be 8 books in the series plus one or more spin off. Book 4 - A Story Never To Be Told is almost ready for publishing but I wish to find an agent or traditional publisher first. A UK environmental charity was interested in buying copies of the first book in the series The New Land but unfortunately my current publisher could not produce copies on FSC certified paper. A Chinese agent is interested in publishing in mandarin but I have no idea about foreign rights. I would like to seek the advice of an agent.