When Can I Read Your Book?

Traditional publishing is a notoriously long process, and the timeline looks different for everyone.

My debut cozy fantasy romance, VIOLET THISTLETHWAITE IS NOT A VILLAIN ANYMORE, is currently on submission. What does that mean? What comes next? When can you read it? Well, check out the timeline below, which I will update whenever I have news!

"When Can I Read Your Book" shows a timeline breakdown of each step in Emily's publishing journey so far, including writing, revisions, querying, submissions, offer, book deal, editing, preorders, and on-sale!

Here’s a little about the book:

After the evil sorcerer that Violet has served her entire life is vanquished, all she wants is a chance to start over and set down some roots that sprout peonies instead of poisons for once. She settles in the town of Dragon’s Rest, where she hopes to open a flower shop, keep her sentient (and mildly homicidal) pet houseplant out of trouble, and cold-turkey quit the use of dark magic after a lifetime of villainy. Simple, right?

Violet’s vibrant bouquets and feats of plant magic soon charm the welcoming townsfolk, although nothing she does seems to impress Nathaniel Marsh, the prickly-yet-handsome alchemist who shares her greenhouse and is desperately seeking a second chance of his own. 

But just as Violet starts to think she’s pruned away all the thorns of her nefarious former life, a mysterious blight threatens her new home. Violet and Nathaniel must work together through their fears, their pasts, and their growing feelings for one another to save their community. When a figure from Violet’s past comes knocking on her door, threatening to expose her secret and destroy everything she’s built, Violet is forced to face whether a villain like her ever truly deserves to grow her own happily ever after.

Watch this space for more updates!

If you’d like to learn more about my querying process and how you can query your own book, check out my series on querying!