Got some terrific news from my agent this afternoon: we’ve sold the audiobook rights to the entire Milkweed Triptych: Bitter Seeds (which is out right now!), The Coldest War (coming in hardcover in February, 2011), and Necessary Evil.
My agent, Kay, describes this as “quite a coup”, coming as it does so soon after the release of Bitter Seeds, and while I’m still an unknown quantity as authors go. I think the deal owes far more to her negotiating savvy than to anything on my end, but I’m pleased all the same.
No news yet on production dates or anything of that sort. It will take a while for the recordings to happen — heck, it takes me 45 minutes to do a reading of a single short story/novelette — so they might not appear for a while. More news as I have it.
I am, of course, quite excited to hear the final product. I’m especially curious to know how they’ll render Enochian in the audio version of Bitter Seeds.
(Caution: Prolonged exposure to Enochian may cause unwanted side effects, including madness, high blood pressure, and a propensity for self-mutilation. Never speak Enochian in the presence of small children. Never speak Enochian while bleeding from an open wound. Never speak Enochian while operating heavy machinery.)
We now return you to your regularly scheduled trip reports.