It’s been a while since I’ve jumped on Road Trip Wednesday. Been a little busy. 😉
This Week’s Topic : What song would you love to see a book based on?
Being the huge music fan that I am, I could think of A LOT of songs that would make good books. I’m a YA dark fantasy writer, so I’m drawn to songs with a lot of … atmosphere. But I’m going to pick a wide variety for this post. Some may be more suitable for New Adult rather than Young Adult novels.
Tried to find the clean version—couldn’t. There’s some cussing, fyi, for anyone who might be offended.
I could keep going … 😉
July 17, 2013 | Categories: Inspiration, Music, Novel Writing, Writing | Tags: Author, Dark fantasy, Fiction, laney mcmann, Road Trip Wednesday, Young Adult, Young-adult fiction, YouTube | Leave a comment
The GIVEAWAY is starting soon …
Ready to play?
April 23, 2013 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Book One., Fire Born Updates, Giveaways, J Taylor Publishing, New Releases, TIED, Upcoming Releases, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Dark fantasy, Fiction, Giveaway, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, Mythology, The Fire Born Novels, TIED, YA Fiction, young adult book releases 2013, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | Leave a comment
So it’s been a while—too long actually, since I last posted about my progress with TIED. BUT … with incredibly good reason—writing takes time. Tons of it. And editing—takes even more.
TIED has officially been sent off to copy editing land and is out of my hands. So, my publisher will be allowing me to share more tidbits of what’s to come very soon.
For example, I will be having a TIED Bookmark Giveaway in the coming days, and excerpts as well as other exciting stuff will follow.
September 9 is coming, and I can’t wait to share Layla and Max’s world with everyone. 😉
April 21, 2013 | Categories: A Fire Born Novel, Book One., Books, Fire Born Updates, J Taylor Publishing, New Releases, TIED, Young Adult Novels | Tags: Dark fantasy, Editing and Proofreading, J. Taylor Publishing, laney mcmann, Layla and Max, Mythology, Paranormal, The Fire Born Novels, TIED, TIED updates, Writing and Editing, young adult author, young adult book releases 2013, Young adult dark fantasy, young adult paranormal romance, young adult urban fantasy | 2 Comments
I can finally talk again and share my big news! Details below:
Laney McMann signs three-book contract with J. Taylor Publishing for her Fire Born trilogy, a dark, Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance series, including TIED, TORN and TRUE.
Apex, NC – October 24, 2012 – With a passion for the supernatural and all things magical, Laney McMann developed a voracious appetite for reading fantasy at a young age. By the time she reached her teens, Laney had accumulated notebooks full of poems which led to short stories and finally novels, specifically in the young adult dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and mythology genres.
“A lifelong love of writing fantasy led me to write TIED, ” says Laney. “TORN and TRUE naturally followed.”
That love of writing brought her to J. Taylor Publishing. “The premise of the Fire Borns compelled us to read TIED, the first of the trilogy, ” says J. Taylor Publishing, adding, “and the romantic possibilities, and intrinsic conflict placed up on the main characters won us over. We had absolutely no hesitation contracting this work.”
Figuring out life is a tremendous element in many young adult novels, and TIED is no different as it explores the facets of growing up, discovering oneself and deciding what parts of a future are important to the main characters.
”The tie in to lesser-known mythology truly captured our attention,” says J. Taylor Publishing. “We’re very excited to add another YA novel to our catalog and expect adults and teens alike will enjoy this series.”
TIED is planned for release in September 2013 with, TORN in late 2014 and TRUE to follow one year later.
About the Publisher
J. Taylor Publishing is an Independent Publisher who, thanks to the Internet, has a worldwide reach. Our debut authors are in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company produces print and electronic books. For more information about J. Taylor Publishing, please visit www.jtaylorpublishing.com.
October 24, 2012 | Categories: Author, Publishing, Writing | Tags: Arts, Author, Dark fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Fire Born, J. Taylor Publishing, Laney, laney mcmann, Mythology, Paranormal Romance, Publishing, The Fire Born Novels, The Fire Born Trilogy, TIED A Fire Born Novel, TIED by Laney McMann, United States, ya fantasy author, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author, Young-adult fiction | 12 Comments