Chuck’s first Angry Robot novel, Blackbirds, only hit the bookshelves for the first time a few weeks ago, but the response has already been so strong that Angry Robot moved quickly to sign him up for another two books.
The World English Rights deal, negotiated between Angry Robot editor Lee Harris and Stacia Decker of the Donald Maas Literary Agency, is for:
The Blue Blazes – the first in a new urban fantasy series in which lovable thug Mookie Pearl must contend with the criminal underworld, the supernatural underworld, a new drug that makes the invisible visible, and a rebellious teen daughter who opposes him at every turn.
Cormorant – a new tale of Miriam Black, the third book in a series that begins with Blackbirds and continues with Mockingbird (September 2012).
Both new titles are scheduled for publication in 2013.
Angry Robot Editor Lee Harris says: “Chuck is one of the hardest working – and most talented – writers working in urban fantasy. His books are lean, fast-paced and gritty, and we’re lucky to have him. Now, can you take that gun away from my head please, Chuck? Thank you.”
I am lucky to once more be invited back into the clanking embrace of my favourite robot, who I have found far more lovable than angry (though that is perhaps because I have not made the metal creature mad just yet). Together we have already turned Blackbirds into an international bestseller, selling twice as many copies as 50 Shades Of The Girl Who Kicked Over The Hunger Games – I didn’t just hallucinate that, right? Whatever. Point is, I’m happy to be back in the author stable here at Angry Robot and look forward to another two books!” said Wendig
Earlier this week, Chuck announced the signing of a three-book YA deal with Amazon Children’s Publishing and has self-published a series of books of advice for writers and would-be writers. You can find him in his online blog-lair at: http://www.terribleminds.com or on Twitter: @ChuckWendig. He also runs the ‘This is How You Die’ collaborative blogging project on Tumblr.