John Jarrold’s Corner – Press Release

09 Dec

Hey all, this will be a new, on-going feature on the blog: I’ve been very lucky to have exchanged a few emails with editor-extraodinaire, John Jarrold – this guy, for those who didn’t know, is the man who brought us the likes of Paul Kearney, Philip Palmer, Stephen Hunt, Jasper Kent, to name but a few – and whenever you see the blog-title ‘John Jarrold’s Corner’ you can expect to see info regarding new authors and the deals that will see their novels being published. 🙂

So, here’s the first one (and latest) I’ve received from John:


John Jarrold has concluded a three-book deal for Australian fantasy writer Rowena Cory Daniells with Christian Dunn of Solaris, the mainstream genre imprint of Games Workshop’s publishing division, BL Publishing. The series is entitled King Rolen’s Kin and the first book, provisionally called BYREN’S BANE, is due for publication in early 2010. The deal is for World English Language rights.

The books follow the lives of three of King Rolen’s heirs, when their kingdom, Rolencia, is invaded by their ancestral enemy, Merofynia. A sweeping fantasy adventure, the narrative explores the eternal questions of ambition, trust and betrayal.

Rowena Cory Daniells first became involved in speculative fiction in 1976. Since then she has run a bookshop, then a graphic art studio where she illustrated children’s books, had 6 children in 10 years, sold nearly 30 children’s books and a fantasy trilogy (The Last T’En) internationally, established R&D Studios and served on the management committees of state and national arts organisations. She lives by the bay in Brisbane with her husband and children, and has a Masters in Arts (Research).

8th December 2008

Sounds promising, doesn’t it? 🙂 Australia has given us some incredible authors, and the trend looks set to continue! 🙂

In other updates for you all, I’m working on a big post (also filled with info from John), which will be going up soon, and in my very next post you can expect the interview I did with Jasper Kent. 🙂

I’m still reading Empire in Black and Gold, and to be honest, I’m going to put it down and begin reading something else – no offense to Mr Tchaikovsky, but I just can’t seem to really get into the book – mind keeps on wandering.

Okay, that’s it for now. 🙂

Be Fantastic!

P.S. I have received three other press releases from John, but all the info has been covered by Fantasy Book Critic, and I don’t want to be an echo. 🙂

**UPDATE: Check out these two links:
This one will take you to Rowena’s website, and this one will take you to her blog. 🙂

1 Comment

Posted by on December 9, 2008 in John Jarrold's Corner


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One response to “John Jarrold’s Corner – Press Release

  1. rowena

    December 18, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the plug. Hope you like the book when it comes out. :->

    Cheers, Rowena


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