Entries by IR Staff

First Steps

After years of writing and rejection, I found myself on Wattpad, publishing a book for free. I’d been advised against it by others in the industry—but figured I had nothing to lose. Within a year, I’d gained over 18 million reads, which caught the attention of media, which led to interest from foreign rights agents, publishers and others in the industry, which parlayed into a 3-book deal with Simon & Schuster. Continue reading

Don’t Know Jack

It’s been a while since we first met Lee Child’s Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years and sixteen novels later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of readers and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out. Continue reading

Vampires: How Does Your Fave Rate?

What gives these creatures of the night such staying power? Perhaps it’s that Vampires touch on the universal themes of Good vs. Evil. The power of love also plays an important role in many vampire stories, as does the inherent draw of the broken dark figure hiding in the shadows. What could be more appealing than a creature which embodies both redemption and damnation all wrapped up in a sexy leather overcoat? Continue reading