Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Hunter Chronicles

I've been putting it off for months now, but I'm not sure I can avoid it anymore.
I must blog.
It won’t be pretty, and it won’t be often, and it won’t be pretty often. The most I can say is that you may or may not, sometimes, but not often, find things herein that are, and nothing that is not. I’m afraid I can’t offer much more than that.
Now, for recent news:
· Last night I finished the next (and hopefully final) draft of my book and sent it off to my editor at Simon & Schuster. The page count is now 525 pages. We’re still looking at a Fall 2011 release date.
· This morning, we settled on a new name (THE MONSTER HUNTERS is no more). The series name is now THE HUNTER CHRONICLES, and the first book is RETURN TO EXILE.
· It looks like John Rocco has signed on to do the cover art and 40 internal illustrations for the book. John did all the cover art for the Percy Jackson series. I couldn’t be more thrilled!
· My agent and the head publisher of the children’s division at S&S pitched my book to Plan B (Brad Pitt’s production company) a few weeks ago. We’re not officially pushing the film until the book comes out next Fall, but I understand it got a warm reception.
Now, for older news:
· April 2010, I sold the first two books in a series to Simon & Schuster in a two-book pre-empt deal. The first book is now going through final edits. I have yet to write the second. For the two books, I received an advance against royalties that allows me to write full time.


Sam said...

Eric, John told me about your deal and am thrilled for you. I'm excited to see your book become a best seller.

Amy said...

Way to go, can't wait to read it!

Imma Book Lover said...

Haha i am a recent comment!
EJ Patten-
❤❤❤❤ your books! I love how you add in clever humor but keep it exciting. The plot is awesome! Ready for the third book... And what is this about a film?��

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#BookWorm said...

When is the third book of the Hunter Chronicles coming out? I loved the first two, can't wait for the third!

broncofan said...

we need the third book the other first two were amazing

Anonymous said...

Can't wait till third book loved the first two.