157 email rejections. 36 letter rejections. Countless submissions that I never heard back from. This includes both agents AND publishers. Sixteen years actively searching for someone to read and accept my work to publish, even though Morgalla was created in 1995.
I want the whole world to: At the beginning of the year, a writer friend of mine made all of her FB friends aware that there was a new publishing house looking for YA fiction for their grand launch later this year. I wrote to them and honestly? I expected another rejection. Sixteen years of rejections will do that to you.
They wrote back, asking for more information about Morgalla to which I answered all their questions. Then in late March they wrote back, asking for Morgalla to become part of their publishing house.
What started off as reading yet another rejection letter: "Dear Mr. David, blah blah blah...we would love to have Morgalla part of our...Wait, what?"
Lia Davis, whom I have become acquainted with, and I have talked and I'm proud to be part of their launch. Soon, more people will get to know a woman I created 22 years ago. After sixteen years of actively searching for a publisher, I now have one. Starting with "The Savage Peak", Morgalla's prequel, later this year.
Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell everyone you know. This fight is far from over, but MORGALLA is soon to become a household name.