The secret is out! I signed a 3-book deal with Tor (USA) and Harper Voyager (UK) earlier this year. My bizarre gothic-Yorkshire “mom thriller” is getting published. No one is more surprised than me!
It’s taken 3 novels across 4 years, collecting about 180 agent rejections & 15 editor rejections between them 💀 but we got there in the end. Much gratitude to my cosmic literary agent, Naomi Davis, who has steered the proverbial submission ship; to my amazing critique group, Writer Alliance; and also to my various beta readers through the years from Absolute Write and Leeds Writer Circle.
Publisher's Weekly Book Deals: November 9, 2020
Sunyi Dean’s debut, The Book Eaters, was nabbed by Tor Books. Lindsey Hall preempted North American rights to the title, which is slated for Feb 2022 publication. Naomi Davis at BookEnds Literary Agency represented Dean.
Announcing The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
We’re thrilled to announce The Book Eaters , the debut novel from Sunyi Dean—publishing with Tor Books in Winter 2022.
The Bookseller | HarperVoyager wins four-way auction for ‘delicious’ Dean debut
HarperVoyager has won a four-publisher auction for three titles, including horror fantasy The Book Eaters, from debut author Sunyi Dean.
Publishing Quest, Pt 3: The Game of Book Deals
The final part of my publishing quest: a long story of how I got my book deal, with a few bumps along the way.
Personal FB Announcement
The secret is out! I signed a 3-book deal with Tor Books (USA) and Harper Voyager UK earlier this year. My bizarre gothic-Yorkshire “mom thriller” is getting published 🙂