Anti-Bullying Book Gets Second Chance
Jaimie Engle Shares How Her First Book Lands a 5- Book Publishing Deal Seven Years After Its Initial Publication
"Clifton had a rocky start, with nearly 100 agents and publishers rejecting the manuscript before one finally said yes," shared Engle. "Only three weeks before the launch date, the publisher fell off the map and I had to figure out how to self-publish the book."
After seven arduous years of publishing eleven books, learning marketing strategy, and opening doors to land nearly a dozen Barnes & Noble book signings, Engle finds her journey to be serendipitous of her book's theme.
"Clifton is bullied, and his journey to help two bullied boys find their voice became a message I now share to students across the country. It's funny how this theme of perseverance, belief, and the power of words has given me the strength to never give up, and to keep working toward my dreams. I hope someone reading my story will feel inspired to chase their dreams too!"
Engle's publisher, INtense Publications, began in 2018 as a group of educators looking to bring books and literacy together in the classroom.
"INtense Publications strives to find stories that allow our readers to think outside the box, and Clifton Chase is exactly what our readers love to get their hands on; a fantasy that challenges the power of magic." shared founder Jana Grissom. "We are excited to work with Jaimie. She is an experienced novelist with a lot of talent to share with the world."
Republication of Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light novel and coloring book are slated for July 2020. Book two in the series, Clifton Chase on Castle Rock will be published sometime in the fall of 2021.
BIO ENGLE: Jaimie Engle writes fantasy thrillers for teens and tweens. Her anti-bullying message has reached tens of thousands of students throughout the US, and her books have hit #1 on the Amazon New Release List. Before publishing her first novel, Jaimie danced at the Aloha Bowl halftime show, was an alien on Seaquest, and modeled bikinis for Reef Brazil. When not writing books, screenplays, and comics, Jaimie can be found cosplaying at comic conventions. More at www.theWRITEengle.com.
BIO INTENSE PUBLICATIONS: INtense Publications is an independent publishing house in Fort Worth, Texas founded to meet the literacy needs of students and educators.
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