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I know that I have been on a blogging hiatus for more than three weeks now, but with the holidays, and my last college term plus two internships at The Ulum Group and KEZI starting up, I have been keeping busy to say the least.

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any news on Glory Rose and the Gloaming, and it’s certainly time to update everyone because I have some very exciting news!

As many of you know, I began doing freelance PR work for Sharon Brandsma, author of Glory Rose and the Gloaming. In the time that I have been working with the book, the local awareness and success of the book has

Sharon Brandsma

Sharon Brandsma

substantially increased. Because of all the online archived stories from newspapers, as well as my blog and other social media efforts I’ve used, Glory Rose has a well-paved digital footprint. In fact, because of its “searchability” on the Internet, Brandsma was contacted by an interested, high-profile book agent. To make a long story short, Brandsma now has Sidney Kramer as her official agent. What’s really exciting is that Kramer is not just an any book agent; he is experienced and recognized. In 1945 Kramer helped co-found Bantam Books, which is a major U.S. publishing house owned by Random House. He was also named as having one of the top literary agencies, Mews Books Ltd., for fantasy novels. Bantam Books is part of the Bantam Dell Publishing Group and publishes fiction, nonfiction, mystery and suspense, science fiction and fantasy, romance and erotica and health books. Some of the current Bantam best sellers include “Light of the Moon” by Luanne Rice, and “The Appeal” by John Grisham

While the excitement of all of this is great, the anticipation and mystery is a bit distracting and preoccupying to Brandsma. The book is currently being “shopped” in New York City. The process of “shopping” a book on the market, especially in these economic times, can often take a long time. So as you can imagine, Bransma is optimistic, yet feels a bit stuck as well. When we talked last weekend, we joked about how wonderful all this is; however now, “we wait.”

In the meantime, Brandsma will be keeping busy with books signings, and trying to finish the second novel in the trilogy. Randi Bjornstad, the Register Guard reporter who wrote the first media coverage on Glory Rose, is going to write another feature story on the updates of the book, which is coming out right before Brandsma’s book signing at Tsunami Books on Jan. 24. We’re hoping to draw a large crowd for that signing because there is going to be an “in character” reader, as well as a local dijeridu musician playing background music. The Oregonian is also going to do a book review on Glory Rose in the next few weeks.

There is also a short teaser trailer in the works of production, which is going to be similar to the style of an attention-grabbing movie trailer. Tyler Macklin and Michael Miller, the two filmmakers I blogged about awhile ago, are the videographers that Brandsma has hired to work on this project. Within the next few weeks, the filming will begin.

So there you have it, all the current news on Glory Rose and the Gloaming. I will certainly be keeping you all updated on Glory Rose’s journey to success! Until then, if you haven’t already read Glory Rose, then you should. Look at it this way, if the book goes big, then you will have yourself a first edition (collectors’ item) copy of the book!

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Book poster that Tyler Macklin and I created

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