So what did I decide I would do if my final submission failed? I was going to self e-publish, of course. I knew very well that King's Envoy, and indeed the entire Artesans of Albia series (nine books in all!) was too good just to consign to the bin, or some dusty old bottom drawer. It might not be commercial enough or "in vogue" enough to interest a publisher just now, but I certainly wasn't going to let ten years of hard work and effort go to waste! I had heard of authors who e-published their work and then found that their books gained a fan-base, so much so that they received offers from publishers, and I was hopeful that the same would happen to King's Envoy.
As it turned out though, that final submission was successful, which only goes to prove what every writer gets told - NEVER GIVE UP!
King's Envoy will be published by Rhemalda Publishing on 15 August 2011. Watch out for it in bookstores!